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  • A: This song, which you may have heard before, is an old standard.
  • B: “Welcome to our house”, the grandmother said with a smile.
  • C: When we first came here, the name of the place was “Reggie’s”.
  • D: Watch out for the potholes!
  • E: Unfortunately, the team was not prepared for their most important game.
    • A: Javier felt extremely guilty, which made it hard for him to eat.
    • B: Many of us like to eat our hotdogs with relish.
    • C: The breakfast that he and his wife enjoyed was one of our finest.
    • D: Critics rise the point that Jackson’s best work was at the expense of the poorest citizens.
    • E: One of the best things about the show was Dave’s hilarious jokes.
    • A: Both of them took their wallets out of their pockets.
    • B: Everybody should be sure to wear his or her brightest t-shirt.
    • C: Until changes are made, we’re keeping our distance.
    • D: Let’s ignore that last statement.
    • E: The most important things for spaghetti: tomatoes, basil, and fresh mushrooms.
    • A: Some people ate dinner, while others walked along the boardwalk.
    • B: Don’t forget about the things he said to her!
    • C: Every person thinks about death now and then.
    • D: Evelyn Waugh was virtually unknown until he published “Brideshead Revisited.”
    • E: Whom does she suspect of stealing the bread?
    • A: The boys struggled to break free and ran howling into the backyard.
    • B: Dave looked both ways; he crossed the street.
    • C: Still, he seemed like a decent, amiable guy.
    • D: Sheila loved to talk, laugh, and share memories with her children.
    • E: His past experience affects his present behavior.

Choose the letter that most improves the given sentence.

  1. In many cases, magazines give information that newspapers simply doesn’t.
    • A: In many cases, magazines give information that newspapers simply can’t.
    • B: In many cases, magazines gives information which newspapers simply don’t.
    • C: In many cases, magazines give information that newspapers simply do not.
    • D: Magazines give information that newspapers simply doesn’t in many cases.
    • E: The sentence is correct as written.
  2. She was angry, which meant she stayed home.
    • A: Because she stayed home, she was angry.
    • B: She stayed angry because she was home.
    • C: She stayed home because she was angry.
    • D: She was angry that she stayed home.
    • E: The sentence is correct as written.
  3. The actress casually strolls down the street as the director filmed her.
    • A: The actress casually strolled down the street as the director filmed her.
    • B: The actress strolls casually down the street as the director filmed her.
    • C: As the director filmed her, the actress strolls casually down the street.
    • D: Casually the actress strolled down the street filmed by the director.
    • E: The sentence is correct as written.
  4. By the time Helen arrived at the party, the games already began.
    • A: The games were beginning by the time Helen arrived at the party.
    • B: By the time Helen would arrive at the party, the games were beginning.
    • C: By the time Helen arrived at the party, the games had already begun.
    • D: By the time Helen arrives at the party, the games began.
    • E: The sentence is correct as written.
  5. Each boy and girl run home from school on Fridays.
    • A: Each boys and girls runs home from school on Fridays.
    • B: On Fridays, each boy and girl run home from school.
    • C: Every boy and girl run home from school on Friday.
    • D: Every boy and girl runs home from school on Friday.
    • E: The sentence is correct as written.