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The five autobiographical volumes by Maya Angelous BEGIN WITH HER CHILDHOOD IN ARKANSAS AND CULMINATE in her adult years in Egypt and Ghana.
begin with her childhood in Arkansas and culminate
that begin with her childhood in Arkansas and culminate
beginning with her childhood in Arkansas and culminating
are begun with her childhood in Arkansas and culminated
The harmful effects of smoking on the vascular system IS INCREASINGLY WELL DOCUMENTED.
are increasingly well documented
is increasingly well documented
is more and more documented
has increased in better documentation
Pearl Buck, one of the most popular writers of her DAY, WINNING THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE IN 1938 FOR HER NOVELS ABOUT CHINA.
day, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938 for her novels about China
day, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, which she won in 1938 for her novels about China
day, and she won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938 for her novels about China
day, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938 for her novels about China
In a recent year, more tourists from the United States visited museums in Great Britain than CANADA.
compared to Canada's
The campus newspaper does not print as much world news AS DOES MY HOMETOWN.
as does my hometown
as does my hometown newspaper
like my hometown newspaper does
compared to what my hometown does
Since last September Patricia HAS BEEN WORKING at the convenience store down the road.
has been working
THE POET CLAUDE MCKAY WAS A NATIVE OF JAMAICA WHO SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES BUT WRITING some of his poems in the Jamaican dialect.
The poet Claude McKay was a native of Jamaica who spent most of his life in the United States but writing
Being that he was a Jamaica who spent most of his lief in the United States, the poet Claude McKay writing
Although a native of Jamaica, the poet Claude McKay spent most of his life in the United States, he wrote
Although the poet Claude McKay spent most of his life in the United States, he wa sa native of Jamaica and wrote
Many ancient Eastern rulers favored drinking vessels made of celadon porcelain BECAUSE OF SUPPOSEDLY REVEALING THE PRESENCE OF POISON by cracking.
because of supposedly revealing the presence of poison
for being supposed that it would reveal the presence of poison
because of being supposed to reveal poison in it
because it was supposed to reveal the prssence of poison
John believes that plants respond to human ATTENTION, WHICH CAUSES HIS TALKING to his African violets every night.
attention, which causes his talking
attention and talking is what is done
attention and his talks
attention; he therefore talks
People were unprepared for the sinking of the Titanic simply because OF BELIEVING THAT THE SHIP WAS UNSINKABLE.
of believing that the ship was unsinkable
of having a belief in the ship as unsinkable
they believed that the ship was unsinkable
they believed the unsinkable nature of the ship
When the weather forecaster predicts a severe STORM, THIS IS WHEN PEOPLE USUALLY RUSH TO THE SUPERMARKET TO STOCK UP ON GROCERIES.
storm, this is when people usually rush
storm is usually when people are rushing
storm is why people usually rush
storm, people usually rush
Curiosity about other people, about the ways they think and act, has cause Jeff to meet some fascinating characters as well as PEOPLE WHICH ALSO REALLY BORE HIM.
people which also really bore him
he encountered really boring people
very boring people are also met
some very boring people
The main reasons students give for failing to participate in the political process IS THAT THEY HAVE DEMANDING ASSIGNMENTS AND WORK AT part time jobs.
is that they have demanding assignments and work at
are demanding assignments and they work at
are that they have demanding assignments and they work at
is having demanding assignments and having to work at
All the talk about controlling noise, keeping rivers clean, and planting trees HAVE NOT IMPRESSED PEOPLE ENOUGH TO BE BRINGING about major changes in laws and lifestyles.
have not impressed people enough to be bringing
have not made enough of an impression on people to bring
have not made people impressed enough to bring
has not impressed people enough to bring
Experts disagree about WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF INTELLIGENCE AND HOW TO MEASURE IT.
what is the definition of intelligence and how to measure it
how to define intelligence, and also its measurement
how to define and measure intelligence
defining intelligence as well as measurement
Medical insurance coverage THAT REQUIRES HIGH MONTHLY PREMIUMS AND THAT IS beyond the financial means of many people.
that requires high monthly premiums and that is
that requires high monthly premium is
that requires high monthly premiums and it is
requiring high monthly premiums are
Of the following, which is the best way to revise and combine sentences 1 and 2 (reproduced below)?
My father has an exceptional talent. The ability to understand people.
My father has an exceptional talent and the ability to understand people.
My father has an exceptional talent that includes the ability to understand people.
My father has an exceptional talent; the ability to understand people.
Despite my father's exceptional talent, he still has the ability to understand people.
The adaptation of a novel for the screen often requires major adjustments in plot BECAUSE THE ONE ART FORM DIFFERS FROM THE OTHER IN HAVING OTHER CHARACTER REVELATION TECHNIQUES.
because the one art form differs from the other in having other character-revelation techniques
because the two art forms reveal character in different ways
because of the differing ways the two may use for revealing a character
inasmuch as there are different ways in the two art forms for character revelation
Many eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Romantic poets WERE BELIEVERS IN REBELLION AGAINST SOCIAL CONVENTIONS, EXPRESS STRONG EMOTION, and the power of imagination.
were believers in rebellion against social conventions, express strong emotion
believed in rebellion against social conventions, to express strong emotions
who believed in rebellion against social conventions, express strong emotion
believed in rebellion against social conventions, the expression of strong emotions
James Barrie, the author of Peter Pan and other plays, is noted for portraying adulthood as unpleasant and CHILDHOOD IS GLORIFIED.
childhood is glorified
childhood as being glorious
childhood as glorious
A fine orchestral performance will exhibit the skills of the musicians, their abilities to work as an ensemble, and HOW HE OR SHE RESPONDS to the conductor.
how he or she responds
how to respond
Of the following, which is the best way to phrase sentence 4 (reproduced below)?
He listens intently, asks me some questions, and my feelings are seemingly known by him exactly.
(As it is now) (Incorrect, see explanation below.)
Listening intently, he will ask me some questions and then my exact feelings are seemingly known to him.
As he listens to me and asks me some questions, he seems to know be knowing exactly my feelings.
He listens intently, asks me some questions, and then seems to know exactly how I feel.
Astronomy is the study of celestial bodies in outer space, ESPECIALLY THEIR POSITIONS, DIMENSIONS, MOVEMENTS, AND COMPOSITION.
especially their positions, dimensions, movements, and composition
and especially they are concerned with their positions, dimensions, movements, and composition
especially studying their positions, dimensions, movements, and composition
with special study of their positions, dimensions, movements, and including composition
The furnace exploded, blowing off the door, spraying greasy soot all over the basement floor, and IT WOULD RATTLE furniture and windowpanes throughout the building.
it would rattle
causing the rattling of
Born of Ibuza parents in Nigeria, novelist Buchi Emecheta moveod to England in 1962, SINCE WHICH SHE HAS LIVED IN NORTH LONDON.
1962, since which she has lived in North London
1962 and has lived since then in North London
1962, since then she has lived in North London
1962 and lived since then in North London
Explaining modern art is impossible, partly because of its complexity but largely because OF IT RAPIDLY CHANGING.
of it rapidly changing
it makes rapid changes
of the rapidity with which it changes
it changes so rapid
The opposing opinions expressed WERE THAT THE SCHOOL SHOULD BE TORN DOWN AND, ON THE OTHER HAND, TO KEEP IT as a historical landmark.
were that the school should be torn down and, on the other hand, to keep it
was that the school should be torn down or kept
were that the school should be torn down and that is should be kept
were if they should tear the school down and keeping it
Which part of the sentence is incorrect?
OF the two options, NEITHER system of appointing judges to the bench nor the process of ELECTING judges ARE entirely satisfactory.
Which part of the sentence is incorrect?
Careful analysis of pictures of the Moon REVEAL that parts of the Moon's surface ARE markedly SIMILAR TO parts of the EARTH'S.
Among the most flavorful cuisines in the United States, NEW ORLEANS HAS ALSO BECOME one of the most popular.
New Orleans has also become
New Orleans has also become famous as
the cuisine of New Orleans is also
cuisine in New Orleans also have become
Feeling, perhaps that their votes do not matter, THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE GOING TO THE POLLS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY SMALLER.
the number of young people going to the polls are becoming increasingly smaller
the number of young people going to the polls is increasingly smaller
increasingly smaller numbers of young people are going to the polls
young people are going to the polls in increasingly small numbers
High school graduate usually do not end up earning as much income as college graduates DO, THIS BEING WHY SO MANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS go on to pursue college degrees.
do, this being why so many high school students
do, this is why so many high school students
do; this fact explains why so many high school students
do, explaining why so many high school students
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