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Structure and Written Expressions

This section is designed to measure your ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English. There are two types of questions in this section, with special directions for each type.

Part A: Structure

Directions: Questions 1-15 are incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence you will see four word or phrases, marked (A), (B), (C), and (D). Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen. Fill in the space so that the letter inside the oval cannot be seen.

Look at the following example:

The president _____ the election by a landslide.

A. won

B. he won

C. yesterday

D. fortunately

The sentence should read, “The president won the election by a landslide.” Therefore, you should choose (A).

Part B: Written Expressions

Directions: In questions 16-40, each sentence has four underlined words or phrases. The four underlined parts of the sentence are marked (A), (B), (C), and (D). Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.

Look at the following example:

The four string on a violin are tuned.

The sentence should read, “The four strings on a violin are tuned in fifths.” Therefore, you should choose (B).

Now begin work on the questions.