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In the two passages that follow, certain words and phrases are underlined and numbered. In the right-hand column, you will find alternatives for the underlined part. In most cases, you are to choose the one that best expresses the idea, makes the statement appropriate for standard written English, or is worded most consistently with the style and tone of the passage as a whole. If you think the original version is best, choose "NO CHANGE." In some cases, you will find in the right-hand column a question about the underlined part. You are to choose the best answer to the question.
You will also find questions about a section of the passage, or about the passage as a whole. These questions do not refer to an underlined portion of the passage, but rather are identified by a number or numbers in a box.
For each question, choose the alternative you consider best and fill in the corresponding oval. Read each passage through once before you begin to answer the questions that accompany it. For many of the questions, you must read several sentences beyond the question to determine the answer. Be sure that you have read far enough ahead each time you choose an alternative.
If the writer were to delete the parenthetical information in the preceding sentence, the essay
would primarily lose:
Which choice most clearly introduces the research question central to the essay?
Which choice reiterates information most relevant to the essay at this point?
The writer is considering adding the following sentence to the essay:
The desert was the ideal place to study ants:
the homogenous terrain lacked visual landmarks, and the constant wind destroyed any tracks or scent cues.
If the writer were to add this sentence, it would most logically be placed at Point:
Suppose the writer's primary purpose had been to briefly summarize some scientific research that investigates one particular skill of an animal or
insect . Would this essay accomplish that purpose?
Assuming that the capitalization and punctuation would be adjusted as needed, the best placement for the underlined portion would be:
Which of the following true statements, if added here, would provide the best introduction for the essay?
Given that all the choices are accurate, which one provides the most relevant information at this point in the essay?
Which choice most strongly emphasizes the difficult conditions the heating system could withstand?
The Peabody home became known as the solar house.