Directions: The following questions consist of sentences that are either partly or entirely underlined. Below each sentence are five versions of the underlined portion of the sentence. The first of these, choice (A), duplicates the original version. The four other versions revise the underlined portion of the sentence. Read the sentence and the five choices carefully, and select the best version. If the original seems better than any of the revisions, select choice (A). If not, choose one of the revisions.
These questions test your recognition of correct grammatical usage and your sense of clear and economical writing style. Choose answers according to the norms of standard written English for grammar, word choice, and sentence construction. Your selected answer should express the intended meaning of the original sentence as clearly and precisely as possible, while avoiding ambiguous, awkward, or unnecessarily wordy constructions.
industry, a company must be international,
achieve a turnover that makes ef ficient large-
scale production possible, and secure
information about technical advances.
Reformation, the religious revolution that grew
out of objections to the doctrines of the
medieval church, Martin Luther is the best
Martin Luther is the best known of them
(B) the best known is Martin Luther
(C) the better known of them was Martin
(B) among raising tuition and reducing staf f
(C) between raising tuition or reducing staf f
(D) between raising tuition and reducing staf f
4. The bylaws of a corporation specify how the
directors of the corporation are to be elected,
whether the existing stockholders will have first
right to buy any new stock issued by the firm, as
devices implanted in the brain may someday
correct blindness caused by ner ve damage,
there is now no clear evidence of their ability to
(B) of their doing that
(C) that they can do so
(D) that they might one day be able to do it
6. Setting up a corporation requires more
paperwork and legal provision than to establish
either a proprietorship or a partnership.
(D) was finally revised recently because it is
being attacked as dated and culturally
for centuries, by carefully handpicking their crop and storing their precious fruit in specially aged casks.
11. The United Automobile Workers returned to the A.F.L.-C.I.O. because of the wish of both groups to strengthen labor\u2019s role not only in politics but also industry.
(C) the strengthening of labor\u2019s role in politics as well as industr y was wished for by both groups
both groups wished to strengthen labor\u2019s
role in both of the two areas of politics
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