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101. (B) A noun is needed after the definite 107.

(C) The present participle, or —ing,


article. Deductions, which means "money adjective amazing is needed to describe
taken out," is logical here. Choice (A) is a the noun advice. Use the present
verb. Choice (C) is a noun but isn't participle adjective when describing
logical here because it deals with what causes or creates the feeling: My
insurance. Choice (D) is a gerund but cousin's amazing advice. Choice (A) is an
isn't logical here. adverb. Choice (B) is the simple past. It
can also be the past participle adjective,
102. (A) A past participle is required for the which describes the person or people
receiving the feeling: We were amazed.
passive voice. Choice (B) is a noun.
Choice (D) is a noun.
Choice (C) is the basic verb form. Choice
(D) is the simple present.

103. (D) The adverb yet is used with a 108. (B) A preposition is needed: to be surprised
at. Choices (A), (C), and (D) don't go with
negative verb in the present perfect and
is always placed after the verb phrase: to be surprised.
hasn't arrived yet. Choice (A) is an
affirmative adverb used with present
perfect. Choice (B) works the same as yet 109. (D) Refund, which means "cash or credit
but is always placed before the verb received for a return," is the only logical
phrase: still hasn't arrived. Choice (C) is choice for this sentence. Choice (A),
illogical in this idea. reimbursement, means "money you paid
that is repaid." Choice (B), premium,
means "an amount you pay for
104. (C) A past participle is required with the insurance." Choice (C), duplication,
auxiliary has to form the present perfect. means "copying something."
Choice (A) is the simple present. Choice
(B) is the basic verb form. Choice (D) is
the present participle. 110. (A) So that is a conjunction that explains
the purpose or intention of doing
something for a future result. Choice (B),
105. (A) Requested, which means "asked to do because, explains the past or current
something," is the only logical choice for situation that causes something to happen. Choices (C)
this idea. Choice (B), referred, means and (D) are not
"directed to a source of help or logical in this sentence.
information." Choice (C), rejected, means
"refused, denied." Choice (D), reported, 111. (C) The adverb surprisingly modifies the
means "told about." adjective large: surprisingly large. Choice
(A) is the simple past. Choice (B) is an
adjective. Choice (D) is a noun.
106. (D) The noun remarks is needed to go
with the possessive adjective our. Choice 112. (A) The preposition within means "in." It
(A) is a gerund but isn't logical here.
can be used for concrete things (within the
Choice (B) is an adjective. Choice (C) is
the simple past. room; within the city) or with abstract
things (within his job description; within the
court's jurisdiction). Choice (B), into, is a
preposition of movement and doesn't
work in this case. Choice (C), about, does
not make sense in this context. Choice
(D), inside, is mostly used with concrete
things: inside the room; inside the city.
113. (B) Realistic is an adjective that means
"concerned with facts as they really are"
and is appropriate for this sentence. In 119. (B) When a sentence begins with a
addition, an adjective is required after negative adverb of frequency, there is a
the predicate isn't. Choice (A) is an word inversion like the word order for a
adjective but has the wrong meaning for yes/no question: Never has there been . . . .
this sentence. It means "not false, not Choices (A), (C), and (D) are not negative
artificial." Choices (C) and (D) are adverbs of frequency and are therefore
adverbs. incorrect.

114. (B) The adjective collaborative modifies 120. (C) The preposition by means "before or
the noun effort. Choices (A) and (C) are at, but not later than." Choices (A), (B),
nouns. Choice (D) is an adverb. and (D) are not used in this context with
the phrase the end of the year.

115. (D) The possessive pronoun yours is the 121. (C) The noun accuracy is needed after the
object of the preposition of. Choice (A) is adjective utmost. Choice (A) is an
a possessive adjective. Choice (B) is the adjective. Choice (B) is an adverb. Choice
subject pronoun. Choice (C) is the (D) is a quantifying phrase but is not
reflexive pronoun and does not make logical after utmost.
sense in this context.
122. (B) The adjective periodic modifies the
116. (D) Research means "looking into noun questionnaires. Choice (A) is a noun.
Choice (C) is an adverb. Choice (D) is
scientific information" and fits the idea a noun.
of this sentence. Choice (A), investigation,
means "looking into information, usually
by the police or government." Choice (B), 123. (D) The adverb anxiously modifies the verb
investing, means "putting money into a awaiting. Choice (A) is a noun. Choice (B)
company." Choice (C), planning, means is an adjective. Choice (C) is a noun.
"deciding how to do something in the
future."
124. (C) Report means "a document about
something" and fits the idea of this
117. (D) Prepare means "to make ready" and sentence. Choice (A), accounting, means
"managing the books and taxes for
fits the idea of this sentence. Choice (A), companies or individuals." Choice (B),
compensate, means "to make payment." documentation, means "written proof of
Choice (B), deliver, means "to bring something." Choice (D), observance,
something for business reasons." Choice means "celebrating a holiday or
(C), apply, means "to ask for in a formal tradition."
way, usually in writing."
125. (A) On is the preposition used after the
118. (A) The comparative adjective different is verb elaborate. Choices (B), (C), and (D)
always followed by the preposition from. are illogical.
Choices (B), (C), and (D) are therefore
incorrect.
126. (B) It is recommended that requires the
basic verb form seek out. Choice (A) is the
present progressive. Choice (C) is
the infinitive verb. Choice (D) is the
simple past.
127. (A) The reflexive pronoun itself means 134. (C) Predictions means "saying what you
"alone" in this context. Choice (B) is the think will be in the future" and fits the
subject pronoun. Choice (C) is used with idea of this sentence. Choice (A),
the preposition on: on its own. Choice (D) predicaments, means "trouble, problems."
is an incorrect form. Choice (B), predilections, means
"preferences." Choice (D), predicates,
128. (C) Expand means "to increase, get means "the parts of sentences that
include the verb and object."
larger," and fits the idea of this sentence.

135. (B) The present participle, adjective,


Choice (A), extrapolate, means "to infer
unknown information from known
information." Choice (B), exhibit, means exciting, modifies the noun possibilities.
"to show." Choice (D), exhale, means "to Present participle adjectives describe the
breathe out." person or thing creating the feeling.
Choice (A) is the past participle adjective,
129. (C) Aggressive means "assertive, bold," which describes the person or thing
receiving the feeling. Choice (C) is a
and fits the idea of this sentence. Choice noun. Choice (D) is an adjective but
(A), outrageous, means "disgraceful, means "easily excited."
offensive, shameless." Choice (B),
lucrative, means "profitable." Choice (D),
astounding, means "very amazing,
surprising."
136. (D) Unimaginable means "something we
couldn't have imagined before" and fits
the idea of this sentence. Choice (A),

130. (I)) A noun is needed after the adjective unacceptable, means "something nobody
can agree to or accept." Choice (B),
every. Intention is the correct choice here implacable, means "cannot be pleased."
because it means "a plan of action or a Choice (C), inadvertent, means
design" and it fits the idea. Choice (A) is a "accidental, unintentional."
noun, but its meaning is "a purpose" and
it doesn't fit this idea. Choice (B) is an
adverb. Choice (C) is a verb.
137. (A) Events means "important
131. (B) With prepositions, we need to use the occurrences" and fits the idea of this
sentence. Choice (B), reunions, means
direct object form of pronouns. Whom is "people meeting after a long separation."
the direct object form. Choice (A) is the Choice (C), councils, means "groups of
subject pronoun. Choice (C) is used for experts called together for consultation."
things, not people. Choice (D) is the Choice (D), invocations, means "prayers."
incorrect pronoun.

132. (B) Screened means "investigated" and 138. (A) The construction such . . . that . . . is
fits the idea of this sentence. Choice (A), used to quantify how much of a success
screamed, means "shouted, yelled." the blood drive was. Such is always used
Choice (C), scrawled, means "not written with a noun phrase: such a success. Choice
clearly." Choice (D), scraped, means (B), so, is used with adjectives or adverbs.
"rubbed with a lot of pressure." Choices (C) and (D) do not make sense in
this context.
133. (A) Because of the possessive, Mr.
Hansen's, the gerund noun resigning must
be used. Choice (B) is the simple past.
Choice (C) is the simple present. Choice
(D) is the basic verb form.
139. (B) The adjective collective means "acting companies. Choices (A), (B), and (D) are
sectors of the economy but are not
as one," which is appropriate for the idea mentioned in the article.
of this sentence. Choice (A) is the past
participle adjective," and it doesn't work
in this idea. Choice (C) is a present
participle adjective. Choice (D) is an 146. (A) The preposition to correctly follows
adjective that means "something worth the verb compared. Choices (B), (C), and
collecting for its value," so it does not (D) are prepositions which cannot follow
make sense in this context. compared.

140. (D) The subordinate conjunction despite is 147. (D) The paragraph talks about a rise in
used with a direct object. Choice (A) is profits, which means the same as earnings.
missing the preposition of. Choice (B) Choice (A) is something a company
does not make sense in this context. would not hope to increase. Choices (B)
Choice (C) requires a noun and verb and (C) are things a company might
phrase after it, and it does not make increase but are not the subject of the
sense in this context. paragraph.

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141. (B) The bank branch will open at a future
is required, describing the wireless
service. Choice (A) is a noun or a verb.
date, so a future verb is required when Choice (C) is a verb form of another word
describing it. Choice (A) is present perfect with a different meaning. Choice (D) is a
tense. Choice (C) is a present participle. gerund.
Choice (D) is simple past tense.

149. (C) The writer is addressing Ms.


142. (D) There plus to be is followed by a noun Harwood about Ms. Harwood's staff, so
or list of nouns, so the noun form the second person possessive adjective
entertainment is correct. Choice (A) is a your is the correct form. Choice (A) is the
verb. Choice (B) is a noun, but it refers to first person singular form. Choice (B) is
a person. Choice (C) is a gerund. the first person plural form. Choice (D) is
the third person plural form.

143. (C) The announcement is directed at 150. (C) Departed means "left a place."
customers, who usually go to a bank to
open an account. Choices (A), (B), and (D) Choices (A) and (B) mean "left a job."
are things that would more likely be Choice (D) means "left school."
opened by bank employees.
151. (D) An adverb is required here to
144. (D) People usually go to a bank to take describe how the job was done. Choice
(A) is an adjective. Choice (B) is a past
care of their financial needs. Choices (A), tense verb. Choice (C) is a gerund.
(B), and (C) are needs that people may
have but that are normally not taken care
of at a bank. 152. (A) The writer of the letter was a guest at
the hotel, and stay is what hotel guests

145. (C) The article mentions computer, do. Choice (B) is what a hotel employee
would do. Choices (C) and (D) are not
software, and communications important activities at a hotel.
companies, in other words, technology