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Have an eye
Find the funny
Put the words in alphabetical order.
The pronoun in bold is vague. Select all of its possible antecedents.
the guests. Do you know where they are?
Fix the verb that doesn't match the tense of the verb in bold.
Fix the one word that is used incorrectly.
Correct any errors in capitalization or punctuation. Your answer should be a single sentence.
Look at this sentence:
without dragging it or scraping any of the walls.
Select the definition of strain that the sentence uses.
Select the text from the paragraph that
best helps you understand that sojourns means visits. There may be more than one correct choice.
is a space laboratory and construction
site that orbits around the Earth at an
altitude of about 390 kilometers.
Astronauts usually live on the ISS for
six-month periods, although some
sojourns last up to a year.
Review the thesaurus entry.
exercise, handle, harness
Replace the word using with the most appropriate synonym.
Select the passage that has a more menacing tone.
His black eyes had the fixed nature of the eyes of a bird of prey. They were framed, like a vulture's, by a bluish membrane devoid of lashes.
All the life of her tiny figure seemed to concentrate itself in the eyes. They turned towards beauty as the sunflower turns towards the sun, opening wider and wider.
Adapted from Honore de Balzac, The Girl with the Golden Eyes, and Sarojini Naidu, The Golden Threshold.
Rewrite the sentence in active voice using simple
These products are designed by a German
A German company .
Select the word or phrase that is redundant and can be
removed without changing the meaning of the text.
traditionally prepared with basil, garlic, pine nuts,
Parmesan cheese, and olive oil, but some people also
add lemon juice in addition.
Review the letter to the editor and then answer
What is the text's main purpose?
Complete the analogy.
Choose the word that better reinforces the text's overall meaning and tone.
verdict without proof of the defendant's guilt.
The Greek word sakkharon means sugar. What does the
related English word saccharine mean?
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