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This section is meant to measure your ability to correct, comprehend, read and to evaluate and reason standard written English language. Below you have various sentence correction questions where part or all of it is underlined. Beneath the sentence you will find 5 ways of phrasing the underlined passage. The first answer is always the same as the underlined section in the original text and if you think that the original phrasing is the best, then choose the first answer. Otherwise choose one of the other answers.

Although a surge in retail sales have raised hopes that there is a recovery finally underway, many economists say that without a large amount of spending the recovery might not last.

A. have raised hopes that there is a recovery finally
B. raised hopes for there being a recovery finally
C. had raised hopes for a recovery finally being
D. has raised hopes that a recovery is finally
E. raised hopes for a recovery finally

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option D

Explanation:



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Diabetes together with its serious complications ranks as the nations third leading cause of death surpassed only by heart disease and cancer.

A. ranks as the nations third leading cause of death surpassed only
B. ranks as the nations third leading cause of death only surpassed
C. has the rank of the nations third leading cause of death only surpassed
D. are the nations third leading causes of death surpassed only
E. have been ranked as the nations third leading causes of death only surpassed

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option A

Explanation:



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A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,722 female ministers, almost 11 percent of the nation's clergy, twice as much as 1978.

A. twice as much as 1978
B. twice as many as 1978
C. double what it was in 1978
D. double the figure for 1978
E. a number double that of 1978's

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option D

Explanation:



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Carnivorous mammals can endure what would otherwise be lethal levels of body heat because they have a heat-exchange network which kept the brain from getting too hot.

A. which kept
B. that keeps
C. which has kept
D. that has been keeping
E. having kept

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option B

Explanation:



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Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to organise lower-paid workers.

A. Unlike the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to organise
B. Unlike those in the United States, Japanese unions appear reluctant to organise
C. In Japan, unlike the United States, unions appear reluctant about organising
D. Japanese unions, unlike the United States, appear reluctant to organise
E. Japanese unions, unlike those in the United States, appear reluctant about organising

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option B

Explanation:



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