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These are some of the tricky questions I can remember now
Try solving them under 5min

(1)For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.

A. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
B. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
C. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing
D. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces
E. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will produce

(2) A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.

A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

(3) According to a recent study of consumer spending on prescription medications, increases in the sales of the 50 drugs that were advertised most heavily accounts for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came from sales of the 9,850 prescription medicines that companies did not advertise or advertised very little.

A. heavily accounts for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came
B. heavily were what accounted for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year; the remainder of the increase coming
C. heavily accounted for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of the increase coming
D. heavily, accounting for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, while the remainder of the increase came
E. heavily, which accounted for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, with the remainder of it coming

(4) Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.

A. Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
B. Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor played often in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
C. Classical guitar was not prestigious and was not often played in concert halls until Andres Segovia revived it in the mid-twentieth century, after he was won over by the sound despite the instrument's relative obscurity.
D. Classical guitar did not have prestige nor was it performed often in concert halls until its revival by Andres Segovia, who in the mid-twentieth century was won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
E. Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until Andres Segovia revived it in the mid-twentieth century, when he was won over by the sound of the relatively obscure instrument.

(5)With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract


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Re: Tricky Sentence correction questions [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2010, 20:15
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These are some of the tricky questions I can remember now
Try solving them under 5min

(1)For the farmer who takes care to keep them cool, providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing an average of 2,275 gallons of milk each per year.

A. providing them with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing ....are producing - not correct here
B. providing them with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces use of them in first part requires to use cows
C. provided with high-energy feed, and milking them regularly, Holstein cows are producing provided and milking - not parallel
D. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, the Holstein cow produces them in the underlined part requires cows....
E. provided with high-energy feed, and milked regularly, Holstein cows will producePerfect

(2) A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.

A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man all black americans dint write the book, it has to be singular
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison need singular
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man only one black american wrote the book, here including richard....ellison mean these 3 writers combined
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man The first non-underlined phrase asks for a book, the phrase aftr a dash - are all modifying authors, not parallel
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man perfect, concise

(3) According to a recent study of consumer spending on prescription medications, increases in the sales of the 50 drugs that were advertised most heavily accounts for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came from sales of the 9,850 prescription medicines that companies did not advertise or advertised very little.

A. heavily accounts for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came were advertised needs account in past tense
B. heavily were what accounted for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year; the remainder of the increase coming no need to use what !! changes the meaning
C. heavily accounted for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of the increase coming correct form of accounted, and perfect later phrase Correct

D. heavily, accounting for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, while the remainder of the increase came Comma after heavily makes accounting to modify increases heavily, wrong,

E. heavily, which accounted for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, with the remainder of it coming no comma after heavily, we need a continuity to the phrase- increases in the sales were advertised heavily

(4) Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.

A. Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
B. Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor played often in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
C. Classical guitar was not prestigious and was not often played in concert halls until Andres Segovia revived it in the mid-twentieth century, after he was won over by the sound despite the instrument's relative obscurity.
D. Classical guitar did not have prestige nor was it performed often in concert halls until its revival by Andres Segovia, who in the mid-twentieth century was won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
E. Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until Andres Segovia revived it in the mid-twentieth century, when he was won over by the sound of the relatively obscure instrument.
was not sure between C and E, have to check for the use of after and when, for time frame reference


(5)With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract communities are looking, we need are
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract same as above, we need are
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract Perfect,
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting [color=#BF0000 its waterfront , not the correct pronoun usage [/color]
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract as a way that can improve, was a better response, not they




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Re: Tricky Sentence correction questions [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2010, 23:14
nice collection... i got one wrong... keep on sharing more
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Re: Tricky Sentence correction questions [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 01:21
@methevoid: for the 4th question, E is wrong because "neither prestigious nor was often played" is not parallel.
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Re: Tricky Sentence correction questions [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 03:52
Sadly I got 3 of them incorrect...guess I need to practice a lot more. :(
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Re: Tricky Sentence correction questions [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 04:10
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@methevoid: for the 4th question, E is wrong because "neither prestigious nor was often played" is not parallel.
@hirendhanak: I'll try to add more


hey thnx alot.... a subtle difference.....thnx for catching it up....

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Re: Tricky Sentence correction questions [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 04:17
Unfortunately, I got three of them wrong. :( Do not understand why 3 is C.

Can someone explain why we do not need "and" after comma and before the remainder?
Also, isn't a verb missing in the last clause?
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Re: Tricky Sentence correction questions [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 04:54
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Unfortunately, I got three of them wrong. :( Do not understand why 3 is C.

Can someone explain why we do not need "and" after comma and before the remainder?
Also, isn't a verb missing in the last clause?


Am not sure if I got your question correctly but I'll try, in A it' s a run-on sentence and we dont have a subject-verb agreement(accounts)
In C, the last part of the sentence is not actually a clause, it's an absolute phrase meaning it's doesn't have a main verb so we don't need AND to connect between the two in order to avoid comma splice. IT's just a modifier modifying the preceding clause.
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Re: Tricky Sentence correction questions [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 05:07
In C, the last part of the sentence is not actually a clause, it's an absolute phrase meaning it's doesn't have a main verb so we don't need AND to connect between the two in order to avoid comma splice. IT's just a modifier modifying the preceding clause.[/quote]

Yes, you understood me perfectly. Thanks for the explanation - I did not recognize the modifier.
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