The PSAT Writing & Language test includes 4 passages followed by a series of questions. You will be given 35 minutes to complete this test. Some questions will ask about revising and improving the ideas that are expressed. Others will ask about making edits to correct errors in sentence structure, word usage, or punctuation. To get started on your test prep right now, try our free PSAT Writing & Language practice test.
Directions: Each PSAT Writing & Language passage is followed by 10 questions. Read the passage and select the answer to each question that is most effective in improving the quality of the writing or in making the passage conform to the standard conventions of English.
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many states have legislation in progress to bring the marijuana business to their state.
many states have progressive legislation to bring the marijuana business to their state.
many states have legislated a progressive way to bring the marijuana business to their state.
having recreational marijuana legalized less than 5 years earlier.
having legalized marijuana recreationally less than 5 years earlier.
having legalized recreational marijuana fewer than 5 years earlier.
drug-related arrests was the subject of a lot of controversy.
drug-related arrests have been the subject of a lot of controversy.
drug-related arrests has been the subject of a lot of controversy.
4 To make this passage more logical, sentence 6 should be placed
where it is now
after sentence 11
after sentence 3
before sentence 1
later and when
6 At this point, the writer is considering adding the following sentence.
There is no definitive proof that marijuana is addictive and marijuana has been proven to have some significant health benefits.
Should the writer make this addition here?
Yes, because it helps the writer show why marijuana should be legalized.
Yes, because the writer needs to inform readers about the dangers of cocaine.
No, because it is a diversion from the real point of the paragraph and the passage as a whole.
No, because it directly refutes an idea the writer expresses in a different part of the passage.
7 Which choice provides a supporting example that reinforces the main point of the sentence?
including the NAACP, which is fighting for marijuana legislation to include language that benefits African American communities.
in addition to why it is happening.
including conservative politicians who oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana.
people being targeted
targets who are people
industry, and would wipe
industry, and therefore would wipe