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Directions: Read each Improving Sentences question carefully and determine whether the underlined portion is correct or whether it needs to be improved. Choice A keeps the original phrasing and the other four choices have different phrasing. Select the choice that provides the most effective sentence. It should be clear and precise, without any awkwardness or ambiguity.
in which they
by which they
and during those hours trainees
during which trainees
a party was thrown by the English teacher
a party was thrown
the English teacher was thrown a party
the English teacher threw a party
the English teacher had thrown a party
of whom being
of which are
of them are
Ray, the captain of the 2000 Olympic women’s gymnastic team before attending
Ray, who was the captain of the 2000 Olympic women’s gymnastic team before attending
Ray who was the captain of the 2000 Olympic women’s gymnastic team and who attended
Ray, the captain of the 2000 Olympic women’s gymnastic team attending
Ray was the captain of the 2000 Olympic women’s gymnastic team before attending
almost as skillful a dancer as he was at choreography
almost as skillful at dance as he was a choreographer
almost skillful as a dancer and a choreographer
almost as skillful a dancer as at choreography
almost as skillful a dancer as he was a choreographer
by opponents, disregarding they say
by opponents saying they are showing a disregard
by opponents who say the Court is disregarding
with opponents saying the citations show disregard of
as disregarding, so opponents said, of
poems and they express
poems, being the expressions of
poems, they express
poems that express
poems, and expressing in them
the failure is in their not understanding
the failure they have is in their not understanding
they failed not to understand
they have failed to understand
failing in their understanding of
and inventing new ways
and if they invent new ways
also by inventing new ways
and new ways being invented
and if there were new ways
Engineered for speed, professional cyclists use special, lighter bikes without brakes and gears for time trials.
Engineered as speedy, professional cyclists use special bikes that are lighter without brakes and gears for time trials.
Engineered for speed, lighter bikes without brakes and gears are used by professional cyclists for time trials.
As engineered for speed, special, lighter bikes, being without brakes and gears are what professional cyclists use for time trials.
Special, lighter bikes engineered without brakes and gears for speed that are used by professional cyclists for time trials.
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