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MINI-TEST 3 - FOR GRAMMAR ITEMS 21 THROUGH 29

Each question on this mini-test consists of a sentence in which four words or


phrases are underlined. The four underlined parts of a sentence are marked A, B, C, D.
You are to identify the one underlined word or phrase that would not be acceptable in
standard written English. Circle the letter of the underlined portion which is not correct.

1. Writers like William Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe are not only prolific
A B C
but too interesting.
D

2. James’s counselor recommended that he should take a foreign language in his


freshman year
A B
instead of waiting until the following year.
C D

3. Although Mark has been cooking for many years, he still doesn’t know to prepare
A B C
French foods in the traditional manner.
D

4. It is most important that he speaks to the dean before leaving for his vacation.
A B C D

5. Visitors were not permitted entering the park after dark because of the lack of
A B C D
security and lighting.

6. I need both fine brown sugar as well as powdered sugar to bake a Hawaiian cake.
A B C D

7. In spite Nellie’s fear of heights, she decided to fly with a group of her classmates
A B
to the Bahamas during the spring recess.
C D

8. Let Nancy and her to make all the plans for the party, and you and I will provide
A B C
the refreshments and entertainment.
D

9. After rising the flag to commemorate the holiday, the mayor gave a long speech.
A B C D

10. The general commanded the Officers’ Club be off limits to the new recruits.
A B C D

11. Louie got his sister read his class assignment, and then asked her to write the report
A B
for him because he did not have enough time.
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C D

12. Marcy said that she knew how the procedures for doing the experiment, but when
A
we began to work in the laboratory she found that she was mistaken.
B C D

13. News of Charles Lindbergh’s famous transatlantic flight in 1927 spread rapidly
A B
despite of the lack of an international communication system.
C D

14. It was suggested that Pedro studies the material more thoroughly before
A B C
attempting to pass the exam.
D

15. The piano teacher requires that her students practices at least forty-five minutes
A B C
every day in preparation for next week’s recital.
D

16. Marie’s cousin is studied law at one of the ivy-league universities in the East.
A B C D

17. If you set in that position for too long, you may get a cramp in your leg.
A B C D

18. The president mentioned to the cabinet members he was going to negotiate a new
A B C
treaty with the foreign minister.
D

19. The conquerors stole not only the gold and silver that were needed to replenish the
A B
badly depleted treasury but also the supplies that were vital to the colonists as well.
C D

20. Despite the roadblock, the police allowed us enter the restricted area to search
A B C
for our friends.
D

21. Did you know how that the actors’ strike will delay the beginning of the new
A B C
television season and cause the cancellation of many contracts?
D

22. We should have been informed Janis about the change in plans regarding our
A B C
weekend trip to the mountains.
D

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23. When we arrived at the store to purchase the dishwasher advertise in the newspaper,
A B C
we learned that all the dishwashers had been sold.
D

24. That manufacturer is not only raising his prices but also decreasing the production
A B C
of this product as well.
D

25. The director encouraged them work in committees to plan a more effective
A B C
advertising campaign for the new product.
D

26. Jason’s professor had him to rewrite his thesis many times before allowing him to
A B C
present it to the committee.
D

27. Mr. Harris will be divided the biology class into two sections to prevent
A B C
overcrowding in his class.
D

28. Hundreds of houses and other buildings were destroying by the raging tropical storm
A B C D
which later developed into a hurricane.

29. Maribel has registered for both the afternoon anthropology class as well as the
A B C
evening sociology lecture.
D

30. Food prices have raised so rapidly in the past few months that some families have
A B C
been forced to alter their eating habits.
D

31. The man, of whom the red car is parked in front of our house, is a prominent
A B C D
physician in this town.

32. Although her severe pain, Pat decided to come to the meeting so that there
A B C
would be a quorum.
D

33. The proposal has repealed after a thirty-minute discussion and a number of
objections
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A B C
to its failure to include our district.
D

34. He is the only candidate who the faculty members voted not to retain on the list of
A B C D
eligible replacements for Professor Kotey.

35. In spite of the tenants’ objections, the apartment manager decided to rise the rent
A B C
by forty dollars per month.
D

36. This class, that is a prerequisite for microbiology, is so difficult that I


A B C
would rather drop it.
D

37. The doctor told Mr. Anderson that, because of his severe cramps, he should lay in
A B C
bed for a few days.
D

38. If you had sat the plant in a cooler location, the leaves would not have burned.
A B C D

39. Dr. Harder, which is the professor for this class, will be absent this week because
A B C
of illness.
D

40. Despite of a language barrier, humans have managed to communicate with others
A B C
through sign language, in which certain motions stand for letters, words, or ideas.
D

41. This class has cancelled because too few students had registered before registration
A B C D
closed.

42. After Allan had searched for twenty minutes, he realized that his jacket had been
A B
laying on the table the entire time.
C D

43. The problems that discovered since the initial research had been completed caused
A B C
the committee members to table the proposal temporarily.
D

44. The doctor suggested that he lay in bed for several days as a precaution
A B C
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against further damage to the tendons.
D

45. Dr. Alvarez was displeased because the student had turned in an unacceptable
A B
report, so he made him to rewrite it.
C D

46. The project director stated he believed it was necessary to study the proposals for
A B C
several more months before making a decision.
D

47. Although the danger that he might be injured, Boris bravely entered the burning
A B C
house in order to save the youngster.
D

48. That these students have improved their grades because of their participation in the
A B C D
test review class.

49. Despite Martha’s attempts to rise her test score, she did not receive a high enough
A B C
score to be accepted by the law school.
D

50. That Mr. Johns is not prepared to teach this course is not doubted; however, at this
A B
late date it is not likely that we will be able finding a replacement.
C D

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