|Sentence Correction: Answers|
|1.||D||The underscored portion of the sentence lacks conciseness. This should be rather obvious. What may not be as obvious, however, is the subject-verb disagreement between "information" and "indicate."
Choices A, B, and C can be eliminated because they each begin incorrectly with the verb "indicate." Choice E is wrong because it uses the incorrect verb "lay" rather than "lie."
|2.||A||'Fewer' answers the question, "How many?" (fans, balls, hot dogs, seats) and 'less' answers the question, "How much?" (soda, dirt, salt). This eliminates answer choices B, D, and E. Answer choice C is unnecessarily wordy and implies that the stadiums had already been built before the lobbying began.|
|3.||E||The pronoun 'everyone' is singular and it cannot take their with it. Thats why answer choices A, B, and C can be eliminated. Answer choice D changes the meaning of this sentence too much by adding a strong emotional judgment and incorrectly uses "how" to introduce the idea "no one should be able to get away with committing acts of terrible negligence."|
|4.||B||"Each" is singular, and so the underlined portion should begin with 'was' rather than 'were.' Answer choices A, C, and E can therefore be eliminated. Answer choice D differs from B in that D uses 'between' and answer choice B uses 'among.' 'Between' is used only when one is talking about two items. In the case of the 3 movies, the word "among" should be used.|
|5.||D||The word which does not have an antecedent noun, and so the construction is incorrect in A and B. Similarly, in C this does not have a noun to which it refers. D is the best choice. In E the phrase emerging from the soil is dangling.|
|6.||E||Options A and B are wrong because the partciple seeking cannot start with a semicolon. Option 3 changes the meaning by putting no 'entertainment'. In options 4 and 5, a semicolon was required as a new sentence starts from 'they'. That's why option 5 is right.|
|7.||B||Subjunctive constructions (wishes and demands) do not need should. Thats why options A and E are wrong. Options 3 and 4 are awkward in construction.|
|8.||A||Options C, D and E violate parallelism. It should be "not to promise monetary rewards......but to .......". Out of options A and B, A is more concise|
|9.||C||After the different forms of the verb to be, we use subject forms of pronouns, except after the infinitive where we use the object form.|