Verbal Reasoning Challenge Series 3 – Sentence Correction Questions

March 30, 2019

 

Exercise: Replace the underlined part of each sentence with an alternative that is free of grammatical errors, awkwardness and redundancy.

 

Question 1:

 

The psychologist William James believed that facial expressions not only provide a visible sign of an emotion, actually contributing to the feeling itself.

 

A. emotion, actually contributing to the feeling itself

B. emotion but also actually contributing to the feeling itself

C. emotion but also actually contribute to the feeling itself

D. emotion; they also actually contribute to the feeling of it

E. emotion; the feeling itself is also actually contributed to by them

 

 

Question 2:

 

In A.D. 391, resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria, later generations lost all but the Iliad and Odyssey among Greek epics, most of the poetry of Pindar and Sappho, and dozens of plays by Aeschylus and Euripides.

 

A. resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria,

B. the destroying of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria resulted and

C. because of the result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,

D. as a result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,

E. Alexandria's largest library of the ancient world was destroyed, and the result was

 

 

Question 3:

 

Nearly two tons of nuclear-reactor fuel have already been put into orbit around the Earth, and the chances of a collision involving such material increase greatly as the amount of both space debris and satellites continue to rise.

 

A. as the amount of both space debris and satellites continue to rise

B. as the rise continues in both the amount of satellites and space debris

C. as the amount of space debris and the number of satellites continue to rise

D. with the continually increasing amount of space debris and the number of satellites

E. with the amount of space debris continuing to increase along with the number of satellites

 

 

Source: Graduate Management Admission Council

 

 

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