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What Sadie Found Week 20. Tip #1: ‘Being’ is almost always wrong. False : True = 4.7 : 1.0.

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1 What Sadie Found Week 20

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3 Tip #1: ‘Being’ is almost always wrong. False : True = 4.7 : 1.0

4 Likelihood Ratios That ratio on the previous page means that if ‘being’ is in an answer, it almost 5x more likely to be wrong than if ‘being’ was not in the answer. False:True = 4.7: 1.0.

5 Q #1 With so many available, an advisor should take time to help his or her students choose the courses that are best suited to them. A.) With so many available B.) Being that there are so many available C.) So many courses being available D.) With there being so many courses available E.) Because there are so many courses available

6 Q #1 Answer With so many available, an advisor should take time to help his or her students choose the courses that are best suited to them. E.) Because there are so many courses available

7 Q #2 Most scientists acknowledge controlled studies to be most effective for examining psychological hypotheses, but recognize that many such experiments are unethical to conduct on human subjects. A.) controlled studies to be most effective for B.) that controlled studies being most effective as C.) controlled studies being most effective to D.) that controlled studies are most effective for E.) where controlled studies are most effective for

8 Q #2 Answer Most scientists acknowledge controlled studies to be most effective for examining psychological hypotheses, but recognize that many such experiments are unethical to conduct on human subjects. D.) that controlled studies are most effective for

9 Q #3 Although he was not elected as the captain, Omar has become the team leader, him being the most vocal and respected player on the team. A.) has become the team leader, him being B.) is being the team leader because of his being C.) is the team leader for being D.) has become the team leader because he is E.) has become the team leader for having been

10 Q #3 Answer Although he was not elected as the captain, Omar has become the team leader, him being the most vocal and respected player on the team. D.) has become the team leader because he is

11 Question Set #2

12 Tip #2: ‘But also’ tends to be right. If ‘Not only’ in question and ‘but also’ in answer, then: True : False = 3.0 : 1.0

13 Q #1 They not only spoke enthusiastically about the new fertilizer but also praised the farmers who tried it. A.) They not only spoke enthusiastically about the new fertilizer but also praised B.) They spoke both enthusiastically about the new fertilizer, but they also praised C.) They not only spoke enthusiastically about the new fertilizer but also to praise D.) They not only spoke enthusiastically about the new fertilizer but also praising E.) They spoke enthusiastically not only about new fertilizer but also praising

14 Q #2 Winsor McCay, widely regarded as one of America’s greatest graphic artists, not only created one of the most popular Sunday comic strips of the early 20th century, and produced one of the first animated cartoons. A.) and produced B.) and produced C.) but also producing D.) as well as producing E.) producing

15 Q #3 The film not only employs fine actors, nevertheless it also gives them outstanding roles to play as well. A.) nevertheless it also gives them outstanding roles to play as well B.) for it gives them also outstanding roles to play C.) but outstanding roles as well D.) but also the actors’ roles are outstanding E.) nevertheless it also gives them outstanding roles to play as well

16 Question Set #3

17 Tip #3: The longest option is usually wrong. If option has most words, then: False : True = 2.1 : 1.0

18 Q #1 At five years old, my father took me to get a haircut for the very first time. A.) At five years old, my father took me to get a haircut for the very first time C.) My father took me at five years old to get a haircut for the very first time D.) At five years old, my father took me to get my first haircut E.) When I was five, my father took me for my first haircut

19 Q #2 The film not only employs fine actors, nevertheless it also gives them outstanding roles to play as well. A.) nevertheless it also gives them outstanding roles to play as well B.) for it gives them also outstanding roles to play C.) but also gives them outstanding roles to play D.) but also the actors’ roles are outstanding E.) but outstanding roles as well

20 Q #3 Professor Angleton valued conciseness highly, telling his students to edit their papers thoroughly for eliminating any extra superfluous information in the text. A.) for eliminating any extra superfluous B.) having eliminated any superfluous D.) in eliminating any superfluous E.) and eliminate any superfluous

21 Question Set #4

22 Tip #4: Be careful with semicolons. If option has a semicolon, then: False : True = 2.0 : 1.0

23 Q #1 Dede and Michelle were among the players chosen for the all-county field hockey team, their performance in this having been exceptional. A.) team, their performance in this having been exceptional B.) team; their performance having been exceptional C.) team, for they have performed exceptionally in this D.) team, their performance in this having been exceptional E.) team, for their performance has been exceptional

24 Q #2 The discovery was made by a team of scientists trying to locate a gene responsible for producing a particular enzyme, but they found instead a set of genetic triggers for a predisposition to heart disease. A.) scientists trying to locate a gene responsible for producing a particular enzyme, but they found instead B.) scientists that tried to locate a gene responsible for producing a particular enzyme, instead finding C.) scientists who, trying to locate a gene responsible for producing a particular enzyme, instead found D.) scientists who instead; in trying to find a gene responsible for producing a particular enzyme, found E.) scientists trying to locate a gene responsible for producing a particular enzyme, but they found instead

25 Q #3 Einstein formulated nearly all of his most influential theories in the course of a single year, 1905, which have had a profound effect on the whole world of physics, from consumer electronics to quantum theory and space travel. A.) 1905, which have had B.) 1905, however, these have had C.) 1905; having D.) 1905, which have had E.) 1905, and these theories have had

26 Question Set #5

27 Tip #5: ‘Nor’ is a good sign. If question has ‘neither’ and option has ‘nor’, then: True : False = 2.1 : 1.0

28 Q #1 By the time the movie had finished, neither Eric nor his daughters was able to stay awake because of the boredom caused by the film’s inferior plot. A.) neither Eric nor his daughters was able to stay awake because of the boredom caused by the film’s inferior plot B.) staying awake was an impossibility for Eric and his daughters because of the boredom caused by the inferiority of the plot C.) neither Eric nor his daughters were able to stay awake because of the boredom caused by the film’s inferior plot D.) Eric and his daughters was unable to stay awake because of the boredom caused by the film’s inferior plot E.) the film’ s inferior plot had made it impossible for neither Eric nor his daughters to stay awake

29 Q #2 Neither the strength of the army nor how agile they were was able to compensate for the superior strategy of its enemy. A.) nor how agile they were B.) nor their agility C.) nor its agility D.) or how agile it was E.) or its agility

30 Q #3 In the most recent election, voters were neither energized about the importance of the campaign and they lacked awareness of the issues that directed it. A.) about the importance of the campaign and they lacked awareness of the issues B.) to how important the campaign was nor to their lack of awareness of the issues C.) about how important the campaign was nor about their awareness of the issues D.) on the importance of the campaign nor the awareness of the issues E.) about the importance of the campaign nor aware of the issues

31 Question Set #6

32 Tip #6: Fewest words a good sign. If option has the fewest words: True : False = 1.6 : 1.0

33 Q #1 The statute recently passed gives the chief of police sole authority to determine about which duties qualify for overtime pay. A.) about which duties qualify for overtime pay B.) for those duties that qualify for overtime pay C.) regarding the qualifications of duties for overtime pay D.) about which duties qualify for overtime pay E.) whether overtime pay qualifies for certain duties or not

34 Q #3 The cost of crude oil is influenced dramatically not only by supply but also by what the current geopolitical events are like. A.) by what the current geopolitical events are like B.) because current geopolitical events influence it C.) by current geopolitical events D.) by what the current geopolitical events are like E.) because of current geopolitical events

35 Tip #7: Misplaced modifier, NOUN If underlined portion ends with a comma, and options begins with a noun: True : False = 1.4 : 1.0

36 Having no food in her backpack, Maria had to scavenge. Having no food in her backpack, it was necessary for Maria to hunt wild elk.

37 Tip #8: ‘Is’ is a bad sign. If ‘is’ in option: False : True = 1.3 : 1.0


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