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PART v

READING
In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how
well you understand written English. There are three parts to
this section, with special directions for each part.
PART V
Directions: Questions 101-140 are incomplete sentences. Four
words or phrases, marked (A), (B), (C), (D), are given beneath
each sentence. You are to choose the one word or phrase that
best completes the sentence. Then, on your answer sheet, find
the number of the question and mark your answer
Example
Sample Answer
Because the equipment is very delicate,
(A) (B) (C) (D)
it must be handled with … .
(A) Caring (B) careful (C) care
(D) carefully
The sentence should read, 'Because the equipment is very
delicate, it must be handled with care." Therefore, you should
choose answer (C).
Now begin work on the questions.



101. East Coast Airline's flight
___ Chicago has been
canceled.
(A) to
(B) in
(C) by
(D) at


101. East Coast Airline's flight
___ Chicago has been
canceled.
(A) to
(B) in
(C) by
(D) at


101. (A) To indicates direction
toward. Choices (B) and (D)
indicate location. Choice (C)
indicates manner.


102. Beginning the first of
next month, lunch breaks will
be ___ by fifteen minutes.
(A) short
(B) shortened
(C) shortening
(D) shortage


102. Beginning the first of
next month, lunch breaks will
be ___ by fifteen minutes.
(A) short
(B) shortened
(C) shortening
(D) shortage


102. (B) Will be requires the past
participle shortened. Choice (A) is
an adjective. Choice (C) is a
gerund. Choice (13) is a noun.


103. The computer programmer
realized he had forgotten to turn
off the office lights ___ he had left
the premises.
(A) after
(B) because
(C) since
(D) and


Premises the buildings and
land that a shop, restaurant,
company etc uses:
Ex: Schools may earn extra
money by renting out their
premises.
- business premises


103. The computer programmer
realized he had forgotten to turn
off the office lights ___ he had left
the premises.
(A) after
(B) because
(C) since
(D) and


103. (A) The subordinating
conjunction after joins two
clauses. Choices (B) and (C)
indicate a cause-and-effect
relationship. Choice (D) is a
coordinate conjunction.


104. Most employees have
requested that their
paychecks be ___ to their
homes.
(A) mail
(B) mails
(C) mailed
(D) mailing


104. Most employees have
requested that their
paychecks be ___ to their
homes.
(A) mail
(B) mails
(C) mailed
(D) mailing


104. (C) Someone else will mail
the paychecks, so the passive be
mailed is used. Choice (A) is the
simple form of the verb. Choice
(B) is the present tense. Choice
(D) is the gerund.


105. The error was noticed
after Ms. Radice ___ the
order.
(A) had sent in
(B) sends in
(C) has sent
(D) is sending


105. The error was noticed
after Ms. Radice ___ the
order.
(A) had sent in
(B) sends in
(C) has sent
(D) is sending


105. (A) A past action that occurs
before another past action
requires the past perfect tense.
Choice (B) is the present tense.
Choice (C) is the present perfect.
Choice (D) is the present
progressive.


106. Mr. Richards, the
president of Capo Electronics,
has had a very ___ year.
(A) successfully
(B) successful
(C) success
(D) successes


106. Mr. Richards, the
president of Capo Electronics,
has had a very ___ year.
(A) successfully
(B) successful
(C) success
(D) successes


106. (B) The adjective successful
modifies year. Choice (A) is an
adverb. Choice (C) is a singular
noun. Choice (D) is a plural noun.


107. Since Dr. Yamoto is
always busy, it is best to call
___ make an appointment
before coming to her office.
(A) while
(B) before
(C) nor
(D) and


107. Since Dr. Yamoto is
always busy, it is best to call
___ make an appointment
before coming to her office.
(A) while
(B) before
(C) nor
(D) and


107. (D) The coordinate
conjunction and joins two verbs.
Choices (A) and (B) are
subordinating conjunctions.
Choice (C) is a coordinating
conjunction but excludes both
items.


108. After working fifteen
hours at the office, the new
lawyer is finally putting away
his papers and heading ___ .
(A) homely
(B) homey
(C) home
(D) homeless


To head to go or travel
towards a particular place,
especially in a deliberate way
To head for/towards/back etc
Ex: The ship was heading for
Cuba.
It's about time we were
heading home.


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