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Questions 1–4 are incomplete sentences. Below each sentence you will see four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
Geysers have sometimes been compared to volcanoes __ they both emit hot liquids from below Earth’s surface.
- A. despite
- B. because
- C. in regard to
- D. as a result of
The sentence should read, “Geysers have sometimes been compared to volcanoes because they both emit hot liquids from below Earth’s surface.” Therefore, you should choose B.
During the early period of ocean navigation, __ any need for sophisticated instruments and techniques.
- A. so that hardly
- B. when there hardly was
- C. hardly was
- D. there was hardly
The sentence should read, “During the early period of ocean navigation, there was hardly any need for sophisticated instruments and techniques.” Therefore, you should choose D.
As you’re going through the questions below, select the appropriate answer for each by clicking on it. When you have answered all the questions, click “Show all answers” at the end of the page to highlight the correct answer for each question.
Now begin work on the questions.
1. Refrigerating meats ………. the spread of bacteria.
C. to slow
D. is slowed
2. Throughout the animal kingdom, ………. bigger than the elephant.
A. whale is only the
B. is the whale only
C. only whale is the
D. only the whale is
3. The fact ………. credit cards are widely available has made them a popular form of payment.
C. is that
D. which is
4. The Constitution gave the legislative branch of government ………. to pass laws.
A. the power
B. has the power
C. the power is
D. of the power
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