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English Language Skills Subtest

Test Format and Sample Questions

The English Language Skills subtest is 40 minutes long and consists of approximately 40 multiple-choice questions.

Each of the questions in this section will contain three or four response options. You will choose the best response out of the available options, and indicate A, B, C, or D.

The table below presents types of questions on the exam and directs you to examples of these formats among the sample items that follow.

Table of Question Formats

Type of Question Sample Question
Command
Select the best response option.
Question 1
Sentence Completion
Select the response option that best completes the sentence.
Question 2
Passage
Read the passage and select the correct answer.
Question 16
Direct Question
Choose the response option that best answers the question.
Question 23

Sample Questions

The following questions represent both the form and content of questions on the examination. These questions will acquaint you with the general format of the examination; however, these sample questions do not cover all of the competencies and skills that are tested and will only approximate the degree of examination difficulty.


Question 1

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the sentence in which the modifiers are correctly placed.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 2

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the correct word or phrase that provides parallel structure to the sentence.

My cousin mowed the lawn, washed the family cars, cleaned the upstairs bathroom, and  blank  on the sofa afterwards to watch the basketball game.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 3

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

If none of these positions appeals to you, don't  start underline despair comma there end underline  will always be tomorrow's help-wanted ads to investigate.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 4

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the sentence in which the modifiers are correctly placed.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: B.

Question 5

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the sentence in which the modifiers are correctly placed.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: C.

Question 6

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the sentence in which the modifiers are correctly placed.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: B.

Question 7

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the sentence in which the modifiers are correctly placed.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: B.

Question 8

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the sentence in which the modifiers are correctly placed.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: B.

Question 9

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the sentence in which the modifiers are correctly placed.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: B.

Question 10

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the sentence in which the modifiers are correctly placed.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: A.

Question 11

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the sentence that contains parallel structure.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: B.

Question 12

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

Nestled deep in the North Woods of Michigan, guarding the Wisconsin border, is the great Gogebic  start underline Range period Repository end underline  of some of the most extensive North American iron ore deposits mined until 1966.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: A.

Question 13

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

The self-image of the current  start underline age as expressed in its art comma end underline  continues to document its defeat.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: C.

Question 14

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

The new mayor strode confidently to the  start underline  podium comma among  end underline  the well-wishers stood not only his friends and colleagues but also his opponent and her family.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: A.

Question 15

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

The movie American Beauty, which won the Academy Award for Best, start underline, Picture comma was, end underline A, well, start underline, made but, end underline B, should not have, start underline, won The Green Mile, end underline C, was a better Picture.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 16

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Read the entire passage carefully and then answer the question

sentence 1Daniel Shays was a militia captain during the American Revolution. sentence 2When there was no relief from increasingly onerous tax policies, Shays led a rebellious group in a series of attacks on government installations. sentence 3Although the rebellion was technically a failure, it frightened many politicians and led directly to the ratification of the Constitution.

Which is the best placement for the following sentence to make the sequence of ideas in the paragraph clearer?

Following the war, he and many others endured severe financial hardships, largely due to excessive taxation to pay off war debts.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 17

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Read the entire passage carefully and then answer the question.

sentence 1Carl had always been a bright student. sentence 2He was the first in his class to read and write, and later he showed a talent for foreign languages. sentence 3Through his work with the company, he found a practical outlet for his language skills.

Which is the best placement for the following sentence to make the sequence of ideas in the paragraph clearer?

When he graduated, Carl went on to work for a company with international offices.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 18

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 1—Knowledge of language structure

DIRECTIONS: Read the entire passage carefully and then answer the question.

sentence 1Charles Drew was a pioneering physician and medical researcher. sentence 2He helped design new techniques for blood storage and transfusions.sentence 3During World War II, he designed the first large-scale blood banks.

Which is the best placement for the following sentence to make the sequence of ideas in the paragraph clearer?

These banks helped save thousands of wounded soldiers.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: D.

Question 19

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Choose the most effective word or phrase within the context suggested by the sentence.

Before they left work that day, they blank the incident to the insurance company.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 20

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

start underline, Among, end underline A, the fifty dogs in the annual dog show, start underline, there, end underline B, start underline, are, end underline C, two poodles.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: D.

Question 21

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Choose the appropriate word or expression to complete the sentence.

When the coach entered the locker room with a growl and a scowl, the team members could see that he was in blank mood.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 22

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Choose the most effective word or phrase within the context suggested by the sentence.

Roberta was  blank  by the pattern of cigar-chomping piglets on her companion's tie, so she hoped the CEO would not be seated at their table.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 23

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Which of the following means the same as the underlined words in the given sentence?

To support her contentions, in her speech she  start underline alluded to end underline  the presidential elections of 1972.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 24

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Choose the most effective word or phrase within the context suggested by the sentence.

Rushing to beat the  blank  weather, the workers finished unloading the truck.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 25

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

On the, start underline, advice, end underline A, of the faculty council, the school will, start underline, precede, end underline B, with the implementation of the new curriculum, start underline, through, end underline C, the end of the school year.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 26

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Read the entire passage carefully and then answer the question. (Note: Intentional errors may have been included in this passage.)

sentence 1Teachers need different kinds of support at different stages in their development. sentence 2Teacher educators must teach their students to make connections between what they are learning at the university and what they observe and experience in the schools. sentence 3Professors simply exhorting students to think like teachers is not enough to achieve the desired results. sentence 4During their preservice programs, developing teachers need to begin thinking like teachers rather than college students completing required assignments. sentence 5The obligation for providing support and encouragement at this stage of a teacher’s development falls to the teacher educator and the teacher education program. sentence 6Additionally, developing teachers must learn to evaluate new information in relation to their own developing philosophies of education. sentence 7Regular reflections on both classes and field experiences, combined with meaningful discussions led by teacher educators, will lay the foundation needed for new teachers to become effective reflective practitioners. sentence 8Once in the classroom, developing teachers should find professional development activities on their own. sentence 9Furthermore, they need encouragement and support to continue learning both content and pedagogy necessary to continue their development as effective teachers and reflective practitioners. sentence 10Such ongoing support falls to the school districts to provide in terms of staff development at both the local and district level.

Which numbered sentence is  start uppercase LEAST end uppercase  relevant to the passage?

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 27

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

At a job interview, a candidate is asked to describe her career goals. Which of the following responses would be the most appropriate opening statement?

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 28

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A college application essay instructs students to write an essay about a person who greatly influenced their lives. Which of the following responses would be the most appropriate opening statement for an essay?

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: D.

Question 29

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

Students have been given an assignment to write a humorous paper on one of their favorite activities. Which of the following responses would be the most appropriate opening statement for the paper?

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 30

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

An office worker is leaving a note for an information technology specialist coworker requesting help with a computer problem. Which of the following would be the most appropriate opening statement for the note?

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 31

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

The student council president of a high school is addressing the council on recommendations for remodeling the school library. Which of the following would be the most appropriate opening statement for the address?

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: D.

Question 32

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 2—Knowledge of vocabulary application

DIRECTIONS: Read the question and select the best response.

A parent is writing a note to the school office explaining his son's absence from school for several days for medical reasons. Which of the following would be the most appropriate opening statement for the note?

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 33

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

It was highly unlikely that he could pick up the medicine before the store, start underline, closed, end underline A. Just as he was walking to the front door, the store manager, start underline, sees, end underline B, him and, start underline, unlocked, end underline C, the door.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 34

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

The thick masses of plants, start underline, use, end underline A, up the oxygen and, start underline, chokes, end underline B, the fish. Other vegetation, start underline, dies, end underline C, from lack of sunlight.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 35

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

Although Javier and, start underline, I, end underline A, have seen the movie before, start underline, it, end underline B, still makes, start underline, we, end underline C, laugh as much as ever.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 36

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

These two brands of, start underline, inexpensive, end underline A, laundry detergent both performed, start underline, fantastic, end underline B, on those, start underline, terrible, end underline C, stains.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 37

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

As we drove by, start underline, uncle, in all lowercase letters, end underline A, George's house, I noticed that my, start underline, math, in all lowercase letters, end underline B, book was not in my backpack, so I asked my, start underline, sister, in all lowercase letters, end underline C, to turn the car around and go back to school.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: A.

Question 38

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the response that corrects an error in one of the underlined words.

A passage with key words underlined

If I had, start underline, known, end underline A, that they had, start underline, eaten, end underline B, earlier, I would not have, start underline, gone, end underline C, to the store to, start underline, bought, end underline D, food.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: D.

Question 39

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

Neither of my biology classes, start underline, is, end underline A, much fun this semester; one of them, start underline, requires, end underline B, too much reading, and a boring teacher in a hot room, start underline, ruin, end underline C, the other one.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 40

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

The town lost, start underline, their, end underline a, welcome sign when strong winds blew, start underline, it, end underline b, down, so volunteers have donated, start underline, their, end underline C, time in order to erect a sign.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: A.

Question 41

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

In education, students have been entertained for countless hours by the media, so  start underline he or she end underline  finds traditional learning methods slow and tedious.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: A.

Question 42

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the response that corrects the error of the underlined word.

Mr. Baku started each class by reciting one of  start underline their end underline  students' favorite poems.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 43

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

The company's picnic is scheduled for next Saturday, and, start underline, it is, end underline A, open to all full-time and part-time and, start underline, its, end underline B, immediate family members. The chief executive officer has picked a variety of activities, and, start underline, she, end underline C, promises a day full of fun.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 44

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion. If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

The writing process allows students to experiment with ideas and discover  start underline his or her end underline  strengths.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: B.

Question 45

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

The counselor said more time was needed to resolve the argument between my brother and, start underline, I, end underline A. start underline, She, end underline B, recommended that we make another appointment to see, start underline, her, end underline C.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: A.

Question 46

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

Cristy asked Janet and, start underline, I, end underline A, to run the marathon with, start underline, her, end underline B, but since we are much faster than, start underline, she, end underline c, is, we declined.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: A.

Question 47

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

During the difficult Biology exam, Jeffery and, start underline, he, end underline A, nervously chewed bubble gum until Dr. Shuman told, start underline, them, end underline B, that, start underline, they, end underline C, needed to make less noise.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: D.

Question 48

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

After Chris and, start underline, I, end underline A, watched a movie about ghosts, start underline, he, end underline B, and, start underline, I, end underline C, had a long discussion about the supernatural.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: D.

Question 49

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined words. If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

I would like, start underline, them, end underline A, and, start underline, her, end underline B, to come with, start underline, I, end underline C, to the show.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 50

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the corresponding underlined words. If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

start underline, she, end underline A, instructed the team and, start underline, us, end underline B, to take only what was, start underline, our, end underline C.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: C.

Question 51

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

A nervous breakdown and, start underline, increased, end underline A, psychosis to the point of, start underline, mental, end underline B, illness ended Brian Wilson's musical career, start underline, premature, end underline C.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 52

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the corresponding underlined words. If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

Despite searching, start underline, diligently, end underline A, I could not locate the, start underline, missing, end underline B, keys, start underline, nowhere, end underline C.

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: C.

Question 53

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentence.

Dennis writes  blank  than anyone else in the class.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 54

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

Nancy was pretty, but Maryann was the  start underline prettiest end underline  of the two.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 55

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

Their running mates are likewise  start underline p a r a l e l end underline .

Choose an answer
Enter to expand or collapse answer.Answer expanded
Correct Response: C.

Question 56

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

The, start underline, attendant, spelled a t t e n d a n t, end underline A, brought us the, start underline, filtered, spelled f i l t e r r e d, end underline B, water that, we, start underline, believed, spelled b e l i e v e d, end underline C, would enable us to complete our science project before our time ran out.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 57

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

Workers in the space shuttle program have already developed long-term life-support, start underline, systems, spelled s y s t e m s, end underline A, and have immproved the design of space suits, the structure of habitat modules, and the, start underline, durability, spelled d u r a b i l i t y, end underline B, of, start underline, shields, spelled s h e i l d s, end underline C, that deflect radiation.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.

Question 58

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

The Grand Canyon is a, start underline, resplendent, spelled r e s p l e n d a n t, end underline A, natural, start underline, phenomenon, spelled p h e n o m e n o n, end underline B, extending all the way from Marble Gorge to the Grand Wash Cliffs, which is a, start underline, distance, spelled d i s t a n c e, end underline C, of more than 217 miles.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: A.

Question 59

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

As the bailiff cries,  start underline "All rise," thedouble quotes All rise comma doubles quotes the end underline  black-robed judge strides purposefully to his place.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: D.

Question 60

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the option that corrects an error in the underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose "No change is necessary."

A passage with key words underlined

start underline, because the, end underline A, door to the changing shed was, start underline, broken Steve, end underline B, wasted precious time trying to find an, start underline, official as, end underline C, the other athletes jumped on their bicycles.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: B.

Question 61

English Language Skills Subtest

Competency 3—Knowledge of standard English conventions

DIRECTIONS: Choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

Choose an answer
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Correct Response: C.