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SAT Practice: Improving Sentences 2 (Grades 11-12)

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SAT Practice: Improving Sentences 2

1. 
The basic plan is including 24 hour gym access, three free personal training sessions, and a complete physical health analysis.

The words "The basic plan is including" should read:
  1. The basic plan that includes
  2. The basic plan includes
  3. Included in the basic plan
  4. No change
2. 
Located on the sprawling estate were a grove of fruit trees, a large pond for swimming, a horse training ring, and there were many varieties of daffodils.

The words "there were many varieties of lush green grasses" should read:
  1. there was many varieties of daffodils
  2. of many varieties, daffodils
  3. many varieties of daffodils.
  4. No change
3. 
Neil Armstrong was not the first man to travel to the moon, but he has been the first man who walked on the moon.

The words "has been the first man who walked" should read:
  1. was the first man to walk
  2. was the first man having walked
  3. had been the first man who walked
  4. No change
4. 
The cakes were designed too quickly, without enough thought about its structure.

The words "too quickly, without enough thought about its structure" should read:
  1. too quickly, and there was not enough thought about its structure.
  2. too quickly, without thinking enough about its structure.
  3. too quickly, without enough thought about their structure.
  4. No change
5. 
Many doctors are wary prescribing the medication, it is because it is new and has not been thoroughly tested.

The words "it is because it is new and has not been thoroughly tested" should read:
  1. because it is new and has not been thoroughly tested.
  2. it is because it has not been thoroughly tested and it is new.
  3. because it was new and had not been thoroughly tested.
  4. No change
6. 
My sister thinks she can perform karate better than any girl in the state, and she has the awards to prove it.

The words "My sister thinks she can perform karate better than any girl in the state, and she" should read:
  1. Thinking she can perform karate better than any girl in the state, my sister
  2. My sister thinks she can perform karate better than any girl in the state since she
  3. To think she can perform karate better than any girl in the state, my sister
  4. No change
7. 
Differing only slightly from the orange kittens were the gray kittens, which were slightly larger and had more stripes.

The words "Differing only slightly from the orange kittens were the gray kittens, which" should read:
  1. Differing only slightly from the orange kittens, the gray kittens
  2. Differing only in the slightest from the orange kittens were the gray kittens, which
  3. The orange kittens differed only slightly from the gray kittens, they
  4. No Change
8. 
The report from the EPA stressed that large improvements in the water purification system were needed if everyone was going to enjoy clean water.

The words "that large improvements in the water purification system were needed if everyone was" should read:
  1. that large improvements in the water purification system were needed if everyone would
  2. in the water purification system large improvements were needed if everyone was
  3. that the water improvement system needed large improvements if everyone were
  4. No change
9. 
The jeweler arranged the rings on the counter, he proceeded to tell us about the benefits of each ring.

The words "The jeweler arranged the rings on the counter, he" should read...
  1. The jeweler, having arranged the rings on the counter,
  2. He arranged the rings on the counter, the jeweler
  3. After the jeweler arranged the rings on the counter, he
  4. No change
10. 
The first team to finish the relay, they were known as the Terrible Ten, finished in less than two hours.

The words "they were known as" should read:
  1. they were known only as
  2. known as
  3. to be known as
  4. No change

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