SAT Grammar Practice Test: Sentence Structure 2

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1. Departing the port of Boston in 1913, the battleship cruised the U.S. coast, protected merchant fleets.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. battleship, cruised the U.S. coast, protected
  • C. battleship cruised the U.S. coast and protecting
  • D. battleship cruised the U.S. coast and protected

2. The warm summer sun that radiated onto earth, and the birds sang while dragonflies hovered all around us.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. The warm summer sun radiated onto earth, and
  • C. The warm summer sun radiated onto earth; and
  • D. The summer sun, it radiated warmth onto the earth, and

3. The modern-day tennis player, who has access to rackets enhanced by technological innovations, and who is able to set new world records more easily than players of the past.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. and can
  • C. is able to
  • D. they can

4. Mt. Austin, which offers a beautiful view from the summit, is in Australia, and is a popular tourist attraction.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Australia is
  • C. Australia, is
  • D. Australia, which is

5. CAT scans are a medical procedure used to peer inside the human brain without surgery; they are commonly used to diagnose concussions.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. surgery; commonly
  • C. surgery, they are commonly
  • D. surgery and it is commonly

6. Amidst the majestic hills of South Dakota, where iron ore was once mined, that young sparrows once frolicked.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Amidst the majestic hills of South Dakota; iron ore was once mined and young sparrows once frolicked.
  • C. Where iron ore was once mined amidst the majestic hills of South Dakota: now young sparrows frolic.
  • D. Young sparrows once frolicked, and iron ore was once mined, amidst the majestic hills of South Dakota.

7. In an era of smartphones and text-messaging, one may find it difficult to find a moment of silence; at times our technology can seem like a burden.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. silence, it
  • C. silence, our technology
  • D. silence, at times our technology

8. Though often misunderstood, SAT question- writers actually have the best of intentions, want to help you clarify your written and spoken communication.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. intentions; wanting to help with you clarifying your written and spoken communication.
  • C. intentions, they want to help you clarify your communication, both written and spoken.
  • D. intentions, and want to help you clarify your communication, both written and spoken.

9. Any great opera depends upon a well-written libretto, the text that will be sung, requires, in most cases, the services of a second author who is not the composer of the music.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. sung; requiring, in most cases, the
  • C. sung, which, in most cases, requiring
  • D. sung, requiring, in most cases, the

10. Automated book-summary technology, programmers believe, may soon be available, so some investors are buying stocks in related new companies.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Automated book-summary technology may soon be available,
  • C. Programmers, believing that automated book-summary technology may soon be available, and
  • D. Programmers, who believe that automated book-summary technology may soon be available, so