SAT Grammar Practice Test: Redundancy & Wordiness 2

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1. The bicycle was pedaled by him furiously as he tried to catch up to the bus that had left without him.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. Being pedaled furiously, the bicycle he rode was trying to catch up to the bus that had left without him.
  • C. The bus, leaving without him, was trying to be caught up to by him as he pedaled the bicycle furiously.
  • D. He pedaled his bike furiously as he tried to catch up to the bus that had left without him.

2. The World Cup is a famous and well-known soccer (or football) championship with fans around the world.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. World Cup is a famous and commonly- known
  • C. well-known World Cup is a famous
  • D. World Cup is a famous

3. The art and artifacts of ancient American cultures were intended to be represented by the artist.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. The artist intended to represent the art and artifacts of ancient American cultures.
  • C. The artist's intention was to represent the art and artifacts of early ancient American cultures.
  • D. The artist intended to represent and portray the art and artifacts of ancient early American cultures.

4. A thrifty investor may buy diverse assets in order to make a fortune.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. To make a fortune, diverse assets may be bought by a thrifty investor.
  • C. A thrifty investor may buy many different diverse assets in order to make a fortune.
  • D. Many different diverse assets may be bought by a thrifty investor in order to make a fortune.

5. Gustav Holst, though known mainly for his orchestral suites, also has several operas composed by him.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. also composed and wrote several operas.
  • C. also composed several operas.
  • D. also composed several operas that he wrote.

6. The Olympic runner was legendary for winning the marathon and also the 100- meter dash in the same week.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. and the
  • C. and additionally the
  • D. and, furthermore, the

7. The unique structural-support beams, specifically built and intended for this particular use, were both artistic and technical marvels.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. beams, built for this function, were
  • C. beams were
  • D. beams, constructed and intended for this particular use, were

8. Some love songs are written for a specific romantic interest; others are composed about more general ideals.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. are written and created for a specific romantic interest; others are composed about more general ideals or principles.
  • C. are written for a specific romantic or love interest; others are composed about more general ideals.
  • D. or tunes are written for a particular and specific romantic interest; others are composed about more general ideals or principles.

9. The masterful fresco painting, unmatched by any other artwork in its genre, was extremely unique.

  • A. [NO CHANGE]
  • B. painting was extremely unique.
  • C. painting, unmatched by any other artwork in its genre, was one-of-a-kind.
  • D. painting was unique.