1.Digital technology, like every marketer knows, it is synonymous with speed, precision, and the future.
(A) technology, like every marketer knows, it is
(B) technology, similar to what every marketer knows as
(C) technology, as every marketer knows, is
(D) technology is what every marketer knows as
(E) technology that every marketer knows is
2.Because it lacks water, this makes the area known as Death Valley a desert, but it is by no means devoid of life.
(A) Because it lacks water, this
(B) They lack water, which
(C) Water, the lack of which
(D) Lacking water, it
(E) Lack of water
3.With the 1977 publication of Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison both received popular and critical acclaim.
(A) both received popular and
(B) both received popular and also
(C) received popular, along with
(D) received popular as well as
(E) received both popular and also
4.They determine the color and flavor of honey by the flowers from which the nectar is taken.
(A) They determine the color and flavor of honey by the
(B) Honey’s color and flavor is determined by which
(C) Honey’s color and flavor determined by those
(D) The color of honey, and its flavor, determined by the
(E) The color and flavor of honey are determined by the
1.The correct answer is C
Choice (C) is correct. It avoids the errors of the original by deleting the unnecessary pronoun “it” and by using the idiomatic “as” in place of the awkward and imprecise “like.”
2.The correct answer is E
Choice (E) is correct. It avoids the awkwardness and wordiness of the original by making “Lack of water” the subject of the sentence.
3.The correct answer is D
Choice (D) is correct. It avoids the error of the original by replacing the awkward and misused “both … and” construction with the much simpler “as well as.”
4.The correct answer is E
Choice (E) is correct. It avoids the error of the original by removing the unnecessary pronoun “They,” and by using a well-constructed phrase, “The color and flavor … are …