26. Of all the possible disasters that threaten American agriculture, the possibility of an adverse change in

  climate is maybe the more difficult for analysis.

  (A) is maybe the more difficult for analysis

  (B) is probably the most difficult to analyze

  (C) is maybe the most difficult for analysis

  (D) is probably the more difficult to analyze

  (E) is, it may be, the analysis that is most difficult

  27. Published in Harlem, the owner and editor of the Messenger were two young journalists. Chandler Owen j

  and A. Philip Randolph, who would later make his reputation as a labor leader.

  (A) Published in Harlem, the owner and editor of the Messenger were two young journalists. Chandler

  Owen and A. Philip Randolph, who would later make his reputation as a labor leader.

  (B) Published in Harlem, two young journalists, Chandler Owen and A. Philip Randolph, who would later

  make his reputation as a labor leader, were the owner and editor of the Messenger.

  (C) Published in Harlem, the Messenger was owned and edited by two young journalists, A. Philip

  Randolph, who would later make his reputation as a labor leader, and Chandler Owen.

  (D) The Messenger was owned and edited by two young journalists. Chandler Owen and A. Philip

  Randolph, who would later make his reputation as a labor leader, and published in Harlem.

  (E) The owner and editor being two young journalists, Chandler Owen and A. Philip Randolph, who would

  later make his reputation as a labor leader, the Messenger was published in Harlem. 28. The rise in the Commerce Department's index of leading economic indicators suggest that the economy

  should continue its expansion into the coming months. but that the mixed performance of the index's individual

  components indicates that economic growth will proceed at a more moderate pace than in the first

  quarter of this year.

  (A) suggest that the economy should continue its expansion into the coming months, but that

  (B) suggest that the economy is to continue expansion in the coming months, but

  (C) suggests that the economy will continue its expanding in the coming months, but that

  (D) suggests that the economy is continuing to expand into the coming months, but that

  (E) suggests that the economy will continue to expand in the coming months, but

  29. In three centuries--from 1050 to 1350--several million tons of stone were quarried in France for the building

  of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some tens of thousands of parish churches.

  (A) for the building of eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some

  (B) in order that they might build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some

  (C) so as they might build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and some

  (D) so that there could be built eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and

  (E) such that they could build eighty cathedrals, five hundred large churches, and

  30. What was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc has been the use of the new technology to

  revitalize, in better sound than was ever before possible, some of the classic recorded performances of the

  pre-LP era.

  (A) What was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc

  (B) The thing that was as remarkable as developing the compact disc

  (C) No less remarkable than the development of the compact disc

  (D) Developing the compact disc has been none the less remarkable than

  (E) Development of the compact disc has been no less remarkable as

  Answer to Question 26

  Choice B is the best answer. The sentence compares one thing, an adverse change in climate, to all other

  things in its class-- that is, to all the possible disasters that threaten American agriculture, therefore, the

  sentence requires the superlative form of the adjective, most difficult, rather than the comparative form, more

  difficult, which appears in choices A and D. In A and C, the use of maybe is unidiomatic, and difficult should be

  completed by the infinitive to analyze. Choice E is awkwardly phrased and, when inserted into the sentence,

  produces an illogical structure: the possibility ... is... the analysis that.

  Answer to Question 27

  Choices A and B present dangling modifiers that illogically suggest that Owen and Randolph, rather than the

  Messenger, were published in Harlem. In D, the phrase and published in Harlem is too remote from the

  Messenger to modify it effectively. In E, being produces an awkward construction, and the placement of the

  main clause at the end of the sentence is confusing. Only in C, the best answer, is Published in Harlem

  followed immediately by the Messenger. Also, C makes it clear that the clause beginning who refers to

  Randolph.

  Answer to Question 28

  In choices A and B, the verb suggest does not agree with its singular subject, rise. In context, the phrase into

  the coming months in A and D is not idiomatic; in the coming months is preferable. In A, C, and D, the that

  appearing after but creates a subordinate clause where an independent clause is needed for the new subject,

  mixed performance. Choice E includes the correct verb form, suggests, eliminates that, and properly employs

  the future tense, will continue to expand. That this tense is called for is indicated both by the future time to

  which the coming months refers and by the parallel verb form will proceed in the nonunderlined part of the sentence. Choice E is best.

  Answer to Question 29

  Choice A is best. The other choices are unidiomatic or unnecessarily wordy, and the pronoun they, which

  appears in B, C, and E, has no grammatical referent.

  Answer to Question 30

  Besides being wordy, the clauses beginning What was in A and The thing that was in B cause inconsistencies

  in verb tense: the use of the new technology cannot logically be described by both the present perfect has

  been and the past was. In B and D, developing the compact disc is not parallel to the use of new

  technology to revitalize ... performances; in C, the best answer, the noun development is parallel to use.

  The phrases none the less ... than in D and no less... as in E are unidiomatic; the correct form of expression,

  no less ... than, appears in C, the best choice.

  Answer to Question 26

  Choice B is the best answer. The sentence compares one thing, an adverse change in climate, to all other

  things in its class-- that is, to all the possible disasters that threaten American agriculture, therefore, the

  sentence requires the superlative form of the adjective, most difficult, rather than the comparative form, more

  difficult, which appears in choices A and D. In A and C, the use of maybe is unidiomatic, and difficult should be

  completed by the infinitive to analyze. Choice E is awkwardly phrased and, when inserted into the sentence,

  produces an illogical structure: the possibility ... is... the analysis that.

  Answer to Question 27

  Choices A and B present dangling modifiers that illogically suggest that Owen and Randolph, rather than the

  Messenger, were published in Harlem. In D, the phrase and published in Harlem is too remote from the

  Messenger to modify it effectively. In E, being produces an awkward construction, and the placement of the

  main clause at the end of the sentence is confusing. Only in C, the best answer, is Published in Harlem

  followed immediately by the Messenger. Also, C makes it clear that the clause beginning who refers to

  Randolph.

  Answer to Question 28

  In choices A and B, the verb suggest does not agree with its singular subject, rise. In context, the phrase into

  the coming months in A and D is not idiomatic; in the coming months is preferable. In A, C, and D, the that

  appearing after but creates a subordinate clause where an independent clause is needed for the new subject,

  mixed performance. Choice E includes the correct verb form, suggests, eliminates that, and properly employs

  the future tense, will continue to expand. That this tense is called for is indicated both by the future time to

  which the coming months refers and by the parallel verb form will proceed in the nonunderlined part of the sentence. Choice E is best.

  Answer to Question 29

  Choice A is best. The other choices are unidiomatic or unnecessarily wordy, and the pronoun they, which

  appears in B, C, and E, has no grammatical referent.

  Answer to Question 30

  Besides being wordy, the clauses beginning What was in A and The thing that was in B cause inconsistencies

  in verb tense: the use of the new technology cannot logically be described by both the present perfect has

  been and the past was. In B and D, developing the compact disc is not parallel to the use of new

  technology to revitalize ... performances; in C, the best answer, the noun development is parallel to use.

  The phrases none the less ... than in D and no less... as in E are unidiomatic; the correct form of expression,

  no less ... than, appears in C, the best choice.

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