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Critical Reading > Sentence Completions

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

Designed to resist storms by virtue of their ------- weight, the oil platforms towed into the North Sea were the heaviest objects ever moved by human technology.

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In this sentence, “by virtue of” is a clue to the missing word: it must be consistent with the idea of “the heaviest objects ever moved.”

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