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Writing > Improving Sentences

Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.  

Reading maps involve several abilities, including the ability to locate places, to ascertain directions, to measure distances, and to interpret the mapmaker’s symbols.

Answer Choices

Hint

Remember that words ending in -ing can sometimes function as singular nouns.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

Register Next Tests:
1/24 , 3/14

Dec
23
2014
309 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 211
Incorrect 98
68% correct

Writing > Improving Sentences

Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.  

Reading maps involve several abilities, including the ability to locate places, to ascertain directions, to measure distances, and to interpret the mapmaker’s symbols.

Answer Choices

Answer

Choice (B) is correct. It avoids the subject-verb agreement error of the original by providing a singular verb, “involves,” for the singular subject, “Reading.”