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Recognize correctly formed sentences

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SKILL 1: Recognize correctly formed sentences

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    Recognize correctly formed sentences

    Example

    The following sentence tests correctness and effectiveness of expression. Part of the sentence or the entire sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Choice A repeats the original phrasing; the other four choices are different. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A; if not, select one of the other choices.

    In making your selection, follow the requirements of standard written English; that is, pay attention to grammar, choice of words, sentence construction, and punctuation. Your selection should result in the most effective sentence-clear and precise, without awkwardness or ambiguity.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe was renowned not only in the United States but also in Europe: in Rome she could seldom walk through the streets unrecognized.

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