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May
3
2015
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Incorrect 7,100
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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.  

The modern recreational canoe closely resembles the Native American bark canoe in shape, length, weight, and carrying capacity, differing only in the materials of which they are made.

Answer Choices

Hint

Pay attention to pronouns and what they refer to.

Question of the Day

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6/6

May
3
2015
20,222 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 13,122
Incorrect 7,100
64% 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.  

The modern recreational canoe closely resembles the Native American bark canoe in shape, length, weight, and carrying capacity, differing only in the materials of which they are made.

Answer Choices

Answer

Choice (D) is correct. It avoids the pronoun error of the original by using the singular pronoun “it” to refer appropriately to the singular noun “The modern … canoe.”