Improving Sentences

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One advantage of standardized tests is that you know in advance what the question types are. This saves time and improves your confidence going into the test. The Improving Sentences section has a unique layout for which it is essential to be prepared. The answer choices are all different variations of one another and are intended to replace all or part of the original sentence in question. The phrase to be replaced is underlined, and the first answer choice is always identical to it. A common mistake when improving sentences is to select the first answer that makes sense and move on. Don’t be tempted to do this — there might still be a phrase that fits even better! The tips and practice questions for improving sentences provided here will help you avoid blunders like this and be prepared for this section.

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