verbal.26 - 1 Nobody knows exactly how many languages there...

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1 Nobody knows exactly how many languages there are in the world, partly because of the difficulty of distinguishing between a language and the sub-languages or dialects within it, but those who have tried to count typically have found about five thousand. A. and the sub-languages or dialects within it, but those who have tried to count typically have found. B. and the sub-languages or dialects within them, with those who have tried counting typically finding. C. and the sub-languages or dialects within it, but those who have tried counting it typically find. D. or the sub-languages or dialects within them, but those who tried to count them typically found. E. or the sub-languages or dialects within them, with those who have tried to count typically finding. Answer: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 Medicare, the United States government’s health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, covers the full cost of home health care, but not with other nonhospital services where 20 percent of the costs must be paid by beneficiaries. A. but not with other nonhospital services where 20 percent of the costs must be paid by beneficiaries. B. but not of other nonhospital services, making beneficiaries pay 20 percent of the costs. C. but not of other nonhospital services, for which beneficiaries must pay 20 percent of the costs. D. which is unlike other nonhospital services in that 20 percent of the costs must be paid by beneficiaries. E. which is unlike other nonhospital services that make bene- ficiaries pay 20 percent of the costs. Answer: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 Deliberately imitating the technique of Louis Armstrong, jazz singer Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattened out the melodic contours of tunes, and, in effect, recomposed songs to suit her range, style, and artistic sensibilities. A. Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice like an instrument, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattened. B. Billie Holiday’s approach to singing was to use her voice in a similar way to how other musicians play instruments, in ranging freely over the beat,
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flattening. C. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians played instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening. D. Billie Holiday used her voice in the same way that other musicians use their instruments, in that she ranged freely over the beat, flattening. E. Billie Holiday approached singing by using her voice like other musicians Instruments, ranging freely over the beat, flattening. Answer: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Consumers planning to buy recreational equipment tend to buy higher quality, more expensive equipment when the economy is strong than when it is weak. Hill and Dale is a business that sells high-quality, expensive camping and hiking equipment in Boravia. Although all the signs are that Boravia’s economy is now entering a period of sustained strength, the managers of the business do not expect a substantial increase in sales.
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