MR-Sentence-Correction-Guide

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Unformatted text preview: have not gone through all the practice problems yet. • Insert a comma and a conjunction between the clauses: It is nearly six o’clock, and we have not gone through all the practice problems yet. www.manhattanreview.com c 1999 - 2008 Manhattan Review Sentence Correction Guide – Sentence Correction 2.6 57 Useful Examples Here are some examples of the types of questions you will be faced with in the Sentence Correction section. Q1. Unlike Lee Ang whose films transcend ideology, Zhang Yi Mou is frequently dismissed with being merely a photographer for a visually impressive production with little meaning. (A) with merely being a photographer (B) as being a photographer merely (C) for being merely a photographer (D) as a mere photographer (E) merely for being a photographer The problem with the sentence as it stands: dismissed with is not idiomatic, it should be dismissed as or dismissed for. These two idioms mean different things - you can be dismissed for something from a job, but by critics, etc. one is dismissed AS something. This leaves you with choices B and D. B includes the word being, which automatically makes it suspect. Also, it is the longer choice, which makes it less likely to be correct. The adverb merely is placed very far away from the verb, causing an awkward construction. This makes D a better choice. *D* is correct. Q2. Once almost covered under centuries of debris, skilled artisans have now restored some original famous paintings during the Italian Renaissance. (A) skilled artisans have now restored some original famous paintings during the Italian Renaissance. (B) some original famous paintings during the Italian Renaissance now have been by skillful artisans restored. (C) the restoration of some original famous paintings during the Italian Renaissance has been done by skilled artisans. (D) skilled artisans during the Italian Renaissance have now restored some original famous paintings. (E) some original famous paintings during the Italian Renaissance have now been restored by skilled artisans. What was covered? Some original famous paintings. The rest are like certain garnishes in a cocktail. With modifying phrases at the beginning of the sentence, just determine what is being modified and select the answer which places that item directly after the phrase. Which have the correct opening? *B* *E* B needlessly separates subject from verb, creating a very awkward construction. This makes *E* the better choice. www.manhattanreview.com c 1999 - 2008 Manhattan Review Sentence Correction Guide – Sentence Correction 58 Example Janowitz, as other writers in New York City, considered Woolf as one of the foremost female modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. 2 mistakes: Like vs. As in the first part (Janowitz like other artists...) The second “As” is unnecessary (consider as is not idiomatic). Another Example In many rural provinces, the so-called party leaders are more powerful, wealthy and wield more influence...
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