Directions: In the following ACT English practice test, there is a passage with certain words and phrases that are underlined and numbered. The questions will provide alternatives for the underlined portion. You should choose the alternative that best expresses the idea in standard written English and is worded most consistently with the tone of the passage. If you believe that the original version is best, then choose “NO CHANGE.” There will also be questions about sections of the passage or about the passage as a whole. Read the entire passage before answering any of the questions. For some questions you may need to read beyond the underlined section in order to determine the correct answer.
ways he has a
ways having a
ways, and still has a
tells us, that,
tells us that,
tells us that
not be likely to see very much that has changed since.
be able to see right away that not very much has changed since.
not change very much.
inventory of canned and dry goods.
inventory, refusing to consider a more current method.
inventory, which he writes down by hand.
inventory of goods on the shelves and in the storeroom.
years; besides that, his filing cabinets
years, and besides that, his filing cabinets
years and since his filing cabinets
know, besides, that
know, however, that
know, beyond that,
me and my sister
my sister and I
my sister and I,
On the other hand,
despite the fact that
before Sentence 1
after Sentence 1
after Sentence 4
after Sentence 5
Sooner rather than later,
Sooner or later,
As soon as later,
Deep in the disorganization of that office’s, the computer will join the cell phone my mom gave him a few years back.
In the disorganized depths of the office, the computer will soon be joined by the cell phone my mom gave him a few years ago.
The computer will join the cell phone my mom gave him a few years back in the disorganized depths of that office.
It’s hard to say what else might be lost in there.
We tell my father it’s a reminder that he can’t hide from the future forever.
We have no idea who might be calling.
Maybe one day I will try to find it and answer it.
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