Directions: In the following passage, certain words and phrases 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 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.
not only for the quantity but for
not just for the quantity but also for
not only for the quantity but also for
state; Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois
state; Ohio, and Indiana, and Illinois
state—Ohio, Indiana and Illinois
weather, and but also from the intense heat of summer.
weather, but the intense heat of summer in addition.
weather, and from the summer heat’s intensity.
OMIT the underlined portion.
ample protection for them had been required.
they require ample protection.
it requires ample protection.
then leaves or straw, and sawdust
then leaves and straw, and sawdust
then have leaves, straw, or sawdust
young and immature
young or immature
an increase in importance
Honey contains many beneficial minerals and vitamins, and also has antibacterial properties.
It is a shame that bees are in danger, but colony collapse disorder is still rampant.
Beekeepers who protect their colonies year-round are more likely to have happy, healthy, honey-producing bees for years to come.
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