Directions: Each SAT Writing passage is followed by 11 questions. Read the passage and select the answer to each question that is most effective in improving the quality of the writing or in making the passage conform to the standard conventions of English.
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And he had a mother,
Oscar Wilde has inherited his mother’s intelligence and writing ability.
Though she did not receive as much education as her son would go on to achieve, Wilde’s mother was an accomplished writer.
DELETE the underlined portion.
In 1884, Oscar Wilde married Constance Lloyd, and had two sons.
Constance Lloyd married Oscar Wilde in 1884, and had two sons.
Oscar Wilde married Constance Lloyd in 1884, and she gave birth to two sons.
did get itself published
Wilde was a voracious writer, but he also enjoyed going to see plays.
Not only did Wilde enjoy literary success, but he also soon became a successful playwright.
Oscar Wilde had ideas for other novels, but he was too busy with his other writings to attempt another one.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is about a conceited young man, whose inner ugliness becomes etched on a portrait hidden in his attic.
a simple, a poignant, great ballad,
simple, a poignant, a great ballad,
a simple, poignant, and great ballad
Yes, because it does not describe what he died of.
Yes, because it has nothing to do with Wilde’s literary output.
No, because it provides an emotional context for Wilde’s death.
No, because it gives information about the Hotel d'Alsace.
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