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110.32.b.13.C

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Grade 9
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

110.32.b.13.C

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  • Q1
    What is the most effective revision to make in sentence 3?
    But it wasn’t often that a news story about a cow was so remarkable that it made national headlines for a week, so the problem-solving skills of people all over the country were engaged.
    But it wasn’t often that a news story about a cow was so remarkable that it made national headlines for a week and engaged the problem-solving skills of people all over the country.
    But it wasn’t often that a news story about a cow was so remarkable that when engaged, it made national headlines for a week with the problem-solving skills of people all over the country.
    No revision is needed in sentence 3.
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  • Q2
    What is the most effective way to combine sentences 7 and 8?
    Afterward Grady, who became upset and ran toward the nearest source of light, probably thought it was an exit from the barn.
    Afterward Grady became upset and ran toward the nearest source of light, she probably thought it was an exit from the barn.
    Afterward Grady became upset because she probably thought it was an exit from the barn and ran toward the nearest source of light.
    Afterward Grady became upset and ran toward the nearest source of light, probably thinking it was an exit from the barn.
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  • Q3
    Sentence 12 lacks clarity. What is the best way to improve this sentence?
    Change 'they saw' to 'he saw'
    Change 'peered' to 'glanced'
    Change 'When they' to 'When Mach and the veterinarian'
    Change 'looking out' to 'staring'
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  • Q4
    Brianna has not used the most effective transition in sentence 10. Read the second paragraph (sentences 4-13) again. Which transition should replace the word 'Instead' in sentence 10?
    Finally
    Incidentally
    However
    Additionally
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  • Q5
    What is the most effective revision to make in sentence 24?
    Although few moles actually develop into melanoma, only an expert can determine whether a person is at risk and is carefully examining cells from the suspicious mole under a microscope.
    Although few moles actually develop into melanoma, only an expert can determine whether a person is at risk by carefully examining cells from the suspicious mole under a microscope.
    No revision is needed in sentence 24.
    Although few moles actually develop into melanoma, only an expert under a microscope can determine whether a person is at risk by carefully examining cells from the suspicious mole.
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  • Q6
    What is the most effective revision to make in sentence 5?
    It's easy to snap a photo that loads it on a website to type a synopsis of where they are and what they're doing.
    No revision is needed in this sentence.
    It's easy to snap a photo, load it on a website, and type out a quick synopsis of where they are and what they're doing.
    It's easy to snap a photo and load it on a website, then a quick synopsis is typed out of where they are and what they're doing.
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  • Q7
    Sentence 8 contains an indefinite reference that affects the clarity of the sentence. What is the best way to revise this sentence?
    Change 'that' to 'some'
    Change 'them' to 'him'
    Change 'someone' to 'a person'
    Change 'he' to 'a boy'
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  • Q8
    What is the most effective way to revise sentence 21?
    Remember that who you become later, both in real life and online, is directly related to the decisions you make today!
    Sentence 21 does not need to be revised.
    Who you become later, it is directly related both in real life and online to the decisions you make today!
    Both in real life and online, remember that who you become later and the decisions you make today are directly related!
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  • Q9
    In sentence 5, 'awesome' is not the most effective word to use. Which of the following could replace 'awesome' in this sentence?
    extreme
    brooding
    breathtaking
    decisive
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  • Q10
    What is the most effective way to combine sentences 7 and 8?
    After a two-and-a-half-hour trip, he reached his target altitude, then he ran through an extensive checklist.
    After a two-and-a-half-hour trip where he ran through an extensive checklist, he reached his target altitude.
    After a two-and-a-half-hour trip, he reached his target altitude, where he ran through an extensive checklist.
    After a two-and-a-half-hour trip and after he reached his target altitude, he then ran through an extensive checklist.
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  • Q11
    There is a redundant sentence in the third paragraph (sentences 11-18). Which sentence should be deleted from this paragraph?
    Sentence 13
    Sentence 12
    Sentence 15
    Sentence 14
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  • Q12
    Catherine has not used an appropriate transition in sentence 21. Which of these could best replace 'However' and create a more appropriate transition between sentences 20 and 21?
    Coincidentally
    Meanwhile
    Likewise
    For example
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  • Q13
    The meaning of sentence 4 is unclear. Byron can improve the clarity of this sentence by changing 'it' to -
    the famous Trojans
    the extreme wealth
    the magnificent city
    the historical record
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  • Q14
    There is a redundant sentence in the last paragraph (sentences 23-28). Which sentence should be deleted from this paragraph?
    Sentence 25
    Sentence 24
    Sentence 26
    Sentence 27
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  • Q15
    In sentence 5, the word 'trip' is not the appropriate word to use. Which of the following should replace 'trip' in this sentence?
    journey
    process
    operation
    standard
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  • Q16
    What is the most effective way to revise sentence 21?
    Sentence 21 does not need to be revised.
    These are called breaks, and when surfers find one, they paddle their surfboards out into it because of the perfect wave they patiently wait for.
    These are called breaks, and when surfers find one, they paddle their surfboards out into it, they patiently wait for the perfect wave.
    These are called breaks, and when surfers find one, they paddle their surfboards out into it and patiently wait for the perfect wave.
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  • Q17
    What is the most effective way to revise sentence 30?
    With more than 500 miles of coastline, people in their home state are offered ample opportunity to surf right here in Texas.
    With more than 500 miles of coastline, Texas offers ample opportunity for people to surf right here in their home state.
    With more than 500 miles of coastline, there is ample opportunity for people to surf right here in their home state and in Texas.
    With more than 500 miles of coastline, ample opportunity is offered for people in Texas to surf right here in their home state.
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  • Q18
    What is the most effective revision to make in sentence 12?
    Realizing that she hadn't recovered from her previous race, a jog was all she could slow her pace to.
    She realized that she hadn't recovered from her previous race, her pace slowed to a jog.
    She realized that she hadn't recovered from the pace of her previous race, which slowed to a jog.
    Realizing that she hadn't recovered from her previous race, she slowed her pace to a jog.
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  • Q19
    What is the most effective way to revise sentence 6?
    Each day the penguins head out to sea to spend the day swimming and feeding, leaving their burrows.
    Each day the penguins leave their burrows they head out to sea to spend the day swimming and feeding.
    Each day the penguins that leave their burrows head out to sea for spending the day swimming and feeding.
    Each day the penguins leave their burrows and head out to sea to spend the day swimming and feeding.
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  • Q20
    What is the most effective way to combine sentences 9 and 10?
    Some penguins would try to groom themselves because they swallowed the toxic oil and died.
    Attempting to groom themselves were some penguins, who swallowed the toxic oil and died.
    While attempting to groom themselves, some penguins swallowed the toxic oil and died.
    Some penguins would try to groom themselves, they swallowed the toxic oil and died.
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