Sentence Correction Comparison


Unlike the first game in the World Series, which historians regard as a pivotal moment in the Yankees Red Sox rivalry, historians regard the 2nd game as of marginal importance in determining the final outcome.

A. historians regard the 2nd game as of marginal importance
B. the 2nd game is regarded as relatively unimportant
C. historians regard the 2nd game as of being marginal importance
D. the 2nd game is regarded as being of relatively minimal importance
E. the 2nd game is regarded by historians as being relatively unimportant

Answer

There are two major problems with this sentence. (1) A comparison should evaluate two parallel elements. (2) as of marginal importance can be written in a more concise manner (as marginally important). Further, the reference to historians can be omitted as it is clearly understood in the context.

Answer - Choice B


Unlike other water creatures that carry their offspring to term and bear live young, laying eggs is the reproduction method of penguins.

A. laying eggs is the reproduction method of penguins.
B. penguins reproduce by the method of laying eggs.
C. penguins' method of reproduction is laying eggs.
D. eggs are laid by penguins for reproduction.
E. the reproduction method of penguins is egg-laying.

Answer

In this sentence, the phrase unlike other water creatures that carry their offspring to term and bear live young seems to modify eggs, but the real comparison is between other creatures and penguins. A correct version of the sentence will place penguins immediately after this modifying phrase.

Answer - Choice B