TEAS English Practice Test 3

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Check to see if the highlighted part of the next sentence is accurate or if it needs to be changed. Cops and firefighters officers put their lives at risk often by stepping into the way of hazard physically; therefore, medical doctors and lawyers have an equally significant effect on peoples’ lives medically and legally.

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Everything in the first clause (that is, everything before the semicolon) does not in any way contribute to what is explained in the second clause (that is, everything after the semicolon), hence the transition "therefore" is not acceptable. A contrasting conjunction is required because this sentence contrasts two professions (firefighter/cops officer and doctor/lawyer) since one is considered to be white-collar (professional) and the other to be blue-collar (working class).

Check to see if the highlighted part of the next sentence is accurate or if it needs to be changed. In many cultures they consider fish eggs a delicacy.

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The right response is C. (D is appealing, but "they" is an ambiguous pronoun. B is strange in every way. A is a piece.)

Check to see if the highlighted part of the next sentence is accurate or if it needs to be changed. Sports are a significant part of life for people all across the world, as was demonstrated in 2006 when billions of people came together to be involved with the World Cup either through playing, watching or thru advertising.

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Only option A fixes the parallelism problem; however, "advertising for it" is not the greatest option because the list must only contain gerunds to be parallel. By concluding with "for it," the author is also hinting that one can "play for it" and "watch for it." However, even with some creative grammar, one cannot "watch for it" and perform the same actions as someone who only "watches it." 

Business letters are largely _________    , conveying unadorned information in a clear manner.

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"Functional" is a useful and practical word. The text would read "Business letters are essentially functional, providing unembellished information in a straightforward and succinct manner" if this term were added. The comma sets up a justification for the term that is lacking. Because most business letters actually serve a merely utilitarian purpose and lack much "adornment" or elaboration, the term "functional" is appropriate in this context.

The videos of bleeding kids and weeping parents ______ the American citizens to the point of contacting representatives and urging for an end to the revolting war abroad.

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The ideal response is D. A person might be shocked or inspired by videos that contain such gruesome imagery ("bleeding youngsters and wailing parents"). What did the Americans believe? Were the Americans so jovial that they could only be surprised? Did the films only offer Americans instruction without any other purpose? Do videos actually have the ability to literally assault viewers? Even though some of these options might fit, in general they are poor fits. But the alleged visuals would horrify people (the answer must contain emotion and be applicable to humans).

The exterminators ________  increased the fire ant population by using a pesticide that killed a hunting instinct of the organisms.

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"Inadvertently" refers to accidentally. The sentence would read "The exterminators unintentionally expanded the fire ant population by applying a pesticide that killed a hunting instinct of the organism." if this phrase were added to the text. The omitted phrase should suggest that the growth in the fire ant population was unintentional or "inadvertent," as exterminators are intended to solve insect-related issues.

The seafarers had ______ charted the seas with detailed maps and planned for all possible mishaps; nevertheless, when the storm beat down on their cargo vessel ______ with hail and vigorous wind, there was no protection.

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Since the seafarers were very attentive, used detailed maps, and prepared well. B and C are out since the sailors did not make poor planning decisions out of haste or rashness. However, it would be inaccurate to argue that the storm hit the ship "naturally" or "torpidly" because of how intense it was (lazily). Instead, it makes sense for the storm to pound down ferociously. The ideal response is option A.

Throughout her interview with local students, the dignitary exchanged her ________  public manner for a kinder, less pretentious one.

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Lofty denotes excessively haughty or conceited. The sentence would read "Throughout her interview with local students, the dignitary altered her lofty public way for a kinder, less pretentious one" if this phrase were added to the text. The dignitary adapts her demeanor to her audience, according to the sentence. Her "kinder" and "less pretentious" demeanor toward students suggests that she is more lofty or pretentious while speaking to the general public.

The two ______ political parties in the United States are the Republicans and the Democrats; most of the political decisions and activities are governed by politicians that pertain to these party groups.

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Consider the hint that "most political decisions and events are controlled by lawmakers that belong to these parties" if you are unfamiliar with US politics. It goes without saying that you need to employ an adjective to convey the idea that these parties are the most influential and vastly outnumber all others. Since none of the other options define this kind of control or authority, the decision is simply a matter of elimination. Choice A is the only option that adequately portrays this "dominance."

The  _______  of Helen Cortes works, which have sold many dozens of copies, is reflected in her ______  readership.

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Popularity refers to a widespread acceptance, while wide refers to a wide range. The sentence would read "The success of Helen Cortes' novels, which have sold many thousands of copies, is reflected in her wide readership" if these terms were added to the text. The word "reflected in" suggests that the missing terms will be similar to one another. The missing terms must represent the works' widespread appeal since the sentence states that they "have sold many thousands of copies." Therefore, it makes obvious that a "broad" readership would reflect the "popularity" of Cortes' writings.

Quite enough work was needed to determine the distances between the particles, the corners between the molecular bonds, and other ______  features.

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Physical is meant by "structural." The sentence would read, "Quite enough work was needed to identify the lengths between the particles, the corners between the molecular bonds, and other structural properties," if this phrase were to be inserted into the text. The term that is lacking must be connected to the corners and distances provided in the text. These properties are "structural," or physical.

A virtual______ of species, including sea urchins, mice, dogs, primates, and chimps, were housed in the lab.

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A collection of animals kept for display is referred to as a "menagerie." The phrase "the collection of creatures in the laboratory was a virtual menagerie that comprised sea urchins, mice, dogs, monkeys, and chimpanzees" would appear if this phrase were added to the text. The phrase that's lacking must be connected to the numerous lab animals. Such an array of creatures is especially referred to as a "menagerie."

All of the questions_______ difficult.

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The correct sentence would be: "All of the questions were difficult." The subject "questions" is plural, so the correct form of the verb to use is "were," which is the plural past tense of "to be."

What nouns are singular in the following list?

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The correct answer is: "all of the above." The nouns "Locus," "Ovum," and "Crisis" are all singular nouns.

What word relates to the toes among the following?

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The word "Polydactyl" refers to a condition where a person or animal has extra digits (fingers or toes) on their hands or feet. Therefore, "Polydactyl" does not specifically refer to the toes alone but can involve the toes along with other digits on the hands or feet.

Which of the subsequent would be an adjective?

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An adjective is a word that describes or modifies a noun or a pronoun, providing additional information about the noun or pronoun. In this case, "culpable" describes someone or something that is deserving of blame or responsibility for a particular action or wrongdoing.

I like chocolate, it tastes good. Which of the following statements best sums up this phrase?

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A comma splice occurs when two independent clauses (complete sentences that can stand alone) are joined together with only a comma, without a coordinating conjunction (e.g., and, but, or, so) or appropriate punctuation.

Which body part does rhino represent?

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The term "Rhino" refers to the "Nose" body region. Specifically, the word "rhino" is a prefix derived from the Greek word "rhinos," which means "nose." It is commonly used in medical terminology to describe conditions or procedures related to the nose. For example, "rhinoplasty" is a surgical procedure to alter or reconstruct the nose.

Being a part of this ecosystem is incredibly fulfilling, and I enjoy how the departments work together to increase revenue. Which of the following sums up this sentence's word choice the best?

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Business jargon refers to specialized language, terminology, or expressions that are commonly used within a specific industry or workplace context. In the given sentence, phrases like "ecosystem," "synergy among departments," and "revenue projections" are examples of business jargon. These terms are often used in business and corporate environments to convey specific ideas, concepts, or strategies.

Which grammatical category best fits "she"?

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Subjective pronouns are used as the subjects of sentences or clauses. They replace or refer to the person or thing that performs the action of the verb. In this case, "she" is a subjective pronoun because it refers to a female person and acts as the subject of a sentence. For example, in the sentence "She is going to the store," "she" is the subjective pronoun representing the person who is performing the action of going to the store.

Which of the following uses the prefix self- correctly?

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The correct format is to hyphenate the prefix "self-" when it is used to form compound words, as in "self-esteem." The hyphen helps clarify that "self" and "esteem" are combined to form a single word with a specific meaning related to one's self-perception and self-worth.

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