It was once believed that dinosaurs and humans coexisted, an assertion that, after many years, was proved to be untrue.
1. What is the best way to rephrase the underlined part of the sentence?
A) was ultimately prove to be
B) was at one time proven to be
C) was ultimately proven to be
D) was soon proven to be
E) was disproved to be
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: This is the grammatically correct choice. In addition, the word ultimately indicates that the matter was settled with some finality. Ultimately also indicates a passage through time, which is suitable because it took many years to disprove the assertion.
The Ancient Egyptians made numerous significant contributions to artistic techniques, with the most notable one being the use of natural materials to make paint and the use of stone to produce religious statues.
2. What is the best way to rephrase the underlined part of the sentence?
A) the best among these being
B) the most notable among these being
C) the most notable among this being
D) the least notable among these being
E) the most notable ones
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: This choice indicates that there were numerous contributions made by the Ancient Egyptians. It also indicates that there was more than one technique that was significant. Choice B is also grammatically correct.
Because of rising operating costs in recent years, managers of large corporations are finding it increasingly necessary to reduce benefits paid to employees.
3. What is the best way to rephrase the underlined part of the sentence?
A) finding it is necessarily increasing
B) finding it increases
C) increasingly finding it necessary
D) increasingly finding that it is necessary
E) necessarily finding it increasingly unavoidable
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Choice C contains all of the necessary information, and expresses it succinctly. The modifier is also in the correct position in the phrase. Managers are “increasingly finding” represents the idea more accurately than “finding it increasingly.”