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|This Week's Punches|
Basketball is a challenging sport; players have to be in top
physical shape and be practicing everyday to maintain their
(B) to be
(C) be practicing
Harry __ school at age 16 and earned a living by making piano rolls for player pianos and by playing in Las Vegas nightclubs.
(A) graduated from college
(B) stopped attending secondary school
(C) scattered sheet music on the street
(D) dropped by his school frequently
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Answers to Punch (Posted on 18-Dec-09)
1. Answer : C
Solution : This sentence lacks parallel structure. Be practicing is not in the same grammatical form as the infinitive to be. To be correct, be practicing needs to be changed to 'practice.'
2. Answer : B
Solution : Here, we are looking for a word that means "quit" or "withdrew from." Choice A is incorrect because college is not mentioned in the sentence. Choice C is incorrect because the sentence is not about sheet music. Choice D is incorrect and a tricky one because dropped out is close in sound to "dropped by" which means visited..
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