HSPT Language Skills : Clarity of Expression: Sentence Selection

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Clarity Of Expression: Sentence Selection

Which of the following sentences expresses its ideas most clearly?

Possible Answers:

By catching and eating small birds and rodents, hawks can survive in cities, and they are also amazing predators.

Hawks are amazing predators that can survive in cities by catching and eating small birds and rodents.

Hawks can catch and eat small birds and rodents and this makes them amazing predators. They can also survive in cities because of this.

By catching and eating small birds and rodents, hawks are amazing predators that can survive in cities.

Correct answer:

Hawks are amazing predators that can survive in cities by catching and eating small birds and rodents.

Explanation:

The clearest option is "Hawks are amazing predators that can survive in cities by catching and eating small birds and rodents." This answer choice avoids the use of the passive voice and connects the idea of catching and eating small birds and rodents to hawks being amazing predators and their ability to survive in cities in a single sentence.

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