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Composing Skills Test 2

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Directions:
Questions 46-56 require you to rewrite sentences in your head. Each question tells you exactly how to begin your new sentence. Your new sentence should have the same meaning and contain the same information as the original sentence.

Example: The student senate debated for two hours and finally voted down the resolution.

Rewrite, beginning with

Having debated the issue for two hours, . . .

The next word or words will be

(A) the issue
(B) it
(C) the student senate
(D) a vote



 

46."Those of you who missed the laboratory session last week will undoubtedly find the test difficult," said the lecturer.

Rewrite, beginning with

According to the lecturer, if you missed last week's laboratory session, . . .

The next words will be

 
 







 

47. Because of changes in legislation, farm workers who harvest fruits and vegetables by hand can now negotiate for wages as other unionized workers do.

Rewrite, beginning with

Changes in legislation . . .

The next words will be

 
 







 

48. The firefighters located the source of the fire while they were searching the smoke-filled house.

Rewrite, beginning with

While searching the smoke-filled house, . . .

The next words will be

 
 







 

49. Kisha caught a bad cold and decided not to go to the party.

Rewrite, beginning with

Kisha decided not to go to the party . . .

The next words will be

 
 







 

50. At the mission of San Juan Capistrano, the caretakers were not looking forward to having the swallows return.

Rewrite, beginning with

The caretakers of the mission in San Juan Capistrano dreaded . . .

The next words will be

 
 







 

51. The woman in charge of the project, a person with experience as a petroleum engineer and the sister of a friend of mine, is Deborah Wong.

Rewrite, beginning with

In charge of the project is . . .

The next words will be

 
 







 

52. The value of rural property has increased as more and more farmland is developed for suburban housing.

Rewrite, beginning with

The development . . .

The next words will be

 
 







 

53. A Small Circle of Friends, filmed in Berkeley during the late sixties, follows three students through four years of college.

Rewrite, beginning with

Filmed in Berkeley during the late sixties, . . .

The next words will be

 
 







 

54. The first recordings of jazz were made before the development of high fidelity equipment, and so we can never be sure what early jazz musicians such as King Oliver really sounded like.

Rewrite, beginning with

Because high fidelity . . .

The next words will be

 
 







 

55. Rosa reached the 20-mile mark and then broke away from the other runners.

Rewrite, beginning with

Only after she reached the 20-mile mark . . .

The next words will be

 
 







 

56. Alcohol abuse is clearly a major problem among young people and needs to be addressed in a variety of ways.

Rewrite, beginning with

Clearly a major problem among young people, . . .

The next word or words will be