Sentence Completion Examples

Sentence Completion Examples: Here are some construction shift questions from our Accuplacer online practice tests.

Please note that this section of the exam is also referred to as sentence completion.

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1. We were exhausted from our long journey and decided to go straight to bed.

Rewrite, beginning with

Exhausted

Your new sentence will include:

A. as we were

B. we decided

C. we were deciding

D. we decided and went

2. In the southern United States, many indigenous native tribes still perform traditional rites and ceremonies.

Rewrite, beginning with

Traditional rites and ceremonies

The next words will be:

A. do still perform

B. they still perform

C. are still performed

D. were still performed

3. Sarah arrived at the party, and the fun finally started.

Rewrite, beginning with

The fun finally started

The next words will be:

A. although Sarah arrived

B. when Sarah arrived

C. after Sarah arrived

D. and Sarah arrived

4. Robert studied hard for his exam, but the same cannot be said of Thomas.

Rewrite, beginning with

Unlike Thomas,

The next words will be

A. studying hard

B. for Robert

C. for Robert studying hard

D. Robert studied hard

5. If he had the money, he would travel around the world.

Rewrite, beginning with

He cannot travel around the world

The next words will be:

A. because he

B. in spite of him

C. although he

D. instead of

Answers to Sentence Completion Exercises

1. The correct answer is B. The new sentence is: Exhausted from our long journey, we decided to go straight to bed.

2. The correct answer is C. The new sentence is: Traditional rites and ceremonies are still performed by many indigenous native tribes in the southern United States.

3. The correct answer is B. The new sentence is: The fun finally started when Sarah arrived at the party.

4. The correct answer is D. The new sentence is: Unlike Thomas, Robert studied hard for his exam.

5. The correct answer is A. The new sentence is: He cannot travel around the world because he does not have enough money.

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