SAT Reading 2.5 Sentence Completion
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SAT Reading Sentence Completion Drill 2, Problem 5
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Rhetoric||Analyzing word choice|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
For the first blank we're looking for a word that describes how New York relates with
the rest of the U.S.A.
Let's start with the first blank and see what it can help us with.
(B) doesn't really work, because New York is a gigantic city, made up of lots of communities.
(C) feels awkward to us, too. We wouldn't really call New York a "society of America."
It just sounds weird.
Okay, the rest of these first blank options look somewhat plausible, so we'll move on
to blank number two.
(D) doesn't work, because nobody would say "in close mileage."
(E) doesn't sound right either. Yeah, everybody's really packed in there in NYC, but we wouldn't
say "in close blocks."
All right, (A) is looking pretty good to us right now.
"Close proximity" is a phrase we hear all the time, so blank number two checks out.
The first blank is good too, because a "microcosm" is a smaller representation of a larger whole.
New York is packed with diverse cultures just as America is on a larger scale, so the answer
(A) for "All right already. Give Lady Liberty a break."