SAT Reading 2.9 Sentence Completion
SAT Reading: Sentence Completion Drill 2, Problem 9
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Determining implicit meanings|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
Whatever word we choose to fill the blanks has got to be compatible with "small."
This requirement immediately rules out (C), because "extravagant" describes something
big and flashy. This is definitely more of a gingerbread house than a palace.
We can rule out "exquisite" for a similar reason. It usually describes something beautiful
and intricately designed.
(C) and (D) are officially condemned. The word we're looking for also has to get
along with the description of something old, because the sentence tells us the house has
been in the family for years.
This requirement let's us condemn (B) as well. A house that's been around for a while
would not be called "modern."
There's nothing in the sentence that says that the cottage isn't "conventional,"
but houses that have been around for a while usually have more character.
We're not looking for a McMansion here. Looks like (A) wins the day... since "quaint"
refers to something old-fashioned and unusual.
The answer is (A). A for "Anybody can find love when there's charming housing involved."