SAT Reading 5.2 Sentence Completion

SAT Reading Sentence Completion Drill 5, Problem 2

Analyzing text structureAnalyzing part-whole relationships
LanguageEnglish Language
Product TypeSAT Reading
SAT ReadingSentence Completion

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up must've been a little...well...less palatial.

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So the first blank should describe Henry's not-so-impressive house, and the second should

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describe his friend's crazy-nice mansion. Let's start with the first blank and see

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what it can tell us.

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(A) and (B) are easy to eliminate because "extravagant" and "luxurious" both

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describe a place way more over the top than Henry's.

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The other first blank options are all possibilities, so we'll move on to blank number two.

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(E) is a definite no. Palatial estates aren't really known for their "plainness."

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(B) seems like it could be an option. The "location" of the friend's house might

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be part of what makes it impressive...

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But the whereabouts of Henry's house aren't mentioned, so location doesn't fit into

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this equation. The root word "grand" gives us a hint

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that "grandeur" would be a good word to describe a palatial estate. Therefore (C)

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is the best answer...

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Although "palatial estates" might not always be the best places to live.