SAT Reading Sentence Completion Drill 5, Problem 2
|Analyzing text structure||Analyzing part-whole relationships|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
up must've been a little...well...less palatial.
So the first blank should describe Henry's not-so-impressive house, and the second should
describe his friend's crazy-nice mansion. Let's start with the first blank and see
what it can tell us.
(A) and (B) are easy to eliminate because "extravagant" and "luxurious" both
describe a place way more over the top than Henry's.
The other first blank options are all possibilities, so we'll move on to blank number two.
(E) is a definite no. Palatial estates aren't really known for their "plainness."
(B) seems like it could be an option. The "location" of the friend's house might
be part of what makes it impressive...
But the whereabouts of Henry's house aren't mentioned, so location doesn't fit into
this equation. The root word "grand" gives us a hint
that "grandeur" would be a good word to describe a palatial estate. Therefore (C)
is the best answer...
Although "palatial estates" might not always be the best places to live.