GED Reading Practice Test 2

Continue your test prep with our GED Language Arts practice test 2. For this type of question on the 2014 GED you will correctly complete each sentence using a drop-down menu. We have modified this slightly using a multiple choice format, but the concepts tested are identical.

Directions: The passage below is incomplete. For each question choose the option that correctly completes the sentence.

Dusty Rogers
Stove Repair and Installation
2272A South 6th Street
New York, NY 10453

Dear Mr. Rogers:I visited your store to determine a price range for installing a new wood-burning stove in my home. I openly disclosed that my budget for the project was around $4,000, with $5,000 being the absolute limit of my funds. I was told that this would be enough. However, your subsequent proposal with amounts totaling over $6,800 Select from Question #1

I asked that my deposit check be returned as I could not afford the project. I then received a bill from you for $129 for consultation. While I understand that your time is valuable, none of your literature indicates a charge for the initial discussion of a potential project. Quite truthfully, I would not have scheduled the appointment Select from Question #2

I called to discuss the invoice and explained over the telephone that I feel I was Select from Question #3 to compromise by paying one-half the bill. The store representative told me that someone would call me back regarding the invoice and Select from Question #4 Since no one has called me to express non-acceptance of my offer, I am enclosing a check for $64.50.

Sincerely,
J. E. Johnson

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Question 1
Select the option that correctly completes the sentence.

A
were disappointing in light of my budget limitations.
B
was disappointing in light of my budget limitations.
C
be disappointing in light of my budget limitations.
D
been disappointing in light of my budget limitations.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (B). The subject of the sentence is “proposal.” Since the word “proposal” is single, it must be followed by the singular verb “was”.
Question 2
Select the option that correctly completes the sentence.

A
had I known there was a charge.
B
should I known there was a charge.
C
if I had knowed there was a charge.
D
if I had of known there was a charge.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (A). A good way to check subject/verb agreement in a clause that begins with a verb is to put it in subject/verb order. In this clause, the order would be as follows: I had known there was a charge. “Had known” is the correct verb tense and shows standard usage.
Question 3
Select the option that correctly completes the sentence.

A
misled, at that time, I offered
B
misled at that time, I offered
C
misled. At that time, I offered
D
misled at that time I offered
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (C). A period shows the ending of the first sentence. The capitalized word “At” shows the beginning of the second sentence. The other options are run-on sentences.
Question 4
Select the option that correctly completes the sentence.

A
its payment.
B
her payment.
C
it’s payment.
D
their payment.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (A). The possessive form of the pronoun “it” does not have an apostrophe. A good way to remember this is to compare it to other possessive pronouns: his, hers, theirs. These possessive pronouns do not have apostrophes either.
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