GED Reading Practice Test 5

The Reasoning through Language Arts section of the 2018 GED includes sentence completion passages which test your grammar and language skills. Ours practice questions are multiple choice, but on the actual test you will use a drop-down menu to select the text which correctly completes each sentence.

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

To: All Residents
From: Margaret Gillingham, Property Manager, Rolling Hills Apartments
Date: May 16Re: Parking and Pool Usage

Dear residents,

As summertime approaches and residents are more likely to have visitors, our parking and pool usage rules bear repeating. Please remember that [Question−1] Please remind any visitors that they must obey the following rules if they are parking on our property:

• Park in designated visitor parking.
• Cars may not be parked in visitor parking for more than 48 hours.
• Visitors are strictly prohibited from parking in resident parking spots. Violators will be towed at owner’s expense.
• There is an overflow parking [Question−2] available visitor parking spots within the complex.

We plan to officially open the pool for summer this weekend! Please remember that residents are allowed [Question−3] have more than 2 guests in the pool area at a time. Guests must wear pool wristbands at all times within the pool area. If you would like guest wristbands, you can pick them up in the leasing office. Once you pick up a wristband, don’t lose [Question−4] because the wristbands cost $50 to replace.

Finally, make sure you have fun and enjoy all the amenities we have to offer. We look forward to a great summer with you!

Thanks,

Margaret Gillingham
Property Manager, Rolling Hills Apartment

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Question 1
Select the option that correctly completes the sentence.

Please remember that                                              

A
there are designated visitor parking in front of each apartment building in the complex.
B
there is designated visitor parking in front of each apartment building in the complex.
C
their is designated visitor parking in front of each apartment building in the complex.
D
their are designated visitor parking in front of each apartment building in the complex.
Question 1 Explanation: 
Answer choice (B) is correct because it uses the correct spelling of “there” and the correct form of the verb “to be.” In the sentence, “there” is referring to the location of visitor parking in the apartment complex. The word “their” is a possessive pronoun, and does not fit in this sentence; this eliminates answer choices (C) and (D). “Is” is the correct form of the verb “to be” in the sentence because the verb is referring to one parking area, so it needs to be a singular verb. This eliminates answer choices (A) and (D).
Question 2
Select the option that correctly completes the sentence.

There is an overflow parking                                               available visitor parking spots within the complex.

A
lot, which is located across the street, if there are no
B
lot, that is located across the street, if there are no
C
lot that is located across the street; if there are no
D
lot; which is located across the street if there are no
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (A). This is an example of parenthesis, or adding a clause to a sentence that can be removed without hurting the structure of the sentence. When using commas to create a parenthesis, “which” is the proper pronoun to use because it implies an aside. Answer choices (B) is incorrect because it uses “that” after the comma, which doesn’t grammatically make sense. Answer choice (C) and (D) are incorrect because of improper semicolon usage.
Question 3
Select the option that correctly completes the sentence.

Please remember that residents are allowed                                               have more than 2 guests in the pool area at a time.

A
to bring guests to the pool, or residents may not
B
to bring guests to the pool and residents may not
C
to bring guests to the pool, but residents may not
D
to bring guests to the pool, while residents may not
Question 3 Explanation: 
Answer choice (C) is correct because “but” is an appropriate conjunction in the sentence. “But” implies something contradictory or a limitation, which fits because while residents may bring guests to the pool, they are limited to 2 guests at a time. While “and” might not technically be incorrect, it doesn’t make sense in context. The sentence is making it clear that the complex welcomes guests, but limits the number of guests someone can have. “Or” and “while” don’t fit either, for the same reason.
Question 4
Select the option that correctly completes the sentence.

Once you pick up a wristband, don’t lose               because the wristbands cost $50 to replace.

A
this
B
one
C
them
D
it
Question 4 Explanation: 
Answer choice (D) is correct because the passage needs a pronoun to take the place of “wristband” in this sentence. The only answer choice that accurately takes the place of “wristband” as the direct object of this clause is “it.” Answer choices (C) and (B) are both pronouns, but they don’t fit into the sentence grammatically. Answer choice (A) is actually an adjective, used to refer to a specific item, like “this wristband.”
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