In an attempt to _______ the swan so that it could
be safely relocated to an animal sanctuary, the
warden injected the animal with a tranquilizer, after
which the animal slept for over three hours.
|The correct answer to a sentence completion question will always maintain the overall flow and meaning of the sentence. To easily detect the flow of a sentence, you'll want to look for key words which indicate a shift in meaning, tone, etc., or which otherwise maintain certain tone and hence imply continuation of a theme. |
For example, consider the following sentence:
We were overjoyed by his homecoming; however,
Should you memorize this list? No, bust just be cognizant of key words and that they will help you to eliminate those answer choices which do not maintain the overall flow and meaning of the sentence.
|A few of the sentence completion question will contain two blanks, and so your job will be to determine which of the provided answer choices best fit into the two blanks. The fact that there are two blanks can make a dual blank question more difficult than a sentence completion question with just one blank, but likewise having two blanks to consider can make the problem quite difficult. You'll want to consider the following:
The boisterous laughter of the swelling crowd deafened our senses.
The trepidity laughter of the budding crowd deafened our senses.If you don't know the meanings of the words boisterous, trepidity, swelling, or budding, then first consider each sentence, one word at a time. "boisterous laughter" sounds okay, as so does "swelling crowd". The fragment "trepidity laughter", however, sounds odd, and in fact, trepidity, which means fear or distress, does not fit the meaning of the sentence at all, both in meaning and in grammar. The key fact to note here is that in addition to having to know your vocabulary, you'll sometimes need to rely on your intuition to arrive at the right answer, and it's only after you practice and hone in your so-called inner-ear, that you'll be able to zip right through the sentence completion questions.