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76) I cannot say (1) if Sandy has (2) passed the exam (3) or not. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: B

Explanation:

'whether' is followed by 'or', so replace 'if' with 'whether', e.g., whether Sandy has passed the exam or not.


77) Our destination (1) was about (2) thirty and forty (3) kilometers to the west. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: C

Explanation:

A destination cannot be both 'thirty and forty' kilometers at the same time, so replace 'and' with 'or' in this sentence, e.g., was about thirty or forty kilometers to the west.


78) She has lots (1) of money, and (2) she dare not (3) start a company. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: B

Explanation:

To show two contrasting qualities of the same subject, we use 'but' instead of 'and'. So, replace 'and' with 'but', e.g., but she dare not start a company.


79) From May 1996 (1) and July 2006 (2) the village's population (3) is declined by 25,000 people. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: B

Explanation:

'From' in a sentence is always followed by 'to', so replace 'and' with 'to' in this sentence, e.g., from May 1996 to July 2006


80) The employees (1) take a break (2) between 1 pm to 2 pm (3) every day. (4) No error (5)

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Answer: C

Explanation:

'Between' is followed by 'and', so replace 'to' with 'and', e.g., take a break between 1 pm and 2 pm.


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