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College Composition

The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question 1 of 10

Read each sentence carefully, paying particular attention to the underlined portions. You will find that the error, if there is one, is underlined. Assume that elements of the sentence that are not underlined are correct and cannot be changed. In choosing answers, follow the requirements of Standard Written English. 

Improbable as it (A) may seem when (B) one observes (C) its awkwardness on land, penguins are (D) extremely graceful swimmers. (E) No errorImprobable as it .

  • A.

    may seem

  • B.


  • C.


  • D.


  • E.

    no error

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