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TOEFL Structure Part 1: Missing Main Verb


Problem 1 Missing Main Verb
Remember that every English sentence must have a subject and a main verb.

S
V

The Sound of the dryer
Bothers
My concentration

Avoid usingan –ing form, an infinitive, an auxiliary verb, or another part of speech instead of a mainverb.

INCORRECT : The prettiest girl in our class with long brown hair and brown eyes.
CORRECT : The prettiest girl in our class has long brown hair and brown eyes.

INCORRECT : In my opinion, too soon to make a decision.
CORRECT : In my opinion, it is too 'soon to make a decision.

INCORRECT : Do you know whether the movie that starts at seven?
CORRECT : Do you know whether the movie that starts at seven is good?
Or
Do you know whether the movie starts at seven?

INCORRECT : Sam almost always a lot of fun.
CORRECT : Sam is almost always a lot of fun.

INCORRECT : The book that I lent you having a good bibliography.
CORRECT : The book that I lent you has a good bibliography.

Exercises
Part A: Choose the correct answer.

Arizona _______ a very dry climate.
(A) has
(B) being
(C) having
(D) with

Part B: Choose the incorrect word or phrase and correct it.

Venomous snakes with modified teeth connected to poison glands in which the venom is secreted and stored.

(A) (B) (C) (D)
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