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Read the following passage, which contains some underlined or numbered words or phrases. Each of the answer choices contains alternatives for the underlines; choose the one that fits best grammatically or stylistically. If you think the original is the best answer, choose Choice ‘A’, or NO CHANGE.

Questions about specific parts of the passage or about the passage as a whole are identified by numbers only, not underlines. These will be associated with specific questions.

Dealt a Bad Hand

Created for Albert.io. September 2014

By the time I was ten, (2) I was an expert player of Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, and Pai Gow.

A

NO CHANGE

B

I had been an expert player of Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, and Pai Gow.

C

I played Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, and Pai Gow like an expert.

D

I was expertly playing Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, and Pai Gow.