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Evolution of Cheerleading

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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.

Cheerleading a Sport?

Created for Albert.io. September 2014

The number of cheerleaders has certainly grown (4) since then. And because cheerleading has evolved from leading crowds to cheer during sports events to a most competitive year-round activity marked by increasingly dangerous and complex acrobatic stunts, the associated injuries of cheerleaders have mounted at an alarming rate.

A

NO CHANGE

B

since then; and because cheerleading has evolved

C

since then. Because cheerleading has evolved

D

since because cheerleading has evolved