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Medical Condition

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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.

Translation

Created for Albert.io. September 2014

(9) Maybe he was embarrassed to have to talk to a child about her mother’s medical condition, maybe he was just being kind, not wanting to frighten me, but when he said the word “leukemia,” my heart rose up into my throat and I only held back my tears with a great amount of effort.

A

NO CHANGE

B

Maybe he was embarrassed to have to talk to a child about her mother’s medical condition, maybe he was just being kind, not wanting to frighten me: but when he said the word “leukemia,” my heart rose up into my throat and I only held back my tears with a great amount of effort.

C

Maybe he was embarrassed to have to talk to a child about her mother’s medical condition, maybe he was just being kind, not wanting to frighten me. But when he said the word “leukemia.” My heart rose up into my throat and I only held back my tears with a great amount of effort.

D

Maybe he was embarrassed to have to talk to a child about her mother’s medical condition, maybe he was just being kind. Not wanting to frighten me; but when he said the word “leukemia,” my heart rose up into my throat and I only held back my tears with a great amount of effort.