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Physical Sensations

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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.

Mind Over Matter

Created for Albert.io. September 2014

(9) My back felt like a dead weight, glued to the stiff mattress beneath me, causing me to ache with every movement.

A

NO CHANGE

B

My back felt like a dead weight, glued to the stiff mattress beneath me, and aching with every movement

C

My back felt like a dead weight, glued to the stiff mattress beneath me, and ached with every movement

D

My back was a dead weight, glued to the stiff mattress beneath me, and ached with every movement