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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.

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Pole Vaulting Blind

Created for September 2014

After her parents expressed concern about her safety, the (7) sixteen-year-old explained
her idea of using a series of beepers down the runway and one in the box where she plants her pole.




sixteen-year old


16yr old


sixteen year-old

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