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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.

Okay to be Annoying

Created for Albert.io. September 2014

(2) It’s now quite legal, on public transportation, to repeatedly kick the seat in front of you, talk loudly on your cellphone in a restaurant; jump right into an elevator with 3-day old gym clothes after a strenuous workout – oh, and push all the buttons while giggling; and loudly share YouTube videos of “Annoying Orange,” while sitting in a cybercafé.

A

NO CHANGE

B

Now, it is quite legal on public transportation to repeatedly kick the seat in front of you. talk loudly on your cellphone in a restaurant, jump right into an elevator with 3-day old gym clothes after a strenuous workout – oh, and push all the buttons while giggling, loudly share YouTube videos of “Annoying Orange," while sitting in a cybercafé.

C

Now, it is quite legal on public transportation to repeatedly kick the seat in front of you; talk loudly on your cellphone in a restaurant; jump right into an elevator with 3-day old gym clothes after a strenuous workout – oh, and push all the buttons while giggling; and loudly share YouTube videos of “Annoying Orange," while sitting in a cybercafé.

D

Now, it is quite legal on public transportation to repeatedly kick the seat in front of you; talk loudly on your cellphone in a restaurant; jump right into an elevator with 3-day old gym clothes after a strenuous workout – oh, and push all the buttons while giggling; and loudly share YouTube videos of “Annoying Orange, while sitting in a cybercafé.

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