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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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Cheerleading a Sport?

Created for September 2014

The routine execution of complicated acrobatic feats, often involving tossing each other high into the air, or in building lofty human pyramids, (7) had resulted in a dramatic increase in the frequency of falls – sometimes from great heights –and broken limbs, head, neck, and back injuries.




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