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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

At the age of three months, Charlotte Brown was diagnosed with infant cataracts and by the time she was in sixth grade, (2) her good eye was deteriorated so much it was like looking through a coffee stirrer.




her good eye having been deteriorated


her good eye had deteriorated


her good eye has deteriorated

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