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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.

Dealt a Bad Hand

Created for Albert.io. September 2014

(7) It started small; online poker games in the late hours of the night and poker chips stuck in the crevices of the couch.

A

NO CHANGE

B

It started small; with online poker games played in the late hours of the night and poker chips stuck in the crevices of the couch.

C

It started small. My father played online poker games in the late hours of the night and stuck poker chips in the crevices of the couch.

D

It started small: Online poker games in the late hours of the night and poker chips stuck in the crevices of the couch.

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