Category - Composition

Which course of action most improves the following sentence?

Even though he couldn’t afford to buy it, Chris convinced the dealer to let him test drive a brand new Cadillac.
  1. Lowercase Cadillac.
  2. Change test drive to test-drive.
  3. Change the comma to a semicolon.
  4. Move the beginning clause to the end.
Answer: B - The sentence is most improved by changing test drive to test-drive. Two-word verbs often require a hyphen. Without the hyphen,test, an adjective, is left modifying a verb, which isn’t allowed. In the sentence, “He went for a test drive,” it would not be hyphenated.
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