Part of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.

Unlike an acoustic guitar, whose hollow body acts as a sound box to project sound, there is almost no sound when a solid-body electric guitar is not amplified.

  1. there is almost no sound when a solid-body electric guitar is not amplified

  2. there is not an amplification system, so a solid-body electric guitar makes almost no sound

  3. an amplification system is needed for solid-body electric guitars, if they are to make much sound

  4. the electric guitar’s solid body makes it have almost no sound without the aid of an amplification system

  5. the solid-body electric guitar is almost soundless without the aid of an amplification system

 

Correct Answer: E

Here's Why:

Choice (E) is correct. It avoids the error of the original by directly comparing one type of guitar (“an acoustic guitar”) to another (“the solid-body electric guitar”).

Question Type: Improving Sentences