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    Post Choose the wrong part of the sentence

    Greetings, this question is in a TOEFL test practice exam.

    Water levels in the great lakes (fluctuate dramatically)1 over periods of years (by as much as one meter)2, and during the spring runoff, the level (may rise and fall)3 by as much as two meters particularly in lake Erie, (the shallow of the five)4.

    Please add grammatical explanation.

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    Re: Choose the wrong part of the sentence

    First we need to know what you think the wrong part might be.

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    Re: Choose the wrong part of the sentence

    Well I think it's number 2. The word much should be many, because meter is a countable noun.

    Am I correct?

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    Re: Choose the wrong part of the sentence

    No, that part is correct. Have a look at number 4.

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    Re: Choose the wrong part of the sentence

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    No, that part is correct. Have a look at number 4.
    Is it a reduced adjective clause in a place where it shouldn't be reduced?

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    Re: Choose the wrong part of the sentence

    No. The word "shallow" should be "shallowest".

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    Re: Choose the wrong part of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    No. The word "shallow" should be "shallowest".
    Oh!! that was a tricky one thank you.

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    Re: Choose the wrong part of the sentence

    "Great Lakes" should be capitalized, as should "Lake Erie."

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