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1.A doctor examines the patient using an ultrasound device.
Scientists have not yet found a way to safely probe underwater volcanic eruptions.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is substitute for “examines”?
“Checks”, “checks out”,“probes”, “investigates”, “inspects”?
(2.)   In the second, what is substitute for “probe”?
“Examine”,“Check”,“probe”, “investigate”, “inspect”, “research”or “explore”?

2. Technology is being developed so we can explore deeper depths of the ocean.
 The doctors spent a lot of time checking out the areas of the brain involved in storing memories.

(1.)     What is substitute for “explore” in the first sentence?
“ Examine”,“Check”,“probe”, “investigate”, “inspect”, “go into”, “look into”, “search into”or “check out”?
(2.)    What is a substitute for “checking out”? “Examining”, “checking”, “probing into”, “investigating”, “inspecting”, “going into”, “looking into”or “searching into”?


3. Doctors Banting and Best were researching the link between sugary foods and diabetes.
The commissioned engineers investigated the possibility of a canal in the region.

(1.)    What is a substitute for “researching” in the first sentence?
“ Exploring”,“probing into”, “analyzing”,“investigating”, “inspecting”, “going into”, “looking into”or “checking out”?

(2.)   What is a substitute for “investigated”in the second?
“ Explored”, “probed into”, “analyzed” ,“found out”, “researched”, “inspected”, “went into”, “looked into”or “checked out”?


4. The workers on the assembly line inspect the final product for defects.
She received a low grade on her essay because the professor said her supporting evidence was not relevant to her topic.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “inspect”? “
Explore”, “probe into”, “analyze” ,“find out”, “examine”, “look into”or “check out”?
(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “relevant to”?  “Pertinent to”, “applicable to”, “related to”, “consistent with” or “suitable for”?

5. A good newspaper reporter will always report the pertinent details of a story in the lead paragraph of his or her article.
The teachings of the fables were actually quite applicable to modern-day life.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “pertinent”? “Related”, “relevant”, “applicable”, “proper”, “appropriate” or“important”?
(2.)    What is a substitute for “applicable’ in the second?
“Useful”, “pertinent” , “relevant’ , “related”, “suitable” , “suited”?

6.   
Olbers' theory was that asteroids are remnants of a large planet that exploded.
This fall, the excavation team found more traces of the battle in a shallow pit that contained discarded weaponry.

(1.) In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “remnants”?
“Remains”, “vestiges”, “residues”, “residuals”, “fragments” or “pieces”?
(2.)   In the second, what is a substitute for “traces”?
“Remains”, “remnants”, “vestiges”, “residues”, “proof”, “relics”, “fragments”

Answer
1.A doctor examines the patient using an ultrasound device.
Scientists have not yet found a way to safely probe underwater volcanic eruptions.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is substitute for “examines”? “checks out" frankly, I'd stick to examine!
(2.) in the second, what is substitute for “probe”? "Examine”,“Check”,“investigate”, “inspect”, “research”or “explore”

2. Technology is being developed so we can explore deeper depths of the ocean.
 The doctors spent a lot of time checking out the areas of the brain involved in storing memories.

(1.)     What is substitute for “explore” in the first sentence? “ Examine”,“Check”,“probe”, “investigate”, or “check out”
(2.)    What is a substitute for “checking out”? “Examining”, “checking”, “probing into”, “investigating”, “looking into”

3. Doctors Banting and Best were researching the link between sugary foods and diabetes.
The commissioned engineers investigated the possibility of a canal in the region.

(1.)    What is a substitute for “researching” in the first sentence? “ Exploring”, “analyzing”,“investigating”, “inspecting”, “looking into”or “checking out”

(2.)   What is a substitute for “investigated”in the second? “ Explored”, “analyzed”, “researched” “looked into"


4. The workers on the assembly line inspect the final product for defects.
She received a low grade on her essay because the professor said her supporting evidence was not relevant to her topic.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “inspect”?  “analyze”  “examine”
(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “relevant to”?  “Pertinent to”, “applicable to?

5. A good newspaper reporter will always report the pertinent details of a story in the lead paragraph of his or her article.
The teachings of the fables were actually quite applicable to modern-day life.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “pertinent”?  “relevant"
(2.)    What is a substitute for “applicable’ in the second? “pertinent” , “relevant’, ("suitable”)

6.   
Olbers' theory was that asteroids are remnants of a large planet that exploded.
This fall, the excavation team found more traces of the battle in a shallow pit that contained discarded weaponry.

(1.) In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “remnants”? “Remains”, “vestiges”, “fragments” or “pieces”
(2.)   In the second, what is a substitute for “traces”? “Remains”, “remnants”, “vestiges”, “proof”  

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