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Instructions: Choose the correct versions of the numbered portions of the essay from the answer choices provided below.

Writing Practice Test 1: Earthquakes

(1) Earthquakes have been occurring on the surface of the earth
(2) when there is motion in the tectonic plates in the earth's crust.
(3) The crust of the earth contains twelve such tectonic plates which are from four to ten kilometers in length (4) when located down the sea.
(5) However, this on land can be from thirty to seventy kilometers long.

(6) Fault lines, the places where these plates meet, build up a great deal of pressure (7) because the plates are constantly pressing to each other. (8) Although, the two plates will eventually shift or separate (9) since the pressure on them is constant increasing, (10) and this build-up of energy need to be released.

(11) When the plates shift or separate, they have an occurrence of an earthquake - also known as a seismic event. (12) The point whose the earthquake is at its strongest is called the epicenter. (13) In addition waves of motion, travel out from this epicenter, (14) often caused widespread destruction to an area.

(15) With this likelihood for earthquakes to occur: it is essential that earthquake prediction systems are in place. (16) The purpose of earthquake prediction is to give advanced warning to the population, (17) with saving lives in the process. (18) Yet, this prediction systems need to be reliable in order to be of any practical use. (19) For this reason, scientists are currently attempting to conduct research (20) on the probability of earthquakes along every of the 12 fault lines.

Compass Writing Sample Item 1.

A. Earthquakes have been occurring on the surface of the earth

B. Earthquakes occurring on the surface of the earth

C. Earthquakes occurred on the surface of the earth

D. Earthquakes are occurred on the surface of the earth

E. Earthquakes occur on the surface of the earth

Compass Writing Sample Item 2.

A. when there is motion in the tectonic plates in the earth's crust.

B. when there is motion in the tectonic plates in the earths' crust.

C. when there is motion in the tectonic plates' in the earth's crust.

D. when there is motion in the tectonic plates' in the earths' crust.

E. when there is motion in the tectonic plates in the earths crust.

Compass Writing Sample Item 3.

A. The crust of the earth contains twelve such tectonic plates which are from four to ten kilometers in length

B. The crust of the earth contains twelve such tectonic plates, which are from four to ten kilometers in length

C. The crust of the earth contains twelve such tectonic plates, that are from four to ten kilometers in length

D. The crust of the earth contains twelve such tectonic plates, whose are from four to ten kilometers in length

E. The crust of the earth contains twelve such tectonic plates, where are from four to ten kilometers in length

Compass Writing Sample Item 4.

A. when located down the sea.

B. when located below the sea.

C. when located among the sea.

D. when located between the sea.

E. when located during the sea.

Compass Writing Sample Item 5.

A. However, this on land can be from thirty to seventy kilometers long.

B. However, that on land can be from thirty to seventy kilometers long.

C. However, these on land can be from thirty to seventy kilometers long.

D. However, those on land can be from thirty to seventy kilometers long.

E. However, them on land can be from thirty to seventy kilometers long.

Compass Writing Sample Item 6.

A. Fault lines, the places where these plates meet, build up a great deal of pressure

B. Fault lines the places where these plates meet, build up a great deal of pressure

C. Fault lines, the places where these plates meet build up a great deal of pressure

D. Fault lines, the places, where these plates meet, build up a great deal of pressure

E. Fault lines the places where these plates meet build up a great deal of pressure

Compass Writing Sample Item 7.

A. because the plates are constantly pressing to each other.

B. because the plates are constantly pressing on each other.

C. because the plates are constantly pressing at each other.

D. because the plates are constantly pressing with each other.

E. because the plates are constantly pressing for each other.

Compass Writing Sample Item 8.

A. Although, the two plates will eventually shift or separate

B. Therefore, the two plates will eventually shift or separate

C. Because of the two plates will eventually shift or separate

D. Similarly, the two plates will eventually shift or separate

E. Because, the two plates will eventually shift or separate

Compass Writing Sample Item 9.

A. since the pressure on them is constant increasing,

B. since the pressure on them is constantly increasing,

C. since the pressure constantly on them is increasing,

D. since the pressure on them is frequent increasing,

E. since the pressure frequent on them is increasing,

Compass Writing Sample Item 10.

A. and this build-up of energy need to be released.

B. and this build-up of energy needs to be released.

C. and this build-up of energy needed to be released.

D. and this build-up of energy needing to be released.

E. and this build-up of energy is needing to be released.

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