Lauren was often labeled easygoing because she tended to appear mild and _______ rather than tense and _____
A) Sullen… Serious
B) relaxed… Excitable
C) joyful… Intelligent
D) slow… Patient
E) likable… Humorous
Got pretty confused on this question :/
Also, is there any way to ask you Passage questions? Could I like attach a pic of the passage?
Btw, your blog and book, both are amazing. ☺
Most of the time in a sentence completion question, the sentence tells you what it wants. In this case, it wants a word that’s pretty compatible with “mild” for the first blank, and a word that’s pretty compatible with “tense” for the second blank.
If you just look at the choices for the first blank only, you’re basically there. The only one of those words that fits well with “mild” is “relaxed.” So check to make sure “excitable” fits with “tense”—it sure does. Does the sentence make sense altogether? Is someone who’s labeled “easygoing” generally “relaxed” and not “exciteable”? Yep.
Thanks for the kind words. I’m not real keen on doing passage questions here, though. They just tend to take me a lot of time to explain well, and they usually don’t end up helping anyone but the person who asked the question.