74. The writer is considering deleting the following clause from the preceding sentence (revising the capitalization accordingly):

If life can persist in extreme environments on Earth, Should this clause be kept or deleted?



  • F.Kept, because it clarifies for readers that life in extreme environments on Earth may not exist.

  • G.Kept, because it makes the connection between life on Earth and the possibility of life on other planets.

  • H.Deleted, because it contradicts the essay’s main point by implying that life may not exist in extreme environments.

  • J. Deleted, because it misleads readers into thinking

    the paragraph is about life on Earth rather than life on other planets.