Sentence Elimination: In exercises 1 through 5, mark the answer that corresponds to the sentences or paragraphs that can be eliminated because their either do not add information or are unrelated to the rest of the text.


Exercise 1:

  1. I think that it’s all been love.
  2. I think I’ve sold myself entirely to it.
  3. Love for the sky has been throughout.
  4. It was my first love.
  5. It was a long distance relationship.


  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. None


Exercise 2:

  1. But I was in love with the world for a while.
  2. And then it was like a dance scene in one of those fantastic old royal period pictures from the nineteen-thirties that you would watch on your father’s cassette tapes.
  3. I passed myself from partner to partner.
  4. And from thing to thing, always love.
  5. Always putting it somewhere or wrapping it in something.


  1. 2
  2. 5
  3. 1,2,4,5
  4. 5
  5. None


Exercise 3:

  1. It was for Max, a kid I married in second grade with a toilet paper veil on the playground during recess.
  2. It was Calvin, the boy with glasses who made me laugh and dance on a table in sixth grade.
  3. It was Jack, and that was for a long long time.
  4. The love of a manifestation of myself, I think.
  5. It was Jonathan.


  1. None
  2. All
  3. Any
  4. Some
  5. 1,2,3,5


Exercise 4:

  1. It was for all white light.
  2. And for all blue glass.
  3. And skylights.
  4. And green. God, the green.
  5. That was a good love for a little while.


  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. None
  5. 1,2,3,4


Exercise 5:

  1. Then it was a really shaky leg kind of love, a love I was not sure about, a love best viewed through glass bottles of Pepsi-Cola.
  2. Then it was love like no other, for the sky again.
  3. A sticky finger sunshine love.
  4. A treacle love, an ordinary love.
  5. The love for a lake flown over on an airplane.
  6. I have it all written.
  7. I cannot experience without it.
  8. Love caught up in print between the pages of journals and diaries and post it notes.
  9. The great Love Story.


  1. 3,4
  2. 1
  3. 6,7,8,9
  4. 1,2,3,4,5
  5. All

3 thoughts on “ANY, ALL

  1. Your use of the questions and word choice evoke a lot of powerful emotions within the reader. My favorite question is exercise 3 because of how childish yet serious it is. The simplicity and innocence of younger kids with the much more serious topic of marriage works together very well. Nice job!


  2. Lovely post!! It is really unique in that it is a continuous story with similar themes and moods. I think we’ve all been in this “long distance relationship” once — very relatable. I love how you have the “None” answer in all of the questions, except for the last — it conveys a powerful message of love!


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