SAT，全称Scholastic Assessment Test，中文名称为学术能力评估测试。由美国大学委员会（College Board）主办，SAT成绩是世界各国高中生申请美国名校学习及奖学金的重要参考。
Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence.If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.
Because it lacks water，this makes the area known as Death Valley a desert, but it is by no means devoid of life.
(A) Because it lacks water, this
(B) They lack water, which
(C) Water, the lack of which
(D) Lacking water, it
(E) Lack of water
参考答案：The correct answer is E
Choice (E) is correct. It avoids the awkwardness and wordiness of the original by making “Lack of water” the subject of the sentence.