Jan 6 SAT & ACT Question of the Day


The answer is (D).  This is a common issue on both the SAT and ACT tests. You need to make sure you are familiar with relative pronouns. For example, use who when the antecedent is a human and that at other times.  Who is the subjective case and whom is the objective case.

On top of that issue, also know when you should and shouldn’t use commas.  B and C are wrong because before the comma there is an independent clause and after the comma there’s a second independent clause and they both have a subject and predicate.  You would need an semi-colon instead of the comma.

All of this points out you need to get a list of the common grammar and composition rules that show up on the test.  They are fairly predictable and I have developed such a list based on my review of released SAT and ACT tests.  You’ll find the list in my SAT and ACT test prep program whether you study with me online, use my DVD set, or come to my class.

Let’s take a look at the ACT question.


Well, I sure learned something interesting about the ACT Question of the Day.  I wrote an explanation shortly after midnight for a question that was different from yesterday’s question.  Then this morning, it was a different question than at 12:10am!!

The answer to the question is H.  This is a great question to remind you of something about the SAT and ACT.  When you are doing algebra, you always have both a positive and a negative square root.  In this case, there is both a positive and negative root of 15.

During other times that you have to take a square root that is under the radical sign, for example, during geometry if you are using the Pythagorean Theorem, there are only positive roots.  After all, you can’t have a negative length of a side or hypotenuse of a right triangle.

I hope my SAT and ACT Question of the Day strategies and explanations are helpful and, if so, spread the word. Tell your social media friends.

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About Bob Alexander

Bob has been a professional educator starting with teaching biology, becoming a school administrator, and then working as an education lobbyist in Washington, DC. He got his start in national testing by becoming a consulting test writer, later joining Kaplan as a director, and finally starting his own business in 1995. He has written numerous books, consulted for school districts and colleges, developed his website and been featured on a DVD set. He offers SAT and ACT prep classes and tutors individuals and small groups of students in central Florida.
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