SAT & ACT Question of the Day: Nov. 23, 2013

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The answer is C.  The original sentence has one of the most basic errors you will see on the SAT: it lacks a predicate (main verb) to go with the subject (nouns), “coffee…and bananas.”  Answer B doesn’t have a main verb.  Answer D is wrong because “of their crops” is plural and needs to refer to the singular “Costa Rica.”  Answer is E is wrong because “which accounts” is singular and there are two subjects; it would need to be “and account…”

Be sure to prepare for the test by looking at my list of common grammar and composition errors on Video #9.  “Forewarned is forearmed” according to my grandmother!

Let’s see what the ACT folks have for us this morning.

ACT Question of the Day: Use your “back” button to return to my website after reading the ACT Question of the Day.

The answer is H.  Always use PICK to eliminate the wrong answers and you’ll find the ACT and SAT reading tests much easier.  (There’s a comprehensive explanation on Video #3.)  The other answers add and disagree with the passage.  Notice that when you insert them into the original text that they don’t fit or “Insert” without changing things.  Many students waste time and talk themselves into wrong answers by over-analyzing the reading test answers.  Make taking the reading test simple and quick by using PICK.

Enjoy your Saturday.  Be sure to use your time to focus on the tests that are coming up in two (SAT) or three (ACT) weeks from today.

The SAT & ACT Wizard

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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