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http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?questionId=20131101&oq=1 (This link takes you to today’s question. If you use my archive, you will see the question related to my SAT explanation for that date.)
The answer is D. The topic of the sentence is how certain weeds eclipse the nearby plants. (Don’t worry about “exotics” and “indigenous” if you don’t know what they mean.) That means they outshine them because we are told the weeds’ visual impact is greater than that of the nearby plants. We need to predict a word that means the weeds have a stunning visual impact. That leaves us with answer D, striking.
Let’s see what the ACT folks have for us today.
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 J. We need a conjunction that indicates a change in direction. That is made quite clear by the introductory phrase in the next sentence. Because, since, and thus all indicate a cause and effect relationship. Oops! We can eliminate them. But works just fine. Pick answer J and move on.
If you are taking the SAT tomorrow, be sure to read my archived blog about what to eat for breakfast. Research shows the right food vs. the wrong food can affect your score.
Best of luck.
The SAT & ACT Wizard
(don’t worry about “exotics” and “indigenous” if you don’t know what they mean)