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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Challenge Question 2: Reflexive Pronouns

Magoosh ACT Challenge Question

If you are just tuning into our weekly series of ACT Challenge Questions and want to test your chops on a math challenge as well, check out last week’s math doozy too!

This week’s challenge question is an ACT English grammar question testing reflexive pronouns and punctuation. Check it out and post your answer and reasoning in the comments! The answer will be revealed on Friday, so check back then. Your grammatical wizardry may even appear as a featured answer explanation :).

The nickname “Mama Pop” was conferred on my aunt by fans of her famous soda shop. She herself, adopted the moniker, and, like a true mother to the community, embraced all of the associations that came along with it.

B. She herself
C. She, herself,
D. She,


Give this challenging question a shot, then leave us a comment with your answer and explanation. We’ll post our own explanation on Friday, so be sure to check back then. Have a great week!


About Kristin Fracchia

Kristin makes sure Magoosh's blogs are chock-full of awesome, free resources for students preparing for standardized tests. With a PhD from UC Irvine and degrees in Education and English, she’s been working in education since 2004 and has helped students prepare for standardized tests, as well as college and graduate school admissions, since 2007. She enjoys the agonizing bliss of marathon running, backpacking, hot yoga, and esoteric knowledge.

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