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ACT Challenge Question 22: Appositives

Magoosh ACT Challenge Question


Grammar geeks, ACT English Challenge Question ready for you below! Can you solve it? Let us know your answer and reasoning in the comments below and we will post the answer on Friday!

It all began in mid-March when a peddler from Halifax named John Law had a frightening encounter with a poor young woman, Alizon Device in a field, near the town of Colne.


B. young woman, Alizon Device, in a field near

C. young woman, Alizon Device in a field near

D. young woman Alizon Device in a field, near


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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.

4 Responses to “ACT Challenge Question 22: Appositives”

    • Kristin Fracchia Kristin Fracchia says:

      You’re close…keep trying! 🙂  (Remember that appositives include all of the description of a person in the part set off with a comma. So for example: “My uncle, a professor, is always teaching us things about philosophy.” Or “I always listen to my uncle, a professor who always ties his shoes on wrong and knows a lot about philosophy.” So you want to make sure everything you set off as the appositive IS the appositive you intend.

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