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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Challenge Question 8: A Singular Subject

Magoosh ACT Challenge Question

This week’s ACT Challenge question is an ACT English one, and a pretty common challenging question type, so it is well worth taking a look! Give it your best shot and let me know your answer and reasoning in the comments. Your answer just might get featured when we reveal all later this week :).

Acclaimed novelist Toni Morrison likens memory to the way the Mississippi River, and other rivers like it, years after being straightened and pushed into levees by the Army Corps of Engineers, still strain at times to flood its banks and revisit the original, meandering route.

B. strains
C. strained
D. straining


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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