Have you been waiting on pins and needles all week for the answer to our ACT English Challenge Question? That’s understandable.
Well the wait is over because the answer and explanation are below. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a go before you take a peek at the answer!
ACT Challenge Question 22
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.
A. NO CHANGE
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
Answer and Explanation
The answer is (B). In this case, “Alizon Device” describes “the poor young woman” and as such, needs to be set of as an appositive with commas (eliminating (C) and (D)). We do not want to include “in a field” in the appositive. She is still Alizon Device even when she is not in a field! So this eliminates (A).