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Category: ACT Grammar

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

ACT English Punctuation: Everything You Need to Know

It’s finally here: test day. You open your book when the proctor prompts you, flip to that first page, and…Uh-oh. Time for some English questions. More specifically, time for some ACT English punctuation, grammar, and usage questions. It can be easy to overlook the English section during your ACT prep. After all, if you live […]

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David Recine

ACT English Grammar Rules: Verb Formation

Below are a few verb-related grammar rules that can help you score well in ACT English and demonstrate your English ability to prospective universities.

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David Recine

ACT English Grammar Rules: Singular and Plural Forms

Questions that test your ability to properly use singular and plural forms are especially common in the English section. You’ll often be presented with mistakes related to singular/plural word form errors, either in the text or in the answer choices. There are a few rules you should be aware of as you look for these mistakes and their proper corrections on the exam.

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David Recine

ACT English Review: Common Modals Part 1

You probably already know and use many modals, but as a reminder here is a list of some common sets of modals in ACT English, along with definitions and example uses.

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT English: Organization Questions

ACT English essays are organization freaks; your English teacher would love them. If they don’t have clear topic sentences, they want one; if sentences aren’t in chronological order, they flip out. Well not really, but your score might if you don’t look out for these question types. So here are the most important things you need to know about organization questions on the ACT English section.

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT English: Parallelism

In this post, we are going to take a look at errors in parallel structure, how to find them, and examine how to correct them on the ACT.

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Kristin Fracchia

TuesdACT: English Tips – Appositives

In this episode of TuesdACT, we’re talking about appositives, those little phrases between commas that trip up a lot of students on the ACT. Ready to watch the video?

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT English: Style Questions

Some ACT English questions are about choosing the best answer — not based on grammatical correctness, but rather style or tone. Quite frequently, you’ll come across a phrase or sentence that isn’t technically grammatically incorrect, but nevertheless is confusing, wordy, or poorly written. Learn how to answer these tricky ACT questions.

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT English: How to Approach Strategy Questions

Strategy questions on the ACT English test fall under the broader category of “Rhetorical Skills” questions. To give you some context, 35 out of the 75 questions on the English test are Rhetorical Skills questions and about 11 to 15 of these are strategy questions. Strategy questions, like all rhetorical skills questions, don’t test specific […]

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT English: Sentence Fragments

Sentence fragments are like fish without gills, birds without feathers, sneakers without shoelaces. They just can’t be themselves. They are incomplete. Here are a few examples: Biking through the wilderness. The great wizard of the west. Without a dream to hold on to. For example, chocolate-dipped strawberries. Sentence fragments are usually missing either a subject […]

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