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Category: ACT English Test

David Recine

ACT English: Word Form Rules

ACT English is very conscious of varying word forms in the English language and you’ll get a lot of questions that deal with them. Here are some rules to remember as you keep an eye on word forms in the English portion of the exam.

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David Recine

ACT English Review: Common Modals Part 2

In Modals Part 1, we looked at meaning and use for a few common modal sets. Next up are two more sets of modals you’re likely to deal with in ACT English.

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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

How to Use the ACT Website in Your ACT Prep

It’s crazy how many students don’t take advantage of the free resources on the ACT website. Lucky ducks, we made you this complete guide to all the best stuff…

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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

TuesdACT: ACT English — Comma Splices

I have a friend who likes to put commas everywhere in his sentences; he jokingly calls them “artistic commas.” And while artistic commas might be fine when you are writing poetry, a diary entry, or an email to your friend, they are not ok when they are breaking a fundamental English grammar rule–one of the biggest there is. This offender is called the “comma splice.” Dun-dun-DUUNNN.

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