Conjunctions are the mediators of the grammar world. They bring words and phrases together and say, “Hey, you guys go together like peas AND carrots.” Or, they agree to disagree: “You’re cool, BUT we have really different opinions.” Or they sometimes get feisty and issue ultimatums: “We are going to have […]
ACT English: Idioms Idiom questions are a category of ACT English questions that many students absolutely despise. They are the test-taker’s nemesis because they can’t be solved with any one grammar rule. You just have to know them. Since idioms are so scary sounding, let’s think about them in a slightly different way. On […]
With today’s smartphone-driven jargon, it is easy to lose sight of the foundational grammar upon which the rich English language is built: a texting dialogue filled with acronyms, sentence fragments, abbreviations and emojis doesn’t exactly hold us accountable for remembering these rules. Unfortunately, the ACT still does. With that, let’s take a look at the […]
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The word “idiom” tends to make many ACT students uncomfortable. What does the word refer to, and how can it help you get more ACT English questions correct? Simply put, an “idiom” is an expression, which consists of at least two words that naturally seem to “go” together. It is something that native speakers of […]
The ACT English Test consists of several short essays with underlined sections. You’ll have to determine whether there is a grammatical error in each underlined portion, and select the best answer choice. You won’t need to identify a specific word as a “conjunction,” but if you know what they are, you’ll better be able to […]
On the ACT English Test as long as you know what underlined portion is incorrect, you won’t have to necessarily know how to fix it. Three choices will contain a grammar error, and one will be correct. Make sure to look out for these commonly-tested ACT grammar errors so you can ace the ACT English […]