Join Vince Kotchian for an in-depth discussion in this video Question type: Grammar, part of Test Prep: ACT.
- [Voiceover] Some ACT English questions…will test you ability to recognize correct grammar.…In this video I will walk you through an example…of an ACT English question involving grammar rules.…So let's take a look at the sentence.…The sounds coming from the antique record player…is uncommonly smooth and clear.…I don't know if that sounds okay to you…it might, it might not.…But there is a little bit of a trick here in the way…they wrote the question.…It kind of sounds okay to say…the record player is something.…Like the record player is old, the record player is new.…
But to get this question right,…you have to be able to hear…or just recognize that it's the sounds…that should be going along with this verb.…In other words we can't say…the sounds is uncommonly smooth and clear.…We would have to say the sounds are…uncommonly smooth and clear…and that's why the answer is C.…So one of the things you have to be able to do…is identify subject/verb agreement…to make sure that the verb agrees with the subject.…
And here we've got a plural subject…
- Getting a baseline ACT score
- Preparing a study timeline
- Answering ACT English questions
- Solving math problems
- Answering reading questions
- Working on science questions
- Writing the ACT essay
Skill Level Beginner
1. Welcome to the ACT
2. Preparation and Test-Taking Strategies
3. ACT English
4. ACT Math
5. ACT Reading
6. ACT Science
7. ACT Essay
Overview of the ACT essay2m 26s
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