Join Vince Kotchian for an in-depth discussion in this video Question type: Punctuation, part of Test Prep: ACT.
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- Other ACT English questions will test your ability…to use punctuation correctly,…things like commas, colons, and dashes.…This video will give you an example of an ACT question…testing a particular punctuation rule.…Let's see, we've got a couple sentences here,…let's focus on the one that begins "At 6:00 a.m.".…So notice that we've got a couple of commas going on,…one of which is underlined,…and we have the opportunity to leave it as is…or to change it.…
Notice that B gets rid of the comma after sleeping,…C keeps it but then adds the word and,…and then choice D turns that comma into a semi colon.…The way this works is that you can recognize…that the phrase enclosed by the commas here…is what we call a non essential phrase.…It has two characteristics, one is describing something…that comes before it, generally.…It's describing something that's going on at 6:00 a.m.,…and more importantly, you can take it out of the sentence…and the sentence will still be a sentence.…
If we deleted that phrase between the commas…
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