nadamagdy399 asked:

After marching for four hours in temperatures exceeding ninety degrees, the band members were as soaked as "if marching" through a rainstorm. B(having marched) D(if they had marched)

There’s a comparison going on here. The band members were as soaked after marching for four hours in hot weather as they would have been if they had marched in a rain storm. To simplify it further, they were as soaked after doing X as they would have been if they had done Y. 

Does that help you see why (D) is the correct answer?


Anonymous asked:

Hi! I am going to by your math guide today and I was wondering if you had any suggestions for a CR book to buy. I did a few hours of research and read the reviews for Erica Meltzer's CR book (and then realized I could have spent that time better lol), but I'm not sure if her book emphasizes and breaks down how to find clues in the passages/paired-passages sections. I have less than 3 weeks and was wondering if you knew any CR resource for passages- not vocab- for a motivated student :)

I think Erica’s book is great—it’s not exactly light reading so you will have to hustle to get everything you can out of it in 3 weeks, but I recommend it.

brackishmilk asked:

(In similarity with) some other great works, the enduring horror tale Frankenstein was first published anonymously; it's author, Mary Shelley, wrote the novel when she was not quite nineteen years old. B. As C. Like what happened with D. Like the case with E. Like. When do you use like and when do you use such as? Thanks!

I’m not sure how like vs. such as is relevant to this question, but the difference between them has been given a great treatment here

moisesthebest asked:

langston hughes may be best known for his poetry, but included among his many published works are a sizable collection of short stories. Why is "are" incorrect? Is an subject verb agreement error?

Yep, that’s exactly what kind of error this is. The phrase “a sizable collection of short stories” is singular, so the verb should be is, not are. Remember that when you’re looking for the subject of a verb, the stuff in a prepositional phrase (“of short stories”) doesn’t count. Look for the word before the preposition—in this case, “collection” is before the preposition. That’s your subject.


Anonymous asked:

From 1988 to 1995, Blair thrilled the world with her dynamic (speed skating and capturing more) winter Olympic medals than any other U.S woman in Olympic history. D) speed skating and captured more E) speed skating and captured the most. Why isn't it most if more than 2 are being compared?

You could say she captured the most Winter Olympic medals in history, but this structure, “than any other,” grammatically, compares her to each other skater one at a time. 


Anonymous asked:

The director's insistence that there be adequate stage lighting and professionally installed backdrops in the theater (was not obstinate but a determination) to provide a safe wok environment but a determination) to provide a safe work environment for the actors and stage crew. A-SAME / B-was not obstinate but determined / C-was not because of obstinacy, he was determined / E- resulted not from obstinacy but from a determination. Can you explain choices A,B and E.. ps correct answer is E

First, (E) contains a common word pairing—“not from __ but from __.” That’s good.

It’s tough to explain what’s going on in (A) and (B), but I’ll give it a shot: the thing being described as not obstinate in both choices is not the director, but his insistence—the insistence was not obstinate. It doesn’t really work to say one’s insistence was or was not obstinate. A person can be obstinate if he refuses to alter his position, which is what the director is doing. He IS being obstinate, but not just for the sake of obstinance—he’s got the larger goal of protecting his actors and crew.


Anonymous asked:

Katherine felt that she (has not had) (any understanding of) the (highly intricate workings) of the stock market (until) her uncle took her to the New York Stock Exchange. why is "has not had" wrong?

After she went to the NYSE, she gained some understanding, so her period of having no understanding is over. “Has not had” should be “had not had.”


Anonymous asked:

Mr. Hanson A(proudly) demonstrated B(his company's) latest cell phone,C(a model that flashes) the time in color-coded numerals when D(pressing a button). The answer is "D" but why?

It should be “when a button is pressed.” As it’s written, it seems to say that the phone is doing both things: flashing the time and pressing its own button.

dreaminsidethebox asked:

In how many different ways can three men and three women be arranged in a line so that the men and the women alternate?

There’s two ways you can go from a purely man/woman perspective:


Now, for each of those, each of the three men can be in any of the man spots, and each of the three women can be in any of the woman spots. Let’s just look at MWMWM first.

You have 3 possibilities for the first spot—a man spot. You then have 3 possibilities for the second spot—a woman spot. You have 2 possibilities for the third spot—that’s a man spot again and you’ve already used up one man. You have 2 possibilities for the fourth spot—that’s the second woman spot. For each of the last two spots, you only have 1 choice.

3 × 3 × 2 × 2 × 1 × 1 = 36

So there are 36 ways to do MWMWMW. There are another 36 ways to do WMWMWM. All told, 36 + 36 = 72 ways to arrange the folks so that men and women alternate.


Anonymous asked:

points Q,R, and S lie on line l in that order, and point P is not on l. If PQ = PS, which of the following must be true A)PQ > PR B)PQ > QR C)PQ > QS D)PR > RS E)QR > RS

Draw it:


If it’s not obvious from a good drawing what’s going on here, then maybe drawing one more segment will help: 

There you go—that’s a perpendicular bisector of segment QS (perpendicular bisector because triangle PQS is isosceles).

From there, it should be obvious why PQ > PR: PQ is the hypotenuse of a bigger right triangle than PR is.

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