Grammar

Commas and Quotations on the SAT® Exam

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Commas and Quotations on the SAT® Exam

Several questions on the SAT exam require students to know where commas should be placed in relation to quotations: Before the beginning of the quotation, commas should be placed after the last word, which is usually a verb. When the quotation occurs in the middle of the sentence, commas should be placed before and after […]

ACT

Colons on the SAT® and ACT®

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Colons on the SAT® and ACT®

Do you get colons (:) and semicolons (;) confused? Although they both can be used after an independent clause (a complete thought with a subject and verb), colons can be followed by a word, phrase, or clause whereas semicolons are followed by another independent clause. When you think about when to use a colon, you […]