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Did you know 3.3% of the questions on the SAT and ACT deal with subject-verb agreements? Become more familiar with the different ways this rule shows up on the exams.
Both the SAT and ACT exams test students on when dashes should be used. Dashes draw attention to specific content and can function the same way as parentheses. They can set off additional information to further explain what is being discussed but that’s not essential for the sentence to make sense.
Although commas are the most commonly correct punctuation mark on the SAT exam, they aren’t always the right option.
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Both the SAT and ACT exams test whether students know that a pair of commas can set off parenthetical (extra, nonessential) information from the rest of the sentence. Doing so indicates that the information is nonessential and could be removed from the sentence without changing its meaning.