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 […]

Grammar

To Apostrophe or Not Apostrophe—That is the Question

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Do grammar rules seem like a distant memory, like recess in elementary school? Some of you may not have looked at anything grammar related since middle or even elementary school. Unfortunately, you will still be expected to know selected English rules when you’re taking the multiple-choice writing section of either the SAT® or ACT®.