ACT English 1.1 Grammar and Usage
ACT English: Grammar and Usage Drill 1, Problem 1. What should replace the underlined word?
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Don't sweat it, though, it's really a pretty simple game. Even a child could play it.
All we have to do is make sure that the subject and predicate are getting along.
If the subject is singular, the verb that follows should be singular too.
If the subject is plural, then the predicate should be as well. It's as simple as that.
So, the subject in this sentence is "she and her friends," because they're the ones doing
In this case chowing down on a feast of hotdogs and corndogsand probably regretting it later.
Since there's more than one person engaging in this feeding frenzy, the subject is plural,
so we know that the verb that follows needs to be plural as well.
Now that we've got that sorted out, we can eliminate (A) because "eats" is singular.
Yeah, despite the fact that it has an s on the end.
One "eats." Many "eat."
We can kick (C) to the curb for the same reason. "Is" is singular, so it doesn't get along
with our plural subject.
(D) is also no good, because "eaten" requires the helping verb "have." It just can't make
it in this world alone.
And so we're left with (B), which totally works for us because "eat" is plural like
It's the only choice that can handle the hotdog/corndog devouring horde.