ACT English 1.1 Punctuation
ACT English: Punctuation Drill 1, Problem 1. Choose the correct punctuation for this sentence.
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It's very unlikely that "Grandmother-a-true-artist" is your grandmother's name
Based on the context, the subject of the sentence is actually just... grandma.
That would make "a true artist" an appositive phrase.
An appositive phrase drops in another name, or something that defines the previous subject,
with two well-placed commas surrounding it.
These say, "My grandma doesn't just bake amazing apple pie, she's an artist too."
Well, we know A can't be true, because right
now the sentence doesn't make sense. D is out as well... unless you have a "grandmother
A" to distinguish her from grandmothers B and C...
In option C, there's only one comma, so the appositive phrase isn't appropriately
jailed like we want it to be. We need commas on both sides. We're sticking
to our guns on this one. Now all that's left is B. It works because
the appositive phrase is surrounded by two commas. Just the way we like it.