ACT English 1.4 Grammar and Usage
ACT English: Grammar and Usage Drill 1, Problem 4. Which choice matches the tense and subject of the sentence?
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Though the word "moments" is plural, it's not the subject of the sentence, since it's
tucked away in the prepositional phrase, "of these moments."
The actual subject of the sentence is "each." Since this word is singular, we need to find
the answer choice with a verb to match.
Knowing this, we can give the axe to (A) and (B), because both "have" and "were" are plural
in this case.
To choose between (C) and (D), we've got to make sure the tenses match.
We know that the verb "try" is in the present tense, so we know that we're looking for a
verb that's present as well.
"Was" is past tense, so we can nix (D), and dub (C) the correct answer.
As for what was so amazing about graduation day?
Let's just say the announcer guy didn't quite pronounce all
of the names correctly.