ACT English 2.3 Passage Drill
ACT English: Passage Drill Drill 2, Problem 3. Which choice best fits into the sentence?
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refers to one specific kitty-bath, not a whole bunch of them.
"One" is singular, and we're looking for something more on the plural tip.
One is also the loneliest number, but that's another story.
We can scratch out choice (B) for the same reason as (A); the pronoun "it" is singular
like "one." Hm, we wonder if "it" is the loneliest pronoun.
Maybe we should get "It" and "One" together sometime.
Choice (D) isn't grammatically incorrect. The noun "baths" is plural and allows
the sentence to refer to baths in general. However, the word "anti-bath" appears
earlier in the sentence. So using the word "baths" makes the sentence sound redundant.
This cat is stressed out enough without having to hear the word "baths" one more time.
The correct answer is (C).?"Them" is a plural pronoun that refers to bathing in general,
which accurately reflects the cat's hatred of any bath that doesn't follow the spit-and-paw
method. We have it on good authority that he's not alone in the cat world.
If there's one issue all cats can agree on, it may be the anti-bath plank of the feline party.