ACT English 2.4 Punctuation
ACT English: Punctuation Drill 2, Problem 4. Which punctuation fits best in this sentence?
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Anyway, we know immediately that (A) and (B) have something funky going on. Let's read
some clauses from each one.
In A, the clause "Large supermarkets frighten me however" is not a complete sentence, and
in B, "because I can find everything in one place" is also not a complete sentence. So
we'll cross out these two. C seems reasonable. Well, as reasonable as
a sentence about being afraid of supermarkets can be.
Read the clause on each side of the semicolon. The first clause is a nice, full sentence.
The second clause, well it's pretty darn close, but turns out it's missing a comma.
However is a conjunction, which, when popping up at the beginning of a sentence, requires
a comma. Those darn commas...
D seems to have it all figured out. It's got that semicolon in the right place, and it
uses a comma after however. Boom. D it is. Oh no, we just received word that Lex Luthor
has taken a heat-ray to the freezer aisle. Man of Steel, you're our only hope...