ACT English 3.2 Passage Drill
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ACT English: Passage Drill Drill 3, Problem 2. What would the paragraph lose if the writer omits the underlined phrase?
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And here are the potential answers...
To answer this question correctly, we need to dig in to the context surrounding the underlined portion and assess what it adds to the paragraph as a whole.
Should it be placed on the chopping block? Or will the writer lose something vital by
cutting it loose?
Choice (C) is wrong because the phrase in question says nothing about why tornadic waterspouts
might be responsible for fish and frogs raining from the sky.
We're guessing it's because tornadic waterspouts have a twisted sense of humor, but we could be wrong.
We're gonna say no to choice (D) as well. "Miles per hour" are far from an obscure unit of measurement.
Unless you're a person who's never driven an automobile, ridden in an automobile, or
heard tales of people who've driven and ridden in automobiles.
Choice (B) claims that the underlined segment isn't important in the slightest, but choice
(A) proves it wrong.
This phrase provides specific information that's in direct contrast to the "100 miles
per hour" of a tornadic waterspout.
Therefore, (A) is the correct answer.
We have a great idea for a movie chase scene: a guy in a Ferrari tries to outrun a tornadic
waterspout as fish and frogs rain down behind him.