ACT English 3.9 Passage Drill
ACT English: Passage Drill Drill 3, Problem 9. Which choice provides the most significant new information?
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The correct answer will boast information that’s found nowhere else in the passage.
So all we have to do is scan through the passage and check to see which of these phrases is
redundant and which adds something new.
Choice (D) can go because the sentence, itself, mentions a "ring of spraying water."
We're no experts, but if this thing is spraying water, it's guaranteed to be scattering it as well.
Option (C) fills us in on how the funnels extend from the water to the sky.
It didn't need to bother, though, because the very next sentence tells us the same thing.
Too bad, (C), we've heard it all before.
Choice (A) is more of a challenge to eliminate. The word "dissipate" doesn't actually
appear anywhere in the passage. However, when something "dissipates" it disperses and
disappears. The molecules it's made of go their separate ways, and it is no more.
This goes along with the section in Paragraph 3 that describes waterspouts losing their
energy and raining objects back to the earth. The correct answer is (B), which gives us
new information by telling us that the "mature" waterspout can be a mile wide.
A mile wide? Maybe it should think about low fat frogs next time.