ACT English 4.14 Passage Drill
ACT English: Passage Drill 4, Problem 14. For the sake of logic and coherence in this paragraph, where should sentence 5 be placed?
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|Expository Texts||Organizing Structure|
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|Rhetorical Skills||Organization: Sentences and Paragraphs|
Sentence 5 explains what happens when a fortune cookie has totally cooled.
Let’s take a quick tour of the possible answers to see which one places this sentence
in the most logical location.
There’s no way (B) is the right answer.
Sentence 1 introduces the idea that we’re about to find out how these gentlemen worked
the miracle of placing fortunes inside fully baked cookies.
Jumping to the end of the baking process with Sentence 5 would be random, especially when
the following sentences detail steps that occur before the cookies cool.
Choice (C) also jumps the gun.
Sentence 3 tells us the content of cookie batter, and Sentence 4 details what happens
during the flexible doughy stage of fortune cookie making.
Option (A) doesn’t work either. Leaving Sentence 5 where it is now is a bad idea.
Sentence 4 is about the flexi dough stage, and Sentence 6 begins by describing how early
fortune cookie makers molded flexi dough.
Choice (D) is the way to go.
The end of Sentence 6 takes us to the cooling phase of the fortune cookie making process,
so it’s logical for the next sentence to describe what a fortune cookie looks like
after it’s cool.