ACT English 4.2 Grammar and Usage
ACT English: Grammar and Usage Drill 4, Problem 2
|ACT English||Grammar and Usage|
|Grammar and Usage||Pronouns|
|Product Type||ACT English|
|Writing Assessment||Pronouns Agreement|
Usually, agreeing with a tarantula is the best idea, anyway. They can get ornery otherwise.
(A) is incorrect because "one" usually refers to a person in general.
Choice (B) fails because "their" is plural instead of singular.
Which is kind of a relief. One tarantula is about all we can handle.
(D) is incorrect since the statement refers to tarantulas in general and not specifically
a male or female tarantula.
Anybody know how you tell a boy tarantula from a girl tarantula?
The girls are the ones with bows on their heads. Obviously.
Anyway, the process of elimination has led us to choice (C), the correct answer.
Unlike people, animals can take the gender-neutral pronoun "it."
Quick tip: referring to someone's pet as "it" is usually okay,
referring to someone's baby that way is not.