ACT English 4.4 Grammar and Usage
ACT English: Grammar and Usage Drill 4, Problem 4. What's the correct pronoun for the underlined portion of this sentence?
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This means that the pronouns in a sentence should take the same form if they all refer
to the same subject.
So, since this sentence begins with "you," the correct answer has to have a "you" as
The original sentence tries to slip a "one" in there on us instead, so we know that answer (A) is wrong.
Choice (B) tries to pull the same trick, but we're on to it now, making (B) easy to eliminate.
Come on, guys, you're going to have to do better than that.
(C) and (D) obviously both value consistency, because they each use "you."
To eliminate one of these choices, we're going to have to inspect their tenses.
Careful now. We don't want another lawsuit. Since the sentence is in the past tense, the
correct answer has to be in past tense as well.
Consistency. Remember? Of the two remaining choices, choice (C) is the only one in the
past tense, making it the correct answer.
Not bad advice to stay home when you're not feeling too hot.
It isn't a crime to use a sick day when you're actually sick.