ACT English 4.5 Passage Drill
ACT English: Passage Drill Drill 4, Problem 5. Which choice best connects the two clauses?
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the best thing for this sentence.
Quick review: we know “where” is a conjunction because it’s connecting the clauses...
“Hagiwara owned what is now called the Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden”...
and... “he served tea and fortune cookies.”
Dude, we wish there was a restaurant like that in our neighborhood.
We’ll zero in on choice (B) first.
Yeah, this one is totally a no-go.
The phrase “in that” just isn’t the right thing to connect these two clauses.
Usually, “in that” is used to specify the way in which a statement is true.
Something like, “I was lucky, in that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth.” Like that would work.
Also, it would be awesome.
This sentence, however, requires a connector that’s about location in some way.
Choice (C) does contain the word “location.”
The problem is that it also contains the word “where,” which is redundant because we
already know the tea garden is a location.
(This is beside the point, but we also think the tea garden is a state of mind.)
Now, on to choice (D), which suggests that we omit the word “where” entirely.
This is incorrect because if we omitted the conjunction, the sentence would be a comma splice.
There has to be a conjunction or a semicolon connecting these clauses;
otherwise, they just can’t stay together.
This brings us back to choice (A).
It turns out that "where" was the word we needed all along. It works perfectly as a
conjunction that indicates the location in which Hagiwara served fortune cookies.
If you want longitude and latitude numbers, you'll need to look those up for yourself.