ACT English 4.9 Passage Drill
ACT English: Passage Drill 4, Problem 9. If the writer deleted the underlined segment, what would the sentence lose?
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This one's a no-brainer. All we have to do is read the underlined phrase, remember what
it says, and match it with an answer choice that says the same basic thing.
We could do this with our eyes closed.
Well, that would probably make it hard for us to read, so we'll keep them open.
Option (A) is a definite no. The underlined phrase says nothing about how fortunes are
It would be cool if an ancient sage wrote them, but we bet they pop out of a printer.
Choice (B) is incorrect because the speed of the machine isn't mentioned.
We're guessing it's pretty fast, though. Chances are the Fortune III doesn't give a flip about
the Slow Food Movement.
(C) is wrong too; the phase doesn't fill us in on how many fortunes go into a cookie.
Though...we assume the number is one. Two fortunes seems greedy.
Looks like (D) wins the day. The underlined phrase describes exactly how the fortunes
are trapped inside the cookies. This is a detail of how the machines work, so (D) is
the correct answer.
We feel bad for the fortunes trapped inside the cookies.
Thus, we consider it an act of liberation every time we order Chinese.