AP English Language and Composition 4.8 Passage Drill
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Can you figure out what the word "infused" is modifying?
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Sharknado was awesome.
It's actually how they... [ trails off ]
[ mumbles ]
All right, we're done.
The word "infused" in line 42 - right here -
And get that shark out of here.
All right, and here are the potential answers.
[ mumbles ]
All right, well, we'll start by taking another look at the sentence
in which this word appears.
Yep, that's a convoluted sentence.
Let's zoom in on the part of the sentence that's most important.
So the "they" here is the teachers, right?
And the "other lives" are those of the students.
So "infused" has to be modifying the students' lives.
These guys, right here.
The teachers can't infuse their own lives
into their own lives, unless they're like in a Keanu Reeves remake.
Something like that.
It's like, you know, The Matrix 7: The Revenge or something.
All right, options A, D, and E
all refer to the teachers and their lives, not the students.
So we can eliminate them for sure.
These options would never win the Teacher of the Year award.
Choice C is way off the mark.
The effect is the result of this infusing, not the
thing that's having something infused into it.
We'd like an infusion of something right now.
Sorting out this sentence is making our brain juice run low.
Yeah. Get that shark out of here.
All right, answer B is the only one that gets that the speaker
is talking about the kids.
Really the trick here is recognizing that the prepositional phrase
"into which they infused their own"
is modifying "those other lives."
Once we nail that down, it's easy to see that we're describing the pupils.
Uh, these pupils.
Well, as easy at it gets with this sentence, anyway.
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