CAHSEE ELA 7.1 Writing: Common Errors. Which answer best fills in the blank?
|CAHSEE ELA: Writing||Common Errors|
|CAHSEE Writing||Common Errors|
|Writing Conventions||Parallel Structure/Modifiers/Subordination/Verb Tenses|
A direct object is something that is being... acted upon. So while the table is just sorta chillin'...
...the cup is being... sit, set, sat or had, depending on what we decide to go with.
If we read these out loud, there are a few freebies we can just knock off.
"She SIT her cup down on the table" just sounds... hillbilly. People sit. Cups... unless
they are Beauty and the Beast extras... don't.
How about "Set?" Set is a definite possibility because you have to set... SOMETHING. So it's
always going to be followed by a direct object.
We know C is wrong because sat is just sit in old clothes -- it's the same word but
just in the past tense. So no, cups don't set, nor have they sat.
D is had. She "had her cup"... maybe she had her cup and ate it, too?
A little odd. It's just not really an action verb... you can't visualize someone actively
"having" a cup.
So the correct answer is "set"... B.
As in, "Bad taste in your mouth."