PSAT 1.24 Writing Diagnostic

PSAT 1.24 Writing Diagnostic. How would you change the underlined portion, if at all?

LanguageEnglish Language
PSATPSAT Writing Diagnostic
Standard English ConventionsConventions of Usage
Writing ProcessRevise Drafts

Transcript

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passage Reason anybody present a student Four All right well

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how would you change the underlying portion if it all

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right there They're eating good breakfast and have been studying

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the night before And here the potential answers Okay so

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this question is all about tents which is how we

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feel when we haven't had a good breakfast Seriously you

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don't want to be around us when all we've had

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is a handful eminence and half a cup of cold

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coffee all of the answer choices here basically saying the

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same thing so it's merely a matter of lining up

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our verb tenses so they match well the original sense

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For example we're saying that the students are eating good

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breakfast but that they have been studying clearly there's something

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rotten in the state of denmark or wherever we are

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same deal adoption see which aligns are eating which have

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studied once again the tenses air odds so we can

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throw this answer choice through the world option gets us

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excited for a sec but because the tenses seemed to

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match i are eating and are studying but they went

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and changed up there to your well this writer's talking

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about students not to them So this is not from

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now on we're looking for can't be deep Well what

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about b They're eating good breakfast and are studying the

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night before yet pronoun checked matching verb tenses Check no

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out of place commas or a posture face thrown in

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there for no reason whatsoever Check he's the right answer

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So the next time you're getting ready to chow down

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on some eggs and fruit before you head to the

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testing site maybe reconsider drowning everything in new tele It

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may be delicious but well your test score is gonna

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leave a bad taste in your mouth with