SAT Reading 5.8 Sentence Completion
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SAT Reading Sentence Completion Drill 5, Problem 8
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Persuasive Texts||Shifts in Perspective|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Understanding relationships|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
The context of his sentence makes it clear that we're looking for a word that gets
The context of his sentence makes it clear that we’re looking for a word that gets
across the idea that Andrew is pretending to be sick.
"Grasping" doesn't make any sense at all.
How exactly would Andrew grasp illness itself?
Nah, moving on.
"Causing" would get across the idea that Andrew actually got sick from all his shenanigans.
"Approximating" is kind of tempting, because
it means to render something in a way that's... close to something else.
It doesn't literally mean to fake something, though, so it doesn't do justice to Andrew's
elaborate ruse or deception.
"Effecting" is used when something causes a change in something else.
However, the very similar sounding word, "affecting," can be used to describe when someone is pretending.
Sorry, choice (A)...
We're just not fooled. Only "feigning" literally means to fake something,
so (D) is the correct answer.