SAT Writing and Language Drill 4.8 Effective Language Use

This SAT Writing video goes over how to maintain the parrallel structure of passive verbs. It's definitely an underrated topic.

Effective Language UseSyntax
Expression of IdeasEffective Language Use
Product TypeSAT Writing
SATSAT Writing and Language
SAT WritingExpression of Ideas
Test PrepSAT Writing

Transcript

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exhibiting working your ability in baltimore It was in the

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capital early in eighteen nineteen and was displayed or stored

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in various rooms If you want to get in from

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the other three things were installed in the rotunda to

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maintain the parallel structure of the passive verbs in this

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sentence follow the structure was plus past participle as in

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was put on public view or was displayed or in

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this case wass hung the sentences grammatically correct as is

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but it doesn't flow well due to the break in

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structure they're using The phrase had been makes the reader

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expect another action to interrupt meanings capital location for example

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It had been in the capitol before it was stolen

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by a band of masked burglars The conditional would be

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right there changes the meaning of sentence making it seem

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like the capital maybe the paintings home sometime in the 00:01:02.86 --> [endTime] future but it ain't