SAT Writing and Language Drill 5.9 Conventions of Usage

The word "affects" might need some tweaking in this SAT Writing passage...but how? Go over the options by watching this video.

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management environmental regulations in historic preservation Already fx employment growth

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and continued use of the verb affects must be changed

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to be a plural conjugation affect because the verb here

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needs to agree with the plural subject issues right So

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he issues they issue right He singular they were using

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the singular verb affects makes it sound like only the

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last item on the list is affecting employment growth so

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it ain't no change The present participle affecting needs a

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helper verbs like is to be grammatically correct So can't

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be c the word already is a clue that sentences

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about the present that doesn't make any sense to change

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the verb to the future Sorry we're going to affect

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you this way They were singular and we just affected 00:01:03.991 --> [endTime] you are we kind of affected and probably sorry