SAT Writing and Language Drill 8.5 Conventions of Usage

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day a treasury office of accounts comprised off and auditor

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general and clerks was established to facilitate settlement of claims

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and republicans with government You knew collins okay well comprised

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of is wrong We know that well the whole comprises

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the parts the parts composed the whole right tattoo that

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somewhere but not on comprise means consists of so in

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other words whole consists of the parts In this sense

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the hole is the treasury office of accounts and the

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parts are the auditor general in you know the clerks

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comprising acts on its own without any help from of

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got it So the answer is c they're comprising the

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author's confusion likely comes from the fact that it would

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be correct to write a treasury office of accounts composed

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of an auditor general in clerks but it's incorrect as

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they comprised of so get rid of a remember the

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hole is composed of the parts but take away love

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and while the whole comprises the parts without that of

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the sentence with composing would mean the parts of the

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treasury office of accounts make up the whole of the

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auditor general in clerk And that just doesn't make sense

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Neither does compromised of which has a completely different meaning

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and to meet in the middle regarding a disagreement And 00:01:40.053 --> [endTime] well there's No disagreement on this one It's wrong