Tutor profile: Mia L.
When do I use a semicolon?
Use a semicolon to join two independent clauses, meaning that the two parts of the sentence could stand alone and still make sense. Example: Enrolled college students may turn in their work online; high school students are required to hand in their work in person.
What is an auxiliary verb?
An auxiliary verb is a verb that adds functional and/or grammatical meaning to the sentence it appears in by conveying tense, voice, emphasis, etc.
When taking the reading portion of the ACT, how can I be sure that I am able to answer all of the questions before time runs out?
Recognize your weaknesses before going into the test: if you read slowly, consider reading the questions before reading through the passage, and looking for the answers to the questions instead of reading all of the filter content. Once you've answered all of the questions you can by skimming, go back and comb through for questions that require a more thorough reading. Also, bring a watch that won't beep or go off and pace yourself.
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