ACT English

SAT Question Of The Day

The SAT question of the day is an Algebra Question that has already been addressed on this blog: click here to see an explanation.

ACT English Question Of The Day

ACT English questions are part of a passage, but many questions only ask about a single sentence. Take a look at today's question.

The federal Radio Division in Washington, D.C., was created to license stations, because it had no power to regulate them.

Choose the best alternative for the underlined part.

The word "because" means "for the reason that."  This sentence does not make sense because it indicates that a federal division was created for the reason that it had no power.  Who would create something to be useless?  Look back at the original sentence.  You know the division is not useless because it can license stations.  The second portion of the sentence is letting you know the limits of the division.  It can license stations, but it cannot regulate them.  Notice the contrast word "but" in the previous sentence.  There are two contrasting ideas, powers and limits, so you must link them with a word that indicates contrast!  Look down at your answer choices.

G. since
H. thus
J. but

The correct answer is (J).

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