Knowing how to identify an independent clause versus a dependent clause and knowing how to punctuate a compound and a complex sentence can help you get six or more ACT and SAT and PSAT questions correct. This flows right into knowing comma rules, and when you are confident in how to properly use commas, you will raise your score even higher. Commas, semi-colons, and conjunctions show up often in standardized tests. Real life examples are in the sentences in this post.
The ACT English test is 45 minutes long with 75 items. Grammar and Usage makes up 16% of the test, Sentence Structure is 24%, and Punctuation is 13%. The rest of the English test comes under the heading Rhetorical Skills. Strategy (Author’s purpose) makes up 16%, Organization (development, passage structure) is 15% and Style (word choice, tone) is 16%.
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