SAT Writing Practice 1 + Answer and Explanation

SAT Writing Practice 1


The answer is in the first comment below.↓

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  1. Be very careful with
    (A): even though the first part of the sentence makes sense grammatically, the comma after the close-parenthesis actually creates a comma splice — two complete sentences separated by only a comma. (Sentence 1: It’s odorless, tasteless, and harmless because it’s so cold (–320.44°F to be exact); Sentence 2: It boils at room temperature and evaporates out of your food as it rapidly chills it.) As a result, this answer can be eliminated.
    (C) creates the same error; this option merely places an additional comma before because. Note that the lack of a comma after tasteless is a distraction; the comma before the last item in a list is optional.
    (D) is incorrect because no comma should ever be placed after a subordinating conjunction (because).
    (B) is correct because comma + and = period, and the sentence can be logically divided after harmless: It’s odorless, tasteless, and harmless. Because it’s so cold (–320.44°F to be exact), it boils at room temperature and evaporates out of your food as it rapidly chills it.

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