MommyThrice Posted July 23, 2012 Share Posted July 23, 2012 I am stumped on this SAT practice question, can someone explain it to me? 14. Nicknamed the supergrain of the future, quinoa is a complete protein, one that contains all the necessary amino acids and is high in fiber. (a) protein, one that contains all the necessary amino acids and is (b) protein, it contains all the necessary amino acids and is © protein, and containing all the necessary amino acids in addition to being (d) protein that contained all the necessary amino acids and also is (e) protein; thus, containing all the necessary amino acids and being also Here's how we worked through the question: (e) "thus" doesn't work and the semicolon is wrong because it isn't followed by a complete clause. (d) tense problem - "contained" is past tense, "is" is present © "is" and "containing" are not parallel. The comma is not needed. (b) a semicolon should be used in a compound sentence without a conjunction (a) This is the correct answer but it seems wrong to me. Isn't "one that contains all the necessary amino acids" a nonessential modifier? If so, it should be set off by commas... one before AND after. Right? The only way I could consider (a) correct would be to assume that containing fiber is part of the description of a complete protein and, therefore, part of the nonessential modifier. Can someone explain this to me? Thanks, Tracie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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