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- Comma after introductory phrases 3 answers
While practicing for the SAT and doing a practice test, I came across a question where what I believed to be a grammatical mistake in the question (it was missing a comma, I thought) caused me to eliminate that option. However, when I looked back to check my answers, the answer I though was grammatically incorrect was the correct answer. So basically my question is whether or not the option is in fact grammatically incorrect, and if so, does this mean in the future I can't rely on a perceived grammatical mistake to eliminate an option for a question like this? Here is the question (if you are unfamiliar with SAT Writing tests like this, the question is asking what the bolded text should be, from the options given):
Although researchers continue to search for the right combination of factors that will keep fruits fresh and attractive, the problem may be that consumers are overly concerned with superficial qualities rather than the actual freshness of the fruit.
- The writer wants a conclusion that conveys how the shortcomings of 1-MCP presented in the passage affect the actions of people in the fruit industry. Which choice best accomplishes this goal?
A) NO CHANGE
B) many of the improvements to fruit quality they have discovered so far have required trade-offs in other properties of the fruit.
C) for now many fruit sellers must weigh the relative values of aroma, color, and freshness when deciding whether to use 1-MCP.
D) it must be acknowledged that 1-MCP, despite some inadequacies, has enabled the fruit industry to ship and store fruit in ways that were impossible before.
Correct Answer: C (the one I eliminated because I thought it had a mistake)
My Answer: D
source (refer to this if more context is needed): https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/360031/PrepScholar-sat-practice-test-3.pdf?t=1524236344173 page 26-26, question 33