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Reading Comprehension: Main Idea Questions

The main purpose of the passage is to

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This answer choice is too narrow/specific. The passage discusses three instances of AAVE's usage of the verb to be: habitual action, possible ambiguity and recently completed action.

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This answer choice is too broad/general. The passage only discusses the usage of the verb to be within AAVE.

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We know from the passage that AAVE usually doesn't use the verb to be. The passage discusses cases in which it does use this verb.

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This answer choice is too broad/general. The passage only discusses the usage of the verb to be within AAVE.

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Each structural phrase leads us to another example of how AAVE speakers insert the verb to be to create specific meaning in their speech.

contrast African American Vernacular English with standard English

describe the circumstances in which African American Vernacular English omits forms of the verb to be

give examples of how African American Vernacular English is used

describe the circumstances in which African American Vernacular English uses forms of the verb to be

discuss African American Vernacular English's treatment of habitual action and possible ambiguity.