Grammar Question

<p>What in the world?</p>

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<p>And this one:</p>

<p>I know the answer is A, but when do you use "precocious to" and when do you use "precocious by"?</p>

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<p>Isn't the answer C for the first one?... I'm confused that you're confused. :)</p>

<p>I actually got the first question right because I went with my gut, but I'm confused as to why it is wrong. Yes, it is C.</p>

<p>I think the answer for the second one should be precocious by or precocious in. The prepositions by and in are not necessarily idioms here.. They are used together with considered.</p>

<p>The original sentence lacks subject in the first question. I think you have to remove is why, so the sentence reads:</p>

<p>By incorporating Pueblo figures into her strongly geometric and abstract work, Pueblo artist Helen Hardin has had a significant impact on contemporary Native American art.</p>

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<p>Thank you! That makes so much sense :).</p>

<p>Since you haven't been on this forum in a while, I'm going to assume you're taking the January SAT! I'll be taking the January one as well. Good luck for both of us (although you probably won't need it) :)</p>

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<p>I found that the preposition "by" has to be used because "by" indicates who is doing the considering. I guess the word "precocious" tripped me up. If I had substituted something like "dumb," then it would have been obvious:</p>

<p>"The baby was considered dumb to her family." (wrong) </p>

<p>vs.</p>

<p>"The baby was considered dumb by her family." (correct)</p>

<p>Yes.. The prepositions didn't correspond to the adjective precocious. At least you were able to tell the error.</p>