I took my SAT today, and one of the reading passages was about cognates. Do you know what a cognate is?
Colgate my friend, Colgate.
Cognates sound the same or look the same and they are from the same language ? Like misery and miserly? Maybe
A female congressman ?
Yeah, only because I took spanish.
Nope. Thankfully I'm done with standardized testing.
It's a word in a foreign language that is spelled the exact same or extremely similar to what it means in English. For example, in French, the word for (to) decide is décider.
Aren't they just words with the same derivation? I didn't think they had to be spelt similarly.
That sounds about right. My initial answer is partially right, then.
According to the SAT passage cognates are words with the same roots.
How do you think you did?
I didn't guess anything and I finished on time, so I hope okay.
I'm guessing 1600. 👍
I'd love that, but I'm not getting my hopes up. 😊
Is this your first time taking it?
Yup. I got a 1440 on my PSAT though.
Did you take it?
I did. This was my second time taking the SAT, and I'm not very worried. I scored in the 1520s the first time, so I should be good to go.
Ah sounds good! I didn't study at all so I'm hoping I get lucky.