Making an inference involves using what you know to guess what you don't know or reading between the lines. Here one uses the clues in the text along with their own experiences to help them figure out what is not directly said. Do you think you have a knack for this, or do you need some practice? Read each sentence carefully then reply to these making inferences.
Chloe wasn't much of a writer but what she could do with a brush and canvas was incredible. You give her any topic to write on, she would do a decent job but if you explain her a scenery she would incredibly bring it to life on a canvas. Everyone complimented her for what she was amazing at.
What does it infer?
Chloe could do anything with incredible means.
Chloe could write anything incredibly.
She was the worst writer ever.
Her art skills were amazing.
Maxine was not able to sleep and it was a late night. She knew she should not have chosen that movie to watch. She could have picked a drama or a romantic comedy over it. Now all she could think of was that movie and the white face character in that movie.
What is it being inferred here?
The movie was so interesting.
It was so awful and boring.
It was too scary.
Maxine was insomniac.
Peter was trying as hard as he could to stay awake but unfortunately fell asleep. Everyone has told him that he was real, so he had to make it sure with his own eyes. That's why he tried to stay awake at night but fell asleep at 9:45 PM. Next thing he saw that it was already 7:00 AM and presents all around in his room.
Why was Peter trying so hard to stay awake at night?
It was his birthday night
It was Halloween night and wanted to see a monster.
It was Christmas Eve and he wanted to see Santa with his own eyes.
He had a horror movie plan with his friends.
Maya had always counted on her grandfather for any kind of help and guidance. But now without him, she was feeling sad and lonely. With that feeling, it made her even more adamantly opposed to drunk driving.
What was the obvious reason Maya was feeling that way?
Her grandfather moved to a rehab center.
Her grandfather drank too much alcohol that day.
She had moved to another city, away from her grandfather.
Making inferences is the same as predicting what will happen in the future based on what you know now. As a good writer or literature student, you should have the ability to make inferences by reading a text or part of it. Do you...
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Not too long ago, two women sat down at a French Roast restaurant on Broadway in New York. The women were not alone. They had their dogs with them. One had a golden retriever, the other a rookie. At one time, the women would have been shown the door by the manager because, except for guide dogs used by the blind, dogs were not allowed in restaurants. Such rules about dogs and other pets, however, may well be becoming a thing of the past as more and more people insist that their dogs are necessary to their emotional well-being. When the manager at French Roast questioned the dogs' presence, that is precisely what he was told: The dogs were providing their owners with emotional support. One of the women even had a letter from her doctor saying just that: She needed the dog nearby to function. Two years before the restaurant episode, tenants had used the same strategy to force their landlords into accepting the presence of dogs in two New York apartment buildings. Dog owners have become bolder about insisting on the presence of their pets ever since a 2003 ruling by the Department of Transportation stating that people with emotional ailments like depression or anxiety should be allowed to have dogs present on airplanes. In short, they should be treated like other disabled people and allow the company of a service animal. Whatever the Department of Transportation's original intentions, the chances are good that the ruling will be abused, and some people will want to bring their dogs to a restaurant or concert simply because of a bad day at work. (Source of information: Beth Landman, "Wagging the Dog, and a Finger," The New York Times, May 14, 2006, section 9, p.1)