19. The writer is considering deleting the first part of the preceding sentence, so that the sentence would read:

She led me outside.

If the writer were to make this change, the essay would primarily lose:


  • A. details that indicate to the reader what will eventually happen.

  • B. the contrast between the gift and what the narrator had anticipated receiving.

  • C. examples of the kinds of gifts the narrator normally receives.

  • D. an indication of how close the narrator and her aunt are.