In "Arrangement in Black and White," we witness an important contradiction that was prevalent during the years of segregation. The woman in the story claims that she has no problem with black people, and that she can even consider them her friends. She has met others before, and she thinks there is nothing wrong with interacting with them. However, even though the woman is trying to be open-minded, when she meets Walter Williams she is very patronizing, even cutting herself off several times because of her belief that the man cannot understand her.
A verb is one of the parts of speech in English language. Verbs can be defined as any word that describes an action, occurrence, or state of existence. Some examples of verb are dance, sing, walk, play, run, sit, etc.
Hence, the correct statement would be "The man flushed the toilet" in past tense.
Tan’s mother could think of several ways to answer a question like the one described in the excerpt.
The excerpt expresses: "the correct answer always seemed to be the most bland combinations of thoughts", which shows the idea of being imaginative, being a writer and a creator doesn't always means you can be a scholar according to general testing. Tan mentions her mother's limitations but also merits of not being able to master the English Standard Language.