The myth that touching a toad will give you warts is a surprisingly common one, with many people searching Google to ascertain whether there is any truth to it. And the truth is that there is not any truth to it at all. This belief likely stems from the fact that toads have warts and parents want to convince their kids not to touch that gross, slimy animal they just found.

In this passage, what does the word “ascertain” most closely mean?

determine

Explanation

Ascertain is a word that comes from the phrase, “make certain.” The other choices do not mean the same thing.

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