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Lessons On Punch Of the Week Every week, we come out with a set of questions that will help you gauge your level of preparation. Just remember - no cheating :) SAT:Punch Of the Week : 01-Nov-09 Ne...
As part of the writing section of the SAT, you will have to approach questions that have you identify the sentence error. So, what are they all about anyway?
These questions test your knowledge and ability to recognize grammar errors as well as its proper usage. The sentences either contain one error or none at all, so think of these questions as either true of false type questions (there is either one thing wrong or none at all). They are usually not long, and it should be pretty easy to go through them relatively fast once you're certain you have the error picked out or know there is no error there.
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The format of the questions you will approach in this section will have a partial or full sentence. The error, if there is one will be underlined and lettered no matter what. Along with the error you must retrieve, other options of "errors" will also be underlined and lettered. You must then select the answer that shows itself to be the error and bubble in that lettered answer. If the sentence is correct, all you have to do is select E, which means No Error.
It will be more clear to you after you see the question…
The other(A) shoppers and him(B) suddenly© flooded into the store for the sale being held on(D) the Queen Street West. No Error(E)
The correct answer would be B since the correct sentence would read: Him and the other shoppers suddenly flooded into the store for the sale being held on Queen Street West.
Now for one with more
It is likely that the grand opening of the new restaurant, previously(A) set(B) for May 15, would be© pushed back because of(D) the recent transit strike. No Error(E)
The correct answer is C; would be is in the wrong verb tense, that we can see from the start of the sentence starting with it is. Therefore the "would be" has to be in the future tense showing that it is likely to happen, not just semi-likely to happen which is indicated by saying "would". The correct sentence should read: It is likely that the grand opening of the new restaurant, previously set for May 15, will be pushed back because of the recent transit strike.
What else should I know?
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when approaching these questions.You have to remember that these questions are not like multiple choice, in that you have to choose the error or mistake this time. Here are some things to keep in mind…
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