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Writing > Identifying Sentence Errors

The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E. 

Once the suspension bridge replaced the cantilever, the United States becomes the world leader in this new  type of long-span bridgebuilding. No error

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Hint

Try to determine whether the action of the sentence occurs in the past, present, or future.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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Dec
20
2014
11,217 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
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Correct 9,554
Incorrect 1,663
85% correct

Writing > Identifying Sentence Errors

The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E. 

Once the suspension bridge replaced the cantilever, the United States becomes the world leader in this new  type of long-span bridgebuilding. No error

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Answer

The error in this sentence occurs at (B), where there is an inappropriate verb form. To match the past tense established and used elsewhere in the sentence (“Once,” “replaced”), the past-tense “became” is needed.