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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. 

When people gave up the hunter-gatherer way of life and began to cultivate the soil and grow their food, they often became less mobile, built more substantial residences, and they developed  more effective means of storage. No error

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Hint

Ask yourself, “What interferes with the parallel structure of the sentence?”

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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10/11 , 11/8

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24
2014
950 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
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Correct 550
Incorrect 400
57% 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. 

When people gave up the hunter-gatherer way of life and began to cultivate the soil and grow their food, they often became less mobile, built more substantial residences, and they developed  more effective means of storage. No error

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Answer

The error in this sentence occurs at (C), where there is a flaw in parallelism. The pronoun “they” should be removed so that the sentence contains three parallel verbs (“became,” “built,” and “developed”).