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2014
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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. 

The Sun has been shining for nearly five billion years and is thought that it has sufficient thermonuclear fuel in its core to shine  for about another five billion. No error

Answer Choices

Hint

Look for awkward or wordy phrasing.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

Register Next Tests:
10/11 , 11/8

Sep
18
2014
6,151 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 3,324
Incorrect 2,827
54% 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. 

The Sun has been shining for nearly five billion years and is thought that it has sufficient thermonuclear fuel in its core to shine  for about another five billion. No error

Answer Choices

Answer

The error in this sentence occurs at (B), where there is awkward and unidiomatic phrasing. The awkward “that it has” should simply be “to have.”