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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. 

Japanese literature is noted for  distinctive forms of drama as well as  their poetry. No error

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Hint

Think about what the pronoun “their” refers to.

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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. 

Japanese literature is noted for  distinctive forms of drama as well as  their poetry. No error

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Answer

The error in this sentence occurs at (D), where there is improper pronoun use. There is nothing in the sentence to which the plural possessive pronoun “their” can logically refer. The pronoun “their” should be deleted from the sentence so that the sentence clearly expresses both things that Japanese literature is noted for (“distinctive forms of drama” as well as “poetry”).