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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. 

In the interior of the Arctic islands during the melting season, even small streams must be crossed with great care  because near-zero water temperatures and the typically rocky and unstable nature of stream beds. No error

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Hint

Think about why “even small streams must be crossed with great care.”

Question of the Day

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2015
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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. 

In the interior of the Arctic islands during the melting season, even small streams must be crossed with great care  because near-zero water temperatures and the typically rocky and unstable nature of stream beds. No error

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Answer

The error in this sentence occurs at (B), where there is an inappropriate idiom. The phrase “due to” should be used in place of “because.”