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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. 

Most states have various levels of football competition in their high schools so that schools with similar numbers of students compete only against them. No error

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Hint

Ask yourself, “Who is competing against whom?”

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May
30
2015
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Correct 15,194
Incorrect 11,616
56% 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. 

Most states have various levels of football competition in their high schools so that schools with similar numbers of students compete only against them. No error

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Answer

The error in this sentence occurs at (D), where there is illogical pronoun use. It doesn’t make sense to say that schools competed against “them” when “them” could refer to “high schools,” “schools,” or even “students.” Instead, “one another” or “each other” is needed.