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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. 

Among the earliest telescopes were Galilean telescopes, modeled after the simple instruments built by Galileo, the first person having used telescopes to study the stars and planets. No error

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Hint

Ask yourself, “What was Galileo the first person to do?”

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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10/3 , 11/7

Aug
28
2015
729 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
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Correct 495
Incorrect 234
67% 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. 

Among the earliest telescopes were Galilean telescopes, modeled after the simple instruments built by Galileo, the first person having used telescopes to study the stars and planets. No error

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Answer

The error in this sentence occurs at (D), where there is an inappropriate verb form. The verb phrase “to have used” is needed to clearly express what Galileo was the first person to do.