SAT Writing Practice Questions

Identifying Sentence Errors

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  1. Read the entire sentence carefully but quickly, paying attention to underlined choices (A) through (D).

  2. Select the underlined word or phrase that needs to be changed to make the sentence correct. Some sentences contain no error at all.

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The other delegates and him immediately accepted the resolution drafted by the neutral states. No error

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In the example above, "The other delegates and him" are the people who "immediately accepted the resolution," and the phrase "drafted by the neutral states" describes "the resolution." Check each underlined word or phrase for correctness.

  • The phrase "The other" correctly modifies the word "delegates."
  • The pronoun "him" is in the wrong case. (One would not say "him immediately accepted.") "Him" is an error, but go on to check the other choices, especially if you are not sure.
  • The word "immediately," which modifies the verb "accepted," is correct.
  • The phrase "drafted by" correctly expresses the action of the "neutral states."

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