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Recognize correctly formed sentences
Skills needed to score in this band
SKILL 1: Recognize correctly formed sentences
Recognize correctly formed sentencesExample
The following sentence tests your ability to recognize grammar and usage errors. The sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. The sentence will not contain more than one error. The error, if there is one, is underlined and lettered. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence is correct, select choice E. In choosing answers, follow the requirements of standard written English.
A fascinatingly intricate web of cracks and faults on the icy surface of Jupiter's moon, Europa, may conceal an immense ocean. No error
Skills needed to score in the next band
In your reading, pay attention to the parts of speech and how they agree in well-formed sentences, notice modifying words and phrases and how they function when used correctly, and note the relationships between phrases and clauses in well-formed sentences. In your own writing, make sure that subjects agree in number with their associated verbs and that main verbs are used to construct complete sentences; that pronouns agree in number, gender, and person with their logical antecedents; and that verb forms are used consistently and logically. Be sure to use correctly formed modifying words, and make sure that modifying words and phrases are placed correctly to show logical modification. Use proper subordination and coordination to join ideas and to form complete sentences.