Praxis Writing : Ambiguity

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Example Questions

Example Question #5 : Praxis Core Skills: Writing

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

Gerald fumbled with his papers, apologized to his coworkers, and replaced them on his podium. No error

Possible Answers:

No error




Correct answer:



The use of the pronoun "them" is ambiguous in this context, as "them" could technically refer either to "his papers" or to "his coworkers." "Them" should be replaced with "his papers."

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