Praxis Writing : Other Conjunction Errors

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Praxis Writing

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Example Questions

Example Question #2 : Sentence Correction

Replace the underlined portion with the answer choice that results in a sentence that is clear, precise, and meets the requirements of standard written English

She carefully reviewed her case notes, such as not to be surprised in court.

Possible Answers:

thus

therefore

so

such

Correct answer:

so

Explanation:

The highlighted conjunction in this sentence is incorrect. "Such" is used to indicate a result, whereas "so" is used (as a conjunction) to indicate purpose. Because the sentence is discussing someone's precautionary measure, the correct conjunction here is "so". "She carefully reviewed her case notes, so as not to be surprised in court."

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