Praxis Writing : Tense

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Identifying Word Usage Errors

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

Boswell described his conversations with Dr. Johnson and writes that Johnson's wit was unparalleled. No error

Possible Answers:


his conversations

No error


Correct answer:



The error queried here was a simple error of verb tense. Since "described" is not underlined it must be correct, and since this verb is in the past tense the next verb "writes" should be in its past tense form: "written."

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