PSAT Writing : Identifying No Error Questions

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for PSAT Writing

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Identifying Sentences That Contain No Errors

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

Mary was thinking about adopting one of the four rabbits because she had been feeling lonely lately and thought that the companionship would help her. No error 

Possible Answers:

No error

thinking about

one of

and 

her 

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #31 : Identifying No Error Questions

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

As a way of giving back to the community, pro bono attorneys provide legal services to people who are in need, free of charge. No error

Possible Answers:

to 

a way

free of

No error

who are

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #11 : Identifying Sentences That Contain No Errors

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

Although the cost of living has increased dramatically over the past fifteen years, minimum wage has not increased at the same rateNo error

Possible Answers:

has increased

Although 

No error

over

same rate

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #2651 : Sat Writing

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

While I usually do not like talking about celebrity couples, I will say that that famous pop singer and his partner are a very nice pair. No error

Possible Answers:

and his partner

While

that

talking

No error

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #11 : Identifying Sentences That Contain No Errors

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

There are many musicals in New York City, but there are even more in London, which often surprises people. No error

Possible Answers:

surprises

many

There

No error

which

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence.

Example Question #2653 : Sat Writing

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

The tigers, along with the elephants, receive a lot of attention from visitors at the zoo, as they are such majestic and incredible creatures. No error 

Possible Answers:

as 

from 

No error

receive

along with

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #12 : Identifying No Errors Or Other Errors

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

While some people find that juggling muliple jobs exhausts them, others find it very energizing. No error

Possible Answers:

exhausts

others 

No error

find

While

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #12 : Identifying Sentences That Contain No Errors

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

Tourists that visit Thailand can do a lot on a tight budget because everything is very inexpensive, at least when compared to prices in the United States. No error

Possible Answers:

at least 

that

can 

No error

because 

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #31 : Identifying No Error Questions

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

After smelling the cookies her roommate was baking in the kitchen, Veronica had an extremely hard time focusing on her biology homework. No error

Possible Answers:

No error

had

After smelling the cookies

was baking

focusing on her biology homework

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

This sentence is grammatically correct as written and needs no stylistic changes made to it.

Example Question #32 : Identifying Other Errors Or No Error

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

After eating turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and dinner rolls at my family's Thanksgiving dinner, I am always surprised that I can find room to have pumpkin pie for dessert.

Possible Answers:

No error

that I can find room to have pumpkin pie for dessert

After eating

turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and dinner rolls

at my family's Thanksgiving dinner,

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

This sentence is grammatically correct and needs no stylistic changes made to it.

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