PSAT Writing : Identifying Sentence Errors

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.

Even though it is unclear exactly where volleyball was invented, it is undeniable that California beach culture and energy have played a role in its development. No error

Possible Answers:

its

Even though

California beach

No error

where

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #2 : 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.

 

When seeking to escape from a conversation, some people will tactfully excuse themselves to get dessert in order to avoid further interaction with the other person. No error

Possible Answers:

conversation, some

further interaction

themselves

seeking to escape

No error

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #1 : 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.

Many waiters barely make minimum wage, but it is possible to earn an impressive salary if one works at an expensive restaurant. No error

Possible Answers:

one

it is possible

wage, but

Many waiters

No error

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

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.

 Tomorrow the professor is going to buy a new coat in order to look his best for the upcoming faculty dinner. No error

Possible Answers:

No error

upcoming

for

is going to 

in order to 

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

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:

one of

and 

her 

thinking about

No error

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #31 : Identifying Sentence Errors

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:

No error

who are

free of

to 

a way

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #32 : Identifying Sentence 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:

Although 

No error

same rate

has increased

over

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.

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:

No error

talking

and his partner

While

that

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #32 : 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.

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:

No error

receive

from 

as 

along with

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

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