SAT Writing : Identifying Apostrophe Errors

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Example Question #116 : Identifying Punctuation Errors: Other Punctuation

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

You look really thirsty; are you sure your drinking enough water? No error

Possible Answers:

your

No error

You look

really thirsty;

water?

Correct answer:

your

Explanation:

In this sentence a very, not a possessive pronoun is required. So "your" should read "you're" or "you are." The rest of the sentence, even if you might disagree with the semicolon stylistically, is grammatically correct.

Example Question #111 : Identifying Punctuation Errors

The team leaders began the process of reforming the organizations structure as soon as the report was issued.

Possible Answers:

reformation the organization's structure

reforming the organizations structures

reformed the organization's structure

reforming the organization's structure

reforming the organization's structure

Correct answer:

reforming the organization's structure

Explanation:

The underlined phrase in the sentence has a problem with the word "organizations." The construction of the sentence indicates it needs to be the possesive form, describing the "structure" of the "organization." The correct answer choice is "reforming the organization's structure."

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