SAT Writing : Identifying Noun-Noun Agreement Errors

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Example Question #31 : Identifying Noun Noun Agreement Errors

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

All of Kevin's tarantulas laid its eggs on Monday. No error

Possible Answers:

its

tarantulas

of

on

No error

Correct answer:

its

Explanation:

There are multiple tarantulas described in the sentence since the word "all" is used. Therefore, the sentence should read All of Kevin's tarantulas laid "their" eggs on Monday. "Its" is incorrect because it is referring to a single tarantula.

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