SAT Writing : Identifying Other Punctuation Errors

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Example Question #151 : 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.

I was wondering if, after the fair, we could stop by the farmers market? No error

Possible Answers:

fair,

No error

if,

market?

stop by

Correct answer:

market?

Explanation:

In this sentence, the speaker is making a statement (“I am wondering”), not answering a question (“Am I wondering?”). Even though the sentence is expressing uncertainty, it is not an interrogative sentence and therefore should not end with a question mark. A period is the correct punctuation to use to end this sentence.

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