SAT Writing : Identifying Sentences That Contain No Errors

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Example Questions

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.

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:

free of

No error

who are

a way

to 

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.

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:

over

same rate

Although 

No error

has increased

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #13 : 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.

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:

While

talking

and his partner

that

No error

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #14 : 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:

which

No error

many

surprises

There

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence.

Example Question #15 : 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.

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:

from 

as 

No error

along with

receive

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #16 : 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.

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

Possible Answers:

exhausts

others 

While

find

No error

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

There is no error in this sentence. 

Example Question #17 : 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 

because 

can 

No error

that

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.

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

was baking

After smelling the cookies

had

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 #19 : 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.

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

at my family's Thanksgiving dinner,

that I can find room to have pumpkin pie for dessert

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

After eating

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

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

Example Question #41 : 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.

Some people think that they are better than everyone else, but others don't think highly enough of themselves. No error

Possible Answers:

highly enough of themselves

better

No error

everyone else

others

Correct answer:

No error

Explanation:

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

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