SAT Section 5 Writing

28 Questions | Total Attempts: 63

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SAT Writing Quizzes & Trivia

For identification of sentence errors, mark the bubble stating the error. The editing-in-context is a draft of an essay with multiple choice questions. Fill in the bubble with the best answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Illiteracy is an enormous problem. A it affects B millions of people worldwide, C and is an impediment to D social progress.  No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 2. 
    The company president has taken A steps to ensure that she B can handle the pressure and anxiety associated with C the job, including D joining a yoga class and enlisting the support of a network of friends. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 3. 
    If you are sure tha A you are in the right, B you would not C mind an independent examination of D the case. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 4. 
    The union insisted A on an increase in their B members’ C starting pay, and threatened to call a strike if the company refused to D meet the demand. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 5. 
    Television viewers claim that A the number of scenes depicting B alcohol consumption have C increased dramatically over D the last decade. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 6. 
    Employees with less A personal problems are B likely C to be more D productive. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 7. 
    The three richest men in America have A assets worth more than B the combined assets C of the sixty poorest countries of D the world. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 8. 
    Shipwrecked A on a desert island, coconuts and other B fruits formed C the basis of the sailor’s D diet. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 9. 
    Fifty percent of the people alive today have A never made a phone call, but B thirty percent still C have no electricity connections to their D homes. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 10. 
    The rhododendron, which A ornaments so many B English gardens, is C not native to D Europe. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 11. 
    The farmer should not have been A so careless as B to leave the door of the house unbolted when C he had gone D to bed. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 12. 
    A census A of the island revealed B a population of only C 10,000 people D. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 13. 
    The engineer, who is renowned for his ingenuity A, has designed B a very unique C cooling system for our new plant in D Spain. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 14. 
    Shoes of those A kind are B bad for the feet; C low heels are D better. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 15. 
    My father saw how much A Uncle Tom was enjoying B his early retirement, and C so he decided to do the same D. No error E.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 16. 
    A conjunction is used to connect words and sentences together.
    • A. 

      Words and sentences together.

    • B. 

      Words or sentences together.

    • C. 

      Words and sentences.

    • D. 

      Words or sentences.

    • E. 

      Words to sentences.

  • 17. 
    Antony, coming alongside Cleopatra's ship, climbed aboard without seeing or being seen by her.
    • A. 

      Climbed aboard without seeing or being seen by her.

    • B. 

      Climbed aboard without seeing Cleopatra or being seen by her.

    • C. 

      Climbs aboard without Cleopatra seeing him.

    • D. 

      Boarded without being seen by her.

    • E. 

      Boarded without seeing Cleopatra.

  • 18. 
    Bombast is when high sounding words for effect, not suitability, are used.
    • A. 

      Is when high sounding words for effect, not suitability, are used.

    • B. 

      Is the use of high-sounding words for effect rather than for suitability.

    • C. 

      Is where high-sounding words are used for effect not suitability.

    • D. 

      Is the using of high-sounding words for effect only.

    • E. 

      Is when you use high-sounding words for effect rather than for suitability.

  • 19. 
    I would like to thank whoever it was that wrote that piece of music: it has given me so much pleasure.
    • A. 

      I would like to thank whoever it was that wrote that piece of music:

    • B. 

      I would like to thank whomever it was that has written that piece of music:

    • C. 

      I would like to thank whomever it might be that wrote that piece of music:

    • D. 

      Whoever it was that wrote that piece of music, I would like to thank because

    • E. 

      I would like to thank whoever it was that wrote that piece of music,

  • 20. 
    Your taking a loan to buy a car annoyed Father.
    • A. 

      Your taking a loan to buy a car annoyed Father.

    • B. 

      Your taking a loan to buy a car aggravated Father.

    • C. 

      You taking a loan to buy a car irritated Father.

    • D. 

      You taking a loan to buy a car annoyed Father.

    • E. 

      Father was annoyed by you taking a loan to buy a car.

  • 21. 
    In the initial stages of learning a new language we learn more through listening and attempting to copy speech patterns and not through reading grammar books.
    • A. 

      And attempting to copy speech patterns and not through reading grammar books.

    • B. 

      And attempting to copy speech patterns than through reading grammar books.

    • C. 

      And attempts to copy speech patterns than through reading grammar books.

    • D. 

      And attempts at copying speech patterns than through reading grammar books.

    • E. 

      And attempts at copying speech patterns and not grammar books.

  • 22. 
    Between you and I, I doubt that he will come.
    • A. 

      And I, I doubt that he will come.

    • B. 

      And I, I doubt that he would come.

    • C. 

      And me, I doubt that he will come.

    • D. 

      And me, I doubt that he would come.

    • E. 

      And me, I doubt whether he will be coming.

  • 23. 
    Work that is not finished is not work at all, it is merely a botch, a failure.
    • A. 

      All, it is merely a botch, a failure.

    • B. 

      All, it is a botch merely, and a failure.

    • C. 

      All; it is merely a botch, a failure.

    • D. 

      All; the work merely is a botch and a failure.

    • E. 

      All; the work being merely a botch, a failure.

  • 24. 
    Pollution and degradation of the environment is, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.
    • A. 

      Is, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.

    • B. 

      Is, according to the report by the commission, a matter of universal concern.

    • C. 

      Is, according to the report of the commission, matters of universal concern.

    • D. 

      Are, according to the commission's report, universally a matter of concern.

    • E. 

      Are, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.

  • 25. 
    Denim jeans were originally worn not so much as a fashion statement as for their being practical work clothes.
    • A. 

      Denim jeans were originally worn not so much as a fashion statement as for their being practical work clothes.

    • B. 

      Denim jeans were originally worn not so much as a fashion statement but for their being practical work clothes.

    • C. 

      Denim jeans were originally worn not so much as a fashion statement but for being practical work clothes.

    • D. 

      Denim jeans were originally worn not as a fashion statement as for them being practical work clothes.

    • E. 

      Denim jeans were originally worn not as a fashion statement but as for them being practical work clothes.