SAT Writing: Identifying Sentence Errors Quiz

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Prepare for success on the SAT Writing section with our SAT Writing: Identifying Sentence Errors Quiz! This quiz is meticulously designed to help you sharpen your skills in identifying and correcting sentence errors, a crucial aspect of the exam. With a focus on grammar, punctuation, and syntax, our quiz covers a wide array of topics commonly tested in the SAT Writing section.

Dive into a series of thoughtfully crafted questions that challenge your understanding of sentence structure and language conventions. Each question is accompanied by detailed explanations to ensure that you grasp the underlying concepts thoroughly. Whether you're aiming to Read moreboost your overall SAT score or specifically targeting the Writing section, this quiz provides valuable practice and insights to help you excel.

By taking our SAT Writing: Identifying Sentence Errors Quiz, you'll gain confidence in your ability to spot errors, enhance your editing skills, and approach sentence correction questions with precision. Maximize your preparation efforts and increase your chances of achieving your desired score on the SAT Writing section with our comprehensive quiz!


Identifying Sentence Errors Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    The associates and her sought to reduce the settlement, delay the penalties, and assuage their client's fears.

    • A.

      Her

    • B.

      Sought

    • C.

      Assuage

    • D.

      Fears

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    A. Her
    Explanation
    The possessive pronoun "her" is incorrectly used in the subject of the sentence. Replace "her" with the subjective pronoun "she" to maintain grammatical correctness and clarity. For example, "The associates and she sought to reduce the settlement..."

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  • 2. 

    Evelyn, a fourth-year medical student in my anatomy class, blows her nose alot in class.

    • A.

      Fourth-year

    • B.

      My

    • C.

      Her

    • D.

      Alot

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    D. Alot
    Explanation
    "Alot" is not a recognized English word; it should be written as two separate words, "a lot." Correcting this error enhances the clarity and professionalism of the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    You can have a slice of cheesecake, a bowl of pudding, or you can have both of them.

    • A.

      You can have a slice of cheese cake

    • B.

      A bowl of pudding

    • C.

      Or

    • D.

      You can have both of them

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    D. You can have both of them
    Explanation
    To ensure parallel structure in lists, all elements should be grammatically consistent. Change "you can have both of them" to "you can have both" to align with the preceding options, improving the coherence of the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    Violence pervades television and movies, and my grandfather doesn't like them one bit.

    • A.

      Violence pervades

    • B.

      And the movies

    • C.

      And my grandfather

    • D.

      Like them

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    D. Like them
    Explanation
    The pronoun "them" is plural, while "violence" is singular. Replace "them" with the singular pronoun "it" to maintain agreement and clarity in the sentence structure.

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  • 5. 

    Terrance and Phillip walks to the farm every Saturday morning, rain or shine.

    • A.

      Terrance and Phillip

    • B.

      Walks

    • C.

      To the farm

    • D.

      Rain or shine

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    B. Walks
    Explanation
    For compound subjects connected by "and," the verb should be plural. Replace "walks" with "walk" to match the plural subjects "Terrance and Phillip," ensuring grammatical accuracy.

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  • 6. 

    If one is to be a good citizen on this planet Earth, you must be attentive to the environment in which we all live.

    • A.

      To be a good citizen

    • B.

      On this planet

    • C.

      You

    • D.

      We all live in

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    C. You
    Explanation
    Maintain consistency in pronoun usage for clarity and coherence. Replace the second-person pronoun "you" with the impersonal pronoun "one" to ensure grammatical consistency throughout the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    No amount of money could have convinced her to stop her irrational pursuit of a rewarding career in cooking.

    • A.

      No amount of money

    • B.

      Could have convinced her

    • C.

      To stop

    • D.

      Pursuit of a rewarding career

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    E. No Error
    Explanation
    The sentence is grammatically correct and effectively conveys the intended meaning without errors. No further revisions are necessary.

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  • 8. 

    When I asked John if he had enough money to pay for bus fare, he basically told me that he didn't have many and could use some change.

    • A.

      When

    • B.

      To pay for

    • C.

      Me

    • D.

      Many

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    D. Many
    Explanation
    Use "much" instead of "many" when referring to an indefinite quantity to maintain grammatical accuracy and precision. For example, "he didn't have much and could use some change."

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  • 9. 

    Among the catchers at King High School, the runners at Freedom High School, and the pitchers at Wharton High School, the catchers are the better.

    • A.

      At King

    • B.

      The runners

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Better

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    D. Better
    Explanation
    When comparing three or more items, the superlative form should be used. Replace "better" with "best" to accurately convey that the catchers are superior to both the runners and pitchers, enhancing the precision of the comparison.

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  • 10. 

    Neither the good weather nor the pay increase influences him to change careers.

    • A.

      Neither

    • B.

      Nor

    • C.

      Influences

    • D.

      Careers

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    E. No Error
    Explanation
    The sentence is grammatically correct and effectively conveys the intended meaning without errors. The structure is well-constructed and maintains clarity throughout.

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  • 11. 

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, a writer esteemed by many scholars, are often admonished by students for his difficult prose.

    • A.

      A writer

    • B.

      By many

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Admonished

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    C. Are
    Explanation
    "Nathaniel Hawthorne" is a singular subject, so the verb should also be singular. Replace "are" with "is" to maintain subject-verb agreement and ensure grammatical accuracy in the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    There was no good reason for her older brother to drive; after all, she was a much better driver than him.

    • A.

      There was

    • B.

      No good

    • C.

      She

    • D.

      Him

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    D. Him
    Explanation
    Use the subjective case pronoun "he" instead of the objective case pronoun "him" after the verb "than" to maintain grammatical correctness. For example, "she was a much better driver than he."

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  • 13. 

    I know you are sorry; nonetheless, I cannot grant you any reprieve.

    • A.

      Know

    • B.

      Nonetheless

    • C.

      Grant you

    • D.

      Reprieve

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    E. No Error
    Explanation
    The sentence is grammatically correct and effectively conveys the intended meaning without errors. No further revisions are necessary.

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  • 14. 

    Did he tell him who's money we found on the ground?

    • A.

      He

    • B.

      Who's

    • C.

      We

    • D.

      On

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    B. Who's
    Explanation
    Use "whose" instead of "who's" to indicate possession in the context of the sentence. "Whose" is the possessive form of "who," while "who's" is a contraction of "who is" or "who has."

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  • 15. 

    Everybody, even the principal, are excited about the upcoming football game.

    • A.

      Even the principal

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      About

    • D.

      Upcoming

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    "Everybody" is a singular subject, so the verb should also be singular. Replace "are" with "is" to maintain subject-verb agreement and ensure grammatical correctness in the sentence. 

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  • 16. 

    I wish I could just sit here and lie down with you forever.

    • A.

      I wish

    • B.

      Just sit here

    • C.

      Lie down

    • D.

      You

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    C. Lie down
    Explanation
    Use the correct past tense form "lay" instead of "lie" to maintain grammatical accuracy. "Lie" is an intransitive verb, and "lay" is its past tense form when used transitively. Given the transitive nature of the verb, employing "lay" accurately reflects the action performed on a direct object, thereby enhancing syntactical correctness and coherence.

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  • 17. 

    If he was the President, I don't know how we would avoid another costly war.

    • A.

      If he

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      I

    • D.

      We

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    B. Was
    Explanation
    Use the subjunctive form "were" instead of "was" to express a hypothetical situation or condition contrary to fact. By adhering to subjunctive mood conventions, the sentence effectively communicates the desired hypothetical condition, maintaining grammatical accuracy and clarity in expression.resident..."

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  • 18. 

    Give the ball to him and come back quick.

    • A.

      Give

    • B.

      The ball

    • C.

      To him

    • D.

      Quick

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    D. Quick
    Explanation
    Substituting the adjective "quick" with the adverb "quickly" ensures grammatical correctness and precision in modifying the verb "come back." Adverbs, which modify verbs, enhance clarity and specificity in communication by providing additional details regarding the manner of the action performed.

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  • 19. 

    The unique dissonance of the seventh chords in Beethoven's Violin Concerto is most evident in the orchestral part.

    • A.

      Unique

    • B.

      Chords in

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      Most

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    E. No Error
    Explanation
    The sentence adeptly captures the unique dissonance of the seventh chords in Beethoven's Violin Concerto, providing a succinct and precise description. With no discernible errors, the sentence effectively conveys the intended meaning, showcasing the intricate musical composition's distinct characteristics.

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  • 20. 

    One of the most interesting aspects of the American experience is the diversity found in our society.

    • A.

      One of the most

    • B.

      Aspects of the

    • C.

      That is

    • D.

      In our

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    E. No Error
    Explanation
    The sentence effectively conveys the idea of diversity within American society, employing clear and concise language. With no evident errors, the sentence maintains grammatical correctness and coherence, accurately articulating the significant aspect of societal diversity within the American experience.

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  • 21. 

    Air travel is many times faster than car travel; it is also more expensive.

    • A.

      Air travel

    • B.

      Faster

    • C.

      It is

    • D.

      Expensive

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    E. No Error
    Explanation
    There is no error in the given sentence. The sentence compares air travel and car travel, stating that air travel is faster but more expensive than car travel. The semicolon is used correctly to separate the two main clauses, which are closely related in meaning. The word "it" refers to air travel, and the comparison is clear and easy to understand. The sentence structure and punctuation are correct as written.

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  • 22. 

    I wish I could live in an apartment in 42nd Street.

    • A.

      I wish

    • B.

      Could

    • C.

      Live

    • D.

      In 42nd Street

    • E.

      No Error

    Correct Answer
    D. In 42nd Street
    Explanation
    Utilizing the preposition "on" instead of "in" accurately denotes location on a street. By employing the correct preposition, the sentence achieves grammatical precision and clarity, effectively conveying the desired meaning.

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