|The Writing Section: Sentence Errors
|Sentence errors questions ask you to find errors in usage and word choice.
Errors include subject / verb agreement, verb tense, and word choice.
Try this example:
The glowing reviews received by Zaha Hadid, the first woman to be awarded
the Pritzger Prize for architecture, has surprised those who criticized her
unswerving commitment to modernism. No error.
Solution: Consider the possible answer choices:
A. The sentence errors questions do not have spelling errors. Eliminate.
B. This is an infinitive phrase describing woman. It is correct. Eliminate.
C. Reviews (not Zaha Hadid) is the subject. A plural subject requires a plural verb, have.
D. Sentence errors questions have idiom errors - not vocabulary errors. Eliminate.
E. There is an error. Eliminate.
SAT TIP: There are NO spelling or capitalization errors.
Practice with official SAT questions:
Subject / verb agreement: > Go to questions and explanations
Verb tense: > Go to questions and explanations
Word choice: > Go to questions and explanation
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| Most people think the writing section score is based only on the essay, but
most of the score is based on finding usage and sentence structure errors.
|SAT TIP: Eliminate the correct answers,
and choose the incorrect answer
on the sentence errors questions.