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6/22 Identifying Sentence Errors

The following sentence contains either a single error, or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E.

When you are working on an Identifying Sentence Errors question, always read the sentence and focus on anything that stands out and sounds wrong or strange. Then determine wether that part of the sentence actually has an error. Always double-check the other sections of the sentence to verify that they are correct as they are, and finally mark the correct answer.

Today, also representing nations and other political entities, flags are used to represent youth groups, athletic competitions, and international bodies. No error



If no part of the sentence stands out as clearly wrong, it is best to go step by step through each section and look for errors. (A) should sound a little strange. In this case there is an idiomatic error. Remember that idioms are just rules for how to use words and phrases (for example, you should say "less money" or "fewer dollars" but not vice versa). Instead of saying "Today, also representing nations . . . " the sentence should read "Today, in addition to representing nation . . ." Now that you have identified the error, don't forget to double check the other sections. There is nothing wrong with (B). (C) has the correct verb tense. (D) is also error free. (E) cannot be the correct answer because you have already identified an error.

The correct answer choice is (A).

on sat.collegeboard.org 74% of the responses wore correct.

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