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Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6th 1475. He was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer. His skill and versatility in all of his undertakings make him an excellent example of a "Renaissance Man." You can learn more about Michelangelo here.

6/28 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, read the sentence and focus on anything that stands out and sounds wrong or strange. Then determine whether 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 written.
Between 1508 to 1512, Michelangelo, working on a scaffold 60 feet above the floor, painted the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with hundreds of giant figures that represented his vision of the world’s creation. No error

As you are reading this sentence carefully, (A) should stand out. (A) is an idiomatic error. The correct way to word the sentence is "Between 1508 and 1512 . . .  ." Even if you have already spotted an error, it's important to double check the remaining sections to make sure that they are error free. (B) might seem a little out of place at first, but if you notice that it is part of a phrase between 2 commas (it is a phrase that is not essential to the meaning of the sentence), then it makes grammatical sense. (C) and (D) are also error-free. Since you have already identified an error, (E) cannot be the correct answer.

The correct answer choice is (A)

On sat.collegeboard.org 57% of the responses were correct.

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