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.
the entire sentence to yourself once, listening for errors. Then quickly check each underlined portion of
the sentence against the Big 8 Grammar Rules.
Mark any error you find.
Today, also representing nations and other political entities, flags are usedto represent youth groups, athletic competitions, and international bodies. No error
(A) This part of the sentence should sound odd to
you. It is normal to hear about one
thing and also another thing; something must be introduced before you can add
to it with the word “also.” When you
want to point out that there are at least two things involved before listing
either of them, use the phrase “in addition to.” Mark this improper idiom and quickly check the
other answer choices.
(B) The conjunction “and” links two things. The word “other” reminds readers that
although nations are political entities, there are political entities that are
not nations. Without “other” the words “political
entities” would sound redundant. There
is no error here.
(C) This part of the sentence is passive, but
flags cannot use themselves; they must be used by others. The subject of the sentence comes right after
the introductory phrase so there is no modifying error. The noun “flags” and the verb “are” agree
because both are plural. There is no
(D) It is idiomatically correct when talking
about the purpose of something to say that the item is “used to do something.” Here the correct preposition “to” is used,
and the flag is used to represent certain groups. There is no error here.