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SAT Writing Test - 7

Instructions: Read the entire sentence carefully but quickly, paying attention to underlined choices (A) through (E). Select the underlined word or phrase that needs to be changed to make the sentence correct. Some sentences contain no error at all.

1. Her brother had married a woman who was perfectly suited to his taste and temperament, but their parents, who were biased against her, would not admit that.
A) parents, who were biased against her, would not admit that
B) parents were biased against her and would not admit that
C) parents would not admit that, they were biased against her
D) parents, who would not admit that, against her, they were biased
E) biased parents, who would not admit that they were against her


2. In answering these questions we must consider first the scene, and second, the psychology of the two central characters who have long been regarded as the epitome of unbridled passion.
A) who, having long been regarded,
B) who having long been regarded
C) who have long been regarded
D) who have long been regarded since,
E) who will have been regarded


3. When the concertgoers heard that they performed a cancellation due to illness, they streamed toward the ticket office to demand a refund.
A) that they performed a cancellation
B) of the cancellation of that performance which was
C) that the performance was cancelled
D) performing was cancelled
E) about the performance, which they cancelled


4. Recently, I met a farmer who told me about his daughter, a budding naturalist, had recently discovered an usual insect specimen creeping along a fencepost.
A) who told me about his daughter
B) who was telling me that his daughter
C) who told me that his daughter
D) about his daughter who told me
E) who told me when his daughter


5. In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella The Gambler, gives details of his own compulsive gambling habit.
A) gives details of
B) the author details
C) it details those of
D) he details about
E) details


Instructions: Writing: Identifying Sentence Errors (5 Questions)



6. At a central moment in the concert, the principal violinist paused and took (A) the opportunity to pay (B) tribute of the director, (C) who she said deserved most (D) of the credit for the performance.
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) No Error


7. Once the other players and him (A) finished their victory parade, it was (B) important that he (C) return to the hospital for further treatment (D) of his injuries.
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) No Error


8. Naploeon Bonaparte, before his ascent (A) to power, graduated from the military academy in Paris and became (B) a second lieutenant of artillery who subsequent (C) returned to (D) his native Corsica.
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) No Error


9. It is (A) difficult otherwise to explain (B) where the young man obtained the funds necessary for such a journey, unless (C) he accompanied some noble gentleman in the capacity of tutor, a practice that is not unusual at that time.
A) A
B) B.
C) C
D) D
E) No Error


10. To escape (A) the oncoming torrents of rain, I hastily (B) ducked under the roof of a nearby storefront, only (C) to spot my former supervisor and an old classmate of mine talking together (D) inside.
A) A
B) B
C) C
D) D
E) No Error






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