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1 Identifying Sentence Errors Time4Writing provides these teachers materials to teachers and parents at no cost. More presentations, handouts, interactive online exercises, and video lessons are freely available at Time4Writing.com. Consider linking to these resources from your school, teacher, or homeschool educational site. The rules: These materials must maintain the visibility of the Time4Writing trademark and copyright information. They can be copied and used for educational purposes. They are not for resale. Want to give us feedback? We'd like to hear your views: Copyright Copyright 2012

2 An important part of writing is being able to identify mistakes when making revisions. Some mistakes are easy to spot in a sentence: The softball players is going out for pizza after the game. Answer: Is should be are. Singular subjects take singular verbs and plural subjects take plural verbs. Copyright Copyright 2012

3 Other mistakes are more difficult to identify. She didn't seem very effected by her poor grade. Answer: Effected should be affected. Effect can be used as a verb meaning 'to cause' or a noun meaning 'a result'. Affect is a verb meaning 'to change' or 'to influence.' Copyright Copyright 2012

4 Many standardized tests, including the SAT writing section, will ask you to identify sentence errors. This means knowing:  Proper grammar and usage  Word choice  Idioms Copyright Copyright 2012

5 Let's try some more: I can't here what you are saying. Answer: Here should be hear. Manuel went to the store to return what he will buy. Answer: The tenses here conflict. Manuel did something based on something that hasn't happened. Change will buy to bought. Copyright Copyright 2012

6 When reading each sentence, keeping a few things in mind will help you select the correct answer. Tip #1 Read the entire sentence carefully. Some answers are obvious, others are not. Tip #2If possible, read the sentence aloud to yourself to help you identify the error. Copyright Copyright 2012

7 Tip #3 Some sentences may not have an error. If you can't find a mistake, this might be why. Tip #4 There will be no sentences with more than one error. Good luck! Copyright Copyright 2012

8 The end. More free SAT WRITING resources: choosing the better sentence editing & revising paragraphs improving sentences writing the SAT essay - characteristics of effective writing Eight-week WRITING courses: elementary school middle school high school Copyright Copyright 2012


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