(Although) (we arrived) at the skating rink together, mariah stayed two hours (longer) than I did because she needed (to rehearse) a new routine. (No Error) There’s no error here. Where did you think there was one?
I got a comment on an old post about Error ID strategies (one of the first posts I ever put up) asking me to clarify the relationship between Comparison Errors and possession. I figured that, since it’s been a while since I wrote about writing at all, I’d oblige, — and go a bit further. I (more…)
I had an interesting conversation with a colleague last night about the importance of having a process. The gist of his argument was this: it’s all well and good to understand what a run-on sentence is (for example), but there are lots of kids who know, objectively, what one is, and still miss run-on questions (more…)
You should be mechanical in checking every Error ID question for the following. Verbs. Start here. If there is a verb underlined in the sentence, you need to check: Subject/Verb Agreement. The SAT’s favorite ways to trick you include: Prepositional phrases (The display case of trophies at the top of the stairs in my father’s (more…)