Hello Mike! I hope you are doing well!
This was a question from SAT question of the day
From its modest beginnings a.(AS) a series of brief vignettes to b. (ITS ESTABLISHMENT AS) the longest-running prime-time animated series on television, The Simpsons c. (TRANSFORMED) the way d. (BOTH THE) audiences and television programmers view the animated sitcom.
THe answer was D due to a paralleism error. But then aren’t the words being compared/being parallel both nouns?
In one scene, Nike, the ancient goddess of victory, alights on a ship, (her wings outspread, with her garments rippling) in the wind.
B) her wings are outspread, her garments ripple
C) her wings outspread and her garments rippling
E) whose wings are outspread and her garments rippling
the answer is C, but i thought A,B,C were all momma splices because it has a subject and a verb… how do i solve this problem?
Is not because… but because an idiom or can because be omitted?
Guitarist Jimi Hendrix and Robert Fripp shook left hands when they first met not because both were left handed but (Hendrix had his right arm) in a sling.
b) Hendrix’s right arm was
d)because Hendrix’s right arm was
When ( being interviewed) a for a job , you should ( emphasize ) b what you can do for the employer (rather than )c
what ( can the employer)d do for you. No error e.
the owner’s manual for the refrigerator explained how to connect the icemaker,(((replacing the lightbulb,and positioning the shelves))
the answer is replace the lightbulb ,and position the shelves
At which point does a phrase start to become parallel? For instance, in this correctly written sentence:
Just as many commuters would take the train as would take the bus.
The parallelism begins with the word “would”. But couldn’t it begin in other places such as “take” or “commuters”? Is there a rule?
Just as many commuters would take the train as take the bus.
Just as many commuters would take the train as commuters would take the bus.
Can you please go over this question? From Practice SAT 2005, Section 5, Question #27: “Paul ecke, flower grower and hybridizer, A. became B. known as “Mr. Poinsettia” after developing new varieties of the flower and C. by pioneering it D. as a living symbol of Christmas. E. No Error
I chose C (by pioneering) because I thought the “by” was a bit unnecessary to use (and I guess, unparallel as well).
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…)
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…)