SAT WRITING WORKBOOK

PART V

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THE HEART OF THE TEST: MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS

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A Review

While looking for errors in sentence-improvement questions, use this checklist as a guide.

images    Verbs. Check the tense, agreement with the subject, and parallelism.

images    Nouns. Check the number, agreement with the verb, parallelism, and word choice.

images    Pronouns. Check the case, number, agreement with antecedent, reference to a noun or another pronoun, agreement with verb, and parallel structure.

images    Adjectives. Check the modification and comparative degree.

images    Adverbs. Check modification of verbs.

images    Phrases. Check parallel structure and sentence structure.

images    Clauses. Check completeness, coordination, and subordination.

images    Participles. Check modification.

images    Punctuation. Check use of commas and semicolons. Also sentence structure, including run-ons, fragments, and comma splices.