SAT WRITING WORKBOOK
THE HEART OF THE TEST: MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS
While looking for errors in sentence-improvement questions, use this checklist as a guide.
Verbs. Check the tense, agreement with the subject, and parallelism.
Nouns. Check the number, agreement with the verb, parallelism, and word choice.
Pronouns. Check the case, number, agreement with antecedent, reference to a noun or another pronoun, agreement with verb, and parallel structure.
Adjectives. Check the modification and comparative degree.
Adverbs. Check modification of verbs.
Phrases. Check parallel structure and sentence structure.
Clauses. Check completeness, coordination, and subordination.
Participles. Check modification.
Punctuation. Check use of commas and semicolons. Also sentence structure, including run-ons, fragments, and comma splices.