SAT 句子改错题(5):SAT Identifying Sentence Errors 1. He is not sure ifA he shouldB buy the new computer now orC wait until he receivesD his next bonus. No errorE. 2. Mark scored poorlyA on the test, whichB is not surprising sinceC he did not prepare adequatelyD. No error.E 3. I preferA Marlene to anyB hairdresser I have visitedC in the past because she has such a good understanding of her clients'D needs. No errorE. 4. The archivist hadA not onlyB a deep interestC but also a clear understanding of the historical documents inD the museum. No error.E 5. With skill and surprisingA gentleness the fireman managed toB lower the injured cat downC from the top ofD the tree. No errorE. 6. Was the woman whoA you think you sawB leaving the building wearingC a nurse'sD uniform? No errorE. 7. As he held openA the door for her, she could not ignore the look on his face,B a look that aggravatedC her self-consciousness as they proceededD along the street. No errorE. 8. Many people genuinely want to beA fitter, but fewB have the tenacity for stickingC to a suitable regimeD of diet and exercise. No errorE. 9. Safety precautions and emergency exits, matters of great concern forA builders of commercial establishments, areB often overlookedC when designingD a new home. No errorE. 10. From the time he took upA his new position asB head of the department, he has beenC concerned aboutD the legitimacy of his appointment. No errorE. 11. My grandmother sees remarkableA well considering thatB she has endured four operations on her eyes and suffered fromC vitamin deficiency duringD her childhood. No errorE. 12. The academy members wagedA a relentless war against my supervisor and IB because ourC research seemed toD contradict the findings of the head of the institution. No errorE. 13. You seldom see anyone in Europe spittingA in public nowadays, mainlyB because theyC had a successful campaign againstD this health hazard in the post war years. No errorE. 14. Neither of the artists we have commissionedA to execute the mural areB able to startC work beforeD September. No errorE. 15. Professor Chandra'sA pioneering work onB rainwater harvesting and recharging of groundwater in drought prone areas have beenC drawing media attentionD. No errorE. 参考答案: (ABBCC 1.Correct Answer: AECDE ABCBC) A Explanation: Change if to whether. 2.Correct Answer: B Explanation: Which is incorrect here because the “is not surprising” does not refer to the word in front of the which. 3.Correct Answer: B Explanation: Since it appears that Marlene is a hairdresser we need to insert other after any. 4.Correct Answer: C Explanation: Ellipsis (omission of an essential word). We need to say “interest in”. 5.Correct Answer: Explanation: Down is redundant. C 6.Correct Answer: A Explanation: Change who to whom. 7.Correct Answer: E Explanation: No error. 8.Correct Answer: C Explanation: Correct idiomatic usage requires “tenacity to stick”. 9.Correct Answer: D Explanation: Dangling modifier. We do not know who is designing a new home. 10.Correct Answer: E Explanation: All parts are correct. 11.Correct Answer: A Explanation: Change remarkable to remarkably. 12.Correct Answer: B Explanation: Change I to me. (Object of the preposition against) 13.Correct Answer: C Explanation: They is incorrect because it has no antecedent. (Who are they?) 14.Correct Answer: B Explanation: Neither requires a singular verb. Change are to is. 15.Correct Answer: C Explanation: The subject of the sentence is work. Therefore the verb should be “has been drawing”.