When “what sounds right” and “what is actually right” conflict, you can bet the SAT is waiting with a question to trap the unwary, often on misplaced modifiers.
Same old tricks; same nasty subtlety Just because you’ve learned the grab bag of grammar concepts the SAT test does not mean you are going to answer all the SAT questions correctly. At least on the difficult Writing section questions, you will have to be very alert because the SAT has worked hard to “hide” […]
In order to understand Misplaced Modifiers, you need to know what a phrase is. A phrase is not a sentence. It can be a prepositional phrase, to the mountains; a gerund phrase, Running down the street; or a subordinating clause, while we were waiting. Let’s see how each of the above function in a sentence: […]
The SAT is a timed test. (“Duh”, you’re probably thinking). The key is not just to get the right answer but also to get it quickly. With Reading Comp that can be somewhat tough, but on the SAT writing section, once you learn the different error types, you will be able to work through problems […]