The SAT peddles the same common errors (there are about a dozen of them). One of the most common is subject-verb agreement, and that is not going to change, since the SAT is a standardized test and the writers, roughly speaking, try to keep the same balance of question types.
So what the test writers have to do is hide that error. With subject-verb agreement, one way is to put odd-sounding phrases (at least to most high schoolers) or potential idiom errors. Another way is to deftly word the question so that you lose sight of the subject.
The question below has both of these factors going on at the same time. In other words, it is a toughie. But don’t just try the question and point at the verb, because you know that is what is being tested here. Rather, see if you can identify the subject that goes with that verb.
And as usual, feel free to leave me any questions you have in the comment box below! 🙂
Chris Lele is the GRE and SAT Curriculum Manager (and vocabulary wizard) at Magoosh Online Test Prep. In his time at Magoosh, he has inspired countless students across the globe, turning what is otherwise a daunting experience into an opportunity for learning, growth, and fun. Some of his students have even gone on to get near perfect scores. Chris is also very popular on the internet. His GRE channel on YouTube has over 10 million views.
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SAT Question of the Day
1/5 of x is equal to 2. 1/3 of y is equal to 4. What is x – y?