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Chris Lele

SAT Writing Question: It Sounds Weird

On the last six or seven Identifying the Error questions, when a phrase “sounds weird”, many tend to think that the phrase is incorrect. However, they are no longer using the ears to determine if something is grammatically off, the way they would in the first half of the section. Instead, you should remember that the last Identifying the Error questions are going to test the tried and true grammatical errors, but they are going to hide them in a forest of weird sounding phrases and subtle wording. So when something “sounds weird” make sure to secure your grammar hat!

For instance, take a look at the following question. What do you think the answer is?

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Next, get a full explanation of the question below.

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About Chris Lele

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. You can read Chris's awesome blog posts on the Magoosh GRE blog and High School blog! You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook!

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