In order to prepare for the speech he was given to all of the parents and
teachers at the school, George practiced speaking in front of a group of his friends. No error
Explanation Choice (B) is correct. The error in this sentence occurs at (B), where there is an inappropriate verb
form. It does not make sense to say that George would prepare for a speech that “he was given” (that
was given to him). Instead, “he was to give” is needed.
2. Most of the world’s sharks, living in temperate and tropical regions, though A B C the Greenland shark lives in the cold Arctic waters, and the huge basking shark is at home in the seas
around Antarctica. No error
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Choice (B) is correct. The error in this sentence occurs at (B), where an inappropriate verb form creates a sentence fragment. To fix this problem, the phrase “sharks, living” should be changed to “sharks live.”
3. The North American continent, first colonized by people from Siberia, crossing the now sunken
land bridge between Siberia and Alaska about 15,000 years ago.
; (A) The North American continent, first colonized by people from Siberia, crossing
(B) People from Siberia first colonized the North American continent, who crossed ;
; (C) First colonized by people from Siberia was the North American continent, they crossed
; (D) First colonized by people from Siberia, who crossed the North American continent,
; (E) The North American continent was first colonized by people from Siberia, who crossed
Choice (E) is correct. It avoids the sentence fragment error of the original by providing a main verb (“was”) to indicate the action taking place in the sentence.
Between 1508 to 1512, Michelangelo, working on a scaffold 60 feet
above the floor, painted the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with hundreds of giant figures that represented his vision of the world’s
creation. No error