SAT identifying sentence errors practice test 1

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1. Seventy-five percent of what we perceive asA taste, especiallyB the perception of flavor, is really attributable to one's senseC of smellD. No errorE

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2. Development of new drugs often requireA years ofB testing and waiting forC labeling approval fromD federal regulators. No errorE

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3. Although research in the earth and environmental sciences has pieced together narratives of ancient and historical environmental changes, but there isA still muchB left to learnC about the nature and causes of changingD climatic conditions through time. No errorE

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4. DuringA the reign of Elizabeth I, dozens of commissions were sent out by the central government to investigateB the wood shortage around the nation, each oneC confirmed the seriousD decline of the forests. No errorE

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5. WhileA sperm whales are usually seenB in offshore waters, they can also be found near the shore, whereC the continental or island shelf is narrow and withD the water is deep. No errorE

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6. A farmer's field can have more than 50,000 weed seeds per square meterA buried beneath the soil surface seedsB buried more than about one centimeter belowC the soil surface do not receive enoughD light to germinate. No errorE

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7. In 1952, when the Federal Communications Commission lifted its ban on new television stations, there wereA 105 stations and 15 million households with television sets, but byB 1956 the number of stations had grownC to almost 500 and the number of households with sets at nearlyD 35 million. No errorE

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8. Halley's comet is a potato-shaped lump about ten miles longA with a massB estimated atC 10 billion tons, most of whichD is water ice. No errorE

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9. The Neuse River in North Carolina is thought to beA about two million years old, and there hasB likely been human settlements in the basin forC at leastD 14,000 years. No errorE

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10. Shortly afterA Queen Eleanor arrived in Nottingham in 1257 for a visitB , she fled the town because she couldC not stand the smell of coal smoke and was afraidD and feared for her health. No errorE

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11. The great white shark is the more infamousA of all sharksB , the star ofC Peter Benchley's bestselling novel Jaws, four Hollywood movies, and manyD television specials. No errorE

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12. The San Andreas Fault in California is justA one section toB an active circle of earthquake zones and volcanoes known asC the "Ring of Fire" that surroundsD the Pacific Ocean. No errorE

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13. Relying on dams for large-scale water storage and forA delivering water to places whereB it does not naturally occur haveC long-term effects on the balance betweenD groundwater and surface water and on the quality of the surrounding soil. No errorE

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14. DespiteA a protest byB 300 angry drivers, the five members of the bridge authority voted unanimouslyC to raiseD the passenger-car toll on the bridge from $1.00 to $2.00. No errorE

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