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The SAT Practice Test - Sentence Correction - Misplaced Modifiers has been designed to test the important aspects of Sentence Correction. This test covers one of the errors while phrasing a gramatically correct sentence, namely a misplaced modifier. When a modifier of a noun or a pronoun, which is a phrase that starts with a verb ending in -ing, is misplaced, it is a case of a misplaced modifier.
1. Although not as accurate as a calculator, doctors recommend the use of mental math in everyday life.
a.Doctors recommend the use of mental math in everyday life
b.Using mental math is recommended by doctors in everyday life
c.Doctors have recommended the use of mental math in everyday life
d.The use of mental math in everyday life is recommended by doctors
e.Doctors recommend the use of mental math in daily life.
Last improved on 9/6/2012 at 8:39:23 AM
2. Written and published in 1936,Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her romantic historical fiction Gone With the Wind.
a.Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her romantic historical fiction Gone With the Wind
b.Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for Gone With the Wind which was a romantic historical fiction
c.Gone With the Wind won Margaret Mitchell the Pulitzer Prize for her romantic historical fiction
d.Margaret Mitchell won for her romantic historical fiction Gone With the Wind the Pulitzer Prize
e.Gone With the Wind, a romantic historical fiction, won Margaret Mitchell the Pulitzer Prize.
Last improved on 6/21/2012 at 6:15:05 AM by Margaret
3. A person long devoted to serving the poor, the mayor awarded a medal to Mr. Brooks.
a.the mayor awarded a medal to Mr. Brooks
b.a mayor awarded the medal to Mr. Brooks
c.Mr. Brooks was awarded a medal by the mayor
d.the mayor awarded the medal to Mr. Brooks
e.Mr. Brooks was awarded by the mayor a medal
4. Coming around the corner, a few moments passed before I could recognize my old friend Harry.
a.Cumming around the corner a few moments passed before I could recognize my old friend Harry
b.As I came around the corner, a few moments passed before I could recognize my old friend Harry
c.Coming around the corner, before I could recognize my old friend Harry a few moments passed
d.As I came around the corner, a few moments passed me before I could recognize my old friend Harry
e.Coming around the corner, a few moments passed me by before I could recognize my old friend Harry
Last improved on 8/15/2012 at 8:18:13 AM

5. An adjective which means a course of action that is prudent, sensible or well-advised is judicious.
a.An adjective which means a course of action that is prudent, sensible or well-advised is judicious
b.Judicious means an adjective that is a prudent, sensible or well-advised course of action
c.Judicious is an adjective meaning a course of prudent, sensible or well-advised action
d.Judicious is an adjective which means a course of action that is prudent, sensible or well-advised
e.Judicious is a course of action that means a prudent, sensible or well-advised adjective
6. Many researchers have argued, because scholarship is still in its nascent stage that to develop a model would be premature, but to progress toward a model is essential at this time.
a.Many researchers have argued, because scholarship is still in its nascent stage
b.Many researchers have argued because, still in its nascent stage is scholarship
c.Because scholarship is still in its nascent stage, argued have many researchers
d.Many researchers have argued, since scholarship is still in its nascent stage
e.Because scholarship is still in its nascent stage, many researchers have argued
7. The psychic claimed but no one trusted her ability as a prophet to know what the signs portended.
a.The psychic claimed but no one trusted her ability as a prophet to know what the signs portended
b.No prophet trusted the psychic's ability to know what the signs portended
c.The psychic claimed to know what the signs portended but no one trusted her ability as a prophet
d.The psychic claimed her ability to know what the signs portended but no one trusted her as a prophet
e.The psychic claimed to know what the signs portended but her ability as a prophet no one trusted
8. Designed buildings exclusively for strength and stability, structures for which only utilitarian considerations have been taken into account, are properly works of engineering, not true architecture.
a.Designed buildings exclusively for strength and stability
b.Buildings designed exclusively for strength and stability
c.Exclusively designed buildings for strength and stability
d.Buildings designed for strength and stability exclusively
e.Exclusively buildings designed for strength and stability.
Last improved on 6/21/2012 at 6:24:02 AM by Margaret
9. Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money market account, financial gurus do recommend a certificate of deposit for its high rate of return.
a.financial gurus do recommend a certificate of deposit for its high rate of return
b.a certificate of deposit for its high rate of return is recommended by the financial gurus
c.financial gurus highly recommend a certificate of deposit for its high rate of return
d.a certificate of deposit is recommended by financial gurus for its high rate of return
e.financial gurus highly recommend a certificate of deposit due to its high rate of return
10. Those who fought for women's right to vote, despite their disparate backgrounds, successfully overcame their differences in a united effort.
a.Those who fought for women's right to vote, despite their disparate backgrounds
b.Those who fought for women's right to vote, inspite of their disparate backgrounds
c.Despite their disparate backgrounds, those who fought for women's right to vote
d.Those who fought despite their disparate backgrounds for the right to women's vote
e.Despite their disparate backgrounds, who fought those for women's right to vote
11. by using a thimble to protect your finger from the neddle,the thimble makes sewing easier
a.the thimble makes sewing easier
b.you can sew more easily
c.sewing is easier
d.it can be sewn easier by you

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By: Ariel on May 9, 2013
  Some of the "improvements" people have made actually just ruin this, but overall, a good free review.
By: Amanda on Sep 10, 2010
  Read carefully.
By: Hatake K on Dec 1, 2009
  it is good review
By: Yeny on Oct 21, 2009
  excellent way to practice for the test!
By: Ahmed Aziz on Aug 12, 2009
  perfect test only for the experts
By: fatma on Mar 31, 2009
  its really good i also like this website alot sincs iam an arabian and my english has to be oversatandigg so i pass the sats exam . thank you !!!
By: Lionel on Oct 13, 2008
  It was very complex, a bit strange. I had a bit of trouble, and i couldn't decide which one was correct- along those lines.
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