More writing help!!

<p>can someone explain these three identifying the error questions?</p>

<p>(That) i (have little interest) in art is not the fault of my parents, (taking) me to art exhibits and galleries from the time (I was) ten years old.</p>

<p>(Determined) to make a name (for herself) (as a writer) of short stories, Helen never submits anything to an editor until (revising) it several times.</p>

<p>The Roman poet Virgil is (highly esteemed) today for his epic poem, The Aeneid, (yet) on his deathbed he himself (sought) to prevent its publication on the grounds (of not being) sufficiently polished. </p>

<p>thank you.</p>

<p>1) Dangling modifier. Change "taking" to "who took." </p>

<p>2) Tense error. Use the past perfect of "revising" to indicate that Helen revises her work several times before submitting it. The past perfect would be "having revised." </p>

<p>3) "Of not being" is ambiguous. Is the phrase referring to Virgil? Or his poem, the Aeneid?</p>

<p>so what is the past perfect of "revising"</p>

<p>and can you help on the other two?</p>

<p>I agree with Icecube regarding the error items for the three sentences but the explanation for (2) is not precise."revising" is not a verb so I'm not sure about the reference to "tense".</p>

<p>'Until' expresses 'up to that time' so use either the simple present or simple past with 'until' and clarify who is doing the "revising" ... until "she revised it" would work ...</p>

<p>For (3) one correct phrase is "of it not being". Here the "it" clearly point to the Aeneid.</p>

<p>^You are right :). </p>

<p>The simple past tense works - she never "sends" anything - which is in the present tense, until she has "revised" it. There is no need for the past perfect tense.</p>

<p>so "has revised it" is the correct way of correcting this sentence?</p>

<p>^"She revised it" is the correction.</p>

<p>ok i see and can you help me out with this one?</p>

<p>A great owl (flying low) across a forest clearing, its (wings beating) quietly and its ultrasensitive ears tuned to the (faint sounds) made by small (creatures concealed) under leaves.</p>

<p>if i may ask what did you get on your SAT's?</p>

<p>Is the answer A? </p>

<p>I got a 1550 on my SAT.</p>

<p>yes the answer is A. can you explain why</p>

<p>and 1550 out of 1600?</p>

<p>Do you say?</p>

<p>I doing it?
I flying high?
I running slowly?
A great owl flying ...?</p>

<p>No. The sentence is missing a linking verb - is, am, are, etc. </p>

<p>I am doing it.
I was flying high.
I am running slowly.
A great owl is flying. </p>

<p>Tell me if my explanation helps.</p>

<p>It was out of 2400. </p>

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<p>i see..you seem to be really good at the writing section... what was your score on that?</p>

<p>and yes the explanation helped a lot</p>

<p>i have 2 more questions. </p>

<p>By the end of the day, the recruiter for the new internship program (had spoke) to each senior (who) wanted (to pursue) (a career) in city government.</p>

<p>Rudolfo Anaya, (whose) 1972 novel, Bless Me, Ultima, (is considered) a classic of modern American literature, (won) the PEN Center West Award (for) his 1992 novel, Alburquerque.</p>

<p>I got a 550 on the writing section ... in 7th grade. </p>

<p>I haven't taken the SAT for real since, but recent scores on practice PSATs and SATs include a 238, a 233, and a 2250-2400.</p>

<p>Moving right along ...</p>

<p>1) "had spoke" is incorrect. The past participle of "spoke" is "spoken." It should be "had spoken."</p>

<p>2) It's a lengthy sentence, and it's tempting to say that there is an error ... but I can't find one. Am I right?</p>

<p>2) Can it be free of error.</p>

<p>Tenses are correct thus leaving us with (for). I think (for) could be replaced by (because of); But I am leaning more towards the No error answer choice.</p>

<p>1) correct
2) yup no error, but how do i know when to use the right "whose, or who's"</p>

<p>^who's means (who is);whose is a possesive pronoun indicating ownership of something.
Ex: Who is(who's) that person ?(you want to know his name)
Whose pencil case is this ?( you are asking about the person who (OWNS) the pencil case)</p>

<p>I hope my examples helped you. (You will get better ones from IceCube)</p>