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SAT Practice, The New Verbal Section

Reference Problems Playsheet

Note: These are exercises used in classroom and online courses. See the Abacus-es Classes page. Many contain intentional errors to be fixed. Be sure to look up vocabulary terms as needed.

Reference Problems

Identify errors and fix them.

  1. After constructing the elaborate pasta nativity, the fioriettini windows worked beautifully, but the linguine thatch had to be propped up by the calamarata donkey.
  2. Gladys was the kind of person who vastly underestimates the milkman and the amount of confusion they can cause.
  3. Unable to extract the squid from the vacuum cleaner, breakfast consisted only of eggs and aging Braunschweiger.
  4. Uncle Cuthbert is really very very diligent on Saturdays, though it is rarely appreciated when he forgets to replace the furniture or leaves the cat in the hamper.
  5. Each student participating in the relativity gala should have their clocks, scales and measuring tapes handy.
  6. Many people vaguely accept relativistic phenomena as part of the cotton-candy experience, but, Rupert contended that it wasn't due to stickiness so much as the color of the confection. .
  7. One is rarely so thoroughly inspired by a meal of his own creation as Rupert was with the Chili Tapioca.