Six Grammar Rules Tested on the SAT


Students are often puzzled by the very concept of a Writing and Language test — one of four sections on the SAT. How can a multiple-choice test assess your ability to write? After all, what you or I might consider a great (and often grammatically correct) sentence might be written differently by a friend or teacher.

The answer plays to your advantage! To be fair to all writers, the test avoids obscure technicalities and focuses on six basic, universal grammar rules. Learn these forward and backward and you can demystify this portion of the test!

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