Writing > Identifying Sentence Errors
The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E.
A Despite its name, the guinea pig is not B a member of the pig family C but a rodent D from the Andes in South America. E No error
The correct answer is E
Choice (E) is correct. There is no error in the sentence. As it appears in the sentence, “guinea pig” is singular and requires a singular verb and a singular pronoun. Also, the sentence appropriately uses the parallel “not [this]…but [that]” construction.