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(The origin of) amusement parks lie in ancient and medieval religious festivals and trade fairs, B(where) merchants, entertainers, and food sellers C(gathered) D(in order to) take advantage of the large crowds. E(No error)
The error in this sentence occurs at (A), where there is subject-verb disagreement. To agree with the plural verb “lie,” the singular “origin” must be changed to the plural “origins.