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.

Except for the phonograph, the performances
A 
of great musicians and the voices of famous people
B 
would have been lost to historyNo error
C DE
  1. (A)
  2. (B)
  3. (C)
  4. (D)
  5. (E)

 

 

Correct Answer: A

Here's Why:

The error in this sentence occurs at (A), where there is inappropriate word choice. In this context, “Except for” doesn't make sense. Instead, “Without” is needed.

Question Type: Identifying Sentence Errors