This is the question of the day from the College Board
"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."
The Sun has been shining for "nearly" five billion years and is thought "that it has" sufficient thermonuclear fuel in its core "to shine" "for about" another five billion.
B "that it has"
C "to shine"
D "for about"
E no error
[Ed. My question is how do you define "error" in writing?]
Correct Answer: B
The error in this sentence occurs at (B), where there is awkward and unidiomatic phrasing. The awkward “that it has” should simply be “to have.”
Question Type: Identifying Sentence Errors (Writing)
[Ed. Too bad they don't give hints on the test.]
"Hint - Look for awkward or wordy phrasing."
[Ed. Awkward or wordy phrases aren't "errors" to me. This tells me that SAT prep can make a huge difference.]