If you listen carefully to the conversations around you, you will hear inconsistent and incomplete structures all the time particularly in lively or heated discussion:
“The Lakers are… They must be… Man, they are absolutely the best team ever, dude!”
In writing your SAT essay, be sure to be consistent to your idea and make sure that you complete the thought of each sentences, so in overall structure, your essay piece is clear.
If you find an especially confusing sentence, check to see whether it has a subject and a predicate. If not, revise it. Run-on sentences is a big no-no not just in essays, but to all written works.
Here are some examples:
- Wrong: Rio is where I learned Portuguese.
- Right: Rio is the city where I learned Portuguese.
- Wrong: We like Anna better than Suzette.
- Right: We like Anna better than we like Suzette.