Wednesday, February 8, 2012

what's wrong with this sentence?

Found this sentence here:

Remove the stems from the dried peppers and place them in a food processor, spice grinder or coffee grinder.

Imagine you're trying to make red pepper flakes, like the kind you sprinkle on pizza. See any problems with the above instructions?

Avoid ambiguity. The above sentence is exactly the sort that might appear in the "find the error" portion of the SAT Writing section.



Malcolm Pollack said...

I think I've found the error: it doesn't tell me what to do with the leftover peppers after I'm done grinding up the stems.

Kevin Kim said...


Indeed, you are powerful-- as the Emperor has foreseen.

Malcolm Pollack said...

mmmm... pepper stems....