Magic (Identifying errors)


Grammar — Advanced Level
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Identify the error in the phrases below.

  1. Magic, which encompasses the subgenres of illusion, stage magic, and close up magic, among others, are a performing art in which audiences are entertained by tricks, effects, or illusions.

  2. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, magicians such as Maskelyne and Devant, Howard Thurston, Harry Kellar, and Harry Houdini achieved widespread commercial success during what has become known as "the Golden Age of Magic."

  3. Until the 18th century, magic shows are a common source of entertainment at fairs, where itinerant performers would entertain the public with magic tricks.

  4. Dedication to magic can teach confident and creativity, as well as the work ethic associated with regular practice and the responsibility that comes with devotion to an art.

  5. Some modern illusionist believe that it is unethical to give a performance that claims to be anything other than a clever and skillful deception.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What is your favorite magic trick? Why?

  2. What skills do you think are necessary to become a magician?


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