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I am an English language learner and was trying a to solve an error spotting set but I am not getting any error in the question below. There is a mistake in the statement classified into 3 parts (A, B & C).

Kindly help me detecting the error with explanation of rule behind that.

Essay writing is an art (A) / that requires many planning (B) / on the part of the writer. (C) / No Error (D)

The answer set says there is an error in part B, but with no explanations.

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  • I went ahead and reopened your question now that you've included more detail. Did you have an answer key for this question? I'm curious why you felt that "No Error" wasn't the correct option for this sentence.
    – ColleenV
    Commented Jul 3, 2017 at 13:11
  • Yes I have the answer set and it says there is an error in part B but with no explanations. Commented Jul 4, 2017 at 6:55

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Essay writing is an art (A) / which requires much planning (B) / on the part of the writer (C)

"Planning" is an uncountable noun, so use much as opposed to many.

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    Why did you switch "that" to "which"?
    – ColleenV
    Commented Jul 3, 2017 at 17:14
  • Yeah I have the same question... Commented Jul 4, 2017 at 6:53
  • My thinking in this case is "that" and "which" could be interchangeable, but , "that" only refers specifically to "essay writing" whereas "which" implies more that "essay writing" is an art (one of many arts).
    – Peter
    Commented Jul 4, 2017 at 12:35

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