I was so relieved to find out that I'm not the only who lives in fear of Option E:
Option E (aka the dreaded “No error” option) is the bane of most students’ existence on this section. They want there to be an error so badly.... It just seems wrong for there not to be one – the section is called Error- Identification, after all! – and the sentence sounds so awkward. Besides, the College Board wouldn’t ever be cruel enough to do it twice in a row.
In fact, it isn’t that cruel. It’s crueler. The College Board has actually been known to make the answer E three times in a row. Hey, get over it. The College Board can do whatever it wants.*
Did she really say 3 "E's"... in a row? So much for trying to figure out the odds.
Try these from the College Board website:
*From the The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar
Illustrations by Jennifer Orkin Lewis