GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #9

January 24, 2013 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Here at the GMAT Project, we know a thorough knowledge of English grammar is essential to excelling on the GMAT, especially when it comes to Sentence Correction questions. These questions present you with a sentence in which a portion of the sentence is underlined. The underlined portion may or may not contain an error; if it does, you must pick the best revised version of that portion of the sentence from among the answer choices. […]

Grammar Crammer: Sequence of Tenses

January 13, 2013 in New GMAT, Uncategorized

You may not realize how important the sequence of tenses is. Tenses help us differentiate when and how things happen. Has something already happened, is it currently happening, or will it happen in the future? Will it happen before a certain event, or after? This information is important; a few words can make a significant difference.  Consider these two sentences, “He won a million dollars” versus “He had won a million dollars.” Or this perhaps, […]

Grammar Crammer: That vs. Which

November 22, 2012 in Verbal - Sentence Correction

The GMAT tests grammar with the sentence correction questions in the verbal section. A thorough knowledge of English grammar is thus necessary if you want a top score on the exam. We now have a series of posts to help: Grammar Crammer! In this post we’ll discuss one grammar rule that is frequently tested on both exams: that vs. which. See our previous post here. Both that and which are relative pronouns that introduce relative […]

Grammar Crammer: Clause vs. Phrase

November 20, 2012 in Verbal - Sentence Correction

The GMAT tests grammar with the sentence correction questions in the verbal section. A thorough knowledge of English grammar is thus necessary if you want a top score on the exam. We now have a series of posts to help: Grammar Crammer! In this post we’ll discuss one grammar rule that, while not directly tested, is important to know in order to understand how many other grammar rules work: what is the difference between a […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #7

November 9, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: Like many self-taught artists, Perle Hessing did not begin to paint until she was well into middle age. (A) Like (B) As have (C) Just as with (D) Just like (E) As did Solution: Grammar Rule Tested: Like vs. As This question is a test of the age-old debate about when to use like and when to use as.  For the purposes of the GMAT verbal section, here’s what you need to remember. When […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #5

October 12, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: The root systems of most flowering perennials either become too crowded, which results in loss in vigor, and spread too far outward, producing a bare center. (A) which results in loss in vigor, and spread (B) resulting in loss in vigor, or spreading (C) with the result of loss of vigor, or spreading (D) resulting in loss of vigor, or spread (E) with a resulting loss of vigor, and spread Solution: Grammar Rule Tested! […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #6

September 7, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: In contrast to large steel plants that take iron ore through all the steps needed to produce several different kinds of steel, processing steel scrap into a specialized group of products has enabled small mills to put capital into new technology and remain economically viable. (A) processing steel scrap into a specialized group of products has enabled small mills to put capital into new technology and remain (B) processing steel scrap into a specialized […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #4

June 15, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: Though the term “graphic design” may suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging work, from package designs and company logotypes to signs, book jackets, computer graphics, and film titles. (A) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging (B) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, it has come to signify a wide range of (C) suggest corporate […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #3

May 21, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: The number of undergraduate degrees in engineering awarded by colleges and universities in the United States increased by more than twice from 1978 to 1985. (A) increased by more than twice (B) increased more than two times (C) more than doubled (D) was more than doubled (E) had more than doubled Solution: Grammar Rule Tested! Redundancy Remember the three golden rules of the GMAT verbal section: clear, concise, and precise.  In this problem, you […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #2

May 9, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

Problem: The original building and loan associations were organized as limited life funds, whose members made monthly payments on their share subscriptions, then taking turns drawing on the funds for home mortgages. (A) subscriptions, then taking turns drawing (B) subscriptions, and then taking turns drawing (C) subscriptions and then took turns drawing (D) subscriptions and then took turns, they drew (E) subscriptions and then drew, taking turns Solution: Grammar Rule Tested!  Parallelism This is a […]

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