Are you struggling with the Verbal Section of the GMAT? If you train yourself to complete Sentence Correction questions in under 30 seconds, you will have more time to concentrate on Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning.
This is a recording of the free online webinar which was hosted by PrepAdviser on June 12th, 2018. It focused on Sentence Correction solving strategies on the GMAT from Jamboree Education. Read below for a brief summary.
Solving Sentence Correction questions quickly is all about having a strategy. You might think that the section’s emphasis is on grammar. However, it’s a lot about application as well. In order to prepare best, it is good to know that there are 40 grammar rules in total, out of which 10 usually get tested on exam day. Once you are able to identify the rule being tested, you will have your answer in a flash.
Before we introduce a couple of the rules, Aryama, COO of Jamboree reminds us:
You will have five options to choose from when answering a Sentence Correction question. Option A will always be the same as the underlined sentence above. Your aim is to find which sentence best replaces the underlined one.
The first rule we will discuss is parallel construction. This is the most commonly tested rule in the Sentence Correction part of the Verbal Section. It is very easy to save time on answering, because the trick is to always follow the same pattern in the sentences. For example, if we had to eliminate a grammatically incorrect sentence from the three options below, which one would it be?
- I like to eat, drink and sleep.
- I like eating, drinking and sleeping.
- I like to eat, drinking, and to sleep.
Of course, the final sentence “I like to eat, drinking, and to sleep,” automatically stands out because the verbs “eat” and “drink” are both in the infinitive while “drinking” is in the gerund form.
The second rule which commonly gets tested on the GMAT, is singular-plural. It can be rather tricky and requires a lot of practice. If you had to choose a correct sentence from the “Boys go to school,” or “Boy goes to school,” which one do you think is correct? The grammatically correct sentence is the first one, because of the subject-verb agreement. If the subject is singular then the verb will have an “-s”, the opposite is true if the subject is plural.
There are many more rules which you can practice identifying in order to solve Sentence Correction questions faster and with confidence. Remember that persistence is the key to studying successfully for the GMAT and this will help you develop the discipline needed to do well in the exam.
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Watch the video now to learn more about helpful identifiers, and solve some examples of SC questions.
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