9.0 Sentence Correction

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9.0 Sentence Correction Sentence correction questions appear in the Verbal section of the GMAT® exam. The Verbal section uses multiple-choice questions to measure your ability to read and comprehend written material, to reason and evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to conform to standard written English. Because the Verbal section includes passages from several different content areas, you may be generally familiar with some of the material; however, neither the passages nor the questions assume detailed knowledge of the topics discussed. Sentence correction questions are intermingled with critical reasoning and reading comprehension questions throughout the Verbal section of the exam. You will have 75 minutes to complete the Verbal section, or about 1 3/4 minutes to answer each question. Sentence correction questions present a statement in which words are underlined. The questions ask You to select from the answer options the best expression of the idea or relationship described in the underlined section. The first answer choice always repeats the original phrasing, whereas the other four provide alternatives. In some cases, the original phrasing is the best choice. In other cases, the underlined section has obvious or subtle errors that require correction. These questions require You to be familiar with the stylistic conventions and grammatical rules of standard written English and to demonstrate your ability to improve incorrect or ineffective expressions. You should begin these questions by reading the sentence carefully. Note whether there are any obvious grammatical errors as you read the underlined section. Then read the five answer choices carefully. If there was a subtle error you did not recognize the first time you read the sentence, it may become apparent after you have read the answer choices. If the error is still unclear, see whether you can eliminate some of the answers as being incorrect. Remember that in some cases, the original selection may be the best answer. 9.1 Basic English Grammar Rules Sentence correction questions ask you to recognize and potentially correct at least one of the following grammar rules. However, these rules are not exhaustive. If you are interested in learning more about English grammar as a way to prepare for the GMAT® exam, there are several resources available on the Web. Agreement Standard English requires elements within a sentence to be consistent. There are two types of agreement: noun-verb and pronoun. Noun-verb agreement: Singular subjects take singular verbs, whereas plural subjects take plural verbs. Examples: Correct: "I walk to the store." Incorrect: "I walks to the store." Correct: "We go to school." Incorrect: "We goes to school." Correct: "The number of residents has grown." Incorrect: "The number of residents have grown." Correct: "The masses have spoken." Incorrect: "The masses has spoken." Pronoun agreement.: A pronoun must agree with the noun or pronoun it refers to in person,
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