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The doctor that performed the surgery was honored– should be “who”That and Which will always relate to things, i.e.inanimate objects.The machine who performed the surgery wasshowcased in the exhibit – should be “that”Trap 1:Pronoun Choice86VERBAL© GMAT Club – contributing to each other’s learningVery simple trick!Make the following substitutions:He – WhoHim – WhomThe substitution that makes sense will correspond withthe correct word in that context.Sometimes it might be necessary to rearrange thesentence for it to make sense.Trap 2:Who vs. Whom?87VERBAL© GMAT Club – contributing to each other’s learningMisplacement of adjectives (describes nounsserene) and adverbs (describe verbsserenely)For example: The new BMW model is designed todrive faster and moreefficientthan the previousmodel.The usage of the word “efficient” is wrong here since it’smodifying the verb. The correct word usage would be“efficiently”ModifiersErrors Tested88VERBALGMAT Club 201189
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© GMAT Club – contributing to each other’s learningErrors in Count Nouns (can be counted – trees,bottles, billions). Quantifiers are many, both, few,several, a couple and so on.Errors in NonCount Nouns (cannot be counted –water, liquid). Quantifiers are much, a little, a bitand so on.Some modifiers like all, and some can be used forboth.Trap 1:89QuantifiersVERBAL© GMAT Club – contributing to each other’s learningMisplaced modifiers are modifiers that are placed inthe wrong position on a sentence.Incorrect:Short on money, the car was the best one Tanyacould find.Correct:Short on money, Tanya knew that the car was thebest one she could find.Dangling Modifiers are those where the referent iscompletely absent.Incorrect:Walking to the university, the cat had to stop.Correct: Walking to the university, he had to stop becauseof his cat.Trap 2:90PlacementVERBAL© GMAT Club – contributing to each other’s learningMisplaced modifiers with relative clauses (likethat or which)Incorrect:According to the report, bicycles will beconfiscated that have not been registered with theuniversity.Correct:According to the report, bicycles that havenot been registered with the university will beconfiscated.Trap 2:91PlacementVERBAL© GMAT Club – contributing to each other’s learningIncorrect use of comparative degreeIllogical ComparisonsComparisonsErrors Tested92VERBALGMAT Club 201190
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© GMAT Club – contributing to each other’s learningWhen there are two objects being compared, you haveto use a comparative word. When more than twoobjects are compared, you have to use a superlativeword.
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