This is used to join two closely related independent clauses. Remember an independent clause can
stand alone as a sentence.
Example: The night before the SAT, Ken stayed up until midnight; he suspected this was the reason he
Countable Words Non countable words (measure)
The number of -is singular
A number of- is plural
Errors involving conjunctions
(And, but, or, yet, for, no, so)
Idioms (pg 191)
If is used for multiple decisions, Whether is used for only two choices to be made.
The choice between Among and Between is always tested.
- Among is for more that three things compared. Between is for two things compared
More than doubled
Note: You are looking for the BEST ANSWER and not the perfect answer. Pick the answer that is superior
to all the other answer choices whether or not you agree with the layout or diction.
Sentences will not always only have one error.
Shift in VERB TENSE
In a sentence with two events occurring at two different times, it is imperative to use two verb tenses to
show the order in which the action takes place as is in sentences where two actions are taking place the
They are recognized by the use of a comma.
There are adverbial modifiers that modify the verb and adjective modifiers that modify a noun or
- Dangling modifier: this is where the noun is not mentioned in the sentence structure and there
Patterns must be visible and matching. The errors with parallel structure may occur with parts of
speech: verbs, nouns and adjectives.
Parralel Verbs- if you encounter a GMAT sentence with two verbs separated by a conjunction, check to
These conjunctions connect a dependant clause to an independent clause. Subordination means we
have made one of the sentences subordinate to the main clause. The dependent clause can no longer
stand on its own
after even if than
Parts of speech
Subject and Predicate:
Subject is the part of the sentence that performs the Action of the verb in that sentence.
Predicate is the part of the sentence that contains the verb as well as the objects and the phrases
controlled by the verb
Errors Involving VERBS
Subject and Verb agreement:
The subject and its verb must agree with each other. Plural subject with Plural Verb, and vice versa.
Many singular verbs end in:"s or "es.
The four types of sentence constructions to confuse you in this
Errors Involving Style
You will encounter wordy sentences in which you must choose a concise correction. Two types of
wordiness to avoid are WORDY EXPRESSIONS and Redundant EXPRESSIONS.
a. WORDY EXPRESSIONS
Wordy Expressions Concise Correc
Errors in Construction
Three types of comparison errors are:
- Comparitive degree: This deals with the intensity conveyed by the adjectives or adverbs. When you
speak about two things, use the "er form of the word. When you are speaking about
Which of the following loest completes the passage below?
In a survev of jolo applioants, two-fifths admitted to loeing
at least a little dishonest. However, the survev rnav under-
estimate the proportion of job applioants who are dishonest,
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income which is generated by the unfair means and dishonesty and kept in secret to evade taxes,
is called black money.
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when the United Stat
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