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17 GMAT Sentence Correction Practice Questions to ace GMAT Verbal

Sentence Correction questions account for nearly 40% of the total questions asked in the GMAT verbal section. Moreover, Sentence Correction is a tricky topic and takes time and effort to understand, and therefore, mastering GMAT SC is key to scoring a V40+ on GMAT Verbal. However, understanding it can be made easy through a meaning-based approach.

GMAT Sentence correction questions

To help you with your GMAT SC preparation, in this article, we have shared the top 17 most searched Sentence Correction questions and their solutions.

Take a look at these questions and try to answer them. Once you arrive at an answer take a look at the solution and analyze 2 aspects:

  1. If you answered correctly, did you follow the correct approach?
  2. If you answered incorrectly, where did you go wrong?
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Question 1

Heavy commitment by an executive to a course of action, especially if it has worked well in the past, makes it likely to miss signs of incipient trouble or misinterpret them when they do appear

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Question 2

In no other historical sighting did Halley’s comet cause such a worldwide sensation as did its return in 1910-1911

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Question 3

Combining enormous physical strength with higher intelligence, the Neanderthals appear as equipped for facing any obstacle the environment could put in their path, but their relatively sudden disappearance during the paleolithic era indicates that an inability to adapt to some environmental change led to their extinction.

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Question 4

Emily Dickinson’s letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ending shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, outnumbering her letters to anyone else.

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Question 6

Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp’s ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.

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Question 7

According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by Association of American Medical College, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice in socioeconomically deprived areas.

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Question 8

Starfish, with anywhere from five to eight arms, have a strong regenerative ability, and if one arm is lost it quickly replaces it, sometimes by the animal overcompensating and growing an extra one or two.

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Question 9

Marconi’s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is precisely the opposite, a tool for communicating with a large, public audience.

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Question 10

Between 1990 and 2000 the global economy grew more than it did during the 10,000 years from the beginning of agriculture to 1950.

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Question 11

Out of America’s fascination with all things antique have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and the claw-footed bathtub.

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Question 12

Although when a hagfish is threatened, it will secrete slime that is small in quantity, it expands several hundred times as it absorbs seawater, forming a slime ball that can coat the gills of predatory fish and either suffocate them or distress them enough to make them flee.

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Question 13

People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage that may explain why a genetic condition so debilitating to many individuals has survived in the human population.

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Question 14

The percentage of the labor force that is unemployed has dropped sharply this month, even though it may be only temporarily.

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Question 15

The commission acknowledged that no amount of money or staff members can ensure the safety of people who live in the vicinity of a nuclear plant, but it approved the installation because it believed that all reasonable precautions have been taken.

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Question 16

To help preserve ancient Egyptian monuments threatened by high water tables, a Swedish engineering firm has proposed installing pumps, perhaps solar powered, to lower the underground water level and dig trenches around the base of the stone walls.

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Question 17

The odds are about 4 to 1 against surviving a takeover offer, and many business consultants therefore advise that a company’s first line of defense in eluding offers like these be to even refuse to take calls from likely corporate raiders.

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Question 18

Avalanches at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park killed more than 200 people between 1885 and 1910, but they are now controlled if not prevented; cannons are fired at the slopes to make snow masses fall before they become dangerous.

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Question 19

Plausible though it sounds, the weakness of the hypothesis is that it does not incorporate all relevant evidence.

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Question 20

An archaeological excavation at what might have been a workshop where statues were reproduced yielded 1,532 fragments of human figures, including 7 intact statues.

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Question 21

Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

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Question 22

During an ice age, the buildup of ice at the poles and the drop in water levels near the equator speed up the earth’s rotation, like a spinning figure skater whose speed increases when her arms are drawn in.

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Question 23

The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy: not only are the interest rates on most loans to small and medium-sized businesses tied to the prime, but also on a growing number of consumer loans, including home equity loans.

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Question 24

Lacking information about energy use, people tend to overestimate the amount of energy used by equipment, such as lights, that are visible and must be turned on and off and underestimate that used by unobtrusive equipment, such as water heaters.

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Question 25

While most of the earliest known ball courts in Mesoamerica date to 900–400 B.C., waterlogged latex balls found at El Manati and representations of ballplayers painted on ceramics found at San Lorenzo attest to the fact that the Mesoamerican ballgame was well established by the mid-thirteenth century B.C.

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FAQs – GMAT Sentence Correction questions

How many GMAT SC questions can I expect on the test?

GMAT SC questions account for 30% to 40% of the total GMAT verbal questions. That’ll be around 15 questions

Are GMAT sentence correction questions difficult?

GMAT sentence correction questions can be made easy to solve using the meaning-based approach. To learn the meaning-based approach take a look at some of our free questions here.

How effective is meaning-based approach?

Meaning based approach to solving GMAT SC questions helps you reduce the time per question by 50%. Take a look at Ram’s story (GMAT 730, V41) where he explains how he reduced the time to solve from 3-4 minutes to less than 1.5 minutes.gmat 730 with V41 SC Strategy

Where can I find more GMAT sentence correction practice questions

You can practice more GMAT sentence correction questions for free here.

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