GMAT Meaning - Strategy 3 – Change of Conjunctions

GMAT and Meaning – Part 3: Strategy 3 – Change of Conjunctions

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This article is the third in the series of “5 Strategies that GMAT uses to distort meaning“. In the previous article, we had discussed the first strategy – “Use of Modifiers“. In this one, we’ll be discussing the third strategy – “Change of Conjunctions”, along with official questions and explanations. The links for the other

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GMAT Meaning - Change:Remove Words that provide Context

GMAT and Meaning – Part 5 – Change/Remove Words that provide Context

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This article is the last in the series of “5 Strategies that GMAT uses to distort meaning“. In the previous article, we had discussed the first strategy – “Change of Voice“. In this one, we’ll be discussing the last strategy – “Change/Remove Words that provide Context”, along with official questions and explanations. The links for

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GMAT Meaning - Strategy 4 – Change of Voice

GMAT and Meaning – Part 4: Strategy 4 – Change of Voice

A 8 minute read

This article is the fourth in the series of “5 Strategies that GMAT uses to distort meaning“. In the previous article, we had discussed the first strategy – “Change of Conjunctions“. In this one, we’ll be discussing the fourth strategy – “Change of Voice”, along with official questions and explanations. The links for the other

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Strategy 2 – Use of Modifiers - GMAT Meaning

GMAT and Meaning – Part 2: Strategy 2 – Use of Modifiers

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This article is the second in series of “5 Strategies that GMAT uses to distort meaning“. In the previous article, we had discussed the first strategy – “Placement of Modifiers“. In this one, we’ll be discussing the second strategy – “Use of Modifiers”, along with official questions and explanations. The links for the other three

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See how “THAT” can help you de-mystify a long sentence

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In our first session of Verbal Live Prep – SC1 – How to Approach Sentence Correction – we saw that simplifying the sentence structure has a two-fold effect. Firstly, it helps clarify the (intended) meaning. Secondly, it helps you identify errors.   We also saw that selecting the correct answer becomes much easier once you have

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NOUN MODIFIERS CAN MODIFY SLIGHTLY FAR AWAY NOUN

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  Introduction   Noun modifiers, as the name suggests, modify noun entities. They are generally placed as close to the noun entity they modify as possible to avoid any ambiguity in modification. This is necessary for the sentence to convey the logical intended meaning.   In practice, placing the modifier “as close to the noun

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Verb-ed Forms – Verbs or Modifiers

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Introduction Scientists have recently discovered what could be the largest and oldest living organism on Earth, a giant fungus that is an interwoven filigree of mushrooms and root like tentacles spawned by a single fertilized spore some 10,000 years ago and extending for more than 30 acres in the soil of a Michigan forest.   This

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Usage of Verb-ing Modifiers – Part 1

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Verb-ing Modifiers Verb-ing modifiers are one of the most heavily tested concepts in GMAT, and needless to mention one of the most dreaded concepts as well. The usage of this modifier often creates confusions because the function of a verb-ing modifier changes with the change in its placement in a sentence. This article is aimed

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USAGE OF ‘LIKE’

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‘Like’ is a comparison marker that often causes confusion in terms of its usage on the GMAT. Let’s understand how to use ‘like’ correctly.  We’ll start with a few simple examples and then discuss some official questions. The correct usage of ‘like’ in a sentence ensures that the following four conditions are met: ‘Like’ shows

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Usage of Verb-ing Modifiers – Part II

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VERB-ING MODIFIERS   In our first article of verb-ing modifiers, we discussed function of this modifier when used with a comma. In this article we will explain the function of the verb-ing modifier when the modifier is placed after the clause and is NOT preceded by a comma.  To refresh your memory, in a sentence there

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