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GMAT Review Series: Sentence Correction with Irregular Verb Tense

Posted by Jordan Salley on Wed, Apr 01, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

The GMAT is the first and only standardized admissions test designed specifically for graduate business and management programs. Though in recent years most business schools accept the GRE exam, taking the GMAT can set you apart from other applicants. The GMAT measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills, the two most relevant skills to the world’s top graduate business programs. You can learn more about the GMAT exam here

In the video below, we put some of that critical thinking to the test as we tackle a Sample Sentence Correction question, one like you’d find in the Verbal section of the GMAT.

Sentence correction on the GMAT can be intimidating, especially when the last grammar course you took was back in High School. These questions can be easily dissected with a few simple strategies and a great process of elimination approach.

Sentence correction questions located in the Verbal section of the GMAT. Exam takers can expect roughly 11-16 of these questions on test day. This accounts for approximately 40% of the verbal section, making them high yield. Use this video to strengthen your ability to correct irregular verb tense.

High yield points for sentence correction - irregular verb tense on the GMAT:

  1. Don’t get bogged down - look at the easiest items and specific changes to address first.
  2. Write down the question number and the answer choices. This will allow you to eliminate answers as you go. If you can identify it, write the error down.
  3. If there is past tense in sentence base, the answer choice should also be in the past tense. Look for any answers that have the present tense and eliminate accordingly.
  4. Look for incorrect pronoun agreements. ‘It’ always has to refer back to the closest possible antecedent or noun.

About the Author

Jordan Salley is a senior test prep tutor for MyGuru. For more information on GMAT prep, our unique approach, and our tutors, visit us here

This video was produced by MyGuru's Director of Online Instruction and expert online GMAT tutor Stefan Maisnier. Visit our YouTube channel for more videos like this one.

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