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.
High yield points for pronoun sentence correction on the GMAT:
- The first step for all sentence correction problems should be to read the sentence thoroughly. This allows you to dissect the sentence and identify errors to look for within the given answer choices.
- Look for obvious answer strategies such as the two-three split, for example two answers have “for” and three have “that for” answers to narrow down your choices.
- Group the elimination of answer choices based on category errors such as pronoun errors.
- Be on the lookout for easy pronoun errors such as ambiguous pronouns like ‘it’ or ‘that’.
- Identify what tense the sentence should be in and look for deviations among the given answer choices.
- Leave obvious and tough idiom errors for your final evaluation of the sentence. This is the most time consuming strategy.