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GMAT Review Series: Sentence Correction with Singular and Plural Nouns

Posted by Jordan Salley on Wed, Apr 08, 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.

High yield points for sentence correction - singular and plural nouns on the GMAT:

  1. First, read the sentence as written. 
  2. Always use the non-underlined portion as your answer key. Pronouns are defined as being correct if not underlined, this can give you great insight to the correct answer. 
  3. If a parallelism error of singular versus plural is identified, look for answer choices that match the sentence base.  
  4. Identifying a small absolute error can eliminate many answers efficiently.

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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