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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Subject Verb Agreement (Long Appositives)

Another GMAT Tuesday with Kevin! :) This week’s topic is long appositives, which can be tricky distractions when you’re hunting for the right verb in a Sentence Correction question. Let us know how you like the video and whether you have any suggestions for next week’s topic!

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Kevin has taught for over ten years from San Francisco to Japan, helping students prepare for tests, like the GRE, GMAT, and SAT. He enjoys sharing what he learned, so even more students can achieve their goals. When he is not helping students dominate standardized tests, you can find him in the Pacific Ocean or on a granite dome in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Follow him on Google+ and on Twitter @KevinRocci!

2 Responses to GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Subject Verb Agreement (Long Appositives)

  1. abhas jha November 29, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    A good trick that helps in finding subject (or subject verb agreement ) is :

    find the verb first and then put who are what before verb ? The answer to this will give you the answer to what the subject is of the sentence .

    For example : The bell rang .

    verb is rang . now ask what rang ? the answer is bell rang . so bell is subject . bell is singular and therefore it will take singular verb !!!

    • Kevin
      Kevin December 1, 2013 at 9:25 am #

      I like that a lot. It really helps to focus your attention on the main aspects of the sentence. Thanks!

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