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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Sentence Correction—Must Know Idioms pt. 3


Happy 1st-of-the-month, GMAT Studiers! 🙂

We’re celebrating this day with…more idioms! A number of you have asked for lessons on idioms, so enjoy this video and learn about 4 more “must-know” idioms for the test.

Here’s the final board work from the video:



Let me know if you also have questions you’d like answered in a video–just leave them in the comments below!

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10 Responses to GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Sentence Correction—Must Know Idioms pt. 3

  1. sw August 17, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    Nice video, thanks for pasting the final board work picture!

    I do have one question on usage of conform – are both these usages correct on GMAT –
    conform with and conform to.


    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin August 18, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      I am glad that you liked the video! 😀 As for your question, both could appear on the test. But each has a slightly different meaning:

      conform to something — to agree with or behave within guidelines or regulations.
      conform with something — to match or agree with a model, plan, or set of specifications.

      So you’ll need to pay attention to the context of the sentence to know which one to choose. 😀

  2. Rose July 5, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    Hi Kevin, Is there any example where ‘credit for’ can be applicable or is it always ‘credit with’ ? I believe there are instances where we can use ‘credit to’ as well. Can u please clarify?

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin July 7, 2014 at 11:33 am #

      Hi Rose! Thanks for watching! And thank you for your question! 😀

      And you are correct! There are instances where we might have “credit” and “with” and “credit” and “to.” For examples of these specific situations, I recommend using an Idiom Dictionary. Here is a link to one that shows all the idiomatic ways to use “credit.” I plan to cover more of these uses in upcoming videos too. 😀

      I hope that helps! 😀

      • Rose July 10, 2014 at 11:09 am #

        Thanks Kevin! Waiting for those videos 🙂

        • Kevin Rocci
          Kevin July 10, 2014 at 11:15 am #

          Thanks, Rose! I’ll keep making them! 😀

  3. james July 2, 2014 at 7:20 am #

    You rock buddy, love your videos!!!

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin July 2, 2014 at 10:41 am #

      James! Thank you for your kind words! That means a lot! 😀 I’ll keep rocking, if you keep dominating! 😀

  4. Ankur July 2, 2014 at 12:12 am #

    Really nice ! I’ve fallen for those mistakes many times 🙂

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin July 2, 2014 at 10:42 am #

      Hi Ankur, thanks for watching! Hopefully, you won’t fall for them in the future. Happy studying! 😀

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