The word “however” is a tricky word with an interesting history. First, a couple practice questions in which this word appears.
Long sentences are all over the GMAT. The sentence correction section loves to bog students down with modifying phrase, absolutes and appositives, to obfuscate the true meaning of the sentence. In this weeks video, I offer some tips for attacking these long sentences so that you can whittle them down to their core parts so […]
Although not explicitly tested on the GMAT, it’s good to know how these are supposed to used. It’s easy to be thrown off if you come across these and aren’t sure what they mean. A student asked about them, so I want to clear the air and make clear what they mean. And here’s this […]
“Hello! It’s me!” Kevin from GMAT Tuesdays, not Adele from the famed “Hello” music video! We are diving into 3 new idioms this week: forbade, in danger, and concluded. Make sure you know which ones take gerunds, which ones take infinitives, and which ones take neither. 😀 Here’s this week’s board:
Sometimes the key in sentence correction is just a matter of knowing what to look for. Knowing how to spot parallelism and knowing when it will occur will help you to narrow in on what might be wrong in the sentence. This week’s video will cover the basics of parallelism: what it is, where and […]
These two noun phrases can be tough to distinguish. They can look almost identical at times because their structure is similar and they can appear anywhere in the sentence. The real key is to understand how they are used. In this video, I hope to explain how these two different phrases are used and how […]
What should you use? That or which? Today we find out the difference between that and which, when you should use them, and how to use (or not use) a comma with them. If you need more detail on the topic, I recommend this excellent post from Mike McGarry. This week’s board:
Some of the trickiest problems on sentence correction questions involve idioms. Today we look at idioms involving hope and model, and we look at the best way to talk about hypothetical situations on the GMAT. 😀 This week’s board:
Here are five practice SC problems, exploring this particular grammatical structure. Full explanations will appear at the end of the article.
There are so many idioms that might appear on the GMAT. At least enough to fill eleven videos. In this week’s installment, we look at the idiomatic expressions involving predicate, mistake, and unlike.