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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Sentence Correction — “to lie” vs. “to lay”

Hello! This week, another Magoosher right here at the office is asking a very important question: what is the difference between “to lie” and “to lay”? If you’re aiming for a high 700+ score on the GMAT, you’ll need to be able to answer this question and distinguish between these two tricky verbs. As always, […]

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Verbals on the GMAT Sentence Correction

First, a few GMAT Sentence Correction Practice questions. 1) During the Hundred Days conflict, the Royal British Navy blockaded all the ports of France, and also prevented Napoleon to escape to North America after his defeat at Waterloo. and also prevented Napoleon to escape but prevented Napoleon from escaping thereby preventing Napoleon from escaping for […]

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GMAT Grammar: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

This is a funny grammar topic.  It’s so basic, that it would not be tested directly on a GMAT Sentence Correction question, and yet getting clear on these issues can clear up some confusion about grammar questions.   Direct Object The direct object is the noun that receives the action of the verb.  The subject […]

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GMAT Sentence Correction: The Many Uses of ‘That’

The word “that” is a very tricky word, because it has many different roles.  Here are four GMAT Sentence Correction practice problems employing “that” in some of its roles. 1) The Coriolis Effect is responsible for the apparent forces that they turn ocean currents and storm systems clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, but it appears […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Absolute Phrases

Hello! This week, I’m addressing a question that a student sent in on our blog. So if you’re struggling with the basics of absolute phrases and need a refresher on how to use them, this week’s video should help. After you’ve watched it, let us know if you have any questions or comments below, and […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Articles

Hello! A few weeks back, we asked all of YOU to ask us any questions you had about the GMAT, and one of you asked a question about articles! So this week, I’m sharing a strategy you can use to apply the right articles to the right context, and take your essay writing skills to […]

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GMAT Sentence Correction: Indefinite Pronouns and Agreement

To begin, a few new GMAT Sentence Correction practice questions. 1) After a dip caused by Congressional embroilment, many growth stocks are beginning to resume their previous levels, but some, hampered by a general stagnancy in the economy, is returning with a speed that is less than they would expect. A. is returning with a […]

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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Subject-Verb Agreement (Collective Nouns)

Hi, everyone! Here’s a new video from us talking about what verbs go with collective nous like family, jury, committee, etc.! Enjoy, and let us know what you think :).

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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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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Subject Verb Agreement, Phrases with Plural Nouns

Another GMAT Tuesday with Kevin! If you have any questions about Subject Verb Agreement, or any requests for future video topics, let us know!

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