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GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Sentence Correction – Tip #2

Hello! 🙂

Today, after a little Shakespeare monologue, I’m sharing a very important tip you’ll need to know to tackle sentence correction problems: the difference between a clause and phrase.

In the video, I mention “subordinate conjunctions” as one way to identify clauses. Here’s a list of key ones to know:

• only, if
• now, that
• although, after, as
• while, when, whereas, whenever, wherever, whether
• if, in case
• though
• even though, even if
• because, before
• until, unless
• since, so (that)

Also, here’s an image of the final board work:

Lastly, you  can check out this blog post for more tips on clause/phrase differences.

4 Responses to GMAT Tuesdays with Kevin: Sentence Correction – Tip #2

1. Mr B February 12, 2015 at 11:24 pm #

You missed absolute phrase

• Kevin February 13, 2015 at 9:24 am #

Yep, Mr. B! I did leave out the absolute phrase! 😀 Thanks for point that out! 😀

Happy Studying!

2. Ankur August 19, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

Hi Kevin, This is awesome! Finally somebody is making use of charts to describe all of those confusing parts of a sentence. I wish you would expand on this more! I know you were rushing there at the end, but more details or more parts to this videos would be super great!

• Kevin August 20, 2014 at 9:41 am #

Hi Ankur! Thanks for your kind words. 😀 I am a big time visual learner and always love charts and graphs. Since you enjoyed this one, I am sure other students did to. I’ll make sure to do more grammar with graphs and charts in the future. 😀

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