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GMAT Tuesdays: Must Know Idioms #9

Hello! 🙂

It’s Tuesday again, and today Kevin dives into more Idioms.

In this weeks video, he covers idioms involving the words suggested, consistent, chance, and reluctant. Do you know how to use these words correctly and what prepositions to pair with them? If not, you’ll know in the next few minutes. 😀

Here’s a close-up of this week’s board:

Sentence Correction — Must Know Idioms #9


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6 Responses to GMAT Tuesdays: Must Know Idioms #9

  1. anupama December 18, 2015 at 11:59 pm #

    in which scenario we will use ‘for’ with chance?

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin Rocci December 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

      Great question! If you “chance” is being used to mean the last opportunity to do something, then you could use “chance for.” For example, “This Friday is your last chance for the biggest discounts on airplane tickets.” But be careful here. The GMAT may try to trick you with this usage, so make sure you understand how “chance” is used in the sentence. 😀

      Happy Studying!

  2. Jake W December 15, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

    For the “chance of” idiom, can you explain if “chance to [present tense verb]” would be correct as well?

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin Rocci December 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

      Hi Jake,

      You may here “chance to” in everyday conversations, but if you are answering a GMAT question, it will be wrong. When using “chance” to talk about the probability of something happening, you should always go with “chance of” over all other prepositions.

      I hope that helps! 😀

      Happy Studying!

  3. Omkar Chandorkar March 17, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

    Thanks Kevin,

    A couple of these trick me frequently. Good to have a quick recap.

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin March 18, 2015 at 9:02 am #

      Glad you found this helpful, Omkar! 😀

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