GMAT Tuesdays: Sentence Correction – Must Know Idioms #11


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.

Sentence Correction Must Know Idioms 11


Correction: The first example contains an error. Can you find it? 😀

The sentence contains a pronoun-antecedent error. We should replace “their” with “its” since the pronoun is referring to “company.”

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2 Responses to GMAT Tuesdays: Sentence Correction – Must Know Idioms #11

  1. prasanna August 17, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    Hi Kevin,

    For the Last Idiom Question, you have mentioned as,
    The Schools predicted that the scores would rise ….blah blah…

    Why can’t it be –> “The Schools predicted that the scores will rise … blah blah ..” ?

    Cheers !!

    • Kevin Rocci
      Kevin Rocci August 17, 2015 at 10:55 am #

      Hi there, Prasanna! The reason we don’t use “will” in this case is because we are talking about something in the past. We have the past tense verb “predicted” indicating that we are referring to something that happened in the past. So, we use “would” since it is the past tense form of “will” so that we are consistent. 😀

      Happy Studying!

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