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# Category: GMAT Grammar

• ## GMAT Grammar: Subordinate Conjunctions

Studying for the GMAT? Learn about subordinate conjunctions along with practice GMAT grammar subordinate conjunctions questions in this post!

• ## The Word “However” on the GMAT

The word “however” is a tricky word with an interesting history. First, a couple practice questions in which this word appears.

• ## Double Negatives Aren’t Correct

After answering a question on GMAT Club, I realized that one type of error is not on every student’s radar. Many students are attuned to parallelism and are vigilant about eradicating modification errors. Same goes for the more typical grammar errors—students know about subject-verb agreement and pronoun-antecedent agreement. But double negatives have floated below the…

• ## 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…

• ## GMAT Grammar Basics: Everything You Need to Know

The GMAT Sentence Correction tests a few different things, but of course, the most important thing it tests is good old-fashion grammar.  To get anywhere with the GMAT SC, you have to know your grammar inside-out.  Here’s a brief overview. Verbs! GMAT grammar all starts with verbs.  Every sentence on the GMAT has at least…

• ## GMAT Preposition “with”

Prepositions in English display a powerful diversity of uses.  In the previous preposition article, we talked about the proposition “to”.  Here, we will look, at the preposition “with.”   The preposition “with” The word “with” is a preposition.  This means, it must be followed by a noun — or by something playing the role of…

• ## Top Six GMAT Grammar Tips for Sentence Correction

First, a hard Sentence Correct for practice. 1 The term “Immaculate Conception”, a doctrine that the Roman Catholic Church formally proclaimed in 1854, not referring to the conception of Jesus, which, according to Christianity, occurred miraculously despite his mother Mary being a virgin, but to the conception of Mary in the womb of her mother,…

• ## GMAT Grammar: Appositive Phrases

Friends, Romans, countrymen: It is time to learn about appositive phrases!  But first, a practice sentence: 1. Being America’s national bird, the Bald Eagle has little natural predators like the Great Horned Owl, and their population dwindling to almost nothing up to the point of DDT being banned. (A) Being America’s national bird, the Bald…

• ## GMAT Grammar: Gerunds and Gerund Phrases

On the GMAT Sentence Correction, the “-ing” form of a verb will sometimes act as part of the main verb: in this case, it is part of one of the Progressive Tenses of a verb.  Sometimes the “-ing” form of a verb will modify a noun: in this case, it is a participle.  Sometimes, though,…

• ## GMAT Grammar Rules: Parallelism and Verb Tenses

Introduction: parallelism Parallelism is one of the GMAT’s favorite grammatical structures.  Probably almost half of all SC questions involve parallelism of some kind.  Of course, one can put nouns or adjectives into parallel, but what’s the fun of that?  Parallelism only gets interesting when you put entire verbs or verb phrases (e.g. infinitive phrases, participial…