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GRE Verbal Question Types

The GRE verbal sections contain three main question types: text completion, reading comprehension, and sentence equivalence. For best results, you'll need to practice (a lot!) and brush up on your GRE-level vocabulary.

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Most Popular GRE Verbal Question Types

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Assumption questions are relatively common on the GRE Critical Reasoning component of the Reading Comprehension section. You know you are dealing with an assumption when the question is something like this: Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends? Much like Strengthen/Weaken questions, Assumption questions require you to identify the premises […]

Back in August, amidst all the fanfare of the inauguration of the Revised GRE, I totally overlooked one of the new question types in my blog posts: Highlight the Sentence. Perhaps such an omission shouldn’t be surprising. For one there was the triple-blank sentence completion, which in all its glorious novelty (at least from a […]

Yes, the GRE has undergone a major overhaul and has become the Revised, or new, GRE. While complicated, most of the new question types have unambiguous instructions – in a three-blank text completion, for instance, you must choose one of three answer choices to fit in the blank. For numeric entry, you must simply enter […]

Try the following sentence completion, noting your approach: Once spurned by the scientific community, Wegener’s tectonic plate theory has gathered an almost —- following in many circles, yet such an unquestioning embrace could very well lead to the —- of an otherwise valid hypothesis. (A) triumphant…confounding (B) unstoppable…rebuttal (C) equitable…attrition (D) idolatrous…corruption (E) ecclesiastical…repudiation Difficult […]