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GRE TC Challenge Questions

In honor of the New GRE Verbal Questions Guide, I’ve come up with some Text Completion challenge questions (Reading Comprehension and Sentence Equivalence challenges will follow soon). The questions are ordered in terms of difficulty and try to accurately capture the “flavor” of these most recent questions. (I’ll describe more what I mean by “flavor” […]

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Explanation to Advanced Triple Blank Text Completion

This Advanced Triple Blank Text Completion was one of the toughest Text Completions we’ve created at Magoosh — at least according to the content team. There are convoluted sentence structures, tantalizing (and diabolical!) distractors, nebulous phrases, and tough vocabulary. Realistically, it’s the type of question that if you see on the GRE you can probably […]

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The GRE Advanced Triple Blank Text Completion

Wading Through Verbiage To become skilled at Text Completions, you need to learn vocabulary, become comfortable with complex sentence structure, and apply helpful techniques, such as trying to come up with your own word. If you follow the above, you will likely get to the more difficult section, assuming you do well on the Reading […]

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GRE Text Completions – It’s Not Always About the Vocab

When prepping for the GRE, it is easy to get carried away in learning big-sounding words, such as apotheosis and portentous, forgetting that success on Text Completions is dependent on your ability to understand the context of a sentence. Oftentimes, the answer-choices themselves are not these big—portentous—sounding words, but relatively straightforward words that, when you […]

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Text Completion Challenge Answers

These are the explanations from last week’s Text Completion Challenge. Explanations: Easy 1. I must admit that this is quite a toughie for an easy question (it’s probably more of a medium-level question). The clue word here is deleterious, which means harmful. The contrast in the sentence is from the seemingly __________….actually… Therefore, the blank […]

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Text Completion Challenge

Text Completions are notoriously difficult—that’s even if you know all the words in the answer choices. Beyond vocabulary, you will need a lot of practice with this question type. Below are eight questions to help you gauge where you stand, as far as Text Completions. To really get the most out of this challenge, you […]

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