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Verbal

Critical Reasoning - An Assumptions Question on Conditional Statements (Joey)


The concept of conditional statements is very important and you will come across questions using this concept often. These questions tend to be rather challenging. So let's discuss an official GMAT qu...

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Verbal

Critical Reasoning - Useful to Evaluate Questions - II


Following several years of declining advertising sales, the Greenville Times reorganized its advertising sales force two years ago. Before the reorganization, the sales force was organised geographica...

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Verbal

Grammar/Sentence Correction - Using Past Perfect Without Past Tense


The Past Perfect expresses the idea that something occurred before another action in the past. It can also show that something happened before a specific time in the past. We often

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Verbal

Critical Reasoning - Maryland Highway Assumption Question


Today we will look at an OG question of critical reasoning. We will use the concept discussed before – remember what an assumption is. An assumption is a missing necessary premise. It will bring in ne...

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Verbal

Critical Reasoning - Use of the Word Suspect


I came across a discussion on a Veritas Prep question where the respondents were split over whether it is a strengthen question or weaken! Mind you, both sides had many supporters but the majority was...

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Verbal

Grammar/Sentence Correction - Gerunds


A Verbal is a verb that acts as a different part of speech – not as a verb. Gerunds are a type of Verbal. Gerunds end in “-ing” and act as nouns in the sentence. They can act as a

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Verbal

Logic & Reasoning - Useful to Evaluate Question


At the risk of generalizing from a relatively small sample, let me say that people who are good at Quant, tend to be good at Critical Reasoning in Verbal. I certainly cannot comment about their SC and...

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Verbal

Grammar/Sentence Correction - Few/A few/Quite a few


On quite a few occasions, we find ourselves explaining the difference between the terms “few” and “a few” – a subtle, but very important distinction which has, on occasion, completely changed the mean...

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Verbal

Grammar/Sentence Correction - Importance of Context in Tenses


There is no restriction on how many tenses we can use and mix within a sentence, as long as they are appropriate for the context of the sentence. The problem is that sometimes the context

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Verbal

Grammar/Sentence Correction - To Infinitives


The infinitive is the base form of a verb. The infinitive has two forms: 'the to-infinitive = to + base' and 'the zero infinitive = base'. We will discuss the to-infinitive form, a verbal. It can work...

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