GMAT Grammar Tips for Sentence Correction: the Ultimate Guide

GMAT Grammar Tips for Sentence Correction: the Ultimate Guide GMAT Grammar is an odd concept. I mean, how could it possibly be different from normal English grammar?  HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The problem, then, becomes one of how one defines “normal English grammar.” The problem is that there’s not really one particular type or book of grammar that … Read More

The Real World versus GMAT Critical Reasoning

                                        There isn’t really much relationship between GMAT Critical Reasoning and the Real World GMAT Critical Reasoning questions are extremely tightly-constructed little logic bombs that have nothing to do with the Real World. While it’s not pleasant to have to say this, I think it’s … Read More

I Hate the GMAT Part II: Frustration and Shame

I hate the GMAT because it is built to be frustrating. (Among other reasons, of course!) Start with contempt. If you get frustrated enough, the GMAT wins. While it’s nice to really enjoy something and pursue everything “for the love,” let’s be honest–that’s bullshit.  At least at the beginning. Let’s start with a little story… … Read More

although she was considered among her contemporaries to be the better poet — EXPLAINED — Possessive Antecedent in GMAT Sentence Correction

Is it even possible to use Possessive Antecedent on the GMAT? This is an interesting topic that recently came up on Reddit. So… can you use a possessive antecedent on GMAT? Short answer: YES, but try doing it sparingly. It’s not good writing or good practice. By the way, if you don’t know what a … Read More

Amounts of Money: Singular or Plural in GMAT Sentence Correction?

Are amounts of money singular or plural in GMAT Sentence Correction? Short answer: BOTH. Seems like this might be tricky, but it actually won’t matter and depends on context. That is, do you say “two-hundred dollars IS on the table” or “two-hundred dollars ARE on the table?” It will really depend whether you want to … Read More

Don’t use ABSOLUTES in GMAT Verbal Answers (SC and RC)

Unless you are specifically told that something is the “best,” the “worst,” the “only,” etc. you can be sure that the absolute statement is incorrect on GMAT Verbal. This is a really quite important point. You’ve probably heard of answer choices being “too strong,” but what the hell does that mean? It’s almost certain that … Read More