GMAT Practice Questions

Sentence Correction

GMAT Tip: Think like a GMAT Champion!

This is one of the 3 verbal sections. You'll get about 14 or 15 of these sentence corrections out of the total 41 verbal questions. In general, the sentence correction section is the easiest verbal section to make improvements on. Once you understand how to think and approach this question type, there are only so many ways you can be tested.

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that doing 1,000 sentence corrections will result in an improvement to your score. With this section, it's about studying smart - not hard. Practice a bit to get familiar with how this section operates.

Some types of sentence corrections you'll see include apples vs oranges, descriptive phrases, split sentences, x&y consistency/parallelism, subject-verb agreement, singular/plural agreement, idioms/phrasing, past-present-future, and laundry lists.

You should aim to finish each sentence correction in < 2 minutes. For the very simple questions, you really should be doing them in less than 1 minute so you can reserve the rest of your time for the more dififcult questions and for the other verbal sections.

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GMAT Practice Set # 1  
GMAT Sentence Correction # 1 : So-Lo-Mo
 
  Apples & Oranges 20078 32% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 2 : Reticulated Pythons
 
  Phrasing 14659 52% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 3 : Inter World Entertainment Corporation
 
  That VS Which 55515 54% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2  
GMAT Sentence Correction #4 : Baroque Style Musicians (free signup!)
 
  That VS Which 40691 71% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #5 : Milky Way Galaxy (free signup!)
 
  X & Y Consistency 48007 40% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #6 : Black American Authors (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing | Being 12506 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3  
GMAT Sentence Correction #7 : Deforestation (free signup!)
 
  Not Only, But Also (X&Y Consistency) 15461 33% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #8 : Honeybee Stinger (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 16319 40% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #9 : Supreme Court Prosecution (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 10987 23% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4  
GMAT Sentence Correction #10 : Patent Laws (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 9269 47% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #11 : Unusual Ceremony (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 10266 44% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #12 : Hogwarts Blogger (free signup!)
 
  Parallelism 5465 46% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5  
GMAT Sentence Correction #13 : Trained Fighter Horses (free signup!)
 
  Idiomatic Usage 9499 38% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #14 : True Story On Film (free signup!)
 
  Split Sentences | Phrasing 7493 68% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #15 : Designers and Engineers (free signup!)
 
  X&Y Consistency 6971 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6  
GMAT Sentence Correction #16 : Diabetics in India (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges, Phrasing 7516 65% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #17 : Cyber Crimes (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 9795 27% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #18 : Atmospheric Pollutants (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 7922 59% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7  
GMAT Sentence Correction #19 : Federal Reserve Officials (free signup!)
 
  Subject-Verb / Singular-Plural Agreement 8210 55% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #20 : Production Sector (free signup!)
 
  Past | Present | Future 7684 54% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #21 : Shakespeare (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 6497 91% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8  
GMAT Sentence Correction #22 : Upetan Cultural Philosophy (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 6868 68% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #23 : High Priced Medicine (free signup!)
 
  X&Y Consistency 7202 71% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #24 : Black Bee (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 6321 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9  
GMAT Sentence Correction #25 : Child Learning (free signup!)
 
  Idiomatic Usage (indicate) 8108 57% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #26 : To As or Not to As (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oarnges, Phrasing 10192 24% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #27 : Master of Life (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 8526 47% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10  
GMAT Sentence Correction #28 : Hedge Fund Dumping (free signup!)
 
  X&Y Consistency, Subject Verb 7562 63% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #29 : Spiritual Dimension (free signup!)
 
  Referencing 8152 53% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #30 : Fighting For National Security B (free signup!)
 
  Idioms, Subject-Verb / Singular-Plural Agreement 5944 53% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11  
GMAT Sentence Correction #31 : Company Website (free signup!)
 
  Active Voice & Clarity, Singular Vs Plural 8362 54% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #32 : Metropolitan Trains (free signup!)
 
  Subject-Verb / Singular-Plural Agreement 9455 49% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #33 : Customers and Furniture Stores (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oarnges, Phrasing 7455 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12  
GMAT Sentence Correction #34 : Galileos Astronomers (free signup!)
 
  Idiomatic Expression 7977 87% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #35 : Krill and Species Adaptation (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 8378 68% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #36 : Selling Shares to Public (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence, Split Sentences 8474 57% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13  
GMAT Sentence Correction #37 : Geiger Counters & Atmosphere (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 7612 91% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #38 : Ozone Depletion (free signup!)
 
  X & Y Consistency 8188 71% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #39 : Merchandisers (free signup!)
 
  Idiomatic Expression 9016 60% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14  
GMAT Sentence Correction #40 : Massive Rainfalls (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 10174 50% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #41 : Endangered Tigers (free signup!)
 
  ING-verbs, Laundry List 9181 56% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #42 : Ancient Pyramid (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 7721 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15  
GMAT Sentence Correction #43 : Moulding Metals (free signup!)
 
  Split Sentence 8774 63% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #44 : Inflation Percentage (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges 8778 69% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #45 : Learning Physics (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges 8019 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16  
GMAT Sentence Correction #46 : Annual Consumption Rate (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 9154 62% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #47 : Ancient ceremonies (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 9785 55% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #48 : Voting Machine Mistakes (free signup!)
 
  Laundry Lists, Long Sentences 8478 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17  
GMAT Sentence Correction #49 : Drooping Leaves (free signup!)
 
  Active Voice & Clarity 7642 80% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #50 : Regional Canal (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 8024 65% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #51 : Excavation Discovery (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 7338 80% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18  
GMAT Sentence Correction #52 : Causes of Skin Conditions (free signup!)
 
  Idiomatic Expression 7777 82% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #53 : Nightclub Advertising Costs (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges 10893 48% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #54 : Amazon Plant Species (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 9128 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19  
GMAT Sentence Correction #55 : Comparing Salaries (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges 14808 31% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #56 : Percent Productivity (free signup!)
 
  Idiomatic Expression 11977 43% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #57 : Pierre Harmel Diplomacy (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 4347 88% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20  
GMAT Sentence Correction #58 : Representative Votes of Cities (free signup!)
 
  Singular/Plural and Subject-Verb Agreement 4612 58% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #59 : Stephen King Novels (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase, Main Sentence 4755 53% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #60 : Solar Electricity (free signup!)
 
  Idioms 6956 32% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21  
GMAT Sentence Correction #61 : Racing Skiier (free signup!)
 
  X & Y Consistency 5522 59% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #62 : Biotech Corporate Campus (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 6728 86% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #63 : Funds Being Misused (free signup!)
 
  Past | Present | Future, Phrasing 7405 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22  
GMAT Sentence Correction #64 : Lion Whiskers (free signup!)
 
  Idioms, Subject-Verb / Singular-Plural Agreement 30964 73% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #65 : Hospital Survival (free signup!)
 
  Idioms 24292 76% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #66 : Financial Crisis (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges, Phrasing 22164 77% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23  
GMAT Sentence Correction #67 : 4 Hour Workweek (free signup!)
 
  Idioms: That VS Which 20708 69% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #68 : Chopin Ballad (free signup!)
 
  X & Y Consistency 19677 51% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #69 : Galileo and the Earth (free signup!)
 
  Active Voice & Clarity 17191 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24  
GMAT Sentence Correction #70 : Pig Cells (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 16270 85% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #71 : Water Pollution (free signup!)
 
  Subject-Verb / Singular-Plural Agreement 17172 69% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #72 : Bach Cello Suite (free signup!)
 
  Idioms 18566 43% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25  
GMAT Sentence Correction #73 : Mom Shopping (free signup!)
 
  Past | Present | Future 15144 90% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #74 : Speed Limit (free signup!)
 
  X & Y Consistency 18701 46% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #75 : Congress and Taxes (free signup!)
 
  Idioms 18537 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26  
GMAT Sentence Correction #76 : Treasury Tax Plan (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges 16046 53% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #77 : Sacagawea Dollar Coin (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges 16583 44% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #78 : Graduating Medical Students (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges 16917 52% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27  
GMAT Sentence Correction #79 : Bird Sense of Smell (free signup!)
 
  X & Y Consistency 14821 54% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #80 : Transplants (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges, Split Sentences 13194 53% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #81 : Environmentalists (free signup!)
 
  Idioms 12751 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28  
GMAT Sentence Correction #82 : College Graduation (free signup!)
 
  Idioms 11730 73% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #83 : Delinquent Behavior (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 12500 60% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #84 : Economic Conditions (free signup!)
 
  X & Y Consistency 12980 54% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29  
GMAT Sentence Correction #85 : Healthcare Benefits (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges 18677 57% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #86 : Harry Potter (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges, Laundry Lists & Long Sentences 14222 53% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #87 : Fireside Chats (free signup!)
 
  Idioms, Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 11384 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30  
GMAT Sentence Correction #88 : Pennsylvania Farmers (free signup!)
 
  Pronoun Precedence 14078 90% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #89 : Diagnose Illness (free signup!)
 
  Singular Vs Plural 13156 51% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #90 : Department of Agriculture (free signup!)
 
  Apples Vs Oranges 11838 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31  
GMAT Sentence Correction #91 : Egg-laying Mammals (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges 12135 71% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #92 : Carrying Packages (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence, Split Sentences 10942 61% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #93 : Tampering with Records (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase, Main Sentence 12058 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32  
GMAT Sentence Correction #94 : Former Chair and Board Member (free signup!)
 
  Meaning 13138 42% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #95 : Anasazi settlements (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 11607 61% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #96 : Protested missionary (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 14360 29% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33  
GMAT Sentence Correction #97 : massive planets (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 10684 63% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #98 : Electronics Company (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 10801 59% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #99 : hopeful signs (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oranges 21247 16% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34  
GMAT Sentence Correction #100 : Sports Medicine Programs (free signup!)
 
  X & Y Consistency 11785 56% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #101 : computer company (free signup!)
 
  Idiomatic Usage (doing X vs to do X) 11134 60% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #102 : Achaemenid empire of Persia (free signup!)
 
  Subject-Verb, Phrasing 11417 41% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35  
GMAT Sentence Correction #103 : Incipient Signs of Trouble (free signup!)
 
  Split Sentences | Phrasing 11603 40% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #104 : Water Purification (free signup!)
 
  Linking Verbs 10101 51% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #105 : Before the Storm, a Popular Destination (free signup!)
 
  Past/Present/Future 10042 47% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36  
GMAT Sentence Correction #106 : Increased Fuel Efficiency (free signup!)
 
  -ING verbs and X&Y Consistency 9569 67% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #107 : Caspian Sea (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence (, WHICH) 9993 79% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #108 : African American Soldiers (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 10871 39% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37  
GMAT Sentence Correction #109 : Charles Darwin Natural Selection (free signup!)
 
  Apples & Oarnges, Phrasing 9506 58% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #110 : Largest Library of Ancient World (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 9138 73% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #111 : Photography in Southwest (free signup!)
 
  Descriptive Phrase, Main Sentence 8635 54% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38  
GMAT Sentence Correction #112 : Life on Jupiter Moon (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 9718 38% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #113 : Athenian Women (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 9882 48% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #114 : Uniform Characters (free signup!)
 
  Split Sentence 8558 49% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39  
GMAT Sentence Correction #115 : US General Bristow (free signup!)
 
  Past | Present | Future, Phrasing 6432 61% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction #116 : Language Variations (free signup!)
 
  Phrasing 445 19% View Show
GMAT Practice Set Favorite Question Type Views % who got it correct Your Answer Correct Answer
GMAT Practice Set # 1          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 1 : So-Lo-Mo
 
  Apples & Oranges 20078 32% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 2 : Reticulated Pythons
 
  Phrasing 14659 52% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 3 : Inter World Entertainment Corporation
 
  That VS Which 55515 54% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 4 : Baroque Style Musicians
 
  That VS Which 40691 71% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 5 : Milky Way Galaxy
 
  X & Y Consistency 48007 40% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 6 : Black American Authors
 
  Phrasing | Being 12506 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 7 : Deforestation
 
  Not Only, But Also (X&Y Consistency) 15461 33% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 8 : Honeybee Stinger
 
  Phrasing 16319 40% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 9 : Supreme Court Prosecution
  Phrasing 10987 23% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 10 : Patent Laws
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 9269 47% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 11 : Unusual Ceremony
  Phrasing 10266 44% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 12 : Hogwarts Blogger
  Parallelism 5465 46% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 13 : Trained Fighter Horses
  Idiomatic Usage 9499 38% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 14 : True Story On Film
  Split Sentences | Phrasing 7493 68% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 15 : Designers and Engineers
  X&Y Consistency 6971 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 16 : Diabetics in India
  Apples & Oranges, Phrasing 7516 65% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 17 : Cyber Crimes
  Phrasing 9795 27% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 18 : Atmospheric Pollutants
  Phrasing 7922 59% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 19 : Federal Reserve Officials
  Subject-Verb / Singular-Plural Agreement 8210 55% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 20 : Production Sector
  Past | Present | Future 7684 54% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 21 : Shakespeare
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 6497 91% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 22 : Upetan Cultural Philosophy
  Phrasing 6868 68% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 23 : High Priced Medicine
  X&Y Consistency 7202 71% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 24 : Black Bee
  Phrasing 6321 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 25 : Child Learning
  Idiomatic Usage (indicate) 8108 57% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 26 : To As or Not to As
  Apples & Oarnges, Phrasing 10192 24% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 27 : Master of Life
  Phrasing 8526 47% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 28 : Hedge Fund Dumping
  X&Y Consistency, Subject Verb 7562 63% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 29 : Spiritual Dimension
  Referencing 8152 53% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 30 : Fighting For National Security B
  Idioms, Subject-Verb / Singular-Plural Agreement 5944 53% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 31 : Company Website
  Active Voice & Clarity, Singular Vs Plural 8362 54% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 32 : Metropolitan Trains
  Subject-Verb / Singular-Plural Agreement 9455 49% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 33 : Customers and Furniture Stores
  Apples & Oarnges, Phrasing 7455 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 34 : Galileos Astronomers
  Idiomatic Expression 7977 87% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 35 : Krill and Species Adaptation
  Phrasing 8378 68% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 36 : Selling Shares to Public
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence, Split Sentences 8474 57% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 37 : Geiger Counters & Atmosphere
  Phrasing 7612 91% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 38 : Ozone Depletion
  X & Y Consistency 8188 71% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 39 : Merchandisers
  Idiomatic Expression 9016 60% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 40 : Massive Rainfalls
  Phrasing 10174 50% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 41 : Endangered Tigers
  ING-verbs, Laundry List 9181 56% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 42 : Ancient Pyramid
  Phrasing 7721 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 43 : Moulding Metals
  Split Sentence 8774 63% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 44 : Inflation Percentage
  Apples & Oranges 8778 69% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 45 : Learning Physics
  Apples & Oranges 8019 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 46 : Annual Consumption Rate
  Phrasing 9154 62% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 47 : Ancient ceremonies
  Phrasing 9785 55% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 48 : Voting Machine Mistakes
  Laundry Lists, Long Sentences 8478 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 49 : Drooping Leaves
  Active Voice & Clarity 7642 80% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 50 : Regional Canal
  Phrasing 8024 65% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 51 : Excavation Discovery
  Phrasing 7338 80% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 52 : Causes of Skin Conditions
  Idiomatic Expression 7777 82% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 53 : Nightclub Advertising Costs
  Apples & Oranges 10893 48% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 54 : Amazon Plant Species
  Phrasing 9128 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 55 : Comparing Salaries
  Apples & Oranges 14808 31% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 56 : Percent Productivity
  Idiomatic Expression 11977 43% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 57 : Pierre Harmel Diplomacy
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 4347 88% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 58 : Representative Votes of Cities
  Singular/Plural and Subject-Verb Agreement 4612 58% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 59 : Stephen King Novels
  Descriptive Phrase, Main Sentence 4755 53% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 60 : Solar Electricity
  Idioms 6956 32% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 61 : Racing Skiier
  X & Y Consistency 5522 59% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 62 : Biotech Corporate Campus
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 6728 86% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 63 : Funds Being Misused
  Past | Present | Future, Phrasing 7405 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 64 : Lion Whiskers
  Idioms, Subject-Verb / Singular-Plural Agreement 30964 73% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 65 : Hospital Survival
  Idioms 24292 76% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 66 : Financial Crisis
  Apples & Oranges, Phrasing 22164 77% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 67 : 4 Hour Workweek
  Idioms: That VS Which 20708 69% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 68 : Chopin Ballad
  X & Y Consistency 19677 51% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 69 : Galileo and the Earth
  Active Voice & Clarity 17191 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 70 : Pig Cells
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 16270 85% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 71 : Water Pollution
  Subject-Verb / Singular-Plural Agreement 17172 69% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 72 : Bach Cello Suite
  Idioms 18566 43% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 73 : Mom Shopping
  Past | Present | Future 15144 90% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 74 : Speed Limit
  X & Y Consistency 18701 46% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 75 : Congress and Taxes
  Idioms 18537 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 76 : Treasury Tax Plan
  Apples & Oranges 16046 53% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 77 : Sacagawea Dollar Coin
  Apples & Oranges 16583 44% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 78 : Graduating Medical Students
  Apples & Oranges 16917 52% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 79 : Bird Sense of Smell
  X & Y Consistency 14821 54% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 80 : Transplants
  Apples & Oranges, Split Sentences 13194 53% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 81 : Environmentalists
  Idioms 12751 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 82 : College Graduation
  Idioms 11730 73% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 83 : Delinquent Behavior
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 12500 60% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 84 : Economic Conditions
  X & Y Consistency 12980 54% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 85 : Healthcare Benefits
  Apples & Oranges 18677 57% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 86 : Harry Potter
  Apples & Oranges, Laundry Lists & Long Sentences 14222 53% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 87 : Fireside Chats
  Idioms, Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 11384 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 88 : Pennsylvania Farmers
  Pronoun Precedence 14078 90% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 89 : Diagnose Illness
  Singular Vs Plural 13156 51% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 90 : Department of Agriculture
  Apples Vs Oranges 11838 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 91 : Egg-laying Mammals
  Apples & Oranges 12135 71% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 92 : Carrying Packages
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence, Split Sentences 10942 61% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 93 : Tampering with Records
  Descriptive Phrase, Main Sentence 12058 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 94 : Former Chair and Board Member
  Meaning 13138 42% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 95 : Anasazi settlements
  Phrasing 11607 61% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 96 : Protested missionary
  Phrasing 14360 29% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 97 : massive planets
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence 10684 63% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 98 : Electronics Company
  Phrasing 10801 59% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 99 : hopeful signs
  Apples & Oranges 21247 16% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 100 : Sports Medicine Programs
  X & Y Consistency 11785 56% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 101 : computer company
  Idiomatic Usage (doing X vs to do X) 11134 60% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 102 : Achaemenid empire of Persia
  Subject-Verb, Phrasing 11417 41% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35          
GMAT Sentence Correction # 103 : Incipient Signs of Trouble
  Split Sentences | Phrasing 11603 40% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 104 : Water Purification
  Linking Verbs 10101 51% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 105 : Before the Storm, a Popular Destination
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GMAT Sentence Correction # 106 : Increased Fuel Efficiency
  -ING verbs and X&Y Consistency 9569 67% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 107 : Caspian Sea
  Descriptive Phrase | Main Sentence (, WHICH) 9993 79% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 108 : African American Soldiers
  Phrasing 10871 39% View Show
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GMAT Sentence Correction # 109 : Charles Darwin Natural Selection
  Apples & Oarnges, Phrasing 9506 58% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 110 : Largest Library of Ancient World
  Phrasing 9138 73% View Show
GMAT Sentence Correction # 111 : Photography in Southwest
  Descriptive Phrase, Main Sentence 8635 54% View Show
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GMAT Sentence Correction # 112 : Life on Jupiter Moon
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GMAT Sentence Correction # 113 : Athenian Women
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GMAT Sentence Correction # 114 : Uniform Characters
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GMAT Sentence Correction # 115 : US General Bristow
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Q: What does the GMAT Sentence Correction section test you on?

This section effectively tests you on your writing ability. For those who take the SAT II's - it is very similar to the SAT II for Writing.

You will be tested on English grammar, usage, phrasing, sentence structure, and meaning. The two biggest areas to focus on are structure and meaning.

With structure, there are a variety ways of organizing an English sentence. The subject needs to agree with the verb. Distinctions are made between singular versus plural. Verbs can be presented in -ING form and used effectively as descriptive adjectives in descriptive phrases. Verbs can also be manipulated to represent actions that occur in different times or time periods - opening up the doors for complications between past, present, and future. Although, structure sounds complicated at first glance, once you internalize everything it all becomes second nature. You just need to think in the right, efficient manner.

With meaning, you'll need to understand what's going on in the sentence and how the various answer choices may potentially alter the original meaning of the sentence. You always want to choose the answer choice that maintains the intended meaning of the sentence but offers the best way to phrase the underlined portion of the sentence.

Q: Isn't this section not fair for non-native English speakers?

Yes, and no. Since English is the universal language used to teach in top MBA programs, it makes sense for the test to be in English. Sure, you may see some idiom-specific types of questions on the GMAT exam that may require subtle understanding of the English language. But it's not common and usually, there will be other parts of the sentence that can help you figure out these questions without understanding the correct idiom. Moreover, in recent years, the GMAC folks have been phasing out questions that rely heavily on idiom usage. Instead, now there is a greater emphasis on sentence correction questions that require you to examine the meaning of the sentence before arriving at your final answer.

Q: What is the structure of a GMAT sentence correction question?

You will be presented with a sentence containing an underlined portion. This underlined portion is the portion of the sentence that potentially needs to be rewritten. You are then presented with 5 answer choices - effectively 5 different ways of rewriting that same underlined portion of the sentence and it is your job to pick which of those 5 ways of writing is most clear and properly conveys the original intention of the sentence.

Answer choice (A) will always be exactly the same as the underlined portion. So from a time-saving perspective, you should always read the sentence with an emphasis on the underlined portion. And then from there you can skip over to answer choice (B) since (A) is exactly the same as what you just read before in the original sentence.

Q: Is it possible to have the entire sentence underlined?

Yes, it is possible to have the entire sentence underlined. These kinds of sentence correction questions are designed to eat up more of your time. Sometimes they can be more complicated. But on the flip side, sometimes it is easier to eliminate answer choices because there are more things that can be wrong with one of the answer choices. All it takes is one awkward phrasing in one part of an answer choice, and you can eliminate that answer choice as a legitimate contender.

Q: How many sentence correction questions will be on my exam?

You will see either 14 or 15 sentence correction questions out of the total 41 verbal questions. In other words, just over a third of your questions will be sentence correction questions. The remaining ones in verbal will be critical reasoning and reading comprehension.

Q: I did poorly on my first diagnostic set of questions for SC? Is there any hope?

Well, the good thing about sentence correction is that it is generally the easiest section to improve. After all, there are only so many ways the GMAC folks can test you on how to structure a sentence. You will need to get familiar with a variety of sentence structures and phrasing. But it is equally important to develop the ability to spot what the GMAT guys are testing you on. There are booby traps all throughout the GMAT sentence correction section. If you can smell the booby trap ahead of time, it'll be that much easier to avoid the wrong answers and that much easier to arrive at the correct ones.

You might have the mental block in your mind that is preventing you from making progress. For example, some of you might be thinking that just because you are a non-native English speaker, that there is no way for you to improve on this section. This is absolutely not true. We have had a multitude of non-native English speakers who have improved tremendously on their verbal score. It's all about seeing things that you didn't see before.

Generally speaking, you want to minimize the amount of time you spend on sentence correction so that you can free up time on the more time-intensive questions like critical reasoning and reading comprehension. A lot of the questions in SC don't even require you to read the entire answer or all of the entire answer choices. Remember, you want to think smart. And often times, thinking smart means only looking at the portions of a question that you absolutely need to. Don't waste time on answer choices that don't matter. Conquer these sentence corrections and you'll be in much better shape for those critical reasoning and reading comprehension questions that count more towards your overall 800 score.

Q: Can you give me an example of why Verbal is important?

Sure. This student aced Quant with Q49, but still could not get over a 620. Why? Because his Verbal was stuck at V25. It was not until he took GMAT Pill that he brought verbal and his overall score over 700.

Q: What are the 10 Core Frameworks?

The 10 core frameworks are 10 ways to approach GMAT sentence corrections that we created here at the GMAT Pill. Almost every type of sentence correction question can be grouped into one of these 10 core frameworks. Understanding these frameworks and knowing how to apply them to GMAT questions is the key to acing the GMAT sentence correction section.

Q: How many videos do you have covering the 10 Core Frameworks?

We have 30 videos explaining the core frameworks and another 35 videos teaching you how to apply these frameworks to realistic GMAT questions. In total, we've narrowed down everything you need to know for sentence correction in just 300 minutes (5 hours). Review these videos at your own pace.

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Q: Can I watch SC Videos on my iPad?

Yes! You can even download these videos onto your iPad so you can view them on the train, on the, on the subway, or anywhere else on-the-go. Simply find our app in the iPad section of the app store. The name of the app is "GMAT Pill HD" - from there, you can go into your settings panel and select which videos you would like to download. You can even select entire sections to be downloaded over night so they are ready on your device in the morning.

Q: Do you have video solutions for the OG2016/2015/13 books?

Yes, you can view them here. Not all of them are posted but a good amount are there. Be sure to get a copy of your Official Guide.








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