GMAT Sentence Correction Answers

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1) D

The underscored portion of the sentence lacks conciseness. This should be rather obvious. What may not be as obvious, however, is the subject-verb disagreement between “information” and “indicate.”

Choices A, B, and C can be eliminated because they each begin incorrectly with the verb “indicate.” Choice E is wrong because it uses the incorrect verb “lay” rather than “lie.”

NoteBe aware that the GMAT test writers love to add prepositional phrases in between a subject and its verb to mask this disagreement. Test questions are predictable. Being aware of what and how they test you can help you excel on the GMAT.

2) A

‘Fewer’ answers the question, “How many?” (fans, balls, hot dogs, seats) and ‘less’ answers the question, “How much?” (soda, dirt, salt). This eliminates answer choices B, D, and E. Answer choice C is unnecessarily wordy and implies that the stadiums had already been built before the lobbying began.

Note: The GMAT loves to make you question your knowledge of plural and singular words. Know them cold. And remember GMAT verbal answers are the least wrong, not only the most right.

3) E

The pronoun ‘everyone’ is singular. (If you don’t want to trust us on this, you can check it out by using ‘everyone’ in a simple sentence: “Everyone is happy that you are applying to b-school” versus “Everyone are happy that you are applying to b-school.”) Answer choices A, B, and C can now be quickly eliminated. Answer choice D changes the meaning of this sentence too much by adding a strong emotional judgment and incorrectly uses “how” to introduce the idea “no one should be able to get away with committing acts of terrible negligence.”

Note: Make sure you get the gist of a sentence before you unpack the grammar.

4) C

A uses the ungrammatical phrase “my involving.” B and D add the redundant “yet”; D also uses the awkward “being involved” instead of the smoother “involvement.” Answer choice E can be eliminated because it is too wordy, and incorrectly uses “my self” instead of “myself.”

NoteGo through answer choices by eliminating the wrong answers, instead of picking the right answers.

5) B

“Each” is singular, and so the underlined portion should begin with ‘was’ rather than ‘were.’ Answer choices A, C, and E can therefore be eliminated. Answer choice D differs from B in that D uses ‘between’ and answer choice B uses ‘among.’ ‘Between’ is used only when one is talking about two items. In the case of the 3 movies, the word “among” should be used.

NoteThis question tests your knowledge of subject-verb agreement, a common question type on the GMAT.