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Post Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:28 am
Hi Fellows,

I compiled FLASHCARDS from Papgust's topic post and I posted in separate Topic so visitors can easily access it.

Here is the link:

http://www.beatthegmat.com/papgust-s-gmat-sentence-correction-flashcards-pdf-file-t90813.html

It is in PDF format so will help you to print like flashcards.

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Post Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:30 am
papgust wrote:
"A substance to promote" is UNIDIOMATIC.

Substance --> Concrete Noun
Promote --> Verb
papgust i doubt this rule.In manhattan SC guide where they talk about which verbal to use infinitive or gerund ...they have provided an example

"There is a book to read." here book is a concrete noun .
i some where read one of ron's explanation where he explained use of infinitive using the same example.

so can u check on this .

"A NOUN TO VERB" is CORRECT ONLY when Noun is ABSTRACT.



Examples:
"A way to produce goods"
"A reason to try harder"

"A substance to promote X" --> WRONG! "Substance" is a concrete noun.
"A substance that promotes X" --> CORRECT!

"A tool to install the shelves" --> WRONG! "Tool" is a concrete noun.
"A tool with which to install the shelves" --> CORRECT!




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Post Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:53 am
Myth of "One of.."


1. One of the X's that/who <plural>
2. One of the X's <singular>
3. Only one of the X's <singular>
4. Only one of the X's that/who <plural>
5. The only one of the X's that/who <singular>

CAN you please explain some usage of this....or some SC question where this was used ?
Thanks for all the efforts in putting up this.

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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:25 am
Thank you sooooooooooooo much... God bless u...

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Post Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:23 am
HI Papgust..... Thanks a lot for sharing such a useful information... as you said SC was just natural to you... the opposite is true with me.My SC is the weakest link... Althoug I just started preparing for GMAT and have a period of 3-4 months b4 the exam. I will go through each page of ur SC Tips... then would sove as many as possible SC question for 2-3 weeks. I just hope this will help me.

Any Suggestion :: My actual problem is my concentration, I dont like SC, so I loose my concentration and had to read the sentence twice or even thrice to under stand the meaning.and this is what I need to overcome..... MY idea as of now is to read as many concepts possible... solve as many SC possbile... and one week SC will be my favorite game!

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Post Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:37 am
saleem.kh wrote:
Hi Fellows,

I compiled FLASHCARDS from Papgust's topic post and I posted in separate Topic so visitors can easily access it.

Here is the link:

http://www.beatthegmat.com/papgust-s-gmat-sentence-correction-flashcards-pdf-file-t90813.html

It is in PDF format so will help you to print like flashcards.

Regards,
Saleem
Thank you very much Saleem. Appreciate it.

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Post Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:35 pm
It is very helpful. I am making notes of your notes Smile

Please continue.

vishwa_rit Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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Post Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:28 am
Hey Please continue
Flash cards will be great help in our preparation.

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Post Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:58 am
papgust wrote:
Hello folks,

I'm not sure whether you guys are following the thread as there is no response or no interest shown by you.

Please let me know if i need to continue posting. Otherwise, i'll stop right here. It's a sheer waste of time if no one is getting benefited.
Just joined forum. Finding your tips very helpful. Thanks for posting.

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Post Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:51 pm
really helpful ... please keep posting ,.. i am reading these all the time !!!

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Post Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:22 pm
You sure "That" can be used to modify people?

papgust wrote:
Relative Pronouns:

"That"
1. Introduce ESSENTIAL modifiers.
2. Modify either people OR things.

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Post Tue May 08, 2012 2:41 am
papgust wrote:
Relative Pronouns:

Modifying phrases are often introduced by relative pronouns such as "which", "that", "where", "who", "whom", "whose".


"Which"
1. Introduce NON-ESSENTIAL modifiers.
2. Introduce phrases that modify things.


"That"
1. Introduce ESSENTIAL modifiers.
2. Modify either people OR things.


"Who"
1. Introduce either ESSENTIAL or NON-ESSENTIAL modifiers.
2. Modify a person or a group of people.
could you, please, give me some example? because I don't understand what ESSENTIAL mean

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Post Tue May 08, 2012 3:31 am
papgust wrote:
"twice as many as":


"..., twice as many as ..." is an APPOSITIVE modifier. Appositives must modify some noun that comes immediately before the comma.

NOTE:
If you have an appositive modifier as an ABSTRACT NOUN - such as "strategy", "figure", "statistic", "findings", "situation", "change", "difference" etc. - then such an appositive may be allowed to describe the entire situation described in the preceding clause
Could you, please, make some example of the note?
thx

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Post Tue May 08, 2012 5:05 am
papgust wrote:
--[ IMPORTANT ]--

LIKE / AS RULE:

You make comparisons with LIKE when you compare nouns, or noun phrases (i.e., anything that doesn't have a VERB).
EXCEPTION:
Prepositional phrases take "As".
Note that there may be modifiers attached to these nouns. If there are, don't care. Modifiers are disposable.

...

"Our family lives on a farm now, as in the 19th century." -- CORRECT! Prepositional phrases take "as"
since that I don't know what a prepositional phrase is, could you, please, explain me it making me some other example?
thx

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Post Tue May 08, 2012 5:10 am
papgust wrote:
Usage of "COULD":


"Could" is a modal expressing past (potential) ability.

If something is assumed in the PAST, then the usage of "Could" is appropriate. In other words, it is used to refer to the "Future in the PAST".

If it is "ongoing", then "Could" CANNOT be used.
I didn't understand this: could you, please, make some example?

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