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The only difference is that you watch out for participles, not helping verbs. can u please elaborate on this Thanks You don't have to think about helping verbs at all. Instead, if you notice that a participle is omitted in the second half of a comparison, you should go to the first half and check w...

by ilyana

Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Because of the multiplier effect inherent in any unlimited-t
Replies: 7
Views: 2726

thanks for your reply . i want one clarification on this Ron had once written: * if you have than/as + subject + HELPING VERB as the second half of a comparison, then you must have the SAME helping verb (perhaps in a different tense) in the first half of the comparison. example 1: james can negotia...

by ilyana

Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Because of the multiplier effect inherent in any unlimited-t
Replies: 7
Views: 2726

Because of the multiplier effect inherent in any unlimited-transaction economy, the spending of one dollar typically generates several times the gross income in such an economy than in a single- or limited-transaction economy. A)typically generates several times the gross income in such an economy ...

by ilyana

Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Because of the multiplier effect inherent in any unlimited-t
Replies: 7
Views: 2726

publishing problems from Offficial Guide

Recently I have started to work on my own GMAT blog (ilyanagmat.com). I created it in order to attract more customers from Moscow (I work as a GMAT tutor) and also to help people who don’t want to hire a tutor (or can’t afford it) to prepare for the GMAT themselves. I’m going to start with a s...

by ilyana

Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Ask the Test Maker
Topic: publishing problems from Offficial Guide
Replies: 1
Views: 1610

ilyana dont u think present perfect tense indicates something that happened in the past and is still on going !! This is one of possible meanings of Present Perfect, but not the only one. In the sentence below I’m using FOR/SINCE + Present Perfect, and such sentences are likely to be interpreted ...

by ilyana

Tue May 13, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG-25
Replies: 5
Views: 2321

The source of the question “Remnants of a meteorite� cited by Moumi2013 is unknown. I searched and found this thread: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/arco-practice-test-q-t612.html. The answer provided in that thread is E. Let’s resort to official problems in order to unearth official idio...

by ilyana

Tue May 13, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Difference between dated to and dated as
Replies: 6
Views: 7966

Not able to understand the verb issue in option D and E[/img] Neuroscientists, having amassed a wealth of knowledge over the past twenty years about the brain and its development from birth to adulthood, are now drawing solid conclusions about how the human brain grows and how babies acquire langua...

by ilyana

Tue May 13, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG-25
Replies: 5
Views: 2321

Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands. (A) Because there are provisions of the new maritime...

by ilyana

Mon May 12, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Maritime code
Replies: 4
Views: 2375

ilyana what difference does it make if i say that speed limit is meddlesome than if i say speed limit as a measure is meddlesome ?--->"speed limit" can be meddlesome !! i think E is better than D for the reason that there is an iota of doubt in D D says: The fight over the speed limit, re...

by ilyana

Sun May 11, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Speed limit - long one!
Replies: 282
Views: 109994

Regarded by opponents as ineffective and meddlesome and by supporters as a conserver of life and energy, the fight over the speed limit continues in our legislatures and on our freeways. A. Regarded by opponents as ineffective and meddlesome and by supporters as a conserver of life and energy, the ...

by ilyana

Sun May 11, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Speed limit - long one!
Replies: 282
Views: 109994

I have a doubt. Can someone help me? In option E. "Seems to have used" is used.. this implies progressive continues. Is it okay to use it this way? Please someone tell me. Hello! “Seems to have used� is implying that people see it that way in the present (“seems� is a verb in Pres...

by ilyana

Sun May 11, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Cancun!
Replies: 38
Views: 17788

all i mean is that the phrase after comma gives me an answer as why something is happening in the previous clause,a situation which tell us that the previous clause is actually getting modified I hope you agree that “lighter� is an adjective here (I mean part of speech). Adjectives describe nou...

by ilyana

Tue May 06, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Comparing tensile strength - Mangoosh
Replies: 7
Views: 2470

good Day ilyana the construction comma+ "considerably lighter because the organic composition is less dense than the metallic elements" answers as why "spider’s silk is much better than high-grade alloy steel at holding its own weight" to elaborate you can view the sentence as...

by ilyana

Tue May 06, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Comparing tensile strength - Mangoosh
Replies: 7
Views: 2470

anjali wrote :C - If we look at the non underlying part "considerably lighter because the organic composition is less dense than the metallic elements. " bold part seems to modify spider's silk but just before comma we have high grade alloy steel - wrong the reason C is wrong is not becau...

by ilyana

Tue May 06, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Comparing tensile strength - Mangoosh
Replies: 7
Views: 2470

Russ9, Just to clarify things: The structure of the sentence: A) A clause (independent) + ED-modifier B) A clause (independent) + ED-modifier C) A clause (independent) + ED-modifier D) A clause [ many of images date ] + AND + ED-modifier [fashioned from] ---- completely wrong structure E) A clause [...

by ilyana

Tue May 06, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG 12 : Kushan empire
Replies: 6
Views: 3950