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There are actually 3 events that this sentence talks about: (a) African honeybees were released outside Sao Paulo (say 1950) (b) 35 years passed since then (between 1950 and 1985) (c) But, before those 35 years passed ( within those years, as indicated by the words less than 35 years ), the descende...

by EducationAisle

Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Hard SC question
Replies: 4
Views: 1716

This seems to be quite a favorite sentence structure in GMAT. A GMATPrep sentence that comes to mind: In 1981 children in the United States spent an average of slightly less than two and a half hours a week doing household chores; by 1997 that figure had grown to nearly six hours a week . There are ...


Which is correct please ? "He had very little sleep" or "he had had very little sleep" The intent is to just express an event that happened in the past . Hence, simple past would be correct: He had very little sleep . had had would be past perfect . The past perfect tense is typically used when the...

by EducationAisle

Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Had vs Had Had
Replies: 2
Views: 3509

Wondering if there was a reason why you were not convinced by mindful's reply above.

by EducationAisle

Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: the term “red shift�
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

My understanding is ";" splits two sentences into two independent sentences Not necessarily. Following is a correct sentence (#22) in OG16: Tropical bats play important roles in the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and fig seeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and ma...

by EducationAisle

Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Usage of ";"
Replies: 4
Views: 2405

I've been using the Manhattan GMAT Foundations of GMAT Verbal and the Manhattan GMAT SC book, but I'm looking to try a different source. I guess I'm looking for a book for non native speakers? My fundamentals are a huge issue - I cannot identify subjects/verbs, main/subordinate clauses, nouns, verb...

by EducationAisle

Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Sentence Correction book recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

As per the rule, subject of the second clause should refer to/same as the subject of the first clause. Here it goes against the result. Oh where did you get this rule from Ruhi? Following sentence (and umpteen others like this) would be correct: Peter came first in the class, and his brother came s...

by EducationAisle

Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: 1000sc-221- Consumers
Replies: 7
Views: 4867

Please suggest which books to refer to for SC, CR and RC. Hi Varun! Good morning! Our sentence correction book Sentence Correction Nirvana is perhaps the only book that offers a score improvement guarantee , and is especially designed for non-native speakers. After reading the book twice (yes! it's...

by EducationAisle

Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Taken GMAT thrice - Stuck at 640(Q51V25) - Target 700+
Replies: 10
Views: 4446

richachampion wrote: That I Know, but there are possible more errors to demystify.
Sure, but since you initially commented that it was a very complicated question, I was suggesting an easy way.

Pranay, in his mail above, seems to have given a very good explanation for other errors.

by EducationAisle

Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Although she was considered among her contemporaries to be
Replies: 22
Views: 17112

Sometimes life becomes so easy by just knowing the correct idiom.

The correct idiom is just considered. So, considered as and considered to be are both incorrect forms.

That just leaves us with D.

by EducationAisle

Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Although she was considered among her contemporaries to be
Replies: 22
Views: 17112

1)I checked my ESR and found that I scored really bad in SC.I already followed Manhattan guide,but still I am not feeling too confident in SC.So,should I switch to some other Verbal materials(like Veritas,Powerscore,etc).Please suggest. Hi aksiit07! Since you specifically mention sentence correctio...

by EducationAisle

Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Stumped by GMAT..570..(Q48,V20)...:(
Replies: 5
Views: 4702

Absolutely brilliant Marty. My hearty congratulations and a big bow!

by EducationAisle

Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Rocked The GMAT - Scored 800 (Q51 V51) - Via Meditation
Replies: 23
Views: 34173

It just stinks that your not given the results of various categories so that you can improve upon your weaknesses GMAC has recently come up with Enhanced score report (for which you have to pay ), which, from what I know, gives you a section-wise breakup of your performance. You might want to look ...

by EducationAisle

Tue May 12, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: GMAT Verbal & Essays
Topic: Assistance Please...
Replies: 5
Views: 3890

I read the excerpt you send to me and it was really useful Thanks for that.... You're welcome Akash. Glad you liked it. i have another question for you We finally chose the coffee table towards the back of the store, which we thought would complement our living room furniture. Now as explained in y...

by EducationAisle

Mon May 04, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: That vs Which
Replies: 6
Views: 2104

Could you please let me know what is the primary difference between 'That' and 'Which' when both used as a modifier? I know that 'That' is an essential modifier whereas ',Which' acts as a non essential modifier and ',which' should be placed as close to the noun it modifies. But I seem to get confus...

by EducationAisle

Sat May 02, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: That vs Which
Replies: 6
Views: 2104