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Used GMAT Books in Seattle

I have a ton of GMAT books in decent shape for sale: Manhattan GMAT Series (Fourth Edition): Word Translations Equation, Inequalities, & Vics Number Properties Sentence Correction Official Guides: OG 11th Edition (Orange) OG 12th Edition Verbal Edition 1st (Purple) Verbal Edition 2nd (Blue) Quantita...

by uwhusky

Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: GMAT Books for Sale/Donation
Topic: Used GMAT Books in Seattle
Replies: 0
Views: 942

I do and there were a few answers that made me feel the same way. But it's probably more beneficial for you to dismiss these "exceptions" than to actually factor them into your thought process. Btw, I just realized that my example was horrible, and clearly it does not apply to the issue being discus...

by uwhusky

Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG SC # 65
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

I understand your approach is to understand why certain answers are correct, but I would be very careful venturing down this path. I think you're better off following a rule than to look for possible exceptions. What you will likely end up doing is doubting yourself in various spots without merit, a...

by uwhusky

Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG SC # 65
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

Of course I read it, but what redemption are you talking about? Jim is saying that this usage might or might not conflict with other English rules, and the usage could be justified, but he does not recall another instance of such usage in other parts of OG to confirm if this is indeed an acceptable ...

by uwhusky

Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG SC # 65
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

The sentence that You posted has only 1 verb and its very easy to think the way you proposed when We have only 1 verb But the SC thats the main topic of this thread has 2 verbs and the main verb is not what is modified further by the 2 -ing modifiers after the COMMA Ok, but every sentence has only ...

by uwhusky

Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG SC # 65
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

I didn't flip the entire sentence, I was showing you how the subordinate clause can be used to modify the nearest noun. In my example: "Acting like a fool, John was caught between two closely parked cars." The main verb of the sentence is "was caught," and "acting like a fool" modifying John doesn't...

by uwhusky

Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG SC # 65
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

What do you mean?

You have to be more clear on your questions, else it is sort of wasting time to go back and forth.

by uwhusky

Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG SC # 65
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

I may not even be using this example correctly, so take it for what it's worth. For example: "Acting like a fool, John was caught between two closely parked cars." "Acting like a fool" is modifying John, the closest noun to the modifier. In this question, we can move the subordinate clause to the fr...

by uwhusky

Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG SC # 65
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

I am probably wrong on this, but isn't the context of this sentence using "absorbing" as participle and it is modifying the preceding noun, buffer, as oppose to an adverb modifier? An-ing Modifer is also a participle modifier . Participle Modifiers can also be Adverb Modifers There is a comma befor...

by uwhusky

Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG SC # 65
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

I am probably wrong on this, but isn't the context of this sentence using "absorbing" as participle and it is modifying the preceding noun, buffer, as oppose to an adverb modifier?

by uwhusky

Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG SC # 65
Replies: 26
Views: 3778

Ya I figured that to be the case at end of my reply...=)

I'll see if I can dig up an example, and I'll let you know if I do.

by uwhusky

Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Articles - a , an , the
Replies: 4
Views: 809

There are two types of articles, definite and indefinite. Definite article, the, is used to describe a specific item: "I don't want just any chair, I want the chair!" Indefinite articles, a and an, are used to describe any item of the same property: "Just find me a chair, I need to sit down and take...

by uwhusky

Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Articles - a , an , the
Replies: 4
Views: 809

We need the present perfect tense here i.e has been indicted. That leaves us between B & C. C is more apt with "has been indicted by " & hence answer is C. I strongly recommend you to dig deeper than saying that present perfect tense is needed. I would ask the following questions: -Why is the usage...

by uwhusky

Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: grail sc
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

They say practice makes perfect. I would also recommend picking up a copy of the Powerscore CR Bible, which goes over every type of CR questions in GMAT, as well as what to look for in correct and incorrect answers. You're also right that most CR questions should not take more than 2 minutes. Timing...

by uwhusky

Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: question on CR timing
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

quick over view of all mgmat books and you will be ready to score 690+. spend about 15hrs devoted to the mgmat material. practice using knewton and mgmat exams and you will be good. If only that's true... 650 is a very attainable mark, and I believe that the most important aspect of reaching this m...

by uwhusky

Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Goal 650 in a Month - Current 550 HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 1518