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OK altogether Keep the intro a bit simpler. The last sentence there is not necessary. Please also make sure you fully paraphrase and do not copy from the question prompt. The first sentence of the second paragraph (the first Body paragraph) is also unnecessary. You hit the right points but perhaps a...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: GMAT Essays (AWA)
Topic: Please correct and rate my essay. Thanks!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1256

Hi Good altogether Do not go into specifics in the Intro- no need to- Your first sentence is great- start with a paraphrase of the premise(s) and conclusion and the last sentence of the intro should simply be that the logic is flawed. You paragraphing is off. Your second paragraph starts with how th...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: GMAT Essays (AWA)
Topic: Please rate - The Cumquat Café
Replies: 2
Views: 3048

Hi there For a score of 600 and 650 we would guarantee a score of 650 and 680 respectively. The guarantee gets smaller of course as the scores get higher. It would be impossible, for example, to guarantee 100 points for someone who got a 680 ! :) I would love to but if everyone were able to achieve ...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Ask an Economist GMAT Tutor representative
Topic: Master GMAT 120pt Guarantee
Replies: 4
Views: 4217

Hi there Indeed we do offer a guarantee of up to 120 points, depending on your previous GMAT score. And yes there are conditions attached, which make sense in terms of getting the student to study properly. Firstly, you must complete at least 95% of the course, you must complete at least 5 simulatio...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Ask an Economist GMAT Tutor representative
Topic: Master GMAT 120pt Guarantee
Replies: 4
Views: 4217

Gnats is in Plural (as originally written) so the its refers to the only singular noun there, the sting.

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Pronoun inside Prepositional Phrase?
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Hi there, Indeed you are right that its can refer to more than one noun. However! In the GMAT, ambiguity is a stylistic error and can at times be fine. First you eliminate all the grammatical errors, then if you are left with an answer that is stylistically flawed (such as an ambiguity) it can still...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Pronoun ambiguity
Replies: 2
Views: 689

There is only one thing that its refers to - only one singular noun that is non human- the sting. Therefore, we know what its refers to. An ambiguity occurs when we do not know what a pronoun refers to, ie there is more than one noun to which the pronoun can refer.

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Pronoun inside Prepositional Phrase?
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Yes it is similar to a past post. I think there is also an error: The first comma should not be there. I assume there should be a possessive there (Abigail Adams' or Adams's). The construct to X is to Y should hold a parallel form and again the tense would not make sense with E. The experience of re...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: To read of
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Hi there Hubbs23, In reply to your question, feel free to go to the Beat the GMAT Verified Reviews (http://reviews.beatthegmat.com/); this will give you a great idea of how people feel when completing our program. Even a short Free Trial of the program will make it obvious how intuitive the program ...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Master GMAT...
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Hi there, A pleasure. As for your question, I can see where the confusion arises. As relative pronouns, only who/whom refer to people (and sometimes 'that' too). 'Whose' can refer to anything (human and non-human); don;t get fooled by the inclusion of the word 'who' in there - it is not the same thi...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: gmat prep
Replies: 4
Views: 954

The difference between A and E is one of meaning change in E. The question demonstrates a comparison between how much change occurred in the US and how much occurred for foreign corporations. Answer choice E simply (and wrongly) gets rid of the comparison and changes the meaning from US corporations...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Preserving meaning of an sc
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Ashish is correct in terms of directing you to changes in meaning in the sentence correction. I would like to add a remark here: Always look for grammatical errors first as these take up the majority of the sentence correction error types - there aren't as many correct answer choices that are based ...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: water
Replies: 33
Views: 15576

The answer would seem to be E. In A the whole phrase/modifier "with..." is awkward and the 'with' is not a great way of showing possession. B is wordy and there are better ways of showing possession through a clause. C uses the wrong relative pronoun 'where'; 'where' is only for place D is wordy and...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: gmat prep
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Hi Simply go on the 11th and 12 Editions of the Official Guide. Although these are a bit easier than the real thing they should provide you with a good idea as to your skills. Of course also do the Test Preps - these also give you a fair idea of your skills. If you can handle the RC there, you shoul...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Reading Comprehension
Topic: Reading Comp Practive Test vs OG Verbal Review
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Clue words such as before, after, by the time, etc. are often a good indication that the Past Perfect tense needs to be used; you juts need to figure out which action came first. The action that comes first should be in the Past Perfect. Remember though that the Past Perfect tense is to be used for ...

by Isaac@EconomistGMAT

Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: prime minis...
Replies: 2
Views: 1000