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I am asking this question because I have seen that OG clearly explains that an answer choice is wrong because " and also" is redundant. Nah. Ignore OG's explanation that says and also is redundant.(BTW, you will have to ignore a lot that which official explanations offer, time and again). However, ...

by Ali Tariq

Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Is "and also"in OG definitely wrong?
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danielle07 wrote:This really is an amazing thread. Learned a lot
It indeed is! : )

by Ali Tariq

Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Papgust's GMAT SENTENCE CORRECTION FLASHCARDS directory
Replies: 348
Views: 170088

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From OA, I am unable to make out the purpose of ' but thank to '. Well, Hardy is the one only who recognized Ramanujan but, I feel, there is not show a contrast with a conjunction such as 'but thinks'. Please help as to how this conjunction is justified here. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan mailed 120...

by Ali Tariq

Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG2018 SC 684- In 1913, the largely self-taught Indian
Replies: 3
Views: 5547

What's the source? Text is quite similar to the following one- Metallurgy, the process of refining metals from naturally mined ores, as a method of the moulding of metals, it was well known as early as the medieval period, but until about several decades ago workers did not realize that bacteria tak...


B cannot be the OA.
B is basically two independent clauses joined without an appropriate connector such as "semicolon" or "and", an error known as comma splice.

Furthur, GMAC avoids the first-person pronoun, such as 'i'.
Whats the source?

by Ali Tariq

Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Five of the committee members
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Views: 558

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Unlike the virginal, whose single set of strings runs parallel to the front edge of the instrument, the harpsichord’s several sets of strings are placed at right angles to its front edge. A. whose single set of strings runs parallel to the front edge of the instrument, the harpsichord’s several...

by Ali Tariq

Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Sentence correction
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

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recognized is a transitive verb. A transitive verb is a verb that takes a direct object. A direct object answers what? (or whom? ) In 1913, the largely self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan mailed 120 of his theorems to three different British mathematicians; only one, G. H. Hardy, r...

by Ali Tariq

Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG2018 SC 684- In 1913, the largely self-taught Indian
Replies: 3
Views: 5547

Could someone explain what is wrong in C ? C is illogical irrespective of whichever way you parse it or whichever way you try to interpret it. GMAT SC tests two types of errors: 1) grammatical errors. 2) logical errors. C has no grammatical error; It, however, has a logical error( again irrespectiv...

by Ali Tariq

Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to
Replies: 10
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believe X as Y is an incorrect idiom. Correct idiom is believe X to be Y have a look at the following official SCs( emphasized parts) Providing initial evidence that airports are a larger source of pollution than they were once believed to be , environmentalists in Chicago report that the total amou...

by Ali Tariq

Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Exam Pack 2: SC (Tense + idiom) Financial Analysts
Replies: 6
Views: 4393

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Why B is wrong? Major issue- Faulty logical parallelism. Minor issue- castor oil was a construction lubricant is not same as castor oil served as a construction lubricant This difference cannot be ignored, more so when castor oil's other usages/benefits are also mentioned and that too in underlined...

by Ali Tariq

Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG VERBAL REVIEW 18 - In early Mesopotamian civilization
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The North American (B) moose's long legs enable it to move quickly through the woods, stepping easily over downed trees while predators pursuing them must leap or go around (C) moose's long legs enable it to move quickly through the woods and to step easily over downed trees, but predators pursuing...

by Ali Tariq

Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: OG VERBAL REVIEW 2018 -The North American moose's long legs
Replies: 2
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A risk corridor is one of the main provisions, albeit not the only one, that protects the insurance industry from hitting rock bottom, like it did earlier in the decade. A. protects the insurance industry from hitting rock bottom, like it did B. protect the insurance industry from hitting rock bott...

by Ali Tariq

Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Sentence Correction - Subject Verb agreement
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Views: 862

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A mars rover is an automated motor vehicle which propels itself across the surface of the planet Mars, gathering observations about the territory and conditions on Mars helping scientists determine whether life ever existed there. A. conditions on Mars helping B. conditions on Mars, with informatio...

by Ali Tariq

Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Sentence Correction
Replies: 1
Views: 384