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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## The Retake: Osirus' blog ##### This topic has 56 expert replies and 35 member replies Goto page ### GMAT/MBA Expert ## The Retake: Osirus' blog I intended to wait a week to begin studying again, but with the weight of my past failure still nawing at me, I couldn't resist the urge to start again today. What I want this "blog" to be is a thread where all of us who are studying without the aid of a class to come together and toss ideas about things we are doing that we find effective around to help each other on our journey towards achieving our goals. Osirus' agenda for this week: Grammar, Grammar, Grammar, specifically understanding the following: Infinitives Gerunds Helping verbs prepositions subject indirect object direct object punctuation dependent clauses conjunctions subordinators (meaning and use) Noun phrase predicate predicate complement Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now! ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 28 May 2009 Posted: 1578 messages Followed by: 34 members Upvotes: 128 GMAT Score: 760 First question I present to the blog. I am reading that "and" "or" and "nor" can be used to form compound subjects. When you have a compound subject formed by using "or" and "nor" is the corresponding verb singular or plural? Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now! Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 11 Apr 2009 Posted: 182 messages Upvotes: 11 Target GMAT Score: 720+ Good luck ! ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 28 May 2009 Posted: 1578 messages Followed by: 34 members Upvotes: 128 GMAT Score: 760 Giorgio wrote: Good luck ! Thanks. You should post as well. I don't want this to be just me talking to myself...lol Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now! ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 19 Apr 2009 Posted: 2109 messages Followed by: 79 members Upvotes: 109 GMAT Score: 640 I believe compound subjects are always plural. When I get home I'll take a look at where I remember that from in the PowerScore SC Bible. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. _________________ My goal is to make MBA applicants take onus over their process. My story from Pre-MBA to Cornell MBA - New Post in Pre-MBA blog Me featured on Poets & Quants Free Book for MBA Applicants ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 28 May 2009 Posted: 1578 messages Followed by: 34 members Upvotes: 128 GMAT Score: 760 money9111 wrote: I believe compound subjects are always plural. When I get home I'll take a look at where I remember that from in the PowerScore SC Bible. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks. I just read that when subjects are joined by "and" they are always plural unless they are referring to the same thing. For instance, "Red beans and rice" would be singular because it is one item/dish. Subjects joined by neither/nor or either/or will have a singular or a plural verb depending on the subject that is closet to the verb. Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now! ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 28 May 2009 Posted: 1578 messages Followed by: 34 members Upvotes: 128 GMAT Score: 760 Contemplating taking the Veritas class now. They are saying a third of their students score over 700. Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now! Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 11 Apr 2009 Posted: 182 messages Upvotes: 11 Target GMAT Score: 720+ osirus0830 wrote: Contemplating taking the Veritas class now. They are saying a third of their students score over 700. You have already scored 680 , that's quite high score. I think that if you are already in the range of 650-700 there is no need to take prep courses but rather work on your weaknesses, you should be already able to diagnose your performance adequately . ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 28 May 2009 Posted: 1578 messages Followed by: 34 members Upvotes: 128 GMAT Score: 760 Giorgio wrote: osirus0830 wrote: Contemplating taking the Veritas class now. They are saying a third of their students score over 700. You have already scored 680 , that's quite high score. I think that if you are already in the range of 650-700 there is no need to take prep courses but rather work on your weaknesses, you should be already able to diagnose your performance adequately . Yes, you're probably right. I will see how my own self prep goes. If I make adequate improvements, I may not take the course, but what the guy is telling me sounds intriguing. Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now! Legendary Member Joined 17 Nov 2009 Posted: 1560 messages Followed by: 4 members Upvotes: 137 Target GMAT Score: 750 osirus0830 wrote: First question I present to the blog. I am reading that "and" "or" and "nor" can be used to form compound subjects. When you have a compound subject formed by using "or" and "nor" is the corresponding verb singular or plural? compnd sub formed by using coordinating conjunction will always have plural veb compound sub formed with either....or;neither....nor;or will always have a verb parallel to the second of the two sub Legendary Member Joined 17 Nov 2009 Posted: 1560 messages Followed by: 4 members Upvotes: 137 Target GMAT Score: 750 osirus0830 wrote: I intended to wait a week to begin studying again, but with the weight of my past failure still nawing at me, I couldn't resist the urge to start again today. What I want this "blog" to be is a thread where all of us who are studying without the aid of a class to come together and toss ideas about things we are doing that we find effective around to help each other on our journey towards achieving our goals. Osirus' agenda for this week: Grammar, Grammar, Grammar, specifically understanding the following: Infinitives Gerunds Helping verbs prepositions subject indirect object direct object punctuation dependent clauses conjunctions subordinators (meaning and use) Noun phrase predicate predicate complement i liked uor initiative and count me i am in ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 28 May 2009 Posted: 1578 messages Followed by: 34 members Upvotes: 128 GMAT Score: 760 thephoenix wrote: osirus0830 wrote: I intended to wait a week to begin studying again, but with the weight of my past failure still nawing at me, I couldn't resist the urge to start again today. What I want this "blog" to be is a thread where all of us who are studying without the aid of a class to come together and toss ideas about things we are doing that we find effective around to help each other on our journey towards achieving our goals. Osirus' agenda for this week: Grammar, Grammar, Grammar, specifically understanding the following: Infinitives Gerunds Helping verbs prepositions subject indirect object direct object punctuation dependent clauses conjunctions subordinators (meaning and use) Noun phrase predicate predicate complement i liked uor initiative and count me i am in Nice, lets raise our scores Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now! Legendary Member Joined 17 Nov 2009 Posted: 1560 messages Followed by: 4 members Upvotes: 137 Target GMAT Score: 750 osirus0830 wrote: I intended to wait a week to begin studying again, but with the weight of my past failure still nawing at me, I couldn't resist the urge to start again today. What I want this "blog" to be is a thread where all of us who are studying without the aid of a class to come together and toss ideas about things we are doing that we find effective around to help each other on our journey towards achieving our goals. Osirus' agenda for this week: Grammar, Grammar, Grammar, specifically understanding the following: Infinitives lets start with infinitives let us chalk down the rules for using infintives 1. infinitive phrase unlike gerund phrases(nouns) and participal phrases(adj.) , can be used as more than one part of speech(N,Adj. or Adv) how to know when the infinitive phrase is playing which role Infintives phrase used as Nouns??? ans: if an infinitive pharse can be replaced by it , then the infinitive phrase is being used as a noun phrase... for eg: to learn a foreign language takes a lot of practice. it takes a lot of practice. let us C how to test for adj and adv pls share knowledge it always helps TBC ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 28 May 2009 Posted: 1578 messages Followed by: 34 members Upvotes: 128 GMAT Score: 760 An infinitive is used as an adjective when its in its gerund form. For example, Having discipline and determination, phoenix scored a 750 on the GMAT. Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now! ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 28 May 2009 Posted: 1578 messages Followed by: 34 members Upvotes: 128 GMAT Score: 760 Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now! • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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