• Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • examPAL
    Most awarded test prep in the world
    Now free for 30 days

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    examPAL
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider

Verbal help regarding SC

This topic has 1 member reply
greatchap Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
04 May 2008
Posted:
36 messages
Upvotes:
1
Test Date:
June 2008
Target GMAT Score:
700

Verbal help regarding SC

Post Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:16 am
Hello Everyone,

I am working on my verbal skills to do well in gmat. Little over a month ago when I gave GMAT I got 48Quant but 24 Verbal.
Thus for last few weeks I am working on improving my verbal skills. I have gone thru Manhattan SC couple of times with notes on sc by other users.

I have worked hard specially on SC but still feel that there is a lot more scope for improvement. Following issues i face in SC-

Q-1) In the Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zone,' every summer aquatic life is smothered in an area as large as the state of New Jersey, which, according to scientists, is caused by excess nitrogen flushed down the Mississippi River.

A) which, according to scientists, is caused by excess nitrogen flushed down the Mississippi River.
B) which scientists say is caused by excess nitrogen flushed down the Mississippi River.
C) the cause of which, according to scientists, is excess nitrogen flushed down the Mississippi River.
D) the cause of which is excess nitrogen flushed down the Mississippi River say the scientists.
E) that comes from the flushing of excess nitrogen down the Mississippi River, according to scientists.

A & B also seem right. I cant figure out specially in misplaced modifier which words have been moved??

Q-2) The reason I am hiring her is because her extensive experience in consulting has made her qualified for a seat on this important subcommittee.

A) because her extensive experience in consulting has made her qualified for
B) that her extensive experience in consulting have made her qualified for
C) that her extensive experience in consulting has made her qualified for
D) that her extensive experience in consulting has made her qualified to
E) because her extensive experience in consulting have made her qualified for

I mean I picked the wrong answer (A) where as the right one is (C). Cant figure out how to pick right one??

And another important problem, subject verb agreement

Q-3) The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued a report stating that an increase in time-starved consumers who lack the time and/or patience to do routine daily tasks such as shopping, have encouraged the growth of online grocery services.

A) have encouraged the growth of online grocery services.
B) have encouraged people to grow their usage of online grocers.
C) has encouraged online grocers to grow
D) has encouraged online grocers to be more patient.
E) has encouraged the growth of online grocery services.

Now I made a mess in verb agreement as I thought have encouraged is being pointed out to consumers so went for A which is wrong. How to find which verb is pointing to who??

Help will be appreciated,

Thanks,

Cheers,
JG

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
pepeprepa Legendary Member Default Avatar
Joined
08 Jul 2008
Posted:
661 messages
Upvotes:
48
Post Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:28 am
Can someone explain all of them?

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Best Conversation Starters

1 lheiannie07 108 topics
2 Roland2rule 63 topics
3 ardz24 63 topics
4 LUANDATO 50 topics
5 AAPL 42 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

152 posts
2 image description Jeff@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

106 posts
3 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

104 posts
4 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

96 posts
5 image description Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

87 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts