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GMAT SENTENCE CORRECTION SAMPLE QUESTIONS
Instruction: This file contains 268 sample questions on GMAT Sentence Correction and
explanations for 28 of them. For answers with complete explanations to other 240
questions, please order the Complete GMAT Prep Course which includes Verbal Study
Guide, Essay Prep Course, and Math Review.
1. The Wallerstein study indicates that even after a decade young men and women still
experience some of the effects of a divorce occurring when a child.
(A) occurring when a child
(B) occurring when children
(C) that occurred when a child
(D) that occurred when they were children
(E) that has occurred as each was a child
Answer with explanation:
Choice D is best. The phrasing a divorce that occurred when they were children correctly
uses the relative clause that occurred to modify a divorce and includes a pronoun and verb
(they were) that refer unambiguously to their antecedent, men and women. Choice A
incorrectly introduces the when... phrase with occurring, thus illogically making divorce the
grammatical referent of when a child; furthermore, the singular child does not agree with the
plural men and women. B replaces child with children but otherwise fails to correct A's errors
of structure and logic, and C corrects only the error created by occurring. Choice E includes
an incorrect verb tense (has occurred) and wrongly replaces when with as. Also, each was
does not properly refer to men and women.
2. Since 1981, when the farm depression began, the number of acres overseen by
professional farm-management companies have grown from 48 million to nearly 59
million, an area that is about Colorado's size.
(A) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area that is about Colorado's
size
(B) have grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, about the size of Colorado
(C) has grown from 48 million to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of Colorado
(D) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, an area about the size of
Colorado's
(E) has grown from 48 million up to nearly 59 million, about Colorado's size
Answer with explanation:
In choice C, the best answer, an area about the size of Colorado clearly describes a rough
equivalence between the area of Colorado and the area overseen by the companies. In A and
B, the plural verb have does not agree with the singular subject number. Choice A is also
wordy, since that is can be deleted without loss of clarity. The absence of an area in B and E
impairs clarity: the phr...
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(D) in skills that underlay reading ability and nonverbal logic, their intellectual advantage
is the greater
(E) in skills underlying reading ability and nonverbal logic, the greater intellectual
advantage is theirs
Answer with explanation:
The best choice is C. The phrase the more the children should be completed by a parallel
phrase that begins with a comparative adjective and a noun phrase, as in the greater their...
advantage. Only C correctly completes the structure with a parallel phrase. Choices A. B, D,
and E present structures that are unwieldy and awkward in addition to being nonparallel, and
that state the relationship between language use and skills development less clearly than C
does. Also, underlaying in B and underlay in D are incorrect; the meaning of this sentence
requires the present participle of "underlie," underlying, as a modifier of skills.
8. Lacking information about energy use, people tend to overestimate the amount of energy
used by equipment. such as lights, that are visible and must be turned on and off and
underestimate that used by unobtrusive equipment, such as water heaters.
(A) equipment, such as lights, that are visible and must be turned on and off and
underestimate that
(B) equipment, such as lights, that are visible and must be turned on and off and
underestimate it when
(C) equipment, such as lights, that is visible and must be turned on and off and
underestimate it when
(D) visible equipment, such as lights, that must be turned on and off and underestimate
that
(E) visible equipment, such as lights, that must be turned on and off and underestimate
it when
Answer with explanation:
Choices A and B incorrectly use the plural verb are with the singular noun equipment. In B, C,
and E, when used by does not parallel amount... used by and nonsensically suggests that
the people are used by the equipment. D, the best choice, correctly parallels the amount...
used by with that used by, in which that is the pronoun substitute for amount. Moreover, D
solves the agreement problem of A and B by omitting the to be verb used with visible and
placing visible before equipment', the phrase visible equipment is also parallel with
unobtrusive equipment.
9. Astronomers at the Palomar Observatory have discovered a distant supernova explosion,
one that they believe is
a type previously unknown to science.
(A) that they believe is
(B) that they believe it to be
(C) they believe that it is of
(D) they believe that is
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