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Intro to Sentence Correction

The essence of tackling sentence correction questions on the GMAT involves selecting the best sentence variant from given options, focusing on grammar, logic, and clarity without redundancy or error.
  • Sentence correction questions present a sentence with an underlined section to be corrected from five variants, including the original.
  • Key strategies include scanning for differences among options rather than reading each sequentially and emphasizing the sentence's meaning alongside grammatical correctness.
  • Time management is crucial, with a recommendation of 60 to 90 seconds per question to allocate more time for critical reasoning and reading comprehension sections.
  • Effective sentences are grammatically correct, logically sound, use proper idioms and diction, and are rhetorically effective.
  • The module covers general rules, strategies for quick and effective decision-making, and detailed exploration of grammar, logic, and rhetorical elements.
Understanding Sentence Correction
Strategies for Effective Correction
General Rules and Time Management
Criteria for a Good Sentence

The GMAT in its current form will be offered through early 2024. Starting on November 7, 2023, a new, shorter version of the exam called the GMAT Focus will become available.

All Sentence Correction lessons apply to the current GMAT only. (The GMAT Focus edition does not test Sentence Correction.)

Please see the lesson "New GMAT Focus Edition Can be Taken Starting November 7, 2023" for more details about the Focus edition.