Test Your GMAT Sentence Correction Skills

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Test Your GMAT Sentence Correction Skills

I'm always telling you to practice, even if it's just for a couple of minutes. It's true, all those short study sessions, over time, add up. To that end, I've made a short GMAT Sentence Correction quiz for you, designed to take just about five minutes. Ideally, when you're at your Test Day Best, you'll be running through Sentence Correction questions in an average of one minute each. Note the important words in that sentence: Ideally, Test Day Best, and average.

Today, you'll set your timer for five minutes for this quiz, and it will give you a sense of how you're doing on pacing with GMAT Sentence Correction questions. Don't castigate yourself if you're not done within five minutes - that just means that you need to devote more time and practice to this question type. This practice quiz is just practice, and will give you a sense of how you're doing, as well as valuable review of the concepts and method when we post the answer explanations on Thursday.

So - get your noteboard ready (a wet erase board and marker is test-realistic, but pen and paper will do), set yourself up somewhere that you won't be interrupted, and set your timer for five minutes. You can even make it as test-like as possible - no music, no drink or snacks at your workstation, etc. (Of course, if you're using your cell phone as a timer, that's not test day realistic, but we'll make an exception here.)

One quick hint: keep track of your eliminated answers on your noteboard. That is, write down ABCDE, and cross out answers as you eliminate them.

Ready, set...go!

Just like Congress is the legislative branch of the Federal government of the United States, so Parliament is the legislative body of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • A) Just like Congress is the legislative branch of the Federal government of the United States, so
  • B) As Congress is the legislative branch of the Federal government of the United States,
  • C) As Congress is the legislative branch of the Federal government of the United States, in the same way
  • D) Just as Congress is the legislative branch of the Federal government of the United States, so
  • E) Just as the Federal government of the United States' legislative branch is Congress,

Like most religions, the teachings of Sikhism are codified in a book.

  • A) Like most religions, the teachings of Sikhism are codified in
  • B) Like most other religions, the teachings of Sikhism are codified in
  • C) Sikhism's teachings, like those of most other religions, are codified in
  • D) For their codification, like the teachings of most religions, Sikhism has
  • E) Like those of most religions, Sikhism has codified its teachings in

The company refused to disclose the details of their meeting; rather, they said there would be a press release forthcoming.

  • A) The company refused to disclose the details of their meeting; rather, they said there would be a press release forthcoming.
  • B) The company refused to disclose the details of its meeting; rather, they said there would be a press release forthcoming.
  • C) The company refused to disclose the details of its meeting; rather, it said there would be a press release forthcoming.
  • D) The company refused to disclose the details of its meeting; rather, a spokesperson said there would be a press release forthcoming.
  • E) The company refused to disclose the details of their meeting; rather, a spokesperson said there would be a press release forthcoming.

In the minds of many scientists, before Harrison Ford was Han Solo or Indiana Jones, he was Rick Deckard, the protagonist of the film Blade Runner, which was recently voted the best science fiction film even in a worldwide poll of scientists.

  • A) before Harrison Ford was Han Solo or Indiana Jones, he was Rick Deckard
  • B) before they were Han Solo or Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard
  • C ) during the time before Harrison Ford was Han Solo or Indiana Jones, he was Rick Deckard
  • D) Harrison Ford, who would later portray Han Solo and Indiana Jones, first portrayed Rick Deckard
  • E) Harrison Ford was originally Rick Deckard, before being Han Solo or Indiana Jones,

Even though the disease has been eliminated in most of Africa, thousands of Sudanese are still in danger of contracting Guinea word disease, a sometimes-crippling disease spread by the Dracunculus medinensis virus.

  • A) are still in danger of contracting
  • B) are still in danger to contract
  • C) still have a danger of contracting
  • D) are still endangered by contraction
  • E) still have a danger that they will contract

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