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Does anyone have a link which lists the terms NOT to be used in the Gmat?


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Terms NOT to be used in GMAT:
Just because
Just like
Hopefuly
Being
To be
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Re: Terms NOT to be used in GMAT [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2009, 17:49
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using "like" inappropriately, for example:

mary loves little mammals like sheep. (INCORRECT)

mary loves little mammals, such as sheep (CORRECT)

'like' should only be used when comparing two or more similar things

ex: mary, like jane, loves little mammals. (CORRECT)

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"whether or not" - it's redundant... GMAT only likes "whether"

mary does not know whether or not she should milk her sheep today (INCORRECT)

mary does not know whether she should milk her sheep today. (CORRECT)

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there's a ton of these, and any good SC book will have a comprehensive list. i'd recommend MGMAT SC.
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Tejal, just adding to your list

Just because - This depends upon the context. Not always incorrect
Just like - always avoid
Hopefuly - always avoid
Being - This depends upon the context. Not always incorrect
To be - This depends upon the context. Not always incorrect

seemingly - always avoid
Reason... because - always avoid
and ..also - always avoid

instead of "one time " use "once"
instead of "two times " use "twice"
instead of "liable " use "likely" ( Likely to be is an Idiom)
instead of "Do it " use "Do so"

Will add some more to this list ...
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Re: Terms NOT to be used in GMAT [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2009, 20:44
Also, In the King alfred SC, B is the right because a Double past was required. Hence "had" should be used. It had nothing to to do with "just because".
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To plan on - INCORRECT
Different From - mostly Incorrect , Use Differ from or Different Than
Depends on If - Incorrect , Depends on whether - Correct
Any sentence starting with TO + VERB is - Mostly INCORRECT
dated at - INCORRECT
Estimated at - Incorrect
Being - Mostly incorrect
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Re: Terms NOT to be used in GMAT [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2009, 05:29
@Acc3ss

pls have a look at sc-king-alfred-33797.html
it says just because is always wrong.
can u pls give us an example wen just because is used correctly?
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