I play a silly game for Verbal SC. Move things around in your head until you get a feel for what the GMAT considers incorrect, wordy, etc. Take simple phrases you normally say without a thought and think of all the different ways GMAT might throw these phrases at you. Make yourself laugh. The one that makes you laugh the least is the best answer
1. "I wanted to have some pizza, initially; nonetheless, there had not been enough slices left."
2. "Initially, I wanted to have some pizza; however, there were not plenty of slices for me to have eaten."
3. "I wanted to have some pizza; however, there were no slices of pizza left."
4. "I had wanted to have some pizza: but it was all gone, before."
5. "Pizza, initially, I had wanted to have had - heretofore, I sha'n't any be eating."
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