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Grammer book [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2007, 12:00
which grammer reference book is best to use for SC.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2007, 12:10
youd have better lucking searching for a "grammar" book
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2007, 16:34
Smarmy comments aside...get Grammar Smart.
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Re: Grammer book [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2007, 23:58
arian75 wrote:
which grammer reference book is best to use for SC.


I would recommend Manhattan SC books for grammar reference. Highly recommended.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 08:59
Manhattan SC book. Not too much grammar, but will allow you to study through all the pitfalls of GMAT Grammar.
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Re: Grammer book [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2007, 17:08
arian75 wrote:
which grammer reference book is best to use for SC.


depending on where you are starting from, Manhattan SC will bump your score. It is concise and gives you the strategies you need to do well.I recommend it but it may not get you past the 40V mark.
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on verbal [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2007, 05:05
What do you think will get one past 40V?
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Re: on verbal [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2007, 09:31
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What do you think will get one past 40V?


I'll let you know when I find it!!! I've scored past 40 on one or two third party CATs (800score and an ARCO) and I scored way past 40V on the two PowerPrep (but people say PP is "easy") but SC is still my weakness; generally the only questions I get wrong are SC. maybe one or two CR/RC.

I think Manhattan is a great book, don't get me wrong... but there are some subtle things that either I am not getting, or the book is not giving me. IMHO, I think hunkering down with any grammar book and really getting into it from the basics is what I need.

I bought the Powerscore book, which so far seems to be just that - a more in depth approach. Although I am a bit wary as I think have found a mistake in the book! a minor mistake, but in a grammar book, one would expect the grammar to be precise at all times!

They have a grammar review as one of the first chapters, and the section on indirect/direct objects tells us to "ask who or what received the direct object" "who received the verb" we should as "WHOM" received the verb, as the pronoun WHOM is an object case pronoun (I credit that knowledge to Manhattan SC)
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Re: Grammer book [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 01:55
I think the best GrammAr book out there is the Wren & Martin. I've heard good things about the Chicago Manual of Style but have never used it.

I've used the Wren & Martin and just want to say that the Manhattan GMAT SC book is a subset of it. No grammar book helps you analyze clauses and truely explain what each part of speech means the way Wren & Martin does.

By far the best grammar book I've seen. It's a reference book actually that most school kids in India might have used. Most Indian teachers would swear by it. The only downside is that it contains a few outdated expressions/rules.

You need to spend a good amount of time on it though. If you're taking your test within a month (assuming you're working full-time) then I recommend the Manhattan SC instead. You need to give it atleast a month and you will definitely see results.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 09:16
If you want to start with the basics, Strunk & White's Elements of Style is the standard. It's not going to teach you how to prepare for the GMAT, but it will help you build a solid foundation on which to learn.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 10:50
Thanks you all for the suggestions.I have heard that shrunk and white is a bible for english majors.Is it true?
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 11:45
That's what I was assigned when I was an English major at UCLA.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 13:20
i got it when i was studying. it was helpful, and is good to have in general...although i havent cracked it open since :)
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