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# Idioms Gone. What about Parallel Idioms?

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20 Jan 2012, 16:42
I know the Idioms are gone, but what about Parallelism Idioms. There is a grip of Idioms with Parallelism built in. Have these been scrapped as well?
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21 Jan 2012, 01:40
Idioms are not "gone", GMAC will be phasing out the use of idioms as a method of separating answer choices and will instead focus on general grammar and meaning.

You will still see idioms for years to come as the GMAC purges the idiom specific questions from the question bank.
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21 Jan 2012, 13:35
I dont get what you mean when you state " as a method of separating answer choices and will instead focus on general grammar and meaning"
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See here:

attention-gmat-takers-very-important-120728.html

and here:
http://www.manhattangmat.com/blog/index ... orrection/

Idioms will be phased out of the question bank. It will take some time to get them all out, but they will be phased out. That being said, you will likely still see idioms on SC problems, just less likely impacting answer choices.
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gmatpunjabi wrote:
I know the Idioms are gone, but what about Parallelism Idioms. There is a grip of Idioms with Parallelism built in. Have these been scrapped as well?

Hi gmatpunjabi,

I gave my GMAT test last week and though there was no question on Idioms but there were 2 questions on parallel connectors. One of my friends also gave 2 days after me and the same happened to him. Most likely, you should not see Idioms on your exam but since there might still be some in the pool. Parallel connectors are not going anywhere for sure. Hope that helps!

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22 Jan 2012, 11:13
Yeah I took the GMAT on the 12 and had a similar experience. There was no idioms, but it hit me afterwards how would they test Parallelism without some of their Parallel Markers. Parallelism is the GMATs favorite subject after all.
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23 Jan 2012, 06:57
But what are "Parallel idioms" ? :O
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23 Jan 2012, 08:32
When I said Parallel Idioms I met things like Declare XY and stuff like that. There is whole list of them under the Parallelism chapter in the Manhattan Sentence Correction Book
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