I am sick of Idioms. I am missing a few SC questions because of Idioms.. I am a non native speaker.
I don't know if memorizing the idioms listed in MGMAT SC
5th edition would be helpful.
Verbal Experts, please guide..
By knowing all the common Idioms tested so far in OG questions, will I be able to improve my score by atlease 2 points?
My friend, I have sympathy for you. I am fortunate to be a native English speaker, and I am well aware that English is an incredibly difficult language to learn.
If you can memorize the entire idiom list that MGMAT has, that would be absolutely wonderful. I would also say --- and I realize this is very hard medicine --- READ ENGLISH every day. Read high level English --- the Economist
Magazine, the New York Times
, the Wall Street Journal
, etc. etc. Force yourself to read English, so you see the idioms at work, in context. Ultimately, that is the way to develop mastery.
Here's a blog about reading the Economist
:http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/reading-fo ... economist/
Here's the first blog in a series of five that may help you with the vocabulary & idioms of real world situations, especially if you explore all the links associated with these posts:http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-supply-and-demand/
Here are a couple idiom-related blog posts:http://magoosh.com/gmat/2011/top-ten-mo ... at-idioms/http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-sente ... ie-vs-lay/http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/a-tricky-g ... vs-act-as/http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/so-lets-talk-about-so/
I hope all this helps.
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