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on Idioms [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 01:54
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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?

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Re: on Idioms [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 10:56
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Sachin9 wrote:
Hi,
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?
Regards, Sachin

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.

Mike :-)
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Re: on Idioms [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 02:23
Thanks Mike , I am gonna study all the idioms from mgmat SC now :) Thanks for your kind words and encouragement!
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