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SC idioms [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2013, 09:27
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As per the GMAC, SC answer choices wont be made correct or incorrect just on the basis of idioms. My question is should i completely ignore idioms or should i spend some time on them? Need some insights in this regard.




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Re: SC idioms [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2013, 19:08
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That depends on how comfortable you feel with English. The GMAT may still test you on very common idioms ( "as much as" ... not "as much than" ) so if you have a decent handle of English you should be fine on the GMAT. If you don't feel confident with English, you should get a list of idioms (we have a list in our Strategy Guide) and focus on understanding the meaning because what might have been termed an incorrect idiom before would probably now be termed improper meaning.

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Re: SC idioms [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2013, 04:36
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Hi Everyone

As per the GMAC, SC answer choices wont be made correct or incorrect just on the basis of idioms. My question is should i completely ignore idioms or should i spend some time on them? Need some insights in this regard.

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While this may be the case, it's also true that knowing the correct idiom can help one eliminate options and arrive at the answer very quickly, so I still think knowledge of idioms is very helpful on SC. In my first attempt at the GMAT a month back, I recall at least three SC questions in which the idiom helped me eliminate options. It's another matter that I ended up marking two of them wrong as I wasn't sure of the idiom. The problem is I find it difficult to 'memorize' idioms, as some experts recommend. For example 'consider to be' sounds so good to the ear that even though I know it is the wrong idiom I end up marking it as correct on the actual test, especially when it's part of a long sentence. But idioms are very important for sure.

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Re: SC idioms [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2013, 21:49
Hi there,

Knowledge of idioms helps in eliminating wrong answer choices, so your task is reduced to opting right answer out of 1-2 leftover options. So, they are important, don't ignore idioms.

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