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How many Idioms should I learn?

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So I want a 750+ and I'm taking the test on June 30th (in 1 week). I've been studying for a while and testing around my goal score, but have had some low practice test scores (but I do well on all my GMAC practice tests).

I'm a native English speaker and I have spent precisely 0 hours studying idioms. I have plans to continue studying heavily over the next week. I just can't decide if I should include learning idioms in my plans.

I'm going to study regardless, I just can't decide if I should invest time in memorizing idioms.
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grahamtandrew wrote:
So I want a 750+ and I'm taking the test on June 30th (in 1 week). I've been studying for a while and testing around my goal score, but have had some low practice test scores (but I do well on all my GMAC practice tests).

I'm a native English speaker and I have spent precisely 0 hours studying idioms. I have plans to continue studying heavily over the next week. I just can't decide if I should include learning idioms in my plans.

I'm going to study regardless, I just can't decide if I should invest time in memorizing idioms.


you should learn the most commonly used idioms on the gmat, otherwise I don't see a need for you to learn idioms since you're a native speaker...the questions mostly test meaning and parallelism

https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-idioms- ... 80342.html ---> comprehensive list of idioms in case you intend to learn them
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Hi grahamtandrew, while Idioms continue to play a part in Sentence Correction and can often provide a good way to split the options, idioms will rarely ever be make or break in an option. In other words, an option that uses an incorrect idiom, will also have some other error(s). This is something that GMAC mentioned few years back.

In view of this, we believe that it's an overkill to memorize hundreds of idioms. Our book EducationAisle Sentence Correction Nirvana discusses the most prominently tested idioms on GMAT, and their examples. If someone is interested, PM me your email-id; I can mail the corresponding section.
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30th of June is here today. Sooo, how was it? [•_•]

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New post 30 Jun 2018, 17:09
Thanks for answering my questions. I got a 750+ as I hoped, so I'm happy. I studied a few idioms, but not more than 10.
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Good for you! Congratulations!!!

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