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Is 11th Edition of OG still useful for SC?

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Guys i have heard that GMAC does not test idioms in SC question and 11the edition SC questions are full of Idioms testing?
should i move on other higher edition?
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Guys i have heard that GMAC does not test idioms in SC question and 11the edition SC questions are full of Idioms testing?
should i move on other higher edition?



You can refer to the the link https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmac-officia ... 40610.html

It will take you to a master directory that includes all the OG's with the questions associated. This way you have better access to other SC questions.

I hope this helps.

Originally posted by Salsanousi on 04 Oct 2018, 04:35.
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Hi aa008,

The OG11 is a rather old version of the Official Guide - although much of what's in that book would likely still be fine to practice with. From your post, I assume that you're looking for SC practice materials, but it's not clear if that's the only area that you need to work on. Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

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aa008 wrote:
Guys i have heard that GMAC does not test idioms in SC question and 11the edition SC questions are full of Idioms testing?
should i move on other higher edition?
The GMAT absolutely still tests idiomatic usage, although it does try to avoid idioms that are likely to put non-American test takers at a disadvantage.

The 11th edition is still useful for prep, but if you can, you should try to do questions from later editions as well.
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I just happen to have published the OG 11th Directory: https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-officia ... 78160.html

The book is absolutely valid, BUT!!! Some of the questions were removed and used later in the GMAT Prep Software, which if you use this book, you will likely sabbotage the value of your GMAT prep tests, including Tests 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The only OG's that seem to be safe are post OG 13 - e.g. OG 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Any previous version will have overlap with GMAT Prep.


As an example, there are at least 16 questions in PS that have overlap and at least 10 known GMAT Prep questions that Overlap with OG 11
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New post 09 Oct 2018, 10:00
Hi aa008,

I’m glad you reached out, and I’m happy to help. So, I agree with AjiteshArun; idioms are still tested on the GMAT, but not as heavily or in the same way they once were. Furthermore, Sentence Correction questions are evolving in many ways, not just in how they use idioms. So, using later versions of the OG and later versions of GMATPrep can be really helpful.

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