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Is it just me or do some of the sentence correction qns not make any sense? like the suposedly "correct" answer sounds more awkward than the original sentence itself?

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That's because the spoken English these days a very different from written English. The GMAT is designed to test written English and hence a few correct answers may seem awkward.

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That's because the spoken English these days a very different from written English. The GMAT is designed to test written English and hence a few correct answers may seem awkward.


It is just surprising to me that GMAT expects us to know phrasing that will never be used in practice nowadays!

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Yep- not just you. Gotta know the difference between what is grammatically correct and what is used in everyday language.
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New post 09 Oct 2017, 09:01
GMAT answers may not sound good but they are grammatically correct. Again, GMAT answers are not the perfect ones, but the best of available options

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Is it just me or do some of the sentence correction qns not make any sense? like the suposedly "correct" answer sounds more awkward than the original sentence itself?


As these guys have already said, conversational english is quite different than grammatically correct english.

The other thing to note, is that the GMAT asks for the "most correct" answer and not the "best" answer, so wordiness or awkwardness can still be the correct answer. It took me a while to get this, and my verbal scores actually dropped from my first practice test while studying, which is actually pretty common. I kept double guessing myself and trusting "my ear" which led me awry. Once I focused on spotting the traps and really applying grammar rules I was able to make solid gains in my verbal score

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