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# Official Guide Verbal Question Directory (OG 13 and OG 12)

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The Official Guide for GMAT® Verbal Review, 2nd Edition

 Sentence Correction No. Title Topics Difficulty Percentile 1 Like ants, termites have an elaborate social structure in Comparisons/Parallel Structure low 5% 2 Some bat caves, like honeybee hives, have residents that Participle Parallelism/Infinitive low 5% 3 However much United States voters may agree that there is low 5% 4 The voluminous personal papers of Thomas Alva Edison reveal Idioms/Participle Parallelism/Parallel Structure low 25% 5 Hundreds of species of fish generate and discharge electric Parallel Structure low 5% 6 A Labor Department study states that the numbers of women low 5% 7 From the earliest days of the tribe, kinship determined the low 5% 8 As the cost of wireless service has steadily dropped over Gramatical Construction low 15% 9 company manager low 15% 10 The rising of costs of data-processing operations at many low 5% 11 Native to south america,when peanuts were introduced to Gramatical Construction low 5% 12 William H. Johnsons artistic debt to Scandinavia is evident low 5% 13 Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to low 5% 14 The themes that Rita Dove explores in her poetry is Subject Verb Agreement low 5% 15 It is well known in the supermarket industry that how items Parallel Structure/Conjunctions/Subject Verb Agreement medium 35% 16 Iguanas have been an important food source in Latin America Pronouns low 15% 17 Travelers to Mars would have to endure low levels of gravity Parallel Structure/Verb Tense/Form low 15% 18 Except for a concert performance that the composer himself low 15% 19 Chinese, the most ancient of living writing systems, Subject Verb Agreement low 5% 20 Declining values for farm equipment and land, the collateral Modifiers medium 35% 21 While depressed property values can hurt some large low 5% 22 Japanese researchers are producing a series of robots that low 15% 23 Consumers may not think of household cleaning products to be Idioms low 25% 24 In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used Parallel Structure low 5% 25 Like Auden, the language of James Merrill is chatty, arch, low 5% 26 The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years Conjunctions low 5% 27 Obtaining an investment-grade rating will keep the county's Parallel Structure low 15% 28 Eating saltwater fish may significantly reduce the risk of low 15% 29 According to some economists, the July decrease in Gramatical Construction low 5% 30 Thomas Eakins powerful style and his choices of subjectthe low 25% 31 Nearly two tons of nuclear-reactor fuel have already been low 15% 32 Like Rousseau, Tolstoi rebelled against the unnatural Comparisons low 15% 33 The Wallerstein study indicates that even after a decade low 5% 34 Lacking information about energy use, people tend to Such as/Like low 5% 35 The rise in the Commerce Department's index of leading low 15% 36 Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it Clauses low 15% 37 37(OG VR) Some buildings that were destroyed and heavily low 5% 38 A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed Comparisons low 5% 39 A recent study has found that within the past few years, Parallel Structure/Infinitive/Verb Tense/Form/Gerund low 25% 40 The Gorton-Dodd bill requires that a bank disclose to their Subject Verb Agreement low 25% 41 Unlike a funded pension system, in which contributions are Comparisons low 25% 42 Twenty-two feet long and 10 feet in diameter, the AM-1 is Modifiers/Infinitive/Subject Verb Agreement/Verb Tense/Form low 25% 43 Though the term Verb Tense/Form low 25% 44 In contrast to large steel plants that take iron ore through Comparisons/Verb Tense/Form/Modifiers low 15% 45 Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most low 5% 46 The psychologist William James believed that facial Idioms/Participle Parallelism low 5% 47 Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, and Minnesota have begun to Verb Tense/Form low 25% 48 Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent Adjectives and Adverbs/Verb Tense/Form/Modifiers/Pronouns/Diction medium 35% 49 In developing new facilities for the incineration of solid Modifiers low 5% 50 The bank holds $3 billion in loans that are seriously Modifiers/Pronouns low 15% 51 In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two low 5% 52 Recently discovered fossil remains strongly suggest that the Verb Tense/Form/Gramatical Construction low 15% 53 The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests Subjunctive low 25% 54 A patient accusing a doctor of malpractice will find it Construction low 25% 55 The energy source on Voyager2 is not a nuclear reactor, in low 15% 56 Archaeologists in Ireland believe that a recently discovered Pronouns low 25% 57 According to its proponents, a proposed new style of low 5% 58 Lawmakers are examining measures that would require banks to low 5% 59 Certain pesticides can become ineffective if used repeatedly low 5% 60 In the textbook publishing business, the second quarter is low 5% 61 Almost a decade after New York State passed laws to protect low 5% 62 Parliament did not accord full refugee benefits to twelve of low 5% 63 Many policy experts say that shifting a portion of low 5% 64 Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the low 15% 65 The market for recycled commodities like aluminum and other low 5% 66 Unlike auto insurance, the frequency of claims Parallel Structure low 15% 67 Faced with an estimated$2 billion budget gap, the citys Gramatical Construction/Style and Usage low 25% 68 By offering lower prices and a menu of personal Idioms low 15% 69 The Anasazi settlements at Chaco Canyon were built on a Construction low 25% 70 The gyrfalcon, an Arctic bird of prey, has survived a close Comparisons/Diction/Subject Verb Agreement/Pronouns medium 35% 71 Analysts blamed May's sluggish retail sales on unexciting Modifiers low 5% 72 State officials report that soaring rates of liability Idioms/Infinitive medium 35% 73 After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the Debatable OA/Verb Tense/Form low 5% 74 While some academicians believe that business ethics should If-Then/Adjectives and Adverbs low 15% 75 Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal Gramatical Construction/Pronouns/Modifiers/Diction medium 35% 76 Under a provision of the Constitution that was never low 5% 77 Geologists believe that the warning signs for a major Parallel Structure low 5% 78 The root systems of most flowering perennials either become Gramatical Construction/Parallel Structure low 15% 79 The computer company has announced that it will purchase the Gramatical Construction low 5% 80 Any medical test will sometimes fail to detect a condition low 5% 81 Since 1986, when the Department of Labor began to allow Verb Tense/Form low 5% 82 Downzoning, zoning that typically results in the reduction low 5% 83 In theory, international civil servants at the United Idioms/Pronouns low 25% 84 Q40 The computer companys present troubles are a result of Modifiers/Pronouns/Style and Usage low 5% 85 According to a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Comparisons low 5% 86 Intar, the oldest Hispanic theater company in New York, has low 5% 87 Last year, land values in most parts of the pinelands rose Construction/Style and Usage/Parallel Structure low 25% 88 Clouds are formed from the evaporation of the oceans water Modifiers/Parallel Structure low 5% 89 If Dr. Wade was right, any apparent connection of the eating low 5% 90 The commission proposed that funding Verb Tense/Form low 15% 91 Seismologists studying the earthquake that struck northern low 5% 92 Schistosomiasis, a disease caused by a parasitic worm, is Pronouns/Subject Verb Agreement medium 45% 93 Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more Idioms low 5% 94 Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow members of the jury to Parallel Structure/Infinitive/Idioms medium 35% 95 Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able low 5% 96 Floating in the waters of the equatorial Pacific, an array low 5% 97 Unlike the United States, where farmers can usually depend low 5% 98 Although Napoleons army entered Russia with far more low 5% 99 After the Civil War, contemporaries of Harriet Tubmans low 5% 100 Sixty-five million years ago, according to some scientists, Modifiers/Pronouns/Parallel Structure medium 35% 101 The Federalist papers, a strong defense of the United States low 5% 102 As business grows more complex, students majoring in Subject Verb Agreement low 5% 103 Inuits of the Bering Sea were in isolation from contact with Construction/Idioms low 5% 104 Although the first pulsar, or rapidly spinning collapsed low 5% 105 The physical structure of the human eye enables it to sense low 5% 106 As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a Idioms low 15% 107 Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, views on Modifiers low 25% 108 Set26-37 Sound can travel through water for enormous low 5% 109 The nephew of Pliny the Elder wrote the only eyewitness Style and Usage low 5% 110 Being a United States citizen since 1988 and born in low 5% 111 Initiated five centuries after Europeans arrived in the New Modifiers/Style and Usage low 5% 112 In the 1980s the federal government was Modifiers low 25% 113 In A.D. 391, resulting from the destruction of the largest low 25%

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