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15 Sep 2010, 18:19
I m aware of the 2/3 split strategy and if we remember the correct usage it becomes easy to crack the question within a minute.

But my question is what should be the strategy for the SC questions in which splits are not visible?
Sometimes the sentences are twisted too much, and the only way to solve the questions is to check every option horizontally.

Eg. when the whole BIG sentence is underlined.
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15 Sep 2010, 20:44
gurpreet status : BURNED OUT ?????

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15 Sep 2010, 21:14
What I normally do in cases where the whole or most of the sentence is underlined is:
1. Identify any parallelism that exists
2. Identify the pronouns and the nouns that it points to
3. Identify the noun/pronoun verb agreement
4. Understand what the sentence is trying to convey

Then I rule out options based on the above 4 rules in that order. It really doesn't take much time. At worst I will have 2 options left but with enough time at hand

Hope it helps
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16 Sep 2010, 03:37
Most of the questions where whole sentence is underlined are "Modifier" problems IMO.
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30 Sep 2010, 15:48
gurpreetsingh wrote:
I m aware of the 2/3 split strategy and if we remember the correct usage it becomes easy to crack the question within a minute.

But my question is what should be the strategy for the SC questions in which splits are not visible?
Sometimes the sentences are twisted too much, and the only way to solve the questions is to check every option horizontally.

Eg. when the whole BIG sentence is underlined.

I am wasting lot of time just going through all the options. Let me know if you find any short cut.
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