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Sentence Correction Tip from a Non-Native Speaker

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If you are a non-native speaker, like me, you probably tackle Sentence Correction in a similar manner: try to understand the meaning, check the possible grammar problems and move to answer choices with a POE in mind.

That's nothing wrong with that besides if a completely alien sentence construction come up, or something unrelated to your mother tongue, or even uncovered by your GMAT course. It probably sounds "weird" to your ears, right? It can lead us to consider a right option to be a wrong one , ultimately electing it for elimination. :cry:

Tired of relying on my experience and demanding a better understanding of why some questions are "more right" than others, I began to surf around to chase a GMAT-like content (concise, sweet and no bs*). That's when I came across the following link http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/index.html

This website is useful for non-native speakers to understand the nuances in a sentence structure, and to present several identical phrases, meaning similar things, but keeping grammar rules intact - and most important, explaining technically why.

Furthermore, every single breakdown offered by GmatClub (Adjectives and Adverbs, Clauses, Comparisons, etc.) is fully covered there in separated topics.

ALL FREE OF CHARGE :!:

Well, as a user of multiple Gmat courses, it serves as a tip for Gmat courses as well. The way they put together the content is unbelievably useful and as seen, very nicely and neatly organized.

Hope someone else also takes advantage of this tip too.

Cheers :-D :-D :-D
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felippemed wrote:
If you are a non-native speaker, like me, you probably tackle Sentence Correction in a similar manner: try to understand the meaning, check the possible grammar problems and move to answer choices with a POE in mind.

That's nothing wrong with that besides if a completely alien sentence construction come up, or something unrelated to your mother tongue, or even uncovered by your GMAT course. It probably sounds "weird" to your ears, right? It can lead us to consider a right option to be a wrong one , ultimately electing it for elimination. :cry:

Tired of relying on my experience and demanding a better understanding of why some questions are "more right" than others, I began to surf around to chase a GMAT-like content (concise, sweet and no bs*). That's when I came across the following link http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/index.html

This website is useful for non-native speakers to understand the nuances in a sentence structure, and to present several identical phrases, meaning similar things, but keeping grammar rules intact - and most important, explaining technically why.

Furthermore, every single breakdown offered by GmatClub (Adjectives and Adverbs, Clauses, Comparisons, etc.) is fully covered there in separated topics.

ALL FREE OF CHARGE :!:

Well, as a user of multiple Gmat courses, it serves as a tip for Gmat courses as well. The way they put together the content is unbelievably useful and as seen, very nicely and neatly organized.

Hope someone else also takes advantage of this tip too.

Cheers :-D :-D :-D


Despite my awful result in quant, my sentence correction section reached the 81st percentile

So, the tip above from above actually worked, at least for me :-D

Now, I am moving back to the basics of Reading comprehension by reading a book called

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book)

So far I understood that I lacked all the required skills for an analytical reading - despite the passion that many rightfully advocate applying while reading a Gmat passage

Concomitantly, I was reading a basic structure of thinking for Critical Reason called:

How to Think Clearly: A Guide to Critical Thinking

Sometimes I think I wasted a lot of time putting the "carriage ahead of the horses" Let's see how I am going to do in my next official exam

Well, if I get a notable improvement, I let everyone knows it.
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