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23 Nov 2006, 12:35
Incorrect: I want to quickly finish the GMAT exam
Correct: I want to finish quickly the GMAT exam

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23 Nov 2006, 12:58
Can I borrow your mission statement ?
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"Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

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23 Nov 2006, 15:55
Incorrect: "Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

Correct:Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything one learned in school

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23 Nov 2006, 17:13
BLISSFUL wrote:
Hey Swagatalakshmi,

You may not borrow my signature but you should definitely do it( kick as# the GMAT ) and If you want to Kick as# the verbal part of GMAT atleast, you need to correct your signature.

Incorrect: "Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

Correct:Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything one learned in school

Good Luck!

Unfortunately dear, my signature is Albert Einstein's own word ! He sure never cared about GMAT english !
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23 Nov 2006, 18:59
but actually ur signature is correct even in Gmat. you can use he to substitute one.

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23 Nov 2006, 20:50
btw, here is a point: Such as Vs Like:

Such as: is used to give examples
Like: is used to compare

Ex: 1) She has such pets as a Tiger, a fish and a parrot.
2) She has pets like a Tiger , a fish and a parrot.

1) Means: Examples of some of the pets she has are a Tiger, a fish and a parrot
2) Means: She has pets similar to a Tiger, a fish and a parrot which implies something like..She has got pets such as Lion, a water animal like fish and a bird like a parrot.

Another ex(my own creation): 1) Britney has hits such as 'Oops I did it again' and 'one more time'.
2) Britney has hips like mountains

Though examples such as these are unlikely in the GMAT, examples like these are quite likely!

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23 Nov 2006, 21:37
anyone who has the Kaplan Verbal book, please check the rules in the Appendix.

I'll check when I am back home. I am sure you can't use 'you' to refer to one, but you can use 'he' as a pronoun to refer to the 'one'.

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23 Nov 2006, 21:53
tennis_ball wrote:
anyone who has the Kaplan Verbal book, please check the rules in the Appendix.

I'll check when I am back home. I am sure you can't use 'you' to refer to one, but you can use 'he' as a pronoun to refer to the 'one'.

Yes you can. You can use the pronoun 'he' or 'she' with the antecedant 'one'

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Re: Such as vs Like [#permalink]

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23 Nov 2006, 23:03
BLISSFUL wrote:
Tennis_ball, I think you should double check if you could use
'he' in place of one; upto you, but I would stick to 'one'

Swagatalakshmi, as far as GMAT/MBA is concerned, I wouldn't want to
be Einstein

btw, here is a point: Such as Vs Like:

Such as: is used to give examples
Like: is used to compare

Ex: 1) She has such pets as a Tiger, a fish and a parrot.
2) She has pets like a Tiger , a fish and a parrot.

1) Means: Examples of some of the pets she has are a Tiger, a fish and a parrot
2) Means: She has pets similar to a Tiger, a fish and a parrot which implies something like..She has got pets such as Lion, a water animal like fish and a bird like a parrot.

Another ex(my own creation): 1) Britney has hits such as 'Oops I did it again' and 'one more time'.
2) Britney has hips like mountains

Though examples such as these are unlikely in the GMAT, examples like these are quite likely!

Hope this was useful..

U sure have an interesting approach toward learning verbal......

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23 Nov 2006, 23:32
BLISSFUL wrote:
Incorrect: I want to quickly finish the GMAT exam
Correct: I want to finish quickly the GMAT exam

I want to quickly finish the GMAT exam
In the above sentence the infinitive is split from the base form of the verb...........This is called a split infinitive..................

I want to finish quickly the GMAT exam...................over here the inifinitive is right next to the base form of the verb

it's okay to use the split infinitive in standard american english...............so the option with a spit infinitive in it, could be the rite answer as long as it sounds gud...................

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23 Nov 2006, 23:51
kripalkavi wrote:
tennis_ball wrote:
anyone who has the Kaplan Verbal book, please check the rules in the Appendix.

I'll check when I am back home. I am sure you can't use 'you' to refer to one, but you can use 'he' as a pronoun to refer to the 'one'.

Yes you can. You can use the pronoun 'he' or 'she' with the antecedant 'one'

Thanks. This essentially refuted his comment.

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24 Nov 2006, 00:03
BLISSFUL wrote:
Incorrect: I want to quickly finish the GMAT exam
Correct: I want to finish quickly the GMAT exam

It appears you were trying to start a thread to cover common GMAT fundamentals?

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24 Nov 2006, 00:06
BLISSFUL wrote:
Hey Swagatalakshmi,

You may not borrow my signature but you should definitely do it( kick as# the GMAT ) and If you want to Kick as# the verbal part of GMAT atleast, you need to correct your signature.

Incorrect: "Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

Correct:Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything one learned in school

Good Luck!

OK - since we are having some really 'serious' chat here.. I thought I might chip in as well.. Bliss...your signature has one problem - the lets is missing an apostrophe

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24 Nov 2006, 07:58
thanks

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24 Nov 2006, 20:46
BLISSFUL wrote:
dwivedys,

Thanks for the correction..

Let's aim to be perfect so that we can be ready to KA# the GMAT on the D-Day!
I am just trying to stimulate some activity, contribute and learn some.
Dont mean to criticize anyone personally. Guys, dont get me wrong.
Feel free to correct my posts as long as they help me in the prep. [/b]

This is a wonderful place and you will be Blissfully happy here

Just concentrate on 'the right areas' while kicking ass and you'll be just fine

Good luck and tons of learning!

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Re: let's is right!   [#permalink] 24 Nov 2006, 20:46
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