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The Idioms Test

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New post 02 Dec 2009, 16:48
great, I think this is helpful, since i find it hard to just memorize all the idioms on the book.....
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New post 21 Dec 2009, 21:03
thank u lots, ur post is very helpful.
I got about 5 wrong, finished in about 18 mins. guess I rushed thru them, coz i could correct 4 of them later.
1 question was same as "sasen's"--"confidence in the firm.."question and read your explaination.
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New post 24 Dec 2009, 10:58
Again, thanks for sharing. I'm going to add this to my resources to use while in transition (i.e. traveling to and from work).
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Could somebody give me a hand with #3?

A) What these scores tell us is that rigor is lacking in some schools.
B) What these scores tell us is that some schools lack of rigor.
C) What these scores tell us is that there’s a lack of rigor in some schools.

OA: A

My reasoning:

B is incorrect. C is correct but A is more concise and therefore better.

If there would be an answer choice D "What these scores tell us is that some schools lack rigor", wouldn't it be better than A?
...schools lack noun...clear, and more concise than A.


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Good Job!

thanks a lot :)
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I'm glad of your comments, thank you.
More Idiom tests are coming, be patient ;)
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New post 23 Feb 2010, 06:48
good work!

very helpful :!:
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New post 04 Mar 2010, 11:45
Very helpful especially the online version. Guess just going through these idioms will help ease going through the Manhattan SC questions.
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Hi !!!!..

I took the Idioms' Test yesterday and found a couple of answers to be unconvincing.

For eg. # 15 : Shouldn't it be " One in a million chance" instead of "One Chance in a Million"

# 3 : Shouldn't it be " School lack of rigor" instead of " rigor is lacking in schools".

# 20 : Shouldn't it be "consider the problems to be necessary inconveniences" instead of " consider the problem necessary conveniences".

Please correct me if i am wrong.

Awaiting a revert on the same.

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Hi !!!!..

I took the Idioms' Test yesterday and found a couple of answers to be unconvincing.

For eg. # 15 : Shouldn't it be " One in a million chance" instead of "One Chance in a Million"

# 3 : Shouldn't it be " School lack of rigor" instead of " rigor is lacking in schools".

# 20 : Shouldn't it be "consider the problems to be necessary inconveniences" instead of " consider the problem necessary conveniences".

Please correct me if i am wrong.

Awaiting a revert on the same.

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Hello Vivek,

in #15, MGMAT SC establish "ONE CHANCE IN A THOUSAND OF WINNING" as the correct idiom. I think the important here is chance...of + gerund. I guess "one in a million chance of winning" is correct too.
in #3, B can't be correct cause some schools is the subject, in order to be correct it should be "some schools lack rigor / are lacking in rigor".
Regarding #20, this is a classic, the idiom is Consider X Y. That doesn't mean "to be" is incorrect, but the first is preferred for concision. Note that the GMAT has its own "preferred rules" so be careful.

I hope it was helpful, if you have more questions go on.
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viveknair86 wrote:
Hi !!!!..

I took the Idioms' Test yesterday and found a couple of answers to be unconvincing.

For eg. # 15 : Shouldn't it be " One in a million chance" instead of "One Chance in a Million"

# 3 : Shouldn't it be " School lack of rigor" instead of " rigor is lacking in schools".

# 20 : Shouldn't it be "consider the problems to be necessary inconveniences" instead of " consider the problem necessary conveniences".

Please correct me if i am wrong.

Awaiting a revert on the same.

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Hello Vivek,

in #15, MGMAT SC establish "ONE CHANCE IN A THOUSAND OF WINNING" as the correct idiom. I think the important here is chance...of + gerund. I guess "one in a million chance of winning" is correct too.
in #3, B can't be correct cause some schools is the subject, in order to be correct it should be "some schools lack rigor / are lacking in rigor".
Regarding #20, this is a classic, the idiom is Consider X Y. That doesn't mean "to be" is incorrect, but the first is preferred for concision. Note that the GMAT has its own "preferred rules" so be careful.

I hope it was helpful, if you have more questions go on.



Hi There...

Thanks Saruba. The revert was certainly useful.

Thanks once again.
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New post 29 Jul 2010, 08:32
good effort kudos ....but i protest some results ...........especially the 3rd
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She is credited for solving numerous cases.
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She is credited with solving numerous cases.
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She is credited as being a great detective.

I went with "B", but looks like answer is A.

What's wrong with B?
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New post 04 Sep 2010, 16:27
Thanks a ton for your great efforts
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New post 04 Sep 2010, 21:46
thanks.... this is good real world practice ....:)
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New post 15 Oct 2010, 04:40
Guys, i gave the Idioms test a while (an hour) ago . Got 27 (on 32) correct .I Reviewed this score immediately after the test and the precentile was 53 and somehow it has jumped to 65 now. Does this mean that a lot of people have written the test in this duration or is this because effect of a marginal change is high (owing to few people having written it )?
Any ways i would also like to know how others have fared on it ?
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I gave it now and got 31 out of 32 ... showed up as 90.5 percentile..

Got the second one wrong..
I chose: The market has confidence in the firm’s ability to add back leverage to increase profits.
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I gave it now and got 31 out of 32 ... showed up as 90.5 percentile..

Got the second one wrong..
I chose: The market has confidence in the firm’s ability to add back leverage to increase profits.


I just took the test and had 26(53%) :oops: . I also chose The market has confidence in the firm’s ability to add back leverage to increase profits. It looks fine.
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New post 04 Nov 2010, 22:05
Thanks. It was a nice test to refresh my memory.

I got more wrong than I expected.
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