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Hi

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GMAT Club's Ultimate Grammar Book

Dear Members,
After years of fruitlessly searching for the perfect GMAT grammar book (not just a grammar book but something specific to the GMAT), we have decided to create our own GMAT Grammar Guide. It is designed to help international students who aim to improve their English and Grammar skills before taking the SC AWA sections and also to help with essay writing and just to be better at English. The guide is designed to be to the point without fluff and focus on the main points. We will be posting a topic every few days for the next several months. I hope this guide and work will help you succeed on the GMAT and get into your dream school.

Thank you,
Best Regards,
BB, Founder of GMAT Club

The best GMAT grammar resource available
500+ exercises and 500+ test questions in this 272 page book!
Covers all necessary items from Articles to Parallelism
List of common idioms (plus examples), prepositions, commonly confused, misused words
Split into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced section for proper levels
Includes 3 tests (after each section)

Step 2:

For other great verbal resources visit the GMAT Club's Verbal Advantage

Chapters posted on the Forum

- Basic English Sentence Structure
- Nouns
- Verbs
- Common Distinguishments
- Proper Use of Problem Verbs
- Subject/Verb Agreement & Placement
- Pronouns
- Questions
- Coordinating Conjunctions Part I
- Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
- Comparisons
- Commands
- Negation – Part I - Using Not
- Double Negatives
- Coordinating Conjunctions: Part II
- Relative Clauses
- Gerunds and Infinitives
- Causative Verbs
- Affirmative Agreement (So/Too)
- Negation - Part II
- Modal Auxiliary Verbs

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I guess there is an improvement required in the practice tests. I looked into the basic level questions until 25 and two of them surely needs correction as far as I think.

Practice test 1- basic level- question 17: What is her referring to? This surely cannot be a GMAT question

Ralph is hating Jessica’s new dress even though he loves her deeply.
a) is hating Jessica’s new dress even though he loves
b) hates Jessica’s new dress even though he will be loving
c) will be hating Jessica’s new dress even though he is loving
d) hates Jessica’s new dress even though he is loving
e) hates Jessica’s new dress even though he loves

Practice test 1- basic level- question 25: Two independent clauses are connected by and AND without a comma. I guess this is not GMAT practice.

Marjorie don’t want to go to the amusement park with the kids and they no want to go to
the beach with her.
a) don’t want to go to the amusement park with the kids and they no want
b) don’t want to go to the amusement park with the kids and they don’t want
c) no wants to go to the amusement park with the kids and they no want
d) doesn’t want to go to the amusement park with the kids and they don’t want
e) wants to not go to the amusement park with the kids and they want not
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santorasantu wrote:
[T]wo of the [the questions] surely needs correction as far as I think.

Practice test 1- basic level- question 17: What is her referring to? This surely cannot be a GMAT question

Ralph is hating Jessica’s new dress even though he loves her deeply.
a) is hating Jessica’s new dress even though he loves
b) hates Jessica’s new dress even though he will be loving
c) will be hating Jessica’s new dress even though he is loving
d) hates Jessica’s new dress even though he is loving
e) hates Jessica’s new dress even though he loves

Practice test 1- basic level- question 25: Two independent clauses are connected by and AND without a comma. I guess this is not GMAT practice.

Marjorie don’t want to go to the amusement park with the kids and they no want to go to
the beach with her.
a) don’t want to go to the amusement park with the kids and they no want
b) don’t want to go to the amusement park with the kids and they don’t want
c) no wants to go to the amusement park with the kids and they no want
d) doesn’t want to go to the amusement park with the kids and they don’t want
e) wants to not go to the amusement park with the kids and they want not

santorasantu

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What is her referring to? This surely cannot be a GMAT question

Her correctly refers to Jessica.

And the question surely could be a GMAT question, although I can understand why you and many others might think otherwise.

(I suspect that you refer to the "poisonous pronoun" issue, in which a possessive noun allegedly may be the antecedent only of a possessive pronoun.)

Rules about pronouns and their noun referents have been neither very clear nor very easy to track.

GMAC has signaled that as long the meaning of the sentence is clear,
on the GMAT both object and subject pronouns may refer to a possessive noun.

The object pronoun is her/him. The subject pronoun is she/he.

I discuss the matter of pronoun referents extensively in HERE, in this post.

Known preferences about pronoun referents have changed,
or were not preferences originally but were mistaken as such.

More than a decade ago, the Official Guide 11th Edition, published in 2005, contained a question (SC # 106)
in which an object pronoun referred to a possessive noun, HERE.

The non-underlined portion contained this possessive noun: the goddess Bona Dea's
Every answer contained only this prounoun: her

In short, GMAC signaled that an object pronoun could refer to a possessive noun.
GMAC published that question until 2015.

By 2015, many GMAT instructors believed that GMAC would allow an object pronoun to refer to a possessive noun.

At the same time, however, instructors believed that GMAC would not allow a subject pronoun to refer to a possessive noun.

That state of affairs changed.

In 2016, with the inclusion of a question about Elizabeth Barrett Browning, HERE,
GMAC signaled that subject pronouns, too, could have a possessive noun as an antecedent.

The E. B. Browning question was not a mistake. OGs 2017, 2018, and 2019 contain the question.

Takeaway
• If the only answer without other errors contains a subject or object pronoun; and
• the antecedent is a possessive noun; and
• the meaning of the sentence is clear, then

GMAC occasionally allows both object and subject pronouns to refer to possessive nouns.

(Alert) In the correct answer to an official SC question, a subject pronoun refers to a possessive noun:
Although Elizabeth Barrett Browning's success was later overshadowed by that of her husband, among her contemporaries SHE was considered the better poet.

(Alert) In the correct answer to an official SC question, an object pronoun refers to a possessive noun:
Among the objects found in the excavated temple were small terra-cotta effigies left by supplicants who were either asking the goddess Bona Dea's aid in healing physical and mental ills or thanking HER for such help.

Second question
If two independent clauses joined by a conjunction are short enough, a comma is not always necessary.

On the other hand, you may have caught a typographical error.

I will look into the matter. Thank you for letting us know.

I hope that helps.
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I joined GMAT club page on Facebook and liked it but when I try to download the book, I get an error that it is no longer available ?
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Dear GC experts,

With all respect to the creators of this wonderful book
I've some question about vague pronouns explanation from Ultimate GMAT Grammar Book:
(I've done some search here in GC couldn't find relevant thread)

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In a large city, it is dangerous to enter dark alleys at night.

How can it refer to city?

City is dangerous to enter dark alleys at night - doesn't make any sense to me
'it' seems placeholder here, yes?

In the directions, they said to attach the small piece to the top of the large piece.

How can 'they' refer to directions?

Directions said to attach the small piece to the top of the large piece - doesn't make any sense to me
'they' have no antecedent here, yes?
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I am not able to see any content on Grammer Book tab on Facebook page. Can anyone PM latest book pdf? bb
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Hi bb,

First of all a big thanks for taking out team and creating this wonderful guide. It serves a great purpose, since it starts from very basic and have some very good tips.

I just want to direct your attention to page#108, wherein it is mentioned that "However, that can ONLY be used in restrictive clauses." Now coming to the page#109 Exercise 26 there are lot of questions that have answers as Non Restrictive clauses and yet 'That' is shown in the answer sheet.

Can you please clarify this thing and help me understand better.
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GMATDEEPAK777 wrote:
Hi bb,

First of all a big thanks for taking out team and creating this wonderful guide. It serves a great purpose, since it starts from very basic and have some very good tips.

I just want to direct your attention to page#108, wherein it is mentioned that "However, that can ONLY be used in restrictive clauses." Now coming to the page#109 Exercise 26 there are lot of questions that have answers as Non Restrictive clauses and yet 'That' is shown in the answer sheet.

Can you please clarify this thing and help me understand better.

Thanks for the tip! Will take a look and will update it if there is a mistake. Appreciate it!
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Hi bb,

One more thing page# 112 has a topic Verbs always followed by a Gerund, wherein a verb Suggest has been added to the list. Now i remember reading this in Manhattan Sentence Correction book that suggest is a bossy verb and it will be take a Subjunctive form. Bossy Verb+That+Subject+Subjunctive.

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Dear GC experts,

With all respect to the creators of this wonderful book
I've some question about vague pronouns explanation from Ultimate GMAT Grammar Book:
(I've done some search here in GC couldn't find relevant thread)

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In a large city, it is dangerous to enter dark alleys at night.

How can it refer to city?

City is dangerous to enter dark alleys at night - doesn't make any sense to me
'it' seems placeholder here, yes?

In the directions, they said to attach the small piece to the top of the large piece.

How can 'they' refer to directions?

Directions said to attach the small piece to the top of the large piece - doesn't make any sense to me
'they' have no antecedent here, yes?

I agree with you on the first placeholder "it". That large city is dangerous to enter a alley sounds hilarious. To enter a alley is dangerous in a large city; it is more logical this way. So I would argue in the first occassion, the transformation given in the book is a bit off. The original sentence sounds many times better than the alternative.

However, in the second sentence. "The directions say..." means that you are quoting from the directions (i.e. instructions, or user manual). It is like when someone ask you what is in the letter you received, you will answer "it says/reads ...". It is certainly acceptable and correct to refer 'they' to the directions.

Bunuel
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The 2nd Edition of the GMAT Club's Ultimate Grammar Book has been released and posted in this topic.
Feel free to download - hope you enjoy it! It has been very thoroughly reviewed and revised and is better than ever before.

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The book finally cleared my confusion regarding "people". So "people" can be both singular or plural. However, could I get an example in which "people" is singular?

I was unable to think of a sentence in which "people" is singular. Since I am a native speaker, by default I use "person" for singular usage

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Hoozan wrote:
The book finally cleared my confusion regarding "people". So "people" can be both singular or plural. However, could I get an example in which "people" is singular?

I was unable to think of a sentence in which "people" is singular. Since I am a native speaker, by default I use "person" for singular usage

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Sure. People is most of the time used as plural in common speech and communication.
However, You can say Peoples of the world (plural of the singular word people) or an example I found online "The Japanese are an industrious people"
It is definitely limited in use as a singular noun.
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