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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.

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The best GMAT grammar resource available
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Covers all necessary items from Articles to Parallelism
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Split into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced section for proper levels
Includes 3 tests (after each section)


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- Linking Verbs
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- Coordinating Conjunctions Part I
- Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
- Comparisons
- Commands
- Negation – Part I - Using Not
- Double Negatives
- Answers to Exercises
- 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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Maybe there is a scope of correction:
Practice Test 1
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Due to traffic being backed up, by the time I arrived at my parent’s house the reunion was
over for hours and all my relatives have gone.

As mentioned by sayantanc2k in another post (https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-gr ... 64119.html) it should be BECAUSE OF rather than DUE TO. I am curious to know correct usage.

Also should I use RATHER THAN or INSTEAD OF in above sentence :suspect
Will these quantities act as NOUN because of the way I have used them in my sentence?

Edit: I think it should be INSTEAD OF :-)

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Maybe there is a scope of correction:
Practice Test 1
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Due to traffic being backed up, by the time I arrived at my parent’s house the reunion was
over for hours and all my relatives have gone.

As mentioned by sayantanc2k in another post (https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-gr ... 64119.html) it should be BECAUSE OF rather than DUE TO. I am curious to know correct usage.

Also should I use RATHER THAN or INSTEAD OF in above sentence :suspect
Will these quantities act as NOUN because of the way I have used them in my sentence?


Thank you. I will look into both of these posts and update over the weekend. Any other typos, please post here. I will review and update the file accordingly.
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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.

You can download it from our Facebook Page

Thank you,
Best Regards,
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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 1: Please Like Our Facebook Page

Step 2: Image

For other great verbal resources visit the GMAT Club's Verbal Advantage
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Chapters posted on the Forum

- Basic English Sentence Structure
- Nouns
- Verbs
- Linking Verbs
- Common Distinguishments
- Proper Use of Problem Verbs
- Subject/Verb Agreement & Placement
- Pronouns
- Questions
- Adjectives and Adverbs
- Coordinating Conjunctions Part I
- Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
- Comparisons
- Commands
- Negation – Part I - Using Not
- Double Negatives
- Answers to Exercises
- 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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bb ....Hi I would have loved to like and promote this resource on FB. But unfortunately I am no longer active on FB, so would you be kind enough to PM me the PDF version of the Grammar book/or direct link to download PDF version of the Grammar book

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I just followed the process mentioned above and downloaded the book.

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You can download it from our Facebook Page

Thank you,
Best Regards,
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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 1: Please Like Our Facebook Page

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- Subject/Verb Agreement & Placement
- Pronouns
- Questions
- Adjectives and Adverbs
- Coordinating Conjunctions Part I
- Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
- Comparisons
- Commands
- Negation – Part I - Using Not
- Double Negatives
- Answers to Exercises
- 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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[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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Quote:
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.

I encourage you to read the whole post and the linked threads.

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

Choose that answer.
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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[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

First question
Quote:
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.

I encourage you to read the whole post and the linked threads.

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

Choose that answer.
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. :)



Thanks for shedding light on the pronoun issue. This has been a wide topic of discussion, and from the links you have sent, it is quite clear.

As far as I understood, if the sentence does not have any other possible referent to pronoun that is used, then a possessive can be used as a pronoun. GMAT strategy guides actually moved away from discussing about possessive pronouns from 2010.

Expert post from Ron Purewal quite some time ago.
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t9533.html

This was indeed removed from the strategy guide. However in the latest version it popped up again with a kind of rule: Latest MGMAT strategy guide (sixth edition) pronouns (Extra), chapter 12.

One exception exists to the “antecedent must be a noun” rule. When the antecedent is in possessive noun form, a possessive pronoun can be used. For
example:
Right: MARY'S job is in jeopardy because of her mistake.
(possessive case)
In this sentence, MARY'S technically functions as an adjective, not a noun. The possessive pronoun also functions as an adjective: Mary's job is in jeopardy because of Mary's mistake. In this one circumstance, a pronoun can refer to a possessive noun instead of a regular noun.

With your post, it is clear on the usage of pronouns :)

Regards,
Santora

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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 ?
How can I get it.
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Ksyulu wrote:
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 ?
How can I get it.
Please help?



It seems to be working just fine. Please go to this page: https://www.facebook.com/gmatclubforum/ ... 712008262/


Also, here is a screenshot if you need help.
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New post 08 Nov 2018, 12:15
Hi!

I would love to download this grammar book, but I do not have facebook to follow the outlined process. Is there any other way I get the link to download this?

Thank you
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New post 08 Nov 2018, 19:55
begginersluck, use the link to download the same.

Thanks

(PS: I initially thought ur username is beginnersluck)

gmatbusters wrote:
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The Ultimate GMAT Grammar Book can be downloaded from here also.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/download.php or
https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-grammar-ebook-by-gmat-club-free-this-book-will-be-102387.html

Don't forget to follow gmatclub on facebook .Enjoy... :angel:

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Can you please share the link for the download? It says the link is temporarily unavailable, broken or expired.

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