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# Verbal Chat with a Tutor every Wednesday at 7:30 AM PST/8 PM IST

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11 Oct 2017, 06:28
And we're back in the good old-fashioned chat room today! We'll be back on YouTube Live next week. Come join us for an informal chat in about one minute!
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11 Oct 2017, 06:29
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And we're back in the good old-fashioned chat room today! We'll be back on YouTube Live next week. Come join us for an informal chat in about one minute!

Why Sir Charles :/ Youtube webinar is better
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17 Oct 2017, 20:22
GMATNinja wrote:
And we're back in the good old-fashioned chat room today! We'll be back on YouTube Live next week. Come join us for an informal chat in about one minute!

GMATNinja I hope we have Tenses and Comparison YouTube webinar today
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17 Oct 2017, 21:26
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GMATNinja wrote:
And we're back in the good old-fashioned chat room today! We'll be back on YouTube Live next week. Come join us for an informal chat in about one minute!

GMATNinja I hope we have Tenses and Comparison YouTube webinar today

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18 Oct 2017, 06:02
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NandishSS wrote:
GMATNinja wrote:
And we're back in the good old-fashioned chat room today! We'll be back on YouTube Live next week. Come join us for an informal chat in about one minute!

GMATNinja I hope we have Tenses and Comparison YouTube webinar today

It's your lucky day! YouTube webinar on simplifying verb tenses, starting at 7:30 a.m. PST/8:00 p.m. IST. See you all there! And we'll have a schedule of upcoming webinars posted later this week.
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18 Oct 2017, 06:03
I’ll make sure to post the upcoming schedule by Thursday so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile find the YouTube link to join from the GMATClub YouTube channel.

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21 Oct 2017, 06:30
Details on upcoming YouTube webinars can be found in this thread: https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-ninja-v ... 51718.html

Next Wednesday, we'll be doing a Q&A format -- but for it to work, we need your questions ahead of time! So please let us know what you'd like to see in the webinar, and we'll do our best to oblige.
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24 Oct 2017, 18:21
Thank you, Prashant10692! Yeah, that question is a classic pain in the butt. We'll do an entire webinar on comparisons on November 1, so it'll fit really well with that one. Comparisons can be rough, so I wouldn't be surprised if the entire Q&A session on November 8 is devoted to more followup questions on comparisons...
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24 Oct 2017, 20:40
GMATNinja

I have a strategy question and would appreciate if you could take two steps further
since it is discussed earlier in this forum:

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Q: I seem to have exhausted all the GMATPrep official tests, and I want to have a rough estimate of my score before I take the GMAT exam. Is there anyway I can get a good estimate? I generally rely on Veritas practice tests as a reliable indicator.

A: here’s not much you can do to get a reliable score -- especially on verbal -- once you’ve exhausted all 6 GMATPreps. It’s unfortunate, but there’s not much you can do. For some people, the scores from Veritas or MGMAT or wherever will be accurate, but in general, they really aren’t the same thing at all... though they can certainly be worthwhile for practicing your timing and stamina and all of that.
GMAT Verbal has a finite number of concepts tested. If you *really* review enough official questions and internalize them, you will see a sizeable improvement in your score. Here’s the thing - the only way to test if you have truly internalized a concept is to come back to a a list of questions that you attempted, say, two weeks back. If you do not have a 100% accuracy, you should give yourself some hard time.

Q: But how would that work? If i get back to same verbal questions, i would know the answer.

A: If you did 50 verbal official questions and got 15 of them wrong (GMAT Club workbook is fantastic to track them), try to go back to those 15 questions 10-15 days later. You shouldn’t be surprised if you don’t get a 100% hit rate on those. That way, you will be able to triangulate the areas that you *really* need to work on.

My query: I tend to remember the OA and approach , and hence while revising the incorrect Qs after 15-20 days, I do
not get correct image of my revision done to solidify concepts. I made distinct notes of reason for selecting incorrect answer and missing correct OA in earlier notes.
Unfortunately unlike in 'Quant' there are no 'similar' Qs tab in the post to identify if I have really grasped
the concepts since while evaluating OG I found that each Q is unique from another.

Please spare GMAT prep Qs for this discussion.

Is there any subtle difference between below approaches for Quant and Verbal? :

Learning concepts -> Practice Qs ->Revision from concepts (if less than identified accuracy) -> Revision of practice Qs -> Mocks and analysis

Steps 2 and 3 are extremely painful than building stamina during mocks.
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29 Oct 2017, 11:26
Hi GMATNinja,

Source: MGMAT

During gladiator matches, the unfair match-up between a prisoner with a short sword and ten soldiers with horses and whips can drive the prisoner to a state of manic frenzy, like a rampaging bull whose rage increases when its hide is pierced with swords.

(A) like a rampaging bull whose rage increases when its hide is pierced with swords
(B) like the increased rage of a rampaging bull when its hide is pierced with swords
(C) like a rampaging bull that increases rage while rampaging with its hide pierced with swords
(D) just as a rampaging bull that increases rage by piercing its hide with swords
(E) just as a rampaging bull’s rage increases when it is pierced with swords

I have 1 doubt: how do we decide whether the action is being compared or the noun? I thought that the prisoner is being compared with the bull but as per the OA (E), the actions are being compared. How can we say here that actions are being compared?

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30 Nov 2018, 16:00
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Hello GMATNinja,

One query regarding the usage: Is below one correct?

From the helicopter, I saw a 6-mile long traffic jam due to the overturned truck.

This doesn't quite look right to me. Structurally, the sentence seems to be trying to say that "I saw" the traffic jam "due to the overturned truck" -- so "due to the overturned truck" seems to modify the verb phrase "I saw." And that's both grammatically wrong ("due to ____" can only modify a noun, not a verb phrase) and nonsensical.

I guess you could argue that "due to the overturned truck" is trying to modify the traffic jam, but it's hard to imagine why you'd construct the sentence that way. Why not make that modifier much more explicit? "From the helicopter, I saw a 6-mile long traffic jam that was caused by the overturned truck." That way, there's zero doubt that the phrase about the overturned truck is modifying the traffic jam.

This would be OK, though: "The horrific, 6-mile long traffic jam was due to the overturned truck."

I hope this helps!

Hi GMATNinja,
You make me totally confused in the highlighted part . As far I know, "verb phrase" is something, which acts as "verb" all the times. So, do you think that "I saw" acts as verb?
As far I know, "verb phrase" contains "the verb or any direct or indirect objects but not the subject anymore". So, why we include the subject "I" with verb "was" considering "verb phrase"?

As far I know the quoted example is from "Thursdays with Ron's study hall September 23, 2010"
Here is the quoted example again:
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From the helicopter, I saw a 6-mile long traffic jam due to the overturned truck

RonPurewal says: "due to" should be replaced with "caused by". So, what's the wrong with in the following sentence if I replaced the "due to" with "caused by"? Doesn't "the overturned truck" directly modifies "traffic jam"?
From the helicopter, I saw a 6-mile long traffic jam caused by the overturned truck.

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20 Feb 2019, 10:06
Hi is this chat still happen on every Wed or closed?
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20 Feb 2019, 23:20
Thanks bb.

Signed up for it.
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05 Jun 2019, 14:11
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Join us on Wednesdays at 7:30 AM PST/8 PM IST for a Verbal-focused GMAT chat with GMATNinja (Charles).

Charles Tutors GMAT and GRE and has scored on the GMAT 780 and a perfect 800. He will available in the GMAT Club Chatroom to answer any questions you may have - whether you are struggling with a question or need help with your strategy or timing, do not hesitate to ask him personally. While Charles charges \$200+ per hr for his services, he is offering his time and help on GMAT Club absolutely free.

Join us on Wednesdays at 7:30 AM PST/8 PM IST for a verbal chat with Charles!

P.S. If you want Charles to prep for any specific questions, feel free to post them here! He will do best to cover them in the session.

Hi bb,

Let me kindly remind you that be is missing in this part of your post ...He will be available in the GMAT Club...
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22 Dec 2019, 22:22
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Is this chat still open or closed???

Hi. The live sessions are on a winter holiday break but you can still watch all of the recordings and 3 seasons with GMAT Ninja on our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/user/gmatclub/playl ... shelf_id=2

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15 Mar 2020, 22:17
GMATNinja wrote:
Sure, that sounds great, Vyshak and hazelnut -- we've had a few questions on "having been" or "having + past participle", and I think we might have addressed them a little bit in one of the chats, but I'm happy to tackle it again. Would also make a pretty good Topic of the Week for sometime in the future...

Is this verbal chat still active ?

Or you can suggest any other forum where such things are discussed.
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15 Mar 2020, 22:45
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GMATNinja wrote:
Sure, that sounds great, Vyshak and hazelnut -- we've had a few questions on "having been" or "having + past participle", and I think we might have addressed them a little bit in one of the chats, but I'm happy to tackle it again. Would also make a pretty good Topic of the Week for sometime in the future...

Is this verbal chat still active ?

Or you can suggest any other forum where such things are discussed.

Harsh2111s You can always TAG the individual (like I tagged you in this post) you want to direct your question to. Every unlocked thread here on GC is active.
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