We start with the first of the two structures – the Y-Thema X. Let`s take the following example: how do we manage when the GMAT gives us a more complicated sentence? The key is to divide it into mouth-appropriate pieces and address them individually, until you can clearly identify all the problems associated with thematic verb chord. Here`s an example: Split #4: verb time. In choice (E), the verbs “had had” and “that was giving” are not correct for this context. This is another problem of selecting responses (E). If two or more names are bound by the word “and” then they are all part of the subject, so the subject is naturally plural and takes a plural verb. Be careful if the subject P and Q is separated – P [long change clause] and Q. The first step is to understand what the subject is. To identify the subject, ask yourself: who or what did the action? In this case, it means: who or what has the allusion? The answer to this question gives you the subject. In the passage above, “the article” alludes. The simple theme of the sentence is “everyone,” so the predicate must be singular instead of the plural.

In this sentence, “Each student” is the theme, so we need a unique predicate. The only choice of answers that contains a single predicate for the subject “Each of the students” is “Each of the students was sick last week, so the professor canceled the conference.” As always with GMAT Sentence Correction, you should read the sentence as it is and first identify grammatical errors. You can see that there is no preposition after “Alludes.” It was supposed to be allusions. Therefore, delete A and scan every other selection of answers that will repeat this error. This way you can eliminate D. They have B, C and E. The theme of the phrase is “the youngest girl,” a single nostantiv. Although the verb is next to the plural “students,” a verb, the verb must be a singular verb. In addition, a superlative must need a comparison to be used properly, so that “dark hair” is the right answer choice.

The correct answer is the only one that uses the right subject-verbal convention and has the right grammar. For example, “reason” cannot be “directly correlated to something.” The underlined expression has a misuse of the verb “is” because the theme “player” is a plural form.

Monday, April 12th, 2021

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