Foundations of GMAT Verbal

Foundations of GMAT Verbal

Language: English

Pages: 396

ISBN: 1937707016

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Developed for test-takers who need a refresher, Foundations of GMAT Verbal provides a user-friendly review of basic verbal concepts crucial for GMAT success.

Manhattan GMAT’s Foundations of Verbal provides a refresher of the basic verbal concepts tested on the GMAT. Designed to be user-friendly for all students, this book provides easy-to-follow explanations of fundamental concepts and step-by-step application of these concepts to examples. It’s an invaluable resource for students who want to cement their understanding of basic principles such as grammar, logic, and reading, while building core verbal skills for the GMAT. The content of this book is aligned to the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2015 and 13th Editions. Purchase of this book includes one year of access to the Foundations of Verbal Homework Bank of extra practice questions and detailed explanations not included in the book, as well as to the Foundations of Verbal Bonus Drill Set.

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an astronaut. 1. That rumor has been spreading like wildfire. 2. The pygmy marmoset has typically been found in the rainforest areas of South America. 3. I will run faster, jump higher, and play more aggressively this season. 4. The firm's executives had supported the eco-initiative until the financial crisis struck and they re-evaluated. 5. Are you going? Answers are on page 137- Gerunds________________________________ Identifying verbs can be tricky. There are many constructions

careful— the word to can also do a few other jobs, such as being the first word in an infinitive. Similarly, the word but is usually a conjunction, but is a preposition when used to mean except, as in All developed nations but the U.S. have someform of national health insurance. As you can see fromt the list, many prepositions give information about location. For example, any word you can logically put in the blank in this sentence is a preposition: The cat h id __________ the house. Depending

lunch is unhealthy” or “Vegetables are best in school lunches.” It says, “The school board is not following the new school lunch guidelines.” That is 100%, undeniably true. Maybe the guidelines are stupid, but the conclusion is correct: the school board is not following the guidelines. Stick to the argument presented. M any considerations in real-life decision making often simply do not affect whether an argument’s premises support its conclusion. Again, focus on validity. Patterns & Flaws

be the other way around? Maybe thyroid problems cause people to be very tall. Or maybe they’re both caused by something else (e.g., genetic factors). In this case, possibility (4) is unlikely— remember, you want to take the premises as given. In this case, the premise is stated in a fairly definitive way, so the answer to whatever question is posed is probably not going to be, “The research is incomplete.” Consider this argument: According to a recent study, cats that eat Premium Cat Food have

argument’s assumptions are. The correct answer could resemble the assumption with a word such as “not” inserted somewhere. For instance, for the movie theater argument, a weaken answer choice might read, “Teenagers under age 16 are not more likely than other patrons to leave theaters dirty or damage facilities.” Note that this question actu­ ally uses the word weaken, but other questions might use the synonym undermine or an expression such as cast doubt on. On your paper: Weaken (Or, “W ”) 8.

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