The trainer commanded the cadet that he performs the drill. : IncorrectThe trainer commanded the cadet that he perform the drill. : Correct
A subjunctive mood construction - (subject + bossy verb + that + base form of verb)
"Circular Reasoning"- The fallacy of assuming a conclusion to be true, in reaching the conclusion.
A favorite GMAT CR fallacy.
Example: Jack cannot lie because Jack always tells the truth.Example: A is true because B is true; B is true because A is true.
60% of the learning comes from analyzing mistakes!
"Do so" is the correct usage when "so" refers to an action."Do it" is the correct usage when "it" refers to a noun.
As "do" generally refers to actions, "do so" is more often correct than "do it".
Approach for solving SCs:
1. Read the mother sentence.2. For underlined part, move to answer choices.3. Compare vertically to observe the difference in the choices.4. Eliminate 4 choices through vertical comparison while reading horizontally.5. Read the sentence end-to-end before marking an answer choice.
RCs make or break your GMAT.Practice RCs everyday!
On Verbal questions, don't "Select 1 choice."Rather, "Eliminate 4 choices."
In a correct sentence, each pronoun must have a clear noun for reference; the noun and pronoun must agree in number.
Key to solving "para-completion" questions on CR:
- Prepare a mind-map.- Follow the chain-of-thoughts.- Eliminate four choices to reach a choice that best completes the complete chain of thoughts.-- Beware: Consider the "complete" of chain of thoughts.--- Not just the "last sentence".
On the verbal section, be cautious when you see an answer choice with "extreme" emotion.
Answer choices with "moderate" tonality have a higher probability of being correct.
Do not chase "tricks/tips/shortcuts". Chase "concepts"!
Do not chase "scores"; chase "learning". Scores will follow.
Permutation is used when ‘order’ matters.Example: Arranging children in a row.
Combination is used when ‘order’ does not matter.Example: Selecting teams.