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GMAT Sentence Correction

Build your grammatical skills, and target your weak areas of the Verbal section through our Sentence Correction tests. Take a test sample to ascertain whether you are test ready.

Instructions: This question presents a sentence, part of which or all of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence you will find five ways of phrasing the underlined part. The first of these repeats the original; the other four are different. If you think the original is best, choose the first answer; otherwise choose one of the others.

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Question 1:

Sea-floor spreading, whereby new oceanic crust is formed when two tectonic plates spread apart, are believed to be the cause of the movement of the continents but are still somewhat of a mystery to oceanographers.

Question 2:

Despite the fact that the human body depends on oxygen for survival and hemoglobin functionality while a lack of oxygen can lead to hypoxia or even death, the average person believes the respiratory system is of secondary importance to the circulatory system.

Question 3:

The application of the new expressionistic painting that is expected to take the modern art world to its exciting new level of commotion will be able to incorporate a wider range of modern brush strokes than the current fashionable trend and with more inclusive styles.

Question 4:

Big Bear is imposing a new tax on its local businesses, which will likely result in the Big Bear ski lifts having to raise their prices; the main concern of these ski lifts is whether vacationing families will continue to spend their money and buy lift tickets during the winter holiday after their prices are raised.

Question 5:

The syndication of popular radio programs such as “American Top 40” allows local affiliates to raise their ratings with recognizable programming without having to pay the exorbitant expenses of producing content and employment of hosts by standard radio program production.

Question 6:

By failing to compare the number of Bay Area customers with the availability of service lines at any given time, the telecommunications company failed in its effort to provide effective, efficient, and above-standard customer service.

Question 7:

The Great Mosque of Djenné, spread 250 feet across Mali’s countryside, had been constructed using a combination of mud, brick, and stone that it suffers from disrepair today due to erosion and rain damage.

Question 8:

By honing in on the lack of education opportunities, the other causes of socio-economic disparity—such as a childhood spent in impoverished surrounding, low annual income of birth parents, race and gender inequalities, etc.—have been largely ignored by the graduate students.

Question 9:

Had the party’s majority whip not lost the vote on the proposed heath care initiative, its initial weeks in office would have been proclaimed an unmitigated success.

Question 10:

In an effort to reduce the global carbon footprint, leading researchers suggested enacting tougher legislation on industrial emissions nation-wide to serve as a keystone in a new national campaign against global warning, so that it initiates a wider public acknowledgment of environmental issues and leading to more lobbying for related issues.


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