Sentence Correction Questions for GMAT

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Directions to solve: The test will comprised of a number of sentences in each of which some part or the whole is underlined. Each sentence is followed by five alternative versions of the underlined portion. Choose that alternative which you find most correct and most effective as per the requirements of standard written English. Answer A is the same as the original version; if you think the original version is correct, select answer A.

While looking at the answer choices, Put your focus more towards grammar, diction, and syntax, as well as clarity, precision and fluency. Do not select an answer that contradict the actual meaning of original sentence.

  1. The vacationers enjoyed swimming in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, to snorkel near the reef.

    1. enjoyed swimming in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, to snorkel

    2. enjoyed swimming in the pool, to bathe in the ocean, and particularly, to snorkel

    3. enjoyed swimming in the pool, to bathe in the ocean, and particularly snorkeling

    4. enjoyed swimming in the pool, bathing in the ocean, and, particularly, snorkeling

    5. enjoyed to swim in the pool, to bathe in the ocean, and, particularly, to snorkel

  2. Crossing the street, a car almost struck us.

    1. Crossing the street, a car almost struck us.

    2. A car almost struck us, crossing the street.

    3. As we crossed the street, a car almost struck us.

    4. A car, crossing the street, almost struck us.

    5. Having crossed the street, a car almost struck us.

  3. If we cooperate together by dividing up the work, we shall be able to finish it quickly.

    1. If we cooperate together by dividing up the work

    2. If we cooperate by dividing up the work

    3. If we cooperate together by dividing the work

    4. If we cooperate dividing up the work

    5. If we cooperate together by dividing the work

  4. I think he approves my choice despite the fact I differ with him, granted the generation gap between us.

    1. I think he approves my choice despite the fact I differ with him, granted the generation gap between us.

    2. Granted the generation gap between us, I think he approves my choice despite the fact I differ with him.

    3. Despite the fact I differ with him, I think he approves my choice, granted the generation gap between us.

    4. Despite the fact I differ with him, I think, granted the generation gap between us, he approves my choice.

    5. Granted the generation gap between us, despite the fact that I differ with him, I think he approves my choice.

  5. The theme of this novel is how money doesn't make you happy.

    1. The theme of this novel is how money doesn't make you happy.

    2. The theme of this novel is that money doesn't make you happy.

    3. In this novel, its theme is how money doesn't make you happy.

    4. In this novel, that money doesn't make you happy is the theme.

    5. In this novel, you are not made happy by money is the theme.

  6. If some Americans look at where they are going, it can be seen that our goal is money.

    1. look at where they are going, it can be seen that our goal

    2. look back at where they are going, they see that their goal

    3. look ahead to where they are going, it can be seen that their goal

    4. look at where they are going, they can see our goal

    5. look ahead to where they are going, they can see their goal

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