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Sentence Correction GMAT Preparation Guide, 4th Edition (Manhattan GMAT Preparation Guide: Sentence Correction) Paperback – May 1, 2009

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ISBN-13: 978-0982423868 ISBN-10: 0982423861 Edition: 4 Pap/Psc

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Chapter by Chapter

Part I: General

Question Format, Best vs. Ideal, Splits and Re-Splits, Reading the Entire Sentence

Choose/Place/Match Your Words, Redundancy

Fragments, Middlemen, Warmups, Additive Phrases, Collective Nouns, Quantity Words, Flipping

Parallel Markers, Structures, Idioms, Superficial Parallelism, Linking Verbs

Antecedent Existence, Meaning, Ambiguity, Agreement, Case, Third Person Personal Pronouns, Demonstratives

Adjectives, Adverbs, Noun Modifiers, Position Rules and Exceptions, Relative Pronouns, Subgroup Modifiers, Essential vs. Non-Essential Modifiers, Verb Modifiers, Use of Which

Simple Tenses, Progressive Tenses (Present and Past), Tense Sequence, Subjunctive Mood (Hypothetical and Command), If/Then Voice (Active and Passive)

Like vs. As, Parallel Comparisons, Omitted Words, Comparative & Superlative Forms

Spot-Extract-Replace, Idiom List (197 Entries)

Connecting Words, Connecting Punctuation, Quantity
PLUS: Official Guide Problem Matrixand Glossary of Grammatical Terms

Part II: Advanced

Includes separate chapters on numerous Advanced Sentence Correction topics, as well as additional practice problems.

About the Author

In the last decade, Manhattan GMAT has grown from a single, dedicated tutor to a major test prep company with locations across the country. Our philosophy is simple: We aim to help students achieve their goals by providing the best curriculum and the highest-quality instructors in the industry. Manhattan GMAT hires fewer than 1 in 10 qualified applicants for its teaching positions, ensuring every instructor has years of experience and a 99th percentile score. So you can trust our books are developed by the very best.

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Product Details

  • Series: Manhattan GMAT Preparation Guide: Sentence Correction (Book 8)
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Manhattan Prep Publishing; 4 Pap/Psc edition (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982423861
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982423868
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #637,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Founded in 2000 by a Teach for America alumnus, Manhattan Prep is a leading test prep provider with locations across the US and the world. Known for its unparalleled teaching and curricular materials, the company's philosophy is simple: help students achieve their goals by providing the best curriculum and highest-quality instructors in the industry. Manhattan Prep's rigorous, content-based curriculum eschews the "tricks and gimmicks" approach common in the world of test prep and is developed by actual instructors with 99th percentile scores. Offering courses and materials for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and SAT, Manhattan Prep is the very best.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By GMAT Club (Expert) on January 22, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Huge point - I did not see this mentioned anywhere: this book comes with access to 6 online Manhattan GMAT CAT Tests, which are very good quality - they are yours just for buying this book, which makes it a VERY good value!

Another important part to note right away that the book has VERY FEW practice questions. There is 1 or 2 that are used to carry the point across and then there are "In Action" collection of 10-25 sentences at the end of each chapter (plus some online practice) but the book assumes that you will be using the Official Guide or the Verbal supplement for the official Guide. You should get those books anyway, but beware that they are required for practice. If you have already gone through OG's, get The PowerScore Sentence Correction Bible - it is almost as good but comes with practice questions.

This is the best book on the market today as voted by many gmatclub members.

* Only the relevant information and grammar points. Saves a tremendous amount of time
* Indepth overview of each error type to notice the patterns
* Good structure and gradual progression from basic to more advanced topics
* Includes advanced strategies for advanced test takers (650/700+ level)
* Finally, it provides approaches and strategies that work
* Excellent layout - very conducive to learning - especially helpful for visual learners (I am one). The book is actually so well laid out and published that it is enjoyable to read.
*** Access to 6 online GMAT Tests online

* Few practice questions included (mentioned above)
* Poor "style" coverage, which usually are the hardest GMAT questions

Let me know if you have any questions about this book - I answer comments on Amazon.
Good Luck on your GMAT,
Best Regards,
BB, Founder of GMAT Club GMAT 750
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Loh on December 3, 2009
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I can't believe it! I did not attend any prep courses and just by merely studying these books, I got a 780! And on a separate note, I got a 5 on AWA.
Do not get me wrong, I was never a fantastic undergraduate. My GPA was only about 3.4.
Thanks to the Manhattan GMAT books which saved me alot of money(I repeat I did not spend on prep courses), I can now apply for the top MBA programs with confidence!

*I bought all 8 books but am only writing it here because I do not want to duplicate.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Willey on April 13, 2010
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I didn't take a class, but I have alot of friends who have and have used the Kaplan book and practice tests in addition to the Manhattan. Manhattan prep material and tests are head and shoulders above Kaplan. My only wish is that I had started with the Manhattan series and not even worried about Kaplan. Kaplan may have the brand name, but the fact that Manhattan focuses only on the GMAT shines through. The material goes wayyy more in depth, and it really leverages the other best source of practice material you have, the Official Guide (it has a great feature called rephrasing that references the OG problems directly to give data sufficiency help. It almost makes so much sense that it seems obvious but ingenious at the same time. Why not use the actual old test problems provided by the GMAC as much as you can?).

I wasn't going to buy the whole series but was so impressed by the first book I used (Sentence Correction), that I bought a couple of the quantitative prep books. I was so impressed by those, that I ended up buying all the rest of them. I can not stress enough how much more focused and useful this material is than Kaplan. When used in conjunction with the Official Guide, you have everything you need to break 700.

The things these books provide make so much sense as the best way to prepare, that it makes you wonder why everyone else doesn't do it. My guess is that Manhattan benefits from a focused business model of limiting itself to the GMAT. If you're not looking to score that well and only need to practice some and get used to the questions, the Official Guide is enough. But the Manhattan series is also nice in that it allows you to pick and choose the certain topics you need extra help with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By regulator on September 5, 2009
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I must say I purchased this book partially on a whim. I had about a week before my GMAT, and I still felt unprepared for the verbal section. From my previous practice tests (GMATPrep tests), I realized I was getting a pretty high number of sentence correction questions wrong.

From reading various posts on different forums, I decided that purchasing this MGMAT book would be a good way to address this weakness I had. Furthermore, it would give me access to 5 more full length practice exams (+ the one free CAT exam on their website).

I took the free practice test on the same day I ordered from Amazon. Since I only had about a week left before my test, I paid for expedited shipping and received the book promptly. I quickly read through the first few chapters, and made mental notes on topics that were unfamiliar to me. The book is laid out exceptionally well, and has a good set of practice questions that I also worked on.

With access to the full length practice exams, I took a couple more during the last few days before my exam. I have to say, the MGMAT practice exams were awesome. The Quant section was noticeably harder than the GMATPrep tests (and also the actual GMAT), but the breakdowns and analysis they offer as you're going through the questions you got wrong are invaluable.

This book really helped me go over the edge. I went from a V39 during my first MGMAT practice test to a V51 on the actual GMAT. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with the SC section of the GMAT. 5 out of 5 stars
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