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Thread poster: pradip
Mar 1, 2006


a) which GRAMMAR BOOK can help me with these topics (GMAT syllabi)

1. Elliptical verb phrases.
2. Misplaced modifiers.
3. Parallel sentences
4. Pronoun-subject agreement.
5. Proper use of adverbs
6. Proper use of semi-colons,
7. Sentence fragments.
8. Subject-verb agreement.
9. 'Who' versus 'Whom'
10. Among versus 'Between'
11. 'Fewer' versus 'Less'.
12. Run-on sentences.


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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
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Grammar book Mar 1, 2006

Hi pradip,
I wonder if you'd mind telling us a little about yourself. It would make it easier to suggest the right kind of books, if we knew, for example, if English is your first language.
Also, this is an international site, and I'm sure many members are unfamiliar with the "GMAT". Please explain what it is.

Best wishes, Kim

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Williamson  Identity Verified
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[Edited at 2006-03-01 10:17]

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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Graduate Management Admission Test Mar 1, 2006

Gmat is an abbreviation of the Graduate Management Admission Test.
It is made up of :
A. A math part:
1. Problem Solving Questions : basic math.
2. Data sufficiency question : Are the given data sufficient to solve the problem.

B. A linguistic part:

a. Sentence Correction Questions
b. Critical Reasoning Questions which measure if you can reason effectively in the areas of
*argument construction
*argument evaluation
*formulating and evaluating a plan of action.
Essay Writing:
Write two Essays.

The whole test takes about 6 hours....
It's equivalent is also used at some international institutions for sifting the numerous candidates applying there.

A good score (+700)on this test is a requirement for the MBA program of the best business schools such as Insead, Stanford GBS, Harvard GBS, Cornell etc.

For non-English speakers you also have Toefl.

Both tests are administered in about 110 countries... (

By the way, at the Gmat, no difference is made between native speakers and non native speakers...

[Edited at 2006-03-01 10:20]

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Michael Deliso  Identity Verified
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GMAT Mar 1, 2006

Hi predip.
I can give you what I know about the test because I have trained/ taught several students on taking these tests. There are several books (some pretty large sized) on the subject. Here are some URL where you can get additional info and some practice sample tests.
Most of them deal, in large part, with math intricate problems to solve.
It's hard to say and choose which to use, they all have tests on most of grammar chapters.
But the majority of the tests revolve around math.
You really need to study these tests/texts.

I suggest you go in a University bookstore or library and take a look at the several ones offered.

Best to you and good luck

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Stefanie Sendelbach  Identity Verified
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"A Practical English Grammar" by Thomson/Martinet Mar 1, 2006

Hi Pradip,

I don't know about GMAT, but here is a book I can wholeheartedly recommend for anybody who wants to brush up his or her English grammar skills: Its title is A Practical English Grammar and the authors are AJ Thomson and AV Martinet.

Here is a short description:
Thomson and Martinet’s classic intermediate grammar for foreign learners is the most widely used book of its kind. It is popular because its explanations are clear and because it deals thoroughly with the topics which students find most difficult.

Hope this helps,

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Claire Thomas  Identity Verified
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dictionary Mar 3, 2006

Many different languages and books are available at La Libarie Francaise in Rockefeller Center in NY.

Claire Thomas

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