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> One of the side-effects of studying SC is that I) You start seeing errors everywhere II) You silently correct SC errors when you spot them. 1) A is sufficient for me 2) B is sufficient for me 3) A and B both are sufficient for me 4) Either A or B is sufficient for me 5) Are y...
One of the side-effects of studying SC is that
I) You start seeing errors everywhere
II) You silently correct SC errors when you spot them.

1) A is sufficient for me
2) B is sufficient for me
3) A and B both are sufficient for me
4) Either A or B is sufficient for me
5) Are you mental? I don't do any such nonsense

Letting this thread run to see how it plays out.


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Prephrasing, to me, is the last thing we should do for SC. My reasons are simple, there will always be one perfect way to correct all the grammatical errors present in a sentence. The makers of the Test know that answer before we do, so, in all probability, we will never encounter that answer.
If you try doing that when you are going through OG, I can confidently say that there will be very few questions where the correct answer will be the perfect answer.

Obviously, it is a very good exercise, but will it help everyone? Depends.
If you have a 2 month time-frame to get your GMAT done and dusted, I doubt this strategy will work.
You can find errors everywhere, when you speak with others, when you read TOI, or, for that matter, even Edits of Hindu, when screened properly, will show up lots of errors. I will abstain from such an exercise !
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One of the side-effects of studying SC is that I) You start seeing errors everywhere II) You silently correct SC errors when you spot them. 1) A is sufficient for me 2) B is sufficient for me 3) A and B both are sufficient for me 4) Either A or B is sufficient for me 5) Are you...
One of the side-effects of studying SC is that
I) You start seeing errors everywhere
II) You silently correct SC errors when you spot them.

1) A is sufficient for me
2) B is sufficient for me
3) A and B both are sufficient for me
4) Either A or B is sufficient for me
5) Are you mental? I don't do any such nonsense

Letting this thread run to see how it plays out.
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Hi Pagals, I was just going through an article on cricinfo.com when I came across a sentence which I feel wasnt grammatically correct. It struck me that we can probably share such stuff (there are plenty,even on the supposedly good websites!) and have a discussion on how the sentence should ...
Hi Pagals,

I was just going through an article on cricinfo.com when I came across a sentence which I feel wasnt grammatically correct. It struck me that we can probably share such stuff (there are plenty,even on the supposedly good websites!) and have a discussion on how the sentence should have been framed in the first place. A couple of advantages of following this approach:-

1) We will think out of the box! Since there wouldnt be options to work with, re-framing the sentence in a correct manner would be tougher. Hence, our paraphrasing skills, such an important factor in doing well in SC, would improve

2) There isnt a dearth of such material. timesofindia.com would give you plenty of them in no time!

So, what do you suggest? Let me know if you feel this approach would be beneficial or not.

Mods, request you to not delete this thread immediately.

Oh, by the way, this is the sentence that I found on cricinfo.com, which I think is grammatically incorrect.

"I know he is a hard worker, very professional and will definitely go to the nets and work on his game."

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