GMAT Verbal Sample Questions

The verbal section in GMAT is typically based on the grammar. And grammar cannot be mugged up, the more you practice the more you master. Holistically, GMAT verbal reasoning is not at all cup of tea for Indians. That’s the reason most of the GMAT inclined towards Quant section. But you should recall that Quant + Verbal scores total of 800. If you’re good in Quant is very good and scoring in range of 40-44. But you should score in between 35-40 in verbal to raise your GMAT score 700+ in the test.   You should remember always that IMPOSSIBLE itself says I’M_POSSIBLE. So pull up your socks, we Byju’s provide all the relevant topics and cover those topics with proper shortcut techniques. We prepare our own sample papers under the supervision of extremely talented mentors.  It will definitely help you in grasping the tricks for solving verbal reasoning. Below we have solved a question for you, go through it and experience the difference. SAMPLE QUESTION SOLVED The villages for the upliftment, of which there is dozens, will be finalized in today’s Parliamentary session by passing the bill in both the houses.

  1. A)     The villages for the upliftment, of which there is dozens
  2. B)      The village for the upliftment, of which there is dozens
  3. C)      The villages for the upliftments, of which there is dozens
  4. D)     The village for the upliftment, of which there are dozens
  5. E)      The villages for the upliftment, of which there are dozens

Answer:- E Solution: This question deals with the Subject-Verb agreement error.  

Which(a relative pronoun), is clearly referring to villages.

Villages is the subject of the sentence and it is plural and the verb has to always agree with the subject of the sentence.

The verb in this sentence is is, which is singular and is not in agreement with the subject of the sentence.

In order to correct this sentence we have to choose the option that fixes this subject verb agreement error.

Option A) Incorrect. The singular verb ‘is’ does not agree with the plural subject ‘villages’

Option B) Incorrect. This option is illogical as it says ‘The village’ which is singular but the next part of the sentence says ‘of which there is dozens’ and dozens, which is referring to villages and is plural does not agree with the singular ‘the village’.  

Option C) Incorrect This option repeats the same error that is found in option A. It also has the word ‘upliftments’ which is incorrect, the correct word is upliftment.

Option D) Incorrect The village, singular, does not agree with the plural verb are.

Option E) Correct This option fixes the subject verb agreement error. The plural verb are agrees with the plural subject villages.

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