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Flashcards in GRE Verbal Tips Deck (16):
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when answering fill-in-the-blank questions

hone in on VIPS

2

be cautious of ABSOLUTE or EXTREME words

these answers are often false

3

contrast between what the author BELIEVES and what the author describes as society believing

author vs. the society in the passage

4

rule out answers that include strong language or

words that overreach

5

when answering reading comprehension questions, eliminate

choices that contain land mines

6

"at the same time"

on the other hand

7

"nothing if not"

it wasn't great but at least it was this one thing

8

GRE sentences often use a pattern of mentioning two things and then giving more information about those two things in the same order

often, the first part of a sentence mentions the first part of the next sentence and the second part mentions the next

9

"proportion"

means a subset not the entire thing in RC questions

10

watch out for EX answers and NM answers

for Reading Comprehension

11

for "can be inferred" questions

the converse can also be true in answer choices

12

"if anything"

means if it does anything at all

13

new strategy for RC

1. Instructions
2. Q
3. Synop ->VIPS
4. select by-the-book answer

14

"all but"

very nearly

15

yet

shifting tone

16

range

an area where something acts