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1

I value my ABILITY TO SING.

** ABILITY

Right

(Note: I CAN SING is preferred to I HAVE THE ABILITY TO SING.)

2

l value my ABILITY OF SINGING.

** ABILITY

Wrong

3

I value my ABILITY FOR SINGING.

** ABILITY

Wrong

4

I value the ABILITY FOR me TO SING.

** ABILITY

Wrong

5

The bay ACTED AS a funnel for the tide.

ACT

Right

(= functioned as)

6

My friend ACTED LIKE a fool.

ACT

Right

(= behaved in a similar manner)

7

The bay ACTED LIKE a funnel for the tide.

ACT

Suspect

Note: #66 in The Official Guide, 13th Edition tests this idiom. The explanation claims that ACT LIKE must be used only with people. This claim is contradicted by other published problems. The way to resolve this issue is to ask whether the author intends metaphorical comparison (= LIKE) or actual function (= AS). If “actual function” is
possible, use AS.

8

The new rules will AFFECT our performance.

AFFECT/EFFECT

Right

9

The new rules will HAVE AN EFFECT ON our performance.

AFFECT/EFFECT

Suspect

This construction is wordier

10

The new rules will CAUSE AN EFFECT ON our performance.

AFFECT/EFFECT

Wrong

11

AFTER the gold rush, the mining town collapsed.

AFTER

Right

12

FOLLOWING the gold rush, the mining town collapsed.

AFTER

Suspect

(ambiguous)

13

His behavior AGGRAVATED the problem.

AGGRAVATE

Right

(= made worse)

14

His behavior WAS AGGRAVATING TO the problem.

AGGRAVATE

Wrong

(= was annoying to)

15

They AGREE THAT electrons EXIST.

AGREE

Right

16

Electrons are particles THAT physicists AGREE EXIST.

AGREE

Right

17

There is AGREEMENT AMONG them THAT electrons exist.

AGREE

Suspect

18

They AGREE electrons EXIST.

AGREE

Suspect

(AGREE THAT is preferred)

19

Electrons are particles THAT physicists AGREE ON AS EXISTING.

AGREE

Suspect

20

There is AGREEMENT AMONG them TO THE FACT THAT electrons exist

AGREE

Wrong

21

Electrons are particles physicists AGREE THAT EXIST.

AGREE

Wrong

22

Electrons are particles physicists AGREE TO EXIST

AGREE

Wrong

23

She AIDS her neighbor.

AID

Right

24

She provides AID TO victims. AID FOR victims is available.

AID

Right

25

Her AID IN WALKING the dog was appreciated.

AID

Right

26

Her AID TO WALK the dog was appreciated.

AID

Wrong

27

We adopted new procedures AIMED AT REDUCING theft.

AIM

Right

28

We adopted new procedures WITH THE AIM OF REDUCING theft.

AIM

Right

29

We adopted new policies, THE AIM OF WHICH was TO REDUCE theft.

AIM

Suspect

30

We adopted new policies WITH THE AIM TO REDUCE theft.

AIM

Wrong

31

The holiday ALLOWS Maria TO WATCH the movie today.

** ALLOW

Right

(= permits)

32

Maria WAS ALLOWED TO WATCH the movie.

** ALLOW

Right

33

The demolition of the old building ALLOWS FOR new construction.

** ALLOW

Right

(= permits the existence of)

34

The holiday ALLOWED FOR Maria TO WATCH the movie.

** ALLOW

Wrong

35

The holiday ALLOWED Maria the WATCHING OF the movie.

** ALLOW

Wrong

36

The holiday ALLOWS THAT homework BE done (or CAN BE done).

** ALLOW

Wrong

37

Homework is ALLOWED FOR DOING BY Maria.

** ALLOW

Wrong

38

The ALLOWING OF shopping TO DO (or TO BE DONE).

** ALLOW

Wrong

39

We are concerned about the forests AND the oceans.

** AND

Right

40

We are concerned about the forests, the oceans, AND the mountains.

** AND

Right

41

We work all night, AND we sleep all day.

** AND

Right

(note the comma before AND)

42

We are concerned about the forests AND ALSO the oceans.

** AND

Suspect

43

We work all night AND we sleep all day.

** AND

Suspect

(link 2 clauses with comma + AND)

44

We are concerned about the forests, ALSO the oceans.

** AND

Wrong

45

His ANXIETY ABOUT his company’s future is ill-founded.

ANXIETY

Right

46

His ANXIETY THAT his company MAY BE SOLD is ill-founded.

ANXIETY

Right

47

His ANXIETY ABOUT his company MAYBE SOLD is ill-founded.

ANXIETY

Wrong

48

Imperfections APPEAR AS tiny cracks.

APPEAR

Right

(= show up as)

49

He APPEARS CONFUSED.

APPEAR

Right

(= seems)

50

The dinosaurs APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN relatively smart.

APPEAR

Right

51

IT APPEARS THAT the dinosaurs WERE smart.

APPEAR

Right

52

He APPEARS AS confused.

APPEAR

Wrong

53

The dinosaurs APPEARED AS smart.

APPEAR

Wrong

54

The rules APPLY TO all of us.

APPLY

Right

55

All of us ARE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABILITY OF the rules.

APPLY

Wrong

56

AS I walked, I became more nervous.

** AS

Right

(= during)

57

AS I had already paid, I was unconcerned.

** AS

Right

(= because, since)

58

AS we did last year, we will win this year.

** AS

Right

(= in the same way)

59

JUST AS we did last year, we will win this year.

** AS

Right

(= in the same way)

60

AS the president of the company, she works hard.

** AS

Right

(= in the role of)

61

AS a child, I delivered newspapers.

** AS

Right

(= in the stage of being)

62

My first job was an apprenticeship AS a sketch artist.

** AS

Right

63

AS PART OF the arrangement, he received severance.

** AS

Right

64

ASA PART OF the arrangement, he received severance.

** AS

Suspect

65

My first job was an apprenticeship OF a sketch artist.

** AS

Wrong

66

They worked AS a sketch artist.

** AS

Wrong

(needs to agree in number.)

67

WHILE BEING a child, I delivered newspapers.

** AS

Wrong

68

AS BEING a child, I delivered newspapers.

** AS

Wrong

69

WHILE IN childhood, I delivered newspapers.

** AS

Wrong

70

Cheese is AS GREAT AS people say.

** AS... AS

Right

71

Cheese is NOT AS great AS people say.

** AS... AS

Right

72

We have AS MANY apples AS need to be cooked.

** AS... AS

Right

73

We have THREE TIMES AS MANY pears AS you.

** AS... AS

Right

74

We have AT LEAST AS MANY apples AS you.

** AS... AS

Right

75

We have 10 apples, ABOUT AS MANY AS we picked yesterday.

** AS... AS

Right

76

His knowledge springs AS MUCH from experience AS from schooling.

** AS... AS

Right

77

His knowledge springs NOT SO MUCH from experience AS from schooling.

** AS... AS

Right

78

He wins frequently, AS MUCH because he plays SO hard AS because he cheats.

** AS... AS

Right

79

Cheese is NOT SO great AS people say.

** AS... AS

Suspect

80

We have AS MANY apples AS OR MORE apples THAN you.

** AS... AS

Suspect

81

We have AS MANY apples AS THERE need to be cooked.

** AS... AS

Suspect

82

He wins frequently, AS MUCH because he plays AS hard AS because he cheats.

** AS... AS

Suspect

83

Cheese is SO great AS people say.

** AS... AS

Wrong

84

Cheese is SO great THAT people say.

** AS... AS

Wrong

85

Cheese is AS great THAT people say.

** AS... AS

Wrong

86

We have AS MANY apples THAN you.

** AS... AS

Wrong

87

We have SO MANY apples AS you.

** AS... AS

Wrong

88

We have AS MANY OR MORE apples THAN you.

** AS... AS

Wrong

89

We have THREE TIMES AS MANY MORE pears AS you.

** AS... AS

Wrong

90

We have 10 apples, ABOUT EQUIVALENT TO what we picked yesterday.

** AS... AS

Wrong

91

His knowledge springs NOT from experience AS from schooling.

** AS... AS

Wrong

92

I will leave, AS LONG AS it IS safe.

AS LONG AS

Right

93

I will leave, SO LONG AS it IS safe.

AS LONG AS

Right

94

I will leave, PROVIDED THAT it IS safe.

AS LONG AS

Right

95

I will leave, BUT it HAS TO BE safe.

AS LONG AS

Suspect

96

I will leave, BUT it BE safe.

AS LONG AS

Wrong

97

AS you practice, SO shall you play.

AS... SO

Right

(= in the same way; the situations are analogous)

98

JUST AS you practice, SO shall you play.

AS... SO

Right

(= in the same way; the situations are analogous)

99

JUST AS you practice piano regularly, you should study regularly.

AS... SO

Right

(= in the same way; the situations are analogous)

100

You practice, SO shall you play.

AS... SO

Wrong

101

JUST LIKE you practice, SO shall you play.

AS... SO

Wrong

102

I ASKED FOR his AID.

ASK

Right

103

He ASKED her TO GO to the store.

ASK

Right

104

He ASKED THAT she GO to the store, (subjunctive)

ASK

Right

105

He ASKED THAT she SHOULD GO to the store.

ASK

Wrong

106

We ATTRIBUTE the uprising TO popular discontent.

ATTRIBUTE

Right

107

We ATTRIBUTE the uprising AS popular discontent.

ATTRIBUTE

Wrong

108

Tech COMPANIES are as likely as the AVERAGE COMPANY to fail.

AVERAGE

Right

109

Tech COMPANIES are as likely as the INDUSTRY AVERAGE to fail.

AVERAGE

Wrong

110

AWARE OF the danger, he fled.

AWARE

Right

111

AWARE THAT danger was near, he fled.

AWARE

Right

112

WITH AN AWARENESS THAT danger was near, he fled

AWARE

Wrong

113

WITH AN AWARENESS OF the danger, he fled.

AWARE

Wrong

114

They passed a BAN PROHIBITING us FROM CARRYING bottles.

BAN

Right

115

They passed a BAN that we CANNOT CARRY bottles.

BAN

Wrong

116

The verdict was BASED ON the evidence.

BASED ON

Right

117

The jury reached a verdict BASED ON the evidence.

BASED ON

Right

118

BASED ON the evidence, the jury reached a verdict.

BASED ON

Wrong

(The jury was not itself BASED ON the evidence.)

119

BECAUSE the sun SHINES, plants grow.

** BECAUSE

Right

120

Plants grow BECAUSE the sun SHINES.

** BECAUSE

Right

121

BECAUSE OF the sun, plants grow.

** BECAUSE

Right

122

BY SHINING, the sun makes plants grow.

** BECAUSE

Right

123

Plants grow, FOR the sun shines.

** BECAUSE

Right

(grammatically correct but very formal)

124

Plants grow BECAUSE OF the sun, WHICH SHINES.

** BECAUSE

Suspect

125

Plants are amazing IN THAT they grow in the sun.

** BECAUSE

Suspect

(correct but wordy)

126

The growth of plants IS EXPLAINED BY THE FACT THAT the sun shines.

** BECAUSE

Suspect

(correct but wordy)

127

Plants grow BECAUSE OF the sun SHINING.

** BECAUSE

Wrong

128

Plants grow AS A RESULT OF the sun SHINING.

** BECAUSE

Wrong

129

BECAUSE OF SHINING, the sun makes plants grow.

** BECAUSE

Wrong

130

ON ACCOUNT OF SHINING or ITS SHINING, the sun makes plants grow.

** BECAUSE

Wrong

131

BECAUSE the sun SHINES IS the REASON that plants grow.

** BECAUSE

Wrong

132

The ABILITY OF plants TO grow IS BECAUSE the sun shines.

** BECAUSE

Wrong

133

BEING THAT the sun shines, plants grow.

** BECAUSE

Wrong

134

The growth of plants IS EXPLAINED BECAUSE OF the shining of the sun.

** BECAUSE

Wrong

135

The growth of plants IS EXPLAINED BECAUSE the sun shines.

** BECAUSE

Wrong

136

BEING infected does not make you sick.

** BEING

Right

137

The judges saw the horses BEING led to the stables.

** BEING

Right

138

BEING an advocate of reform, I would like to make a different proposal.

** BEING

Suspect

Note: The word BEING is often wordy or awkward. However, having caught on to the “BEING is wrong” shortcut, the GMAT problem writers have created a few problems
that force you to choose BEING. BEING appears in many more wrong answers than
right ones. But BEING can be used correctly as a gerund or as a participle. In the end,
you should pick a BEING answer only if you are 100% sure that the other answer
choices are wrong for clear grammatical reasons.

139

The movement BEGAN AS a protest.

BEGIN

Right

(= was born as)

140

The movement BEGAN WITH a protest.

BEGIN

Right

(= protest was the first part)

141

The protest BEGAN a movement.

BEGIN

Right

(= caused)

142

The movement WAS BEGUN FROM a protest.

BEGIN

Wrong

143

She BELIEVES THAT Gary IS right.

** BELIEVE

Right

144

She BELIEVES Gary TO BE right.

** BELIEVE

Right

145

IT IS BELIEVED THAT Gary IS right.

** BELIEVE

Right

146

Gary IS BELIEVED TO BE right.

** BELIEVE

Right

147

Gary IS BELIEVED BY her TO BE right.

** BELIEVE

Suspect

148

A battle ensued BETWEEN the reactionaries AND the radicals.

BETWEEN

Right

149

A skirmish ensued AMONG the combatants.

BETWEEN

Right

(more than 2 parties)

150

A battle ensued BETWEEN the reactionaries WITH the radicals.

BETWEEN

Wrong

151

A battle ensued AMONG the reactionaries AND the radicals.

BETWEEN

Wrong

152

A battle ensued AMONG the reactionaries WITH the radicals.

BETWEEN

Wrong

153

WITHIN the BORDERS of a country.

BORDERS

Right

154

IN the BORDERS of a country.

BORDERS

Wrong

155

INSIDE the BORDERS of a country.

BORDERS

Wrong

156

She was interested BOTH in plants AND in animals.

**BOTH... AND

Right

157

She was interested in BOTH plants AND animals.

**BOTH... AND

Right

158

She was interested BOTH in plants AND animals.

**BOTH... AND

Wrong

159

She was interested BOTH in plants AS WELL AS in animals.

**BOTH... AND

Wrong

160

She was interested BOTH in plants BUT ALSO in animals.

**BOTH... AND

Wrong

161

I STUDY hard BUT TAKE breaks.

** BUT

Right

162

I STUDY hard, BUT I TAKE breaks.

** BUT

Right

163

ALTHOUGH I TAKE frequent naps, I STUDY effectively.

** BUT

Right

164

DESPITE TAKING frequent naps, I STUDY effectively.

** BUT

Right

165

I TAKE frequent naps, YET I STUDY effectively.

** BUT

Right

166

DESPITE THE FACT THAT I TAKE frequent naps, I STUDY effectively.

** BUT

Suspect

167

ALTHOUGH a frequent napper, I STUDY effectively.

** BUT

Suspect

(ALTHOUGH should generally be followed by a clause.)

168

I STUDY effectively ALTHOUGH TAKING frequent naps.

** BUT

Wrong

169

ALTHOUGH I TAKE frequent naps, YET I STUDY effectively.

** BUT

Wrong

170

ALTHOUGH I TAKE frequent naps, AND I STUDY effectively.

** BUT

Wrong

171

DESPITE TAKING frequent naps, YET I STUDY effectively.

** BUT

Wrong

172

The manager CAN RUN the plant.

** CAN

Right

173

The plant CAN CAUSE damage.

** CAN

Right

174

The manager IS ABLE TO RUN the plant.

** CAN

Suspect

Note: ALL of these suspect forms are grammatically correct but wordier than CAN.

175

The manager IS CAPABLE OF RUNNING the plant.

** CAN

Suspect

Note: ALL of these suspect forms are grammatically correct but wordier than CAN.

176

The manager HAS THE ABILITY TO RUN the plant.

** CAN

Suspect

Note: ALL of these suspect forms are grammatically correct but wordier than CAN.

177

The manager HAS THE CAPABILITY OF RUNNING the plant.

** CAN

Suspect

Note: ALL of these suspect forms are grammatically correct but wordier than CAN.

178

It is POSSIBLE FOR the plant TO CAUSE damage.

** CAN

Suspect

Note: ALL of these suspect forms are grammatically correct but wordier than CAN.

179

The plant POSSIBLY CAUSES damage.

** CAN

Suspect

Note: ALL of these suspect forms are grammatically correct but wordier than CAN.

180

The plant HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF CAUSING damage.

** CAN

Suspect

Note: ALL of these suspect forms are grammatically correct but wordier than CAN.

181

I have ONE CHANCE IN A THOUSAND OF WINNING tonight.

CHANCE

Right

182

I have ONE CHANCE IN A THOUSAND FOR WINNING tonight.

CHANCE

Wrong

183

I have ONE IN A THOUSAND CHANCES TO WIN tonight.

CHANCE

Wrong

184

I have ONE CHANCE IN A THOUSAND THAT I WILL WIN tonight.

CHANCE

Wrong

185

I have ONE CHANCE IN A THOUSAND FOR ME TO WIN tonight.

CHANCE

Wrong

186

They CLAIM THAT they CAN read minds.

CLAIM

Right

187

They CLAIM TO BE ABLE to read minds.

CLAIM

Right

188

They CLAIM the ABILITY to read minds.

CLAIM

Suspect

189

They CLAIM they CAN read minds.

CLAIM

Suspect

190

They CLAIM BEING ABLE to read minds.

CLAIM

Wrong

191

Costs are rising, but incomes have not increased COMPARABLY.

COMPARABLE

Right

192

Costs are rising, but incomes have not increased TO A COMPARABLE EXTENT

COMPARABLE

Suspect

193

IN COMPARISON WITH (or TO) horses, zebras are vicious.

COMPARED / COMPARISON

Right

Note: The GMAT ignores the traditional distinction between COMPARED TO (emphasizing
similarities) and COMPARED WITH (emphasizing differences).

194

A zebra can be COMPARED TO a horse in many ways.

COMPARED / COMPARISON

Right

Note: The GMAT ignores the traditional distinction between COMPARED TO (emphasizing
similarities) and COMPARED WITH (emphasizing differences).

195

COMPARED WITH a horse, however, a zebra is very hard to tame.

COMPARED / COMPARISON

Right

Note: The GMAT ignores the traditional distinction between COMPARED TO (emphasizing
similarities) and COMPARED WITH (emphasizing differences).

196

AS COMPARED WITH (or TO) horses, zebras are vicious.

COMPARED / COMPARISON

Suspect

197

WHEN COMPARED TO horses, zebras are vicious.

COMPARED / COMPARISON

Wrong

198

Zebras are MORE vicious COMPARED TO horses.

COMPARED / COMPARISON

Wrong

199

We have CONFIDENCE THAT the market WILL RECOVER.

CONFIDENCE

Right

200

We have CONFIDENCE IN the market’s ABILITY TO RECOVER.

CONFIDENCE

Suspect

201

We have CONFIDENCE IN the market TO RECOVER.

CONFIDENCE

Wrong

202

He CONCEIVES OF architecture AS a dialogue.

CONCEIVE

Right

203

His CONCEPTION OF architecture IS AS a dialogue.

CONCEIVE

Suspect

204

He CONCEIVES OF architecture TO BE a dialogue.

CONCEIVE

Wrong

205

There is a strong CONNECTION BETWEEN his grades AND his effort.

CONNECTION

Right

206

There is a strong CONNECTION OF his grades AND his effort.

CONNECTION

Wrong

207

I CONSIDER her a friend.

** CONSIDER

Right

208

I CONSIDER her intelligent.

** CONSIDER

Right

209

I CONSIDER illegal the law passed last week by the new regime.

** CONSIDER

Right

210

The law IS CONSIDERED illegal.

** CONSIDER

Right

211

The judge CONSIDERS the law TO BE illegal.

** CONSIDER

Suspect

212

The judge CONSIDERS the law AS illegal (or AS BEING illegal).

** CONSIDER

Wrong

213

The judge CONSIDERS the law SHOULD BE illegal.

** CONSIDER

Wrong

214

The judge CONSIDERS the law AS IF IT WERE illegal.

** CONSIDER

Wrong

215

They CONTEND THAT they can decipher the code.

CONTEND

Right

216

They CONTEND they can decipher the code.

CONTEND

Wrong

217

They CONTEND the code TO BE decipherable.

CONTEND

Wrong

218

They CONTEND the ABILITY to decipher the code.

CONTEND

Wrong

219

The danger will CONTINUE TO GROW.

CONTINUE

Right

220

The danger will CONTINUE GROWING.

CONTINUE

Suspect

(correct but apparently not used)

221

The danger will CONTINUE ITS GROWTH.

CONTINUE

Wrong

222

The danger will CONTINUE GROWTH.

CONTINUE

Wrong

223

The danger will CONTINUE ITS GROWING.

CONTINUE

Wrong

224

IN CONTRAST WITH the zoo, the park charges no admission.

CONTRAST

Right

225

IN CONTRAST TO the zoo, the park charges no admission.

CONTRAST

Right

226

UNLIKE the zoo, the park charges no admission.

CONTRAST

Right

227

AS CONTRASTED WITH the zoo, the park charges no admission.

CONTRAST

Wrong

228

IN CONTRAST TO the zoo CHARGING admission, the park does not.

CONTRAST

Wrong

229

She was CONVINCED THAT she had been robbed.

CONVINCE

Right

230

She was OF THE CONVICTION THAT she had been robbed.

CONVINCE

Wrong

231

Pollution COSTS us billions IN increased medical bills.

CONVINCE

Right

232

The COST OF pollution TO us is billions IN increased medical bills.

CONVINCE

Suspect

233

Increased medical bills COST us billions BECAUSE OF pollution.

CONVINCE

Wrong

234

You COULD DO anything you want.

COULD

Right

235

You HAVE (or MAY HAVE) THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING anything you want.

COULD

Suspect

236

You COULD POSSIBLY DO anything you want.

COULD

Wrong

237

We WILL CREATE a team TO LEAD the discussion.

CREATE

Right

238

We WILL CREATE a team FOR LEADING the discussion.

CREATE

Wrong

239

Hugo CREDITS Sally WITH good taste.

CREDIT

Right

240

Sally IS CREDITED WITH good taste.

CREDIT

Right

241

Sally IS CREDITED FOR good taste (or FOR HAVING good taste).

CREDIT

Wrong

242

Sally IS CREDITED AS a person with good taste (or AS HAVING good taste).

CREDIT

Wrong

243

Sally IS CREDITED TO BE a person with good taste.

CREDIT

Wrong

244

We ARE IN DANGER OF FORGETTING the past.

DANGER

Right

245

We ARE ENDANGERED BY FORGETTING the past.

DANGER

Suspect

246

We ARE IN DANGER TO FORGET the past.

DANGER

Wrong

247

We HAVE A DANGER OF FORGETTING (or TO FORGET) the past.

DANGER

Wrong

248

They DATED the artifact AT three centuries old.

DATE

Right

249

The artifact WAS DATED AT three centuries old.

DATE

Right

250

The artifact WAS DATED TO BE three centuries old.

DATE

Wrong

251

The artifact WAS DATED AS BEING three centuries old.

DATE

Wrong

252

She DECIDED TO START a company.

DECIDE

Right

253

Her DECISION WAS TO START a company.

DECIDE

Suspect

254

I DECLARED the election a fraud. I DECLARED the referendum invalid.

DECLARE

Right

255

I DECLARED invalid the referendum that the new regime imposed.

DECLARE

Right

256

They DECLARED THAT the election was a fraud.

DECLARE

Right

257

They DECLARED the election was a fraud.

DECLARE

Suspect

(DECLARE THAT is preferred.)

258

The judge DECLARED the election TO BE a fraud.

DECLARE

Suspect

259

The judge DECLARED the election AS a fraud.

DECLARE

Wrong

260

The price of oil DECLINED. (or Oil DECLINED in price.)

DECLINE

Right

261

The DECLINE IN the price of oil was unexpected.

DECLINE

Right

262

My friends reputation DECLINED.

DECLINE

Right

263

My friend DECLINED in reputation.

DECLINE

Wrong

264

The DECLENSION IN the price of oil was unexpected.

DECLINE

Wrong

(obsolete meaning)

265

They DEMAND THAT the store BE closed.

DEMAND

Right

266

Their DEMAND THAT the store BE closed was not met.

DEMAND

Right

267

They DEMAND the store TO BE closed.

DEMAND

Wrong

268

They DEMANDED THAT the store SHOULD BE closed.

DEMAND

Wrong

269

The outcome DEPENDS ON WHETHER he CAN make friends.

DEPEND

Right

270

The outcome DEPENDS ON his ABILITY TO make friends.

DEPEND

Suspect

271

This window is DESIGNED TO OPEN.

DESIGN

Right

272

This window IS DESIGNED SO THAT IT OPENS.

DESIGN

Wrong

273

This window IS DESIGNED SO AS TO OPEN.

DESIGN

Wrong

274

The winner was DETERMINED BY a coin toss.

DETERMINE

Right

275

The winner was DETERMINED THROUGH (or BECAUSE OF) a coin toss.

DETERMINE

Wrong

276

The winner was DETERMINED FROM (or AS A RESULT OF) a coin toss.

DETERMINE

Wrong

277

The executive DEVELOPED her idea INTO a project.

DEVELOP

Right

278

The idea DEVELOPED INTO a project.

DEVELOP

Right

279

An idea DEVELOPED ITSELF INTO a project.

DEVELOP

Wrong

280

My opinion DIFFERS FROM yours.

Right

281

My opinion IS DIFFERENT FROM yours.

Right

282

My opinion IS DIFFERENT IN COMPARISON TO yours.

DIFFER /DIFFERENT

Wrong

Note: The form DIFFERENT THAN does not appear in the 10th, 11th, or 12th Editions
of the Official Guide. According to other style guides, you should use DIFFERENT
FROM, rather than DIFFERENT THAN, when you are comparing nouns.

283

There is a DIFFERENCE IN ability BETWEEN us.

DIFFERENCE

Right

284

There is a DIFFERENCE BETWEEN what you can do AND what I can do.

DIFFERENCE

Right

285

There are DIFFERENCES IN what you and I can do.

DIFFERENCE

Right

286

There are DIFFERENCES BETWEEN what you and I can do.

DIFFERENCE

Wrong

287

Quantum mechanics is DIFFICULT TO STUDY.

DIFFICULT

Right

288

Quantum mechanics is DIFFICULT FOR STUDY.

DIFFICULT

Wrong

289

I love the DISCOVERY THAT carbon CAN form soccer-ball molecules.

DISCOVERY

Right

290

I love the DISCOVERY OF carbons ABILITY TO form soccer-ball molecules.

DISCOVERY

Suspect

291

I love the DISCOVERY OF carbon BEING ABLE TO form soccer-ball molecules.

DISCOVERY

Wrong

292

She IS DISINCLINED TO WRITE to her parents.

DISINCLINED

Right

293

She HAS A DISINCLINATION TO WRITE to her parents.

DISINCLINED

Wrong

294

There ISA DISINCLINATION ON HER PART TO WRITE to her parents.

DISINCLINED

Wrong

295

Her busy schedule BRINGS OUT A DISINCLINATION IN HER TO WRITE to her
parents.

DISINCLINED

Wrong

296

The investor DISTINGUISHED BETWEEN trends AND fads.

DISTINGUISH / DISTINCTION

Right

297

There is a DISTINCTION BETWEEN trends AND fads.

DISTINGUISH / DISTINCTION

Right

298

The investor DISTINGUISHED trends FROM fads.

DISTINGUISH / DISTINCTION

Suspect

299

The investor DISTINGUISHED trends AND fads.

DISTINGUISH / DISTINCTION

Wrong

300

The investor DISTINGUISHED BETWEEN trends FROM fads.

DISTINGUISH / DISTINCTION

Wrong

301

There is a DISTINCTION BETWEEN trends WITH fads.

DISTINGUISH / DISTINCTION

Wrong

302

There is a DISTINCTION OF trends TO fads.

DISTINGUISH / DISTINCTION

Wrong

303

Trends HAVE a DISTINCTION FROM fads.

DISTINGUISH / DISTINCTION

Wrong

304

I did not eat the cheese, but my mother DID (or DID SO).

DO

Right

305

I did not eat the cheese, but my mother DID IT (or DID THIS).

DO

Wrong

306

We DO NOT DOUBT THAT the apples are ripe.

DOUBT

Right

307

We HAVE NO DOUBT THAT the apples are ripe.

DOUBT

Right

308

She DOUBTS WHETHER Jan will arrive on time.

DOUBT

Right

309

She DOUBTS THAT Jan will arrive on time.

DOUBT

Suspect

(The GMAT claims that DOUBT, used in a positive statement without NOT or NO,
should be followed by WHETHER or IF, not THAT.)

310

We DO NOT DOUBT WHETHER the apples are ripe.

DOUBT

Wrong

311

We HAVE NO DOUBT WHETHER the apples are ripe.

DOUBT

Wrong

312

The deficit IS DUE TO overspending.

DUE TO

Right

(= results from)

313

Our policy will not cover damage DUE TO fire.

DUE TO

Right

(= resulting from)

314

BECAUSE politicians SPEND money, we have a deficit.

DUE TO

Right

315

DUE TO politicians SPENDING money, we have a deficit

DUE TO

Wrong

316

DUE TO THE FACT THAT politicians SPEND money, we have a deficit.

DUE TO

Wrong

317

The rise in gasoline prices has an ECONOMIC impact on consumers.

ECONOMIC

Right

318

Our new car is more ECONOMICAL than our last.

ECONOMIC

Right

(= efficient)

319

The rise in gasoline prices has an ECONOMICAL impact on consumers.

ECONOMIC

Wrong

320

I will take EITHER the subway OR the bus.

EITHER... OR

Right

321

I will take EITHER the subway AND the bus.

EITHER... OR

Wrong

322

She ELECTED TO WITHDRAW her money early.

ELECT

Right

323

She ELECTED early WITHDRAWAL OF her money.

ELECT

Suspect

324

She ELECTED WITHDRAWING her money early.

ELECT

Wrong

325

The book was SHORT ENOUGH TO READ in a night.

ENOUGH

Right

326

The book was SHORT ENOUGH FOR me TO READ in a night.

ENOUGH

Right

327

The power plant has found a way to generate energy at an unprecedented scale, ENOUGH FOR powering and entire city.

ENOUGH

Suspect

328

The book was SHORT ENOUGH THAT I could read it in a night.

ENOUGH

Wrong

329

The book was SHORT ENOUGH FOR IT TO BE read in a night.

ENOUGH

Wrong

330

The book was SHORT ENOUGH SO THAT I could read it in a night.

ENOUGH

Wrong

331

The book was SHORT ENOUGH AS TO BE read in a night.

ENOUGH

Wrong

332

He ENSURES THAT deadlines ARE met (or WILL BE met).

ENSURE

Right

333

He ENSURES THAT deadlines MUST BE met (or SHOULD BE met).

ENSURE

Wrong

334

They are EQUIPPED TO FIGHT on any terrain.

EQUIPPED

Right

335

They are EQUIPPED FOR FIGHTING on any terrain.

EQUIPPED

Wrong

336

She ESTIMATES the cost TO BE ten dollars.

ESTIMATE

Right

337

The cost IS ESTIMATED TO BE ten dollars.

ESTIMATE

Right

338

She ESTIMATES the cost AT ten dollars.

ESTIMATE

Wrong

339

I am EVEN RICHER THAN a prince.

EVEN

Right

340

I earn AS MUCH money AS EVEN the wealthiest king.

EVEN

Right

341

I am RICHER EVEN THAN a prince.

EVEN

Wrong

342

I earn EVEN AS MUCH money AS the wealthiest king.

EVEN

Wrong

343

The economy is MORE fragile THAN EVER BEFORE.

EVER

Right

344

The economy is MORE fragile THAN NEVER BEFORE.

EVER

Wrong

345

The economy is MORE fragile AS NEVER BEFORE.

EVER

Wrong

346

The economy is MORE THAN EVER BEFORE fragile.

EVER

Wrong

347

FOR EVERY dollar SAVED, THREE dollars ARE WASTED.

EVERY

Right

348

FOR EVERY dollar SAVED, you WASTE THREE dollars.

EVERY

Suspect

349

FOR EVERY dollar SAVED WASTES THREE dollars.

EVERY

Wrong

350

EXCEPT FOR a final skirmish, the war was over.

Right

351

BESIDES a final skirmish, the war was over.

EXCEPT

Suspect

352

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF a final skirmish, the war was over.

EXCEPT

Suspect

353

EXCEPTING a final skirmish, the war was over.

EXCEPT

Suspect

354

We EXPECT the price TO FALL. ( or The price IS EXPECTED TO FALL.)

** EXPECT

Right

355

We EXPECT THAT the price WILL FALL.

** EXPECT

Right

356

IT IS EXPECTED THAT the price WILL FALL.

** EXPECT

Right

357

Inflation rose more than we EXPECTED.

** EXPECT

Right

358

There IS an EXPECTATION THAT the price will fall.

** EXPECT

Right

359

There IS an EXPECTATION the price WILL FALL.

** EXPECT

Suspect

360

There IS an EXPECTATION OF the price FALLING.

** EXPECT

Suspect

361

Inflation rose more than we EXPECTED IT TO.

** EXPECT

Suspect

362

Inflation rose more than we EXPECTED IT WOULD.

** EXPECT

Suspect

363

The price IS EXPECTED FOR IT TO FALL.

** EXPECT

Wrong

364

IT IS EXPECTED THAT the price SHOULD FALL.

** EXPECT

Wrong

365

We EXPEND energy ON neighborhood development.

EXPEND

Right

366

We EXPEND energy FOR neighborhood development.

EXPEND

Wrong

367

We enjoyed the film TO some EXTENT.

EXTENT

Right

368

“Thumbs part up” is the EXTENT TO WHICH we enjoyed the film.

EXTENT

Right

369

“Thumbs part up” is the EXTENT THAT we enjoyed the film.

EXTENT

Wrong

370

It is important to recognize THAT our strategy is working.

FACT THAT

Right

371

We have succeeded BECAUSE we work hard.

FACT THAT

Right

372

It is important to recognize THE FACT THAT our strategy is working.

FACT THAT

Suspect

373

THE FACT THAT our strategy is working is important to recognize.

FACT THAT

Suspect

374

We have succeeded DUE TO THE FACT THAT we work hard.

FACT THAT

Wrong

375

The criminals ARE AT FAULT FOR BREAKING the law.

FAULT

Right

376

BREAKING the law IS THE FAULT OF the criminals.

FAULT

Suspect

377

THAT the criminals BROKE the law IS AT FAULT.

FAULT

Wrong

378

IT IS THE FAULT OF the criminals WHO BROKE the law.

FAULT

Wrong

379

The scientist FOUND THAT the reaction WAS unusual.

FIND

Right

380

The scientist FOUND the reaction TO BE unusual.

FIND

Suspect

381

The scientist FOUND the reaction WAS unusual.

FIND

Wrong

382

The law FORBIDS any citizen TO VOTE twice.

FORBID

Right

383

The law FORBIDS any citizen FROM VOTING twice.

FORBID

Wrong

384

The price fell FROM 10 euros TO 3 euros.

FROM... TO

Right

385

The price fell TO 3 euros FROM 10 euros.

FROM... TO

Right

386

The price fell FROM 10 euros DOWN TO 3 euros.

FROM... TO

Wrong

387

The price rose FROM 3 euros UP TO 10 euros.

FROM... TO

Wrong

388

The GOAL IS TO EXPAND the company.

GOAL

Right

389

The GOAL IS EXPANSION OF the company.

GOAL

Suspect

390

The GOAL IS EXPANDING the company.

GOAL

Wrong

391

She HEARD THAT her investment HAD PAID off.

HEAR

Right

392

She HEARD OF her investment PAYING off.

HEAR

Wrong

393

He HELPS RAKE the leaves.

HELP

Right

394

He HELPS TO RAKE the leaves.

HELP

Right

395

He HELPS me RAKE the leaves.

HELP

Right

396

He HELPS me TO RAKE the leaves.

HELP

Right

397

His HELP IN RAKING the leaves has been welcome.

HELP

Right

398

He HELPS me IN RAKING the leaves.

HELP

Wrong

399

I need him AS HELP TO RAKE the leaves.

HELP

Wrong

400

The law HOLDS THAT jaywalking is illegal.

HOLD

Right

401

The law HOLDS jaywalking TO BE illegal.

HOLD

Suspect

402

The law HOLDS jaywalking is illegal.

HOLD

Wrong

403

Inflation can hurt profits IF costs increase.

IF

Right

(IF = condition)

404

I can eat ice cream, PROVIDED THAT my doctor approves.

IF

Right

(= ONLY IF)

405

Inflation can hurt profits WHEN costs increase.

IF

Suspect

(WHEN= time period)

406

I can eat ice cream, PROVIDED my doctor approves.

IF

Wrong

(requires THAT)

407

She drank coffee IN ORDER TO STAY awake.

** IN ORDER TO

Right

408

She drank coffee TO STAY awake.

** IN ORDER TO

Right

(infinitive TO STAY indicates purpose.)

409

She drank coffee IN ORDER THAT or SO THAT she MIGHT stay awake.

** IN ORDER TO

Suspect

410

She drank coffee SO AS TO STAY awake.

** IN ORDER TO

Suspect

411

She drank coffee FOR STAYING awake.

** IN ORDER TO

Wrong

412

Coffee was drunk by her IN ORDER TO STAY awake or TO STAY awake.

** IN ORDER TO

Wrong

Note: the subject COFFEE is not trying TO STAY awake.

413

A report INDICATES THAT unique bacteria LIVE on our skin.

** INDICATE

Right

414

A report INDICATES the presence o f unique bacteria on our skin.

** INDICATE

Suspect

(Note: this correct form seems to be avoided in right answers.)

415

A report IS INDICATIVE OF the presence o f unique bacteria on our skin.

** INDICATE

Suspect

416

A report INDICATES unique bacteria LIVE on our skin.

** INDICATE

Wrong

(THAT is needed.)

417

A report IS INDICATIVE THAT unique bacteria LIVE on our skin.

** INDICATE

Wrong

418

A report INDICATES unique bacteria AS present on our skin.

** INDICATE

Wrong

419

A report INDICATES unique bacteria TO LIVE on our skin.

** INDICATE

Wrong

420

His example INFLUENCED me.

INFLUENCE

Right

421

His example WAS INFLUENTIAL TO me (or AN INFLUENCE ON me).

INFLUENCE

Suspect

422

His example WAS INFLUENTIAL ON me.

INFLUENCE

Wrong

423

His example INSPIRED me.

INSPIRE

Right

424

His example WAS INSPIRATIONAL TO me (or AN INSPIRATION TO me).

INSPIRE

Suspect

425

We eat out often; FOR INSTANCE, last week we ate out every night.

INSTANCE

Right

426

We eat out often; AS AN INSTANCE, last week we ate out every night.

INSTANCE

Wrong

427

They avoided the arcade and INSTEAD went to a movie.

INSTEAD

Right

428

They avoided the arcade and RATHER went to a movie.

INSTEAD

Wrong

429

They avoided the arcade, RATHER going to a movie.

INSTEAD

Wrong

430

I went with the INTENT (or INTENTION) OF LEAVING soon.

INTENT

Right

431

I went with the INTENT TO LEAVE soon.

INTENT

Right

432

I went with the INTENT THAT I WOULD LEAVE soon.

INTENT

Suspect

433

These groups often INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER (or EACH OTHER).

INTERACT

Right

434

These groups often INTERACT AMONG ONE ANOTHER.

INTERACT

Wrong

435

These groups often INTERACT WITH THEMSELVES.

INTERACT

Wrong

436

The INTERACTION OF two nuclei COLLIDING releases energy.

INTERACTION

Right

437

The INTERACTION BETWEEN two nuclei COLLIDING releases energy.

INTERACTION

Suspect

438

The INTERACTION WHERE two nuclei COLLIDE releases energy.

INTERACTION

Wrong

439

She INVESTED funds IN research TO STUDY cancer.

INVEST

Right

440

She INVESTED funds INTO or FOR research TO STUDY cancer.

INVEST

Wrong

441

She INVESTED funds IN research FOR STUDYING cancer.

INVEST

Wrong

442

The culture was ISOLATED FROM outside CONTACT.

ISOLATED

Right

443

The culture was IN ISOLATION.

ISOLATED

Suspect

444

The culture was IN ISOLATION FROM outside CONTACT

ISOLATED

Wrong

445

We KNOW her TO BE brilliant. (or She is KNOWN TO BE brilliant.)

KNOW

Right

446

We KNOW him AS “Reggie.”

KNOW

Right

447

He is KNOWN AS “Reggie.”

KNOW

Right

448

We KNOW her AS brilliant.

KNOW

Wrong

(KNOW AS = named)

449

Old gadgets ARE LACKING IN features.

LACK

Right

450

Old gadgets LACK features.

LACK

Right

451

The LACK OF features is upsetting.

LACK

Right

452

There is A LACK OF engineers TO BUILD new gadgets.

LACK

Suspect

453

Old gadgets LACK OF features.

LACK

Wrong

454

It is hard to build bridges LACKING engineers.

LACK

Wrong

455

Our utilities add up to LESS THAN 10% of our income.

LESS

Right

456

Our utilities add up to LOWER THAN 10% of our income.

LESS

Wrong

457

My doctor LETS me SWIM in the ocean.

LET

Right

458

My doctor LEAVES me SWIM in the ocean.

LET

Wrong

459

The surgery WILL LEAVE me TO SWIM in the ocean.

LET

Wrong

460

Our strength LIES IN numbers.

LIE

Right

(= resides in)

461

Yesterday, our strength LAY IN numbers.

LIE

Right

(= resided in)

462

Tomorrow, our strength WILL LIE IN numbers.

LIE

Right

463

I lose my books whenever I LAY them down, (present tense of different verb)

LIE

Right

464

Tomorrow, our strength WILL LAY IN numbers.

LIE

Wrong

465

LIKE his sister, Matt drives fast cars.

** LIKE

Right

(= both drive fast cars)

466

Matt drives fast cars LIKE his sister.

** LIKE

Right

(= both drive fast cars, OR both drive fast cars in the same way)

467

Matt drives fast cars LIKE his sisters.

** LIKE

Right

(= both drive similar cars, OR, less optimally, one of the cars he drives is his sisters)

468

Matt drives fast cars LIKE his sister does.

** LIKE

Wrong

469

LIKE his sister, SO Matt drives fast cars.

** LIKE

Wrong

470

My friend IS LIKELY TO EAT worms.

** LIKELY

Right

471

IT IS LIKELY THAT my friend WILL EAT worms.

** LIKELY

Right

472

My friend is MORE LIKELY THAN my enemy [is] TO EAT worms.

** LIKELY

Right

473

My friend is TWICE AS LIKELY AS my enemy [is] TO EAT worms.

** LIKELY

Right

474

MORE THAN LIKELY, my friend WILL EAT worms.

** LIKELY

Right

475

My friend IS LIKELY THAT he WILL EAT worms.

** LIKELY

Wrong

476

RATHER THAN my enemy, my friend is THE MORE LIKELY to EAT worms.

** LIKELY

Wrong

477

I have suffered a LOSS OF strength.

LOSS

Right

(= decline of a quality)

478

They have suffered a LOSS IN the euro.

LOSS

Right

(= decline of an investment)

479

I have suffered a LOSS IN strength.

LOSS

Wrong

480

The general MANDATED THAT a trench BE dug.

Right
(subjunctive)

481

We HAVE A MANDATE TO CALL an election soon.

MANDATE

Suspect

(= have authority)

482

The general MANDATED a trench TO BE dug.

MANDATE

Wrong

483

The general MANDATES THAT a trench WILL BE dug.

MANDATE

Wrong

484

We HAVE A MANDATE FOR an election in the near future.

MANDATE

Wrong

485

The leader MADE the resistance POSSIBLE.

MAKE

Right

486

The leader MADE IT POSSIBLE TO RESIST oppression.

MAKE

Right

487

The leader MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR us TO RESIST oppression.

MAKE

Right

(Note: The IT properly refers to the infinitive TO RESIST.)

488

Windshields ARE MADE resistant to impact.

MAKE

Right

489

The leader MADE POSSIBLE the resistance.

MAKE

Suspect

490

Windshields ARE MADE TO BE resistant to impact.

MAKE

Suspect

491

The leader MADE POSSIBLE TO RESIST oppression.

MAKE

Wrong

492

The truck HAS ten TIMES THE MASS of a small car.

MASS

Right

493

The truck IS ten TIMES THE MASS of a small car.

MASS

Wrong

494

Music education is A MEANS TO improved cognition.

MEANS

Right

495

Music education is A MEANS OF improved cognition.

MEANS

Wrong

496

Music education is A MEANS FOR improved cognition.

MEANS

Wrong

497

My spouse HAS MISTAKEN me FOR a wealthier person.

MISTAKE

Right

498

My spouse HAS MISTAKEN me AS a wealthier person.

MISTAKE

Wrong

499

My spouse HAS MISTAKEN me TO a wealthier person.

MORE

Wrong

500

We observed A 10% INCREASE IN robberies last month.

MORE

Right

501

MORE AND MORE we have observed violent robberies on weekends.

MORE

Right

502

INCREASINGLY we have observed violent robberies on weekends.

MORE

Right

503

We observed 10% MORE robberies last month.

MORE

Suspect

504

OF ALL the Greek gods, Zeus was THE MOST powerful.

MOST

Right

(superlative)

505

He was THE SECOND MOST attractive AND THE MOST powerful.

MOST

Right

506

OF ALL the Greek gods, Zeus was THE MORE powerful.

MOST

Wrong

507

He was THE SECOND MOST attractive AND MOST powerful.

MOST

Wrong

508

The kangaroo is NATIVE TO Australia.

NATIVE

Right

(said of animals, plants)

509

My friend is A NATIVE OF Australia.

NATIVE

Right

(said of people)

510

The kangaroo is NATIVE IN Australia.

NATIVE

Wrong

511

She DID NOT EAT mangoes BUT ATE other kinds of fruit.

** NOT... BUT

Right

512

She DID NOT EAT mangoes BUT LIKED other kinds of fruit AND later BEGAN to like kiwis, too.

** NOT... BUT

Right

513

A tomato is NOT a vegetable BUT a fruit.

** NOT... BUT

Right

514

A tomato is NOT a vegetable BUT RATHER a fruit.

** NOT... BUT

Right

515

The agency is NOT a fully independent entity BUT INSTEAD derives its authority from Congress.

** NOT... BUT

Right

(note that the verbs is and derives are parallel)

516

She DID NOT EAT mangoes; INSTEAD, she ate other kinds of fruit.

** NOT... BUT

Right

517

She DID NOT EAT mangoes BUT other kinds of fruit.

** NOT... BUT

Wrong

518

She DID NOT EAT mangoes; RATHER other kinds of fruit.

** NOT... BUT

Wrong

519

We wore NOT ONLY boots BUT ALSO sandals.

** NOT ONLY... BUT ALSO

Right

520

We wore NOT ONLY boots, BUT ALSO sandals.

** NOT ONLY... BUT ALSO

Right

(comma is optional)

521

We wore NOT JUST boots BUT ALSO sandals.

** NOT ONLY... BUT ALSO

Right

522

We wore NOT ONLY boots BUT sandals.

** NOT ONLY... BUT ALSO

Suspect

Note: The GMAT has used this construction in correct answers.

523

We wore NOT ONLY boots BUT sandals AS WELL.

** NOT ONLY... BUT ALSO

Suspect

524

We wore boots AND ALSO sandals.

** NOT ONLY... BUT ALSO

Suspect

525

We wore NOT ONLY boots AND ALSO sandals.

** NOT ONLY... BUT ALSO

Wrong

526

We wore NOT ONLY boots BUT, AS WELL, sandals.

** NOT ONLY... BUT ALSO

Wrong

527

A NUMBER OF dogs ARE barking.

NUMBER

Right

528

THE NUMBER OF dogs IS large.

NUMBER

Right

529

THE NUMBER OF dogs HAS FALLEN, but THE NUMBER OF cats HAS RISEN.

NUMBER

Right

530

The grey oyster nearly vanished, but ITS NUMBERS have rebounded.

NUMBER

Right

531

There HAS BEEN A DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF dogs.

NUMBER

Suspect

532

THE NUMBERS OF dogs HAVE fallen.

NUMBER

Wrong

533

Dogs HAVE FALLEN IN NUMBER, but cats HAVE RISEN IN NUMBER.

NUMBER

Wrong

534

We OBJECT TO these proceedings.

OBJECT

Right

535

We HAVE AN OBJECTION TO these proceedings.

OBJECT

Suspect

536

We might ONCE have seen that band.

ONCE

Right

537

We might AT ONE TIME have seen that band.

ONCE

Wrong

538

Her performance is exceeded ONLY by theirs.

ONLY

Right

(modifies by theirs)

539

Her performance is ONLY exceeded by theirs.

ONLY

Wrong

(technically modifies exceeded)

Note: ONLY should be placed just before the words it is meant to modify. In both speech
and writing, we ojten place ONLY before the verb, but this placement is generally wrong,
according to the GMAT, since we rarely mean that the verb is the only action ever performed
by the subject.

540

I do NOT want water OR milk.

OR

Right

541

I do NOT want water AND milk.

OR

Suspect

(implies the combination)

542

The state ORDERS THAT the agency COLLECT taxes.

ORDER

Right

(subjunctive)

543

The state ORDERS the agency TO COLLECT taxes.

ORDER

Right

544

The state ORDERS THAT the agency SHOULD COLLECT taxes.

ORDER

Wrong

545

The state ORDERS the agency SHOULD (or WOULD) COLLECT taxes.

ORDER

Wrong

546

The state ORDERS the agency COLLECTING taxes.

ORDER

Wrong

547

The state ORDERS the agency the COLLECTION OF taxes.

ORDER

Wrong

548

The state ORDERS the COLLECTION OF taxes BY the agency.

ORDER

Wrong

549

The state ORDERS taxes collected.

ORDER

Wrong

550

He OWES money TO the government FOR back taxes.

OWE

Right

551

He OWES money TO the government BECAUSE OF back taxes.

OWE

Suspect

552

The employer PAYS the same FOR this JOB as for that one.

PAY

Right

553

The employer PAYS the same IN this JOB as in that one.

PAY

Wrong

554

He PERSUADED her TO GO with him.

PERSUADE

Right

555

He PERSUADED her IN GOING with him.

PERSUADE

Wrong

556

He PERSUADED THAT she GO (or SHOULD GO) with him.

PERSUADE

Wrong

557

A tornado IS POTENTIALLY overwhelming.

POTENTIALLY

Right

558

A tornado CAN POTENTIALLY BE overwhelming.

POTENTIALLY

Wrong

(redundant)

559

The academy gave senior cadets DANCING PRIVILEGES.

PRIVILEGE

Right

560

The academy gave senior cadets THE PRIVILEGE OF DANCING.

PRIVILEGE

Suspect

561

The academy gave senior cadets THE PRIVILEGE TO DANCE.

PRIVILEGE

Wrong

562

This situation IS PROBABLY as bad as it can get.

PROBABLY

Right

563

This situation MAY BE as bad as it can get.

PROBABLY

Right

(less certain than PROBABLY)

564

PERHAPS (or MAYBE) this situation IS as bad as it can get.

PROBABLY

Right

565

IT MAY BE THAT this situation IS as bad as it can get.

PROBABLY

Suspect

566

This situation IS MAYBE as bad as it can get.

PROBABLY

Wrong

567

The law PROHIBITS any citizen FROM VOTING twice.

PROHIBIT

Right

568

The law PROHIBITS any citizen TO VOTE twice.

PROHIBIT

Wrong

569

The law PROHIBITS THAT any person VOTE (or VOTES) twice.

PROHIBIT

Wrong

570

She PRONOUNCED the book a triumph.

PRONOUNCE

Right

571

She PRONOUNCED the book AS a triumph.

PRONOUNCE

Suspect

572

The attorneys PROPOSED THAT a settlement BE reached.

PROPOSE

Right

(subjunctive)

573

The attorneys PROPOSED a new venue.

PROPOSE

Right

574

The attorneys PROPOSED TO MEET for lunch.

PROPOSE

Right

575

The attorneys PROPOSED THAT a settlement IS reached.

PROPOSE

Wrong

576

The attorneys PROPOSED a settlement BE (or TO BE) reached.

PROPOSE

Wrong

577

The attorneys PROPOSED a settlement IS TO BE reached.

PROPOSE

Wrong

578

His emotions RANGED FROM anger TO joy.

RANGE

Right

579

His WIDELY RANGING emotions are hard to deal with.

RANGE

Right

(= changing over time)

580

His WIDE RANGE of accomplishments is impressive.

RANGE

Right

(= a variety)

581

His emotions RANGED FROM anger AND joy.

RANGE

Wrong

582

FROM anger AND TO joy. (or FROM anger WITH joy.)

RANGE

Wrong

583

FROM anger IN ADDITION TO joy.

RANGE

Wrong

584

His WIDELY RANGING accomplishments are impressive.

RANGE

Wrong

585

This problem RANKS AS one of the worst we have seen.

RANK

Right

586

This problem HAS THE RANK OF one o f the worst we have seen.

RANK

Wrong

587

The RATES FOR bus tickets are good for commuters.

RATE

Right

(= prices)

588

The RATE OF theft has fallen.

RATE

Right

(= frequency or speed)

589

The RATES OF bus tickets are good for commuters.

RATE

Wrong

590

The RATE FOR theft has fallen.

RATE

Wrong

591

He wrote with pencils RATHER THAN with pens.

RATHER THAN

Right

592

He wrote with pencils INSTEAD OF pens.

RATHER THAN

Suspect

Note: The GMAT seems to avoid INSTEAD OF even when it is correct.

593

He wrote with pencils, BUT NOT pens.

RATHER THAN

Suspect

594

He wrote with pencils INSTEAD OF with pens.

RATHER THAN

Wrong

595

I have A REASON TO DO work today.

REASON

Right

596

She has A REASON FOR the lawsuit.

REASON

Right

597

This observation indicates a REASON THAT he is here.

REASON

Right

598

This observation indicates a REASON WHY he is here.

REASON

Suspect

599

This observation indicates a REASON he is here.

REASON

Wrong

600

The REASON he is here IS BECAUSE he wants to be.

REASON

Wrong

601

The colonists REBELLED AGAINST tyranny.

REBEL

Right

602

The colonists' REBELLION WAS AGAINST tyranny.

REBEL

Suspect

603

They RECOGNIZED THAT the entrance fee WAS a bargain.

RECOGNIZE

Right

604

They RECOGNIZED the entrance fee TO BE a bargain.

RECOGNIZE

Right

605

They RECOGNIZED the entrance fee AS a bargain.

RECOGNIZE

Right

606

They RECOGNIZED the entrance fee AS BEING a bargain.

RECOGNIZE

Wrong

607

We RECOMMENDED THAT the shelter BE opened.

RECOMMEND

Right

608

We RECOMMENDED THAT the shelter SHOULD BE opened.

RECOMMEND

Wrong

609

The coalition REDUCED prices.

REDUCE

Right

610

The coalition was considering A REDUCTION IN prices.

REDUCE

Right

611

The coalition MADE (or CAUSED) A REDUCTION IN prices.

REDUCE

Suspect

612

The coalition MADE A REDUCTION OF prices.

REDUCE

Wrong

613

This term REFERS TO a kind of disease.

REFER

Right

614

REFERRING TO the controversy, the politician asked for calm.

REFER

Right

615

This term IS USED TO REFER TO a kind of disease.

REFER

Suspect

616

This term IS IN REFERENCE TO a kind of disease.

REFER

Wrong

617

IN REFERENCE TO the controversy, the politician asked for calm.

REFER

Wrong

618

He REGARDS the gold ring AS costly.

REGARD

Right

619

The gold ring IS REGARDED AS costly.

REGARD

Right

620

He IS REGARDED AS HAVING good taste.

REGARD

Right

621

The gold ring IS REGARDED THAT IT IS costly.

REGARD

Wrong

622

They were RELUCTANT TO SAY anything.

RELUCTANT

Right

623

They were RELUCTANT ABOUT SAYING anything.

RELUCTANT

Wrong

624

A study HAS REPORTED THAT bees ARE DISAPPEARING rapidly.

REPORT

Right

625

A study HAS REPORTED bees AS DISAPPEARING rapidly.

REPORT

Wrong

626

I REQUEST THAT he BE removed.

REQUEST

Right

(subjunctive)

627

I REQUEST him TO BE removed.

REQUEST

Wrong

628

She REQUIRES time TO WRITE (or IN ORDER TO WRITE).

REQUIRE

Right

629

She REQUIRES her friend TO DO work.

REQUIRE

Right

630

Her friend IS REQUIRED TO DO work.

REQUIRE

Right

631

She REQUIRES THAT her friend DO work.

REQUIRE

Right

(subjunctive)

632

She REQUIRES OF her friend THAT work BE done.

REQUIRE

Right

(subjunctive)

633

In this hostel, there is a REQUIREMENT OF work.

REQUIRE

Suspect

634

There is a REQUIREMENT THAT work BE done.

REQUIRE

Suspect

635

She REQUIRES her friend DO work (or MUST DO) work.

REQUIRE

Wrong

636

She REQUIRES her friend TO HAVE TO DO work.

REQUIRE

Wrong

637

She REQUIRES OF her friend TO DO work.

REQUIRE

Wrong

638

She REQUIRES THAT her friend DOES work (or SHOULD DO) work.

REQUIRE

Wrong

639

She REQUIRES THAT her friend IS TO DO work.

REQUIRE

Wrong

640

She REQUIRES DOING work (or THE DOING OF work).

REQUIRE

Wrong

641

She REQUIRES her friend DOING work.

REQUIRE

Wrong

642

In this hostel, there is a REQUIREMENT OF work BY guests.

REQUIRE

Wrong

643

A neighbor of mine RESEMBLES my father.

RESEMBLE

Right

644

A neighbor of mine HAS A RESEMBLANCE TO my father.

RESEMBLE

Suspect

645

The government imposed RESTRICTIONS ON the price of gasoline.

RESTRICTION

Right

646

The government imposed RESTRICTIONS FOR the price of gasoline.

RESTRICTION

Wrong

647

Wealth RESULTS FROM work.

RESULT

Right

648

Work RESULTS IN wealth.

RESULT

Right

649

Wealth IS A RESULT OF work.

RESULT

Right

650

Wealth grows AS A RESULT OF work.

RESULT

Right

651

AS A RESULT OF our work, our wealth grew.

RESULT

Right

652

The RESULT OF our work WAS THAT our wealth grew.

RESULT

Right

653

We worked WITH THE RESULT OF wealth.

RESULT

Wrong

654

We worked WITH A RESULTING growth of wealth.

RESULT

Wrong

655

RESULTING FROM our work, our wealth grew.

RESULT

Wrong

656

BECAUSE OF THE RESULT OF our work, our wealth grew.

RESULT

Wrong

657

The RESULT OF our work WAS our wealth grew.

RESULT

Wrong

(THAT is needed)

658

The growth of wealth RESULTS.

RESULT

Wrong

659

The analysis REVEALED THAT the comet WAS mostly ice.

REVEAL

Right

660

The analysis REVEALED the comet WAS mostly ice.

REVEAL

Suspect

661

The analysis REVEALED the comet TO HAVE BEEN mostly ice.

REVEAL

Wrong

662

Oil prices ROSE sharply last year.

RISE

Right

663

A RISE IN oil prices has led to inflation.

RISE

Right

664

RISING prices at the gas pump are hurting consumers.

RISE

Right

665

The RISING OF the SUN always lifts my spirits.

RISE

Right

666

Oil prices WERE RAISED sharply last year.

RISE

Suspect

(implies intent and control)

667

A RAISE IN oil prices has led to inflation.

RISE

Wrong

(RAISE = bet or pay increase)

668

A RISING OF PRICES at the gas pump is hurting consumers.

RISE

Wrong

669

The judge RULED THAT the plaintiff WAS in contempt.

RULE

Right

670

The judge RULED the plaintiff WAS in contempt.

RULE

Suspect

671

The judge RULED the plaintiff TO BE in contempt.

RULE

Wrong

672

The judge RULED ON the plaintiff WHO WAS in contempt.

RULE

Wrong

673

The car looks THE SAME TO me AS TO you.

SAME

Right

674

I drove to the store AT THE SAME TIME AS you [did].

SAME

Right

675

The car looks THE SAME TO me AS you.

SAME

Wrong

(ambiguous)

676

I drove to the store AT THE SAME TIME you did.

SAME

Wrong

677

Our authority IS SECURE.

SECURE

Right

678

We ARE SECURE ABOUT our authority.

SECURE

Wrong

679

This result SEEMS TO DEMONSTRATE the new theory.

SEEM

Right

680

IT SEEMS THAT this result DEMONSTRATES the new theory.

SEEM

Right

681

IT SEEMS AS IF this result DEMONSTRATES the new theory.

SEEM

Right

682

This result SEEMS TO BE A DEMONSTRATION OF the new theory.

SEEM

Suspect

683

This result SEEMS DEMONSTRATIVE OF the new theory.

SEEM

Suspect

684

This result SEEMS LIKE A DEMONSTRATION OF the new theory.

SEEM

Suspect

685

This result SEEMS AS IF IT DEMONSTRATES the new theory.

SEEM

Wrong

686

This result SEEMS LIKE IT DEMONSTRATES the new theory.

SEEM

Wrong

687

A car SHOULD BE TAKEN to the mechanic frequently.

SHOULD

Right

(= obligation)

688

A car SHOULD PASS every two hours.

SHOULD

Wrong

(= probability)

689

The owner REQUESTED THAT the car SHOULD BE TAKEN to the mechanic.

SHOULD

Wrong

(use the subjunctive BE TAKEN instead)

690

A discovery SHOWS THAT an object IS strange.

SHOW

Right

691

A discovery SHOWS an object TO BE strange.

SHOW

Right

692

A discovery SHOWS an object IS strange.

SHOW

Suspect

693

A discovery SHOWS an object AS strange (or AS BEING) strange.

SHOW

Wrong

694

Your edits HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED the book.

SIGNIFICANT

Right

695

Your edits HAVE MADE A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN the book.

SIGNIFICANT

Suspect

696

Your edits HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT IN IMPROVING the book.

SIGNIFICANT

Wrong

697

Your edits HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT IN AN IMPROVEMENT OF the book.

SIGNIFICANT

Wrong

698

ALL companies HAVE SIMILAR issues.

SIMILAR

Right

(comparison requires plural)

699

EACH company HAS SIMILAR issues.

SIMILAR

Wrong

700

EVERY company HAS SIMILAR issues.

SIMILAR

Wrong

701

Xingo is THE MOST successful new product SINCE 1997.

SINCE

Right

(= up to now)

702

It is the best new beverage SINCE Prune Cola.

SINCE

Right

703

Xingo is the best new beverage FOLLOWING Prune Cola.

SINCE

Suspect

704

Xingo is THE MOST successful new product AFTER 1997.

SINCE

Wrong

705

The sauce was SO hot AS TO burn my mouth.

SO... AS TO

Suspect

Note: The GMAT has an inconsistent position on this idiom. Question #39 in The
Official Guide, 13th Edition claims that this idiom is “incorrect” with no further explanation.
However, a problem in GMAT Prep has this idiom in a correct answer choice.
Other authorities consider this idiom correct, and we agree. Nevertheless, you should
be wary of its use.

706

The sauce had SUCH heat AS TO burn my mouth.

SO... AS TO

Wrong

707

The sauce had SO MUCH heat AS TO burn my mouth.

SO... AS TO

Wrong

708

The book was SO SHORT THAT I could read it in one night.

** SO...THAT

Right

709

The book was SHORT ENOUGH FOR me TO READ in one night.

** SO...THAT

Right

Note: These two expressions have slightly different emphases, but it is unlikely that
you will need to choose an answer solely on this basis.

710

The book was SO SHORT I could read it.

** SO...THAT

Suspect

(THAT is preferred.)

711

The book was OF SUCH SHORTNESS THAT I could read it.

** SO...THAT

Suspect

712

The book had SO MUCH SHORTNESS THAT I could read it.

** SO...THAT

Suspect

713

SUCH was the SHORTNESS of the book THAT I could read it.

** SO...THAT

Suspect

714

The book was OF SUCH SHORTNESS, I could read it.

** SO...THAT

Wrong

715

The book was SHORT TO SUCH A DEGREE AS TO ALLOW me to read it.

** SO...THAT

Wrong

716

She gave money SO THAT the school could offer scholarships.

** SO THAT

Right

(= purpose)

717

She gave money, SO the school was grateful.

** SO THAT

Suspect

(= result)

718

She gave money SO the school could offer scholarships.

** SO THAT

Wrong

719

Bellbottoms ARE coming back in style, and SO TOO ARE vests.

SO TOO

Right

720

Bellbottoms ARE coming back in style, and ALSO vests.

SO TOO

Suspect

721

Bellbottoms ARE coming back in style, and SO TOO vests.

SO TOO

Wrong

722

We SUBSTITUTED Parmesan cheese FOR mozzarella.

SUBSTITUTE

Right

723

We SUBSTITUTED Parmesan cheese IN PLACE OF mozzarella.

SUBSTITUTE

Wrong

724

She SUCCEEDED IN REACHING the summit.

SUCCEED

Right

725

She SUCCEEDED TO REACH the summit.

SUCCEED

Wrong

726

You may enjoy chemistry and physics, but I hate SUCH subjects.

SUCH

Right

727

You may enjoy chemistry and physics, but I hate THESE subjects.

SUCH

Right

Note: THESE means “these specifically.” SUCH is more general.

728

You may enjoy chemistry and physics, but I hate subjects OF THIS KIND.

SUCH

Wrong

729

You may enjoy chemistry and physics, but I hate subjects LIKE THESE.

SUCH

Wrong

730

Matt drives fast cars, SUCH AS Ferraris.

** SUCH AS

Right

(= example)

731

Matt enjoys driving SUCH cars AS Ferraris.

** SUCH AS

Right

732

Matt enjoys intense activities, SUCH AS DRIVING fast cars.

** SUCH AS

Right

733

Matt drives fast cars LIKE Ferraris.

** SUCH AS

Suspect

(= similar to, but “example” is implied.)

Note: The GMAT has backed off from claiming that like cannot introduce examples, but it is probable that the use of like with examples will continue to be avoided.

734

Matt drives Ferraris AND THE LIKE.

** SUCH AS

Wrong

735

Matt drives Ferraris AND OTHER cars SUCH AS THESE.

** SUCH AS

Wrong

736

Matt trains in many ways SUCH AS BY DRIVING on racetracks.

** SUCH AS

Wrong

737

Matt enjoys intense activities, SUCH AS TO DRIVE fast cars.

** SUCH AS

Wrong

738

A study SUGGESTS THAT more work IS needed (or WILL BE) needed.

SUGGEST

Right

739

We SUGGEST THAT he BE promoted.

SUGGEST

Right

(subjunctive)

740

This artwork SUGGESTS great talent.

SUGGEST

Right

741

This artwork IS SUGGESTIVE OF great talent.

SUGGEST

Suspect

742

Craters have been seen ON THE SURFACE OF the moon.

SURFACE

Right

743

Craters have been seen AT THE SURFACE OF the moon.

SURFACE

Suspect

744

This intervention is TARGETED AT a specific misbehavior.

TARGETED

Right

745

This intervention is TARGETED TO a specific misbehavior.

TARGETED

Wrong

746

His books are MORE impressive THAN those of other writers.

** THAN

Right

747

This paper is LESS impressive THAN that one.

** THAN

Right

748

This paper is NO LESS impressive THAN that one.

** THAN

Right

749

This newspaper cost 50 cents MORE THAN that one.

** THAN

Right

750

MORE THAN 250 newspapers are published here.

** THAN

Right

751

Sales are HIGHER this year THAN last year.

** THAN

Right

752

His books are MORE impressive AS those of other writers.

** THAN

Wrong

753

This paper is MORE impressive RATHER THAN that one.

** THAN

Wrong

754

This paper is MORE impressive INSTEAD OF that one.

** THAN

Wrong

755

This paper is NO LESS impressive AS that one.

** THAN

Wrong

756

This paper is NONE THE LESS impressive THAN that one.

** THAN

Wrong

757

This newspaper cost 50 cents AS MUCH AS that one.

** THAN

Wrong

758

AS MANY AS OR MORE THAN 250 newspapers are published here.

** THAN

Wrong

759

Sales are HIGHER this year OVER last years.

** THAN

Wrong

760

She THINKS OF them AS heroes.

THINK

Right

761

She IS THOUGHT TO BE secretly wealthy.

THINK

Right

762

They ARE THOUGHT OF BY her AS heroes.

THINK

Wrong

763

She THINKS OF them TO BE heroes.

THINK

Wrong

764

She THINKS OF them BEING heroes.

THINK

Wrong

765

We have a TOOL FOR MAKING progress.

TOOL

Right

766

We have a TOOL TO MAKE progress.

TOOL

Right

Note: The GMAT does not seem to require WITH, although one makes progress
WITH a tool.

767

She WAS TRAINED TO RUN a division.

TRAIN

Right

768

She WAS TRAINED FOR RUNNING (or IN RUNNING) a division.

TRAIN

Wrong

769

They WILL TRY TO BUILD a company.

TRY

Right

(= intent or purpose)

770

We TRIED BREAKING the door down.

TRY

Suspect

(= experiment)

771

They WILL TRY AND BUILD a company.

TRY

Wrong

772

They WILL TRY THAT THEY BUILD a company.

TRY

Wrong

773

He is TWICE AS tall AS Alex [is].

TWICE

Right

774

Leaves fall TWICE AS quickly AS they grow.

TWICE

Right

775

Naomi wrote TWICE AS MANY letters AS Sara [did].

TWICE

Right

776

Naomi wrote ten letters, DOUBLE THE NUMBER THAT Sara wrote.

TWICE

Right

777

Naomi's income DOUBLED in three years.

TWICE

Right

778

Naomi DOUBLED her income in three years.

TWICE

Right

779

He is TWICE AS tall THAN Alex [is].

TWICE

Wrong

780

Leaves fall TWICE AS quickly AS their rate of growth.

TWICE

Wrong

781

Naomi wrote DOUBLE THE LETTERS THAT Sara did.

TWICE

Wrong

782

Naomi's income INCREASED BY TWICE in three years.

TWICE

Wrong

783

UNLIKE the spiny anteater, the aardvark is docile.

** UNLIKE

Right

784

UNLIKE WITH the spiny anteater, the aardvark is docile.

** UNLIKE

Wrong

785

He USES the hammer TO BREAK a board.

USE

Right

786

He BREAKS a board WITH the hammer.

USE

Right

787

His hammer BREAKS a board.

USE

Right

788

He USES the hammer AS a weapon.

USE

Right

789

He USES a hammer FOR BREAKING a board.

USE

Wrong

790

He USES the hammer LIKE a weapon.

USE

Wrong

791

He USES the hammer TO BE a weapon.

USE

Wrong

792

There are VARIATIONS IN sunspot frequency and strength over time.

VARIATION

Right

793

There are VARIATIONS OF sunspot frequency and strength over time.

VARIATION

Wrong

794

There are VARIATIONS AMONG sunspot frequency and strength over time.

VARIATION

Wrong

795

I VIEWED this process AS a mistake.

VIEW

Right

796

I VIEWED this process TO BE a mistake (or LIKE) a mistake.

VIEW

Wrong

797

We proposed a WAY OF REACHING the goal.

WAY

Right

798

The WAY IN WHICH we discussed the idea was positive.

WAY

Right

799

The best WAY TO REACH the goal IS TO FOCUS one’s energy.

WAY

Right

800

This process was developed TO ACHIEVE the target.

WAY

Right

801

This process was developed AS A WAY OF ACHIEVING the target.

WAY

Suspect

802

We proposed a WAY FOR REACHING the goal.

WAY

Wrong

803

The best WAY TO REACH the goal IS FOCUSING ones energy.

WAY

Wrong

804

My laptop WEIGHS LESS THAN a suitcase.

WEIGH

Right

805

My laptop IS LIGHTER THAN a suitcase.

WEIGH

Right

806

My laptop WEIGHS LIGHTER THAN a suitcase.

WEIGH

Wrong

807

Sussex is the only county WHERE pomegranates grow in this state.

WHERE

Right

808

Sussex is the only county IN WHICH pomegranates grow in this state.

WHERE

Right

809

This incident represents a case IN WHICH I would call the police.

WHERE

Right

810

This incident represents a case WHERE I would call the police.

WHERE

Wrong

811

I do not know WHETHER I will go.

WHETHER

Right

812

I do not know WHETHER OR NOT I will go.

WHETHER

Suspect

813

I do not know IF I will go.

WHETHER

Wrong

(IF requires a consequence)

814

I decided to eat the food, WHETHER it was tasty OR NOT.

WHETHER... OR

Right

815

WHETHER trash OR treasure, the recyclables must be picked up.

WHETHER... OR

Right

816

WHETHER trash OR ALSO treasure, the recyclables must be picked up.

WHETHER... OR

Wrong

817

WHETHER THEY BE trash OR treasure, the recyclables must go.

WHETHER... OR

Wrong

818

The officer WHOSE task was to be here did not show up.

WHOSE/WHOM

Right

819

The company WHOSE growth leads the industry is XYZ, Inc.

WHOSE/WHOM

Right

820

The officer, THE task OF WHOM was to be here, did not show up.

WHOSE/WHOM

Suspect

821

The lions growled, WITH their fur STANDING on end.

WITH

Right

822

WITH only 25% o f the student body, seniors get 50% of the resources.

WITH

Wrong

823

The committee was WORRIED ABOUT increased prices.

WORRY

Right

824

The committee’s WORRY CONCERNING increased prices was well-founded.

WORRY

Suspect

825

The committee was WORRIED OVER increased prices.

WORRY

Wrong

826

Pollution COSTS us billions IN increased medical bills.

COST

Right

827

The COST OF pollution TO us is billions IN increased medical bills.

COST

Suspect

828

Increased medical bills COST us billions BECAUSE OF pollution.

COST

Wrong