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Video: Idioms 101

Posted in Test Prep on February 8, 2011 by


We recently a released a new and improved on-demand video player in our GMAT course, and to spread the word we’re releasing the first Sentence Correction lesson in nine handy installments. If you’re looking improve your score in SC, be sure to watch all the videos for expert advice on this tricky section.

The final installment of the lesson, shown above, is all about idioms. Idioms are constructions that must be worded in a certain way. For many of our GMAT students, idioms are extremely frustrating because there’s no logical explanation for why they are correct or incorrect. It’s just the way it is!

Often, the GMAT tests which certain preposition must be paired with a noun or verb to express the proper meaning. In this video, expert instructors Jen Rugani and Dave Ingber will provide a primer on spotting idiom errors and figuring out the right answer. There’s also a practice problem built into the video; when you get to the practice question, just pause the video, take about 90 seconds to try it out on your own, and then play the video again for a full explanation.

Check out the video for more details, and if you missed any of the previous installments of SC Lesson 1, be sure to check them all out here!