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compared ___

to

less ____

than

more ___

than

that ___

of

those ___

of

regarded _____

as

considered ______

to be

as long ... ____

as

as far ... ____

as

___ a rate of

at

I prefer Korean food ____ Japanese.

to

use between to

distinguish two things

use among for

more than two things

fewer is used when

you can count the items in questions (fewer people or lawnmowers

less is used when

the items in questions are more abstract in number and cannot be counted (less sand or flour)

which must

come directly after a comma, and it must refer to the noun just before the comma

where must

refer to a location

when must

refer to a time

when something is countable use

number

when some thing is not countable use

amount

lay

to lay something down
an action you do to something

lie

to lie down
doing it to yourself

its v. their

its = singular
their = plural

order ... ____

to

whether vs. if

after prepositions, use whether
use whether before infinitives
use whether to front a question
use whether with or
use whether when selecting between two choices

how does the GMAT feel towards "being?"

it does not like it

not only ... _____

but also

compared with vs. in comparison to

compared with

served by vs. served through

served by

hope for vs. hope to

hope for something to happen
hope to do something

exchange for vs. exchange with

exchange for

although vs. in spite of

although (less wordy)

another vs. the other

another = unspecified
the other = known other

between vs. among

between = 2 sides
the other = a known other

is "it is hoped" synonymous with "hopefully?"

hopefully means in a hopeful manner

order _______ x

order ______ to

either ________ x

either _____ or

neither ______ x

neither _______ nor

less vs. fewer

Use fewer if you're referring to people or things in the plural (e.g. houses, newspapers, dogs, students, children)

Use less when you're referring to something that can't be counted or doesn't have a plural (e.g. money, air, time, music, rain).

Less is also used with numbers when they are on their own and with expressions of measurement or time

greater than vs. more than

greater than = describing numbers
more than = describing numbers of objects and making comparisons

credited as/for/with

credited with

Suggested pacing

1 - 10 = 25 min
11 - 20 = 20 min
21 - 30 = 15 min
31 - 41 = 15 min

a number vs. the number

a number = plural
the number = singular

intent ____

intent on

intend ___

intend to

when a pronoun is singular

if you can place the word one after a pronoun, it's a singular pronoun that takes a singular verb tense.

Neither (one) of the teachers is able to write well.

data is the plural form of

datum

media is the plural form of

medium

criteria is the plural form of

criterion

alumni is the plural form of

alumnus

many vs. much

countable = many
uncountable = much

able __

able to

accede ___

accede to

access ___

access to

according ___

according to

account ___

account for

accuse ___

accuse of

acquaint ___

acquaint with

agree ___

agree with

allow ___

allow for

amount ___

amount to

appear ___

appear to

apply ___

apply to

argue ___

argue over

so (adj) ___

so ____ as

associate ___

associate with

assure ____

assure that

____ a disadvantage

at a disadvantage

attempt ___

attempt to

attend ___, attention ___

attend to, attention to

attest __

attest to

attribute ___

attribute to

available ___

available to

based ___

based on

because ___

because of

believe ___

believe to be

between a ____ b

between a and b

call ___

call for

choice ___

choice of

choose ____ (nouns)

choose from (nouns)

choose ___ (verb)

choose to (verb)

claim __

claim to

collaborate ___

collaborate with

conclude ____

conclude that

consequence ___

consequence of

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