Kaplan’s GMAT Verbal Foundations provides a back-to-basics, tutor-led approach to content review along with the skill-building practice you need to feel confident and improve your GMAT score. Best of all, unlike other English language review books, Kaplan’s GMAT Verbal Foundations covers only the specific grammar, style, and usage concepts you need to know in order to master the Verbal section of the GMAT.
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Table of Contents
Section I Grammar and Sentence Structure 1
Chapter 1 The Parts of Speech 3
Chapter 2 Sentence Parts and Patterns 25
Chapter 3 Verb Forms and Tenses 45
Chapter 4 Helping Verbs, Infinitives, and Other Tricky Matters 67
Chapter 5 Subject-Verb Agreement 89
Chapter 6 Pronoun Agreement, Reference, and Case 105
Chapter 7 Modifiers and Their Placement 127
Chapter 8 Sentence Fragments and Run-Ons 145
Chapter 9 Parallelism and Active Versus Passive Voice 161
Section II Style and Usage 179
Chapter 10 Effective Word Choice 181
Chapter 11 Being Appropriate 193
Chapter 12 Being Concise 205
Chapter 13 Commonly Confused Words 223
Section III Punctuation and Mechanics 247
Chapter 14 Commas 249
Chapter 15 Semicolon, Colon, Dash, and Quotation Marks 269
Chapter 16 End Marks, Apostrophes, and the Rest 285
Section IV Cumulative Test 305