PART II : INTRODUCTION TO THE VERBAL SECTION
An introduction to the verbal section is provided below.
You will be introduced to sentence completion, analogies, and reading
comprehention. Each is a tested seperately in the verbal sections of the
2.1 Sentence Completion
Questions consist of sentences with one or two words
missing.You must choose from a multiple choice list which words(s) best
complete the sentence. The first act must be to read the question
carefully and try to understand it fully. If you do not know
some words try and guess their meanings from the context or break down
the words into recognizable parts. Here your knowledge of roots, prefixes
and suffixes will come in handy.
With a single blank as well as double blank sentences,
try and think of a word/words that should fit into the context. Then scan
the choices to see if the word you have thought of figures in these choices.
If not, look for a synonym. However do look through all the choices before
you actually select one. Try each answer choice in the blank to see which
one suits the best.
Watch out for negative words and prefixes like, not
and un-. You cannot afford to miss them as they can alter the meaning
of a sentence radically.
David was not a/an ----- person and hence had very few friends.
The correct choice is (A).
Look at signal words that link one part of a sentence to another. Some of these are: however, since, but, although, because, still, nevertheless, yet, also, and, in addition to, furthermore, etc.
The young girls behaved in a silly and ----- manner at their first dance.
The answer is (C); the word "and" gives us
the clue that the required word could be a synonym of the preceding word,
In sentences with two missing words, test the first word
from each choice in the first blank to see if it fits. This will help
you to eliminate some choices.