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Can I assume a modifier refers to the object of a sentence

Hello everyone,

Just a quick an easy one (hopefully) – Do you know whether the following sentence is correct?

When the car was crashing into the light pole, its bumper protected the driver from being hurt.

Although I am interested in the whole structure of the sentence, I am more concern on the modifier "its". Does GMAT assume I can refer "its" to the object "the car", or does GMAT consider the modifier to be "ambiguous"?

Many thanks, :-D


Poor speed(performance) in Quant !!

Hi ! Experts and fellow Gmat aspirants. I am in an urgent need of some advice. I have been preparing for GMAT from last 2-3 months. In the beginning , I covered PS and DS from official guide. I was not satisfied with the difficulty level of the questions as I found them below 700. So I started searching for some difficult questions. I solved exercises from Jamboree’s Quant- Blue book that I found to be relatively complex , but didn’t do the exercise in the timed manner. I also download free quant stuff from Gmatclub too and solved the same. All in all I rarely did exercises under timed conditions.But now as I am trying to solve say 30 questions at stretch under timed conditions , I am fairing very poorly. Most of the time I am not able to complete the exercise and am making a lot of silly mistakes :( :wall . I know I have put ample efforts on Quant preparation :crying but still my performance is giving me nightmares. I am not sure what went wrong. :cry: Now ,I have no idea at which material/online question bank I should put my hands to. And I am not able to decide what should be my course of action now. I need to improve my speed (averaging 3.5 minute per question right now) as well as my accuracy. But here I am stuck with no idea of a right strategy. I am in desperate need of help :nopem . Recommendations/Suggestions from experts and fellow aspirants are more than welcome !!!

Thanks in advance !!

Do I have a chance at Columbia?

GMAT: 710 (47Q, 41V, 6AWA)

GPA: 3.03 in Finance from top 10 undergraduate business program (while working at career center and doing marketing research)

WE: 4 years (5 at matriculation): 1 year in consumer-IT program (exposure to project mgmt and internal marketing/comms IT); 3 years as a business analyst in technology at top BB bank and promoted in less than 2. Heavily involved in undergraduate recruiting in both positions. Both at "prestigious" firms.

ECs: Undergrad – 2 years volunteer in tutoring/mentoring program aimed at mitigating exposure to violence by providing an alternative after-school haven. Undergrad business club– led initiative to promote recycling by educating and instilling best practices/forming habits in youth.
Post-grad – involved in firm’s ‘green’ initiative to promote best environmental practices in the office and community. Leadership position at firm’s business resource group for women.

Demographic: Asian Female, probably 27 at matriculation

Ideally would like to get into strategy/consulting, with an emphasis on leveraging technology in the consumer/retail sector to drive business. I have exposure/experience in IT/marketing/finance/project management and want to get an MBA to bridge these areas to position me into strategy.

12th Annual Diversity MBA Admissions Conference


12th Annual Diversity MBA Admissions Conference (DMAC)
Riordan Programs Alumni Association
Saturday August 9, 2014
9am to 5pm
UCLA Covel Commons, Los Angeles, CA

The ONLY event of its kind in the Western United States is back for its 12th year!
Be assured this is THE NOT-TO-MISS event for anyone interested in pursuing an MBA. Connect with admissions officers from top 25 ranking business schools in an intimate setting and get one step closer to your dream school.

Regular Registration: $100 (ends August 2nd)
Late Registration: $125

Ticket price includes:
4 round table sessions with admissions directors from top 25 MBA programs
Admissions Workshop
Alumni Q & A Panel
Access to information booths
Raffle Entry
Register: http://dmac2014.eventbrite.com or visit http://www.riordanalumni.com/programs/dmac/

Keynote Speaker
Peter J. Aranda III
Executive Director and CEO
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

List of Attending Business Schools
Carnegie Mellon: Tepper School of Business
Columbia Business School
Cornell University: The Johnson School of Management
Dartmouth College: Tuck School of Business
Georgetown University: McDonough School of Business
Harvard Business School
Indiana University: Kelley School of Business
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Sloan School of Management
New York University: Stern School of Business
Northwestern University: Kellogg School of Management
Stanford Graduate School of Business
The Duke MBA
University of California, Berkeley: Haas School of Business
University of California, Los Angeles: Anderson School of Management
University of Chicago: Booth School of Business
University of Michigan: Ross School of Business
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of Pennsylvania: The Wharton School
University of Southern California: Marshall School of Business
University of Texas at Austin: McCombs School of Business
University of Virginia: Darden School of Business
Washington University in St. Louis: Olin Business School
Yale School of Management

Dejected with Verbal – Help needed !


So, I am not really sure how this works, but I am a very serious candidate for GMAT. My target score is to clock around 750, since I need to apply to the top 10. I see people writing V37, does that mean they are actually getting 37 questions right out of 41 in Verbal? Because, if that’s the case, I am supposedly doomed.

I have trouble with Verbal, something that peeves me, since I have clocked a 700/800 on GRE once, and 99.2 percentile in Verbal CAT (the Indian version of GMAT).

Critical Reasoning: I am following the Manhattan Strategy Guide for CR . As of now, I have completed the problem sets of Manhattan and have attempted the OG questions. My accuracy rate for CR is around 75 – 80%. So, is it a good accuracy rate? I would love to take it up to 90%, if not 100, so well, any suggestions?

Sentence Correction: I followed the SC Grail for SC and I am right now, working on the Manhattan strategy guide. My SC accuracy rate is a steadfast 70%, which according to me is pretty low. A friend of mine, wrote the GMAT last year and got a 740. According to him, SC questions shouldn’t go wrong. Is he correct ?

RC: I am pretty much dependent on the novels and the newspaper that I read. Would start practicing this section soon.

I will write my GMAT on the 6th September and really, really want to fix these issues.

Some one please help !

Cornered Aspirant