Sentence Completion

Questions on
Sentence Completion form an important part of the section on Verbal Ability in GRE.

There is only one Verbal Ability section in GRE. That Verbal Ability section contains 5 to 7 questions on Sentence completion.

In GRE, these questions are of two types.

• Questions involving single missing word

• Questions involving two missing words

Sentences involving two missing words are naturally slightly more difficult than those involving single missing word.

Here few example-questions, taken from the old GRE question papers, have been given for your reference.

While answering questions involving two missing words, you should not try to locate both the missing words simultaneously, but you should try to locate one missing word at a time, by examining the clause or the phrase from which that word is missing.

Techniques to be observed to answer this section:

• Identify the type of sentence and bisect the sentence into two separate parts.

• Then from reading of one of the parts, determine whether the missing word should have a positive or a negative connotation.

• By using this technique, discard two or three choice as inappropriate.

• Fill the whole sentence with the words from the chosen choices.

• Read the full sentences.

• By this you can eliminate all but one sentence as meaningless.

• Then choose the answer.

The Common Instructions for the Questions of Sentence Completion:

The Question below has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the Sentence are the five lettered words or sets of words. Coose the word or a set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the Sentence as a whole.

Sentence Completion : Model Questions

GRE : Model Questions Index


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