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AGREEMENT 

10-15% of GMAT SC Questions | One of the more common error types on the GMAT 

There are 2 categories of Number Agreement errors 

1) Verb/Pronoun

A singular or plural verb or a pronoun must match the subject it references.

Be on the lookout for these trigger words: is/are, has/have, it/they

Once you see these words, see if the subject agrees

Examples:  
Wrong: 
A recent survey indicates that the economy, despite the consensus of the analystsare headed for a modest improvement in the coming 2 to 3 quarters.

The verb “are” is referring to a singular subject---“the economy”. Wrong! “analysts” is the fakeout. Here’s the correct version:

Right: 
“A recent survey indicates that the economy, despite the consensus of the analysts, is headed for a modest improvement in the coming 2 to 3 quarters.

Wrong: 
The company announced their new initiative to promote growth in regions that had been lagging.

The pronoun “their” is referring to a singular company, so it’s wrong! It should be:

Right: 
The company announced its new initiative to promote growth in regions that had been lagging. 

 

2) Random Verb 

Beyond the trigger words is/are, has/have, other verbs must match with the subject, such as “depend”, “suggest”, and “decide”.

Example:  
 Wrong:

The discipline of the students, especially after the tumultuous events this year, depend on the successful transition of the new administration.

The plural verb “depend” does not match the singular subject “the discipline”. It should be:

Right: 
The discipline of the students, especially after the tumultuous events this year, depends on the successful transition of the new administration.

 

Ambiguity

A pronoun must have a clear reference. If there’s any chance it could refer to more than one thing, it’s wrong.

Example:  
 Wrong:

The newspaper featured the new model, and critics raved about its appearance.  

Right: 
The newspaper featured the new model, and critics raved about the model’s appearance. 

 

Countability 

If you can count something, use  
• fewer
• number
• many  

If you CAN’T count something use  
• less
• amount
• much

Example:  
 Wrong: 

Of the recent respondents to the survey the amount who voted yes...

Right:
Of the recent respondents to the survey the number who voted yes...

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