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Common GMAT Idioms

1) estimated ...to be ...(SC-14, pg 699 of OG)


2) distinguishes between X and Y (SC-15,pg 699 of OG)
3) one attributes X (an effect) to Y (a cause) (SC-21,pg 701 of OG)
4) X is attributed to Y (SC-21,pg 701 of OG)
5) not in a flash...but in a ... (SC-22,pg 701 of OG)

6) affect to.. (SC-47,pg 707 of OG)


7) to orbit...(SC-49,pg 708 of OG)
8) same to X as to Y (sc-54,pg 709 of OG)
9) extent to ...(SC-57,pg 710 of OG)
10) range from X to Y ...(SC-58,pg 710 of OG)

11) range of ...(SC-77,pg 714 of OG)


12) One X for every Z ( some numeric number) Y's ...(SC-89,pg 717 of
OG)
13) seem to indicate ...(SC-95,pg 718 of OG)
14) more...than ever...(SC-98,pg 718 of OG)
15) X forbids Y to do Z ...(SC-100,pg 719 of OG)

16) X prohibits Y from doing Z ...(SC-100,pg 719 of OG)


17) as much as..(SC-105,pg 720 of OG)
18) for jobs..(SC-109,pg 721 of OG)
19) credited with ..(SC-111,pg 721 of OG)
20) research to (SC-112, pg 721 of OG)

21) between X and Y (Sc-115, pg 722 of OG)


22) better served by X than Y ..(SC-116,pg 722 of OG)
23) X ordered Y to do Z (sc-121,pg 724 of OG)
24) restitution...for ...(SC-130,pg 726 of OG)
25) X [is] expected to Y (SC-131, pg 726 of OG

26) viewed marriage as ( sc-147,pg 730 of OG)


27) to mistake X for Y (sc-150,pg 730 of OG)
28) not X ...but rather Y ..(SC-172,pg 736 of OG)
29) persuaded X to do Y (sc-173,pg 736 of OG)
30) more X than Y ...(SC-175,pg 737 of OG)

31) so X that Y ...(SC-177,pg 737 of OG)


32) to survive (SC-181,pg 738 of OG)
33) X as Y ..(SC-182,pg 738 of OG)
34) targeted at ( SC-195,pg 742 of OG)
35) X ordered Y to be Z'ed..(SC-218,pg 748 of OG)
37) interaction of ...(SC-237,pg 753 of OG)
38) to monitor ...(SC-239,pg 754 of OG)
39) that X ...that Y ...(SC-250,pg 757 of OG)
40) noted that ..(Sc-258,pg 759 of OG)

41) as a result of...(SC-263,pg 761 of OG)


42) call...to consider...
43) no less....than
44) believe X to be Y ....
45) from X to Y ...

46) entrusted with...


47) accompanied by...
48) decline in....
49) benefit from...
50) alternative to....
51) regard...as...
52) expected X to be Y ...
53) expected that X would be Y ...
54) contrary to..
55) widely anticipated that....
56) modeled after....
57) for over...XXX years...
58) assume ...to be of...
59) seem...to...(seem is plural)
60) used in the construction...
61) used to construct...
62) replacing with..
63) regards X as Y...
64) forcing ...to..
65) aid in + gerund...