Reading Write!

[cm_tooltip_parse]Do you want to Read for your IELTS and GRE right?

Sometimes, small differences in a sentence can make huge differences. Understanding this is a vital aspect of any language. If you are here, and are reading this, you are in all probability looking to take an exam that tests your proficiency in English (IELTS, GRE, etc), or are looking for material to train students for such tests.

The changes in sentence structure often change the part of speech a word belongs to. Let us look at a garden path sentence to understand this better.

That Will is never here hurts.

This simple sentence clearly tells us why non-native speakers of English can have a lot of difficulty in learning and understanding English. Sentences like this, if not properly read can wreak confusion and consternation in test takers.

How should we understand the sentence? It can be rewritten as follows,

The fact that the person called will is never present here causes pain.

It is important that any coaching for English exams like IELTS, and even more so for the GRE, include exercises that equip candidates with skills that allow them to first identify, then understand, and eventually appreciate such usages.

The following quiz takes the first step towards such understanding.

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