The old GRE Verbal section included sentence completion questions with one blank. The new revised GRE has a new section called text completion. Some of the texts have one blank and five answer choices, but there are also two and three blank texts with three answer choices per blank. Let’s focus on the two blank questions.
Here’s an example of a two blank text completion question from Grockit:
It’s important to know that you should select each blank’s answer independent of the other blank. Also, be aware that if you get one of the blanks wrong and the other correct, you receive no credit.
As with any text completion question, make sure to identify key words that can provide clues to the blanks, and to note the relationships between the clauses and sentences. Are the ideas contrasting or consistent? Is cause and effect shown, or a definition for the blank given in the sentence?
If you come across a two blank text completion question with a long paragraph, don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. Take it chunk by chunk and use the same vocabulary strategies you would use for a shorter text, such as predicting words for the blanks and using clues in the sentence.
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