GMAT Prepositions List: Most common preposition pairs

In the Sentence Correction (SC) portion of the GMAT exam, you should not be spending more than an average of 40 seconds per question. To get to this speed level while maintaining a high accuracy rate, you need to be able to identify the errors in the answer options fast.

One of the most common rules that are tested on the GMAT is ‘Preposition mismatch’. In the English language, there are preposition pairs – it means that a word will take only one proposition. For example, the verb ‘encourage’ takes only the preposition ‘to’; the preposition pair is ‘encourage – to’. My teacher encouraged me to participate in the Math Olympiad. If we use any other preposition with ‘encourage’, it’s wrong.

There are thousands of such preposition pairs in the English language. However, the GMAT tests your knowledge about a limited number of these pairs.

We, at Jamboree, have researched the GMAT exam for the last 25 years, and we have compiled a list of preposition pairs that are most commonly tested on the GMAT. If you are through with this list, you will be able to identify and eliminate the answer options in SC which do not have the right preposition pairs.

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