The following examples will illustrate how to use this tense. As always, it comes down to meaning.

Examples:
(1) he has lived in louisville since 1977
(2) he has gone to louisville since 1977
(3) he has been going to louisville since 1977

Concision (1/9)
The GMAT has opinions on what types of phrases are wordier than others. Recognizing these patterns can help me make confident decisions on the test.


But these are NOT absolute rules. In fact, some (not all) published GMAT problems violate these rules. So use these rules for concision LAST – usually there are other issues besides concision to think about; concision won’t be the make-or-break.

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The following examples will illustrate how to use this tense. As always, it comes down to meaning.

Examples:
(1) he has lived in louisville since 1977
(2) he has gone to louisville since 1977
(3) he has been going to louisville since 1977

Concision (1/9)
The GMAT has opinions on what types of phrases are wordier than others. Recognizing these patterns can help me make confident decisions on the test.


But these are NOT absolute rules. In fact, some (not all) published GMAT problems violate these rules. So use these rules for concision LAST – usually there are other issues besides concision to think about; concision won’t be the make-or-break.

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Verbal - Sentence Correction - Advanced

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