GMAT Verbal : Correcting Other Adjective and Adverb Errors

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Example Question #21 : Correcting Adjective And Adverb Errors

Replace the underlined portion with the answer choice that results in a sentence that is clear, precise, and meets the requirements of standard written English.

The Internet and texting are rapid changing the way people communicate.

Possible Answers:

The Internet and texting are rapidly changes

The Internet and texting will rapidly changing

The Internet and texting are rapid changed

The Internet and texting are rapidly changed

The Internet and texting are rapidly changing

Correct answer:

The Internet and texting are rapidly changing

Explanation:

This sentence contains a modifier error. The word "rapid" is supposed to modify the word "are changing," but rapid is an adjective, which only modify nouns and pronouns. What is needed here is an adverb: a word that describes verbs and adjectives. The correct word would be "rapidly." The correct choice provided below is, "The Internet and texting are rapidly changing."

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