Last week, I wrote about meaning issues in sentence correction, and there’s more to say – so here’s part two of this topic. We’ll keep going till we don’t have anything else to discuss!
First and foremost, I want to address something that I keep seeing everywhere – on the forums, in the comments sections of my articles and blog posts, and so on. People keep saying, “But how are we going to study now? Are you going to publish a new book? What can we do? I’m taking the test soon!”
I’m going to reiterate what I’ve been saying (and forgive me if you already heard this and got the message!): meaning issues have always existed, and there is plenty of existing material from which to study. We just didn’t concentrate as much on meaning before, because we were able to do more simply with grammar. They aren’t putting totally new kinds of SC questions out there – they’re just increasing the proportion of an already-existing issue.
Now, because in the “old” days, the proportion was skewed more towards “pure” grammar, we were often able to get away with just studying grammar and not worrying so much about meaning. We can’t get away with that now – we have to study the meaning as well. Continue Reading…