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Worry

If you worry too much ___ the GMAT, you'll develop an ulcer.
Worry...about

If you worry too much about the GMAT, you'll develop an ulcer.
Define

My GMAT teacher defines the conclusion ___ the main point of the argument.
Define...as

My GMAT teacher defines the conclusion as the main point of the argument.
Regard

Art historians regard the Mona Lisa ___ one of the greatest works of art.
Regard...as

Art historians regard the Mona Lisa as one of the greatest works of art.
Not so

He is not so much smart ___ cunning.
Not so...as

He is not so much smart as cunning.
So

She is so beautiful ___ exquisite.
So...as to be

She is so beautiful as to be exquisite.
Think of

Think of it more ___ a promise than a threat.
Think of...as

Think of it more as a promise than a threat.
See

Many people see euthanasia ___ an escape from pain.
See...as

Many people see euthanasia as an escape from pain.
The same

Mom and Dad gave the same punishment to me ___ to you.
The same...as

Mom and Dad gave the same punishment to me as to you.
As

Memorizing idioms is not as fun ___ playing bingo
As...as

Memorizing idioms is not as fun as playing bingo
Target

The commercials were obviously targeted ___ teenage boys.
Target...at

The commercials were obviously targeted at teenage boys.
Responsible

You are responsible ___ the child.
Responsible...for

You are responsible for the child.
Prohibit

He was prohibited ___ entering the public library after he accidentally set the dictionary on fire with a magnifying glass.
Prohibit...from

He was prohibited from entering the public library after he accidentally set the dictionary on fire with a magnifying glass.
Different

Democrats are not so different ___ Republicans in the United States.
Different...from

Democrats are not so different from Republicans in the United States.
Dispute

The men had a dispute ___ money.
Dispute...over

The men had a dispute over money.
So

He was so late ___ he missed the main course.
So...that

He was so late that he missed the main course.
Hypothesis

The hypothesis ___ aspartame causes brain tumors has not been proven yet.
Hypothesis...that

The hypothesis that aspartame causes brain tumors has not been proven yet.
Believe

His friends do not believe the ring he bought at the auction ___ Jackie O's; they all think he was tricked.
Believe...to be

His friends do not believe the ring he bought at the auction to be Jackie O's; they all think he was tricked.
Estimate

The time he has spent impersonating Elvis is estimated ___ longer than the time Elvis himself spent performing.
Estimate...to be

The time he has spent impersonating Elvis is estimated to be longer than the time Elvis himself spent performing.
Forbid

I forbid you ___ call me before noon.
Forbid...to

I forbid you to call me before noon.
Ability

If you take the GMAT enough times, you might develop the ability ___ choose the credited responses without reading the questions.
Ability...to

If you take the GMAT enough times, you might develop the ability to choose the credited responses without reading the questions.
Attribute

Many amusing quips are attributed ___ Dorothy Parker.
Attribute...to

Many amusing quips are attributed to Dorothy Parker.
Require

Before you enter the house you are required ___ take off you hat.
Require...to

Before you enter the house you are required to take off you hat.
Responsibility

You have a responsibility ___ take care of the child.
Responsibility...to

You have a responsibility to take care of the child.
Permit

I don't permit my children ___ play with knives in the living room.
Permit...to

I don't permit my children to play with knives in the living room.
Superior

My pasta sauce is far superior ___ my mother-in-law's
Superior...to

My pasta sauce is far superior to my mother-in-law's
Try

Try ___ stay awake during the essay section of the test.
Try...to

Try to stay awake during the essay section of the test.
Credit

Many people credit Christopher Columbus ___ the discovery of America, but Native Americans were here first.
Credit...with

Many people credit Christopher Columbus with the discovery of America, but Native Americans were here first.
Associate

Most politicians prefer not to be associated ___ the Mafia.
Associate...with

Most politicians prefer not to be associated with the Mafia.
Contrast

My father likes to contrast my grades ___ my brother's.
Contrast...with

My father likes to contrast my grades with my brother's.
Consider

Art historians consider the Mona Lisa ___ one of the greatest works of art.
Consider...(nothing)

Art historians consider the Mona Lisa one of the greatest works of art.
Distinguish

I can't distinguish day ___ night.
Distinguish...from

I can't distinguish day from night.
Distinguish between

I can't distinguish between black ___ white.
Distinguish between...and

I can't distinguish between black and white.
Native (noun)

Mel Gibson is a native ___ Australia.
Native (noun)...of

Mel Gibson is a native of Australia.
Native (adjective)

The kangaroo is native ___ Australia.
Native (adjective)...to

The kangaroo is native to Australia.
Not only

She is not only beautiful, ___ smart.
Not only...but also

She is not only beautiful, but also smart.
Not

The review was not mean-spirited ___ merely flippant.
Not...but

The review was not mean-spirited but merely flippant.
Either

I must have either chocolate ice cream ___ carrot cake to complete a great meal.
Either...or

I must have either chocolate ice cream or carrot cake to complete a great meal.
Neither

Because Jenny was grounded, she could neither leave the house ___ use the telephone.
Neither...nor

Because Jenny was grounded, she could neither leave the house nor use the telephone.
Both

When given the choice, I choose both ice cream ___ cake.
Both...and

When given the choice, I choose both ice cream and cake.
More

The chimpanzee is more intelligent ___ the orangutan.
More...than

The chimpanzee is more intelligent than the orangutan.
As vs. Like
'As' is used to compare actions.

'Like' is used to compare nouns.

He did not vote for the Libertarian Party, as I did.

Her coat is just like mine.
Like vs. such as
'Like' means similar to

'Such as' means for example

The mule, like the donkey, is a close relative of the horse.

Many of my favorite ice cream flavors, such as chocolate chip and strawberry, are also available as frozen yogurt.
The more

The more you ignore me, the clos___ I get.
The more....the -er

The more you ignore me, the closer I get.
From

Scores on the GMAT range from 200 ___ 800.
From...to

Scores on the GMAT range from 200 to 800.
Just as

Just as I crossed over to the dark side, ___ will you, my son.
Just as...so too

Just as I crossed over to the dark side, so too will you, my son.
Each vs. all or both
Use 'each' when you want to emphasize the separateness of the items.

Use 'both' (for two things) or 'all' (for more than two things) when you want to emphasize the togetherness of the items.

Each of the doctors had his own specialty.

Both of the women went to Bryn Mawr for their undergraduate degrees.

All of the letters received before January 15 went into the drawing for the $10 million prize.
Whether vs. if
Use 'whether' when there are two possibilities.

Use 'if' in conditional statements.

Eduardo wasn't sure whether he could make it to the party.

If Edcardo comes to the party, he will bring a bottle of wine.
Less

The chimp is less intelligent ___ the orangutan
Less...than

The chimp is less intelligent thank the orangutan