Sentence Correction: Subject–Verb Agreement Questions: Overview

The median GMAT score is a little over 500, but a score of at least 650 is needed to be considered competitive by leading MBA programs.

Correct!

There are no mistakes in the original sentence.

Not quite.

This answer choice changes the original meaning by replacing but, which introduces an opposing or different idea, with so, which begins a result clause in a cause-effect relationship.

No, that's not it.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect, because the correct singular verb is has been replaced by the incorrect plural verb are.

The verbal form are does not grammatically agree with the singular subject The median GMAT score.

Not quite.

This answer choice contains the redundant phrase at least 650 or more. The or more is not necessary because its meaning is already expressed by at least.

This answer choice does not fit into the original sentence because of the omission of the word by.

is a little over 500, but a score of at least 650 is needed to be considered competitive by

is a little over 500, so a score of at least 650 is needed to be considered competitive by

are a little over 500, but a score of at least 650 is needed to be considered competitive by

is a little over 500, but a score of at least 650 or more is needed to be considered competitive by

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