GRE Function of a Sentence Questions


The most common type of GRE "critical reasoning" question is what I call "function of a sentence". The test is basically asking you to identify the role, or job, a certain sentence has in the context of the sentences before it.

In this video, I show one example of this type of question where parts of the passage are highlighted and you have to choose their correct functions, but also be on the lookout for the following phrases in GRE reading comprehension questions to let you know the function of a sentence skill is at play:

  • "function"
  • "role"
  • "serves to"
  • "in order to"
  • the author does anything "to"
  • The question asks you to click on a sentence in the passage with a certain function



If you liked this video, check out my other free GRE resources, like my reading comprehension inference video.

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