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heyy Haresh was waitin for my AWA score to let u knw... i got a 700 finally and a 6 on AWA!! :wink: Thanks for all de time u spent in replyin to my mail.. the fdbk on AWA esp helped a lott Cheers
heyy Haresh

was waitin for my AWA score to let u knw... i got a 700 finally and a 6 on AWA!!

Thanks for all de time u spent in replyin to my mail.. the fdbk on AWA esp helped a lott

Cheers
heyyy... i jus retook d test and got completely diff questions most of them at least.. also delete the setup file n download again and ull get more questions... keep retaking until u find most of them repititive... ATB
heyyy... i jus retook d test and got completely diff questions most of them at least.. also delete the setup file n download again and ull get more questions... keep retaking until u find most of them repititive... ATB
Hi Haresh First of all congrats on d great score buddy.... Quant 51!! whoaaa... dats amazing!!! pretty incredible.. My post's gonna be a bit long.. Im new to this thread but not new to PG.. Jus stumbled upon this one.. Im givin my test on Thursday so am goin thru last min preps.. At t...
Hi Haresh

First of all congrats on d great score buddy.... Quant 51!! whoaaa... dats amazing!!! pretty incredible..
My post's gonna be a bit long.. Im new to this thread but not new to PG.. Jus stumbled upon this one.. Im givin my test on Thursday so am goin thru last min preps..

At this point i feel pretty confident but then u never know wat happens on d D day.. Anyways ive given a couple of tests and my scores are as follows:

GmatPrep1 : 710 (Q50,V38 )
GmatPrep2 : 700 (Q49,V36)
GmatPrep3 : 650 (Q50,V26)
GmatPrep4 : 730 (Q49,V38 )

took a few manhattans

free test 670 dont rem d indi scores

screwed up manhattan 1 n 2 coz i took them long bak..

jus took Manhattan 3rd test and got 670(Q49,V35)

I finished OG12, Manhattan SC and doing 1000SC.
Doing OG again right now.. will be takin 2 more manhattan tests on saturday and monday. so well wats d last minute preps i should go thru..

And ya my quant is in general good but ive seen ur posts sayin dat GMAT quant is tough right now.. would be of great help if u cud tell me on wat books i shud brush thru for last min basics..

are d RCs long coz d one in manhattan i found to be very short n concise.

Im targetting a score of 720-730 which a month back looked unachievable (considering i got a 580 in my first manhattan test) but with continued practice it looks very much within my grasp.. Just praying that nothing goes wrong..

Any other suggestions u wanna give will be highly appreciated..

Thanks In advance..
A Translated into is the corect usage here.. > *_ With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English._* *_(A) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably w...
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Translated into is the corect usage here..
With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English.
(A) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English
(B) are compact when they are written, but they can lengthen considerably when they are translated in English
(C) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when being translated into English
(D) are compact when written but can lengthen considerably in English translation
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English
Heyy itll be more convenient to share answers if you have separate posts for each question. > If industrial pollution continues to deplete the ozone layer, the resulting increase in ultraviolet radiation will endanger human health, causing a rise in the incidence of skin cancer and eye disea...
Heyy itll be more convenient to share answers if you have separate posts for each question.
If industrial pollution continues to deplete the ozone layer, the resulting increase in ultraviolet radiation will endanger human health, causing a rise in the incidence of skin cancer and eye disease, and perhaps even threatening global ecological systems.
(A) and perhaps even threatening
(B) and may even threaten
(C) and even a possible threat to
(D) as well as possibly threatening
(E) as well as a possible threat to
In 1791 Robert Carter III, one of the wealthiest plantation owners in Virginia, stunned his family, friends, and neighbours by filing a deed of emancipation, setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered his property.
(A) setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered
(B) setting free more than the 500 slaves legally considered as
(C) and set free more than 500 slaves, who were legally considered as
(D) and set free more than the 500 slaves who were legally considered
(E) and he set free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered as
In 1922, when Truman was almost forty years old, he was living in his mother-in-laws house, watching the haberdashery store he opened three years earlier go bankrupt, and he faced a future with no visible prospects.
(A) opened three years earlier go bankrupt, and he faced
(B) opened three years earlier go bankrupt and faced
(C) had opened three years earlier go bankrupt, and he was facing
(D) had opened three years earlier go bankrupt, and facing
(E) was opening three years earlier going bankrupt, and facing
In 1929 relatively small declines in the market ruined many speculators having bought on margin; they had to sell, and their selling pushed other investors to the brink.
(A) speculators having bought on margin; they had to sell, and
(B) speculators who had bought on margin; having had to sell,
(C) speculators who had bought on margin; they had to sell, and
(D) speculators, those who had bought on margin; these speculators had to sell, and
(E) speculators, who, having bought on margin and having to sell,
ok last one for today... been on pg the whole day!! The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local times, which was determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing from city to city, and to the establishment of regional times. (A)which was determined...
ok last one for today... been on pg the whole day!!

The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local times, which was determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing from city to city, and to the establishment of regional times.

(A)which was determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing
(B)which was determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and which differed
(C)which were determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing
(D)determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differed
(E)determined by when the sun reached the observer's meridian and differing
*Its been discussed in quite a number of posts.. even i got my knowledge of the subjunctive from PG.. but here goes the KT from my side.. lets start with an example.. would you say "I wish I were more perceptive" or "I wish I was more perceptive." here comes into play the subjunctive mood....
Its been discussed in quite a number of posts.. even i got my knowledge of the subjunctive from PG.. but here goes the KT from my side..

lets start with an example..
would you say "I wish I were more perceptive" or "I wish I was more perceptive." here comes into play the subjunctive mood.
The mood of the verb "to be" when you use the phrase "I were" is called the subjunctive mood, and you use it for times when you're talking about something that isn't true or you're being wishful. or rather Wishful sentences call for the subjunctive mood of the verb "to be," so the right choice is "I were": I wish I were more perceptive.

Although it's not always the case, sentences that start with "if" are often also wishful or contrary to fact. Here are some examples:
If I were in charge, I would declare every Friday a holiday.
If he were nicer, I wouldn't hate him so much.
If the ladder were taller, we could reach the cat.

a second usage of the subjunctive is as follows.
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A subjunctive verb is used to express -
wishes and demands, the construction of which follows two strict rules
(a) that always comes right after the verb, and
(b) the second verb is always in the infinitive form and should is always omitted.
1). The following verbs are used --- with such a construction to express importance (in such moods only).
Also remember that such verbs have other forms of usage (followed by to infinitive, for example) when used in other moods.
ask
propose
demand
recommend
desire
request
insist
require
prefer
suggest .
urge
e.g
The Indian government demanded thatthe UK paycompensations for damages of the Indian embassy.
2. Nouns derived from subjunctive verbs above are also used with the construction.
demand
recommendation
insistence
request
preference
request
proposal
suggestion
e.g
The UK is considering the proposal that it pay compensations for damages of the Indian embassy.
3. The adjectives below are also used to express subjunctive moods -
essential
imperative
important
necessary

There are loads of other words that you can find online.. just google them and keep learning..

HTH





OA is D you all are correct on this ....... u guys rocks !!

Can you please throw some flourescent light on what to and when to use subjunctive.....
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most of u got it rght... OA is indeed *A* @onlinearora: both actions are in the past and hence the verb 'be' that indicates the present tense is inappropriate rightly pointed out by Vikram.. > A historian attempting to predict in the 1870's which nation would take over world leader...
most of u got it rght... OA is indeed A

@onlinearora: both actions are in the past and hence the verb 'be' that indicates the present tense is inappropriate rightly pointed out by Vikram..


A historian attempting to predict in the 1870's which nation would take over world leadership from the British probably would have guessed Bismarck's Prussia and been quite wrong.

(A) have guessed Bismarck's Prussia and been
(B) have guessed that it would have been Bismarck's Prussia and he would be
(C) have guessed Bismarck's Prussia and would be
(D) guess Bismarck's Prussia and be
(E) guess that it would be Bismarck's Prussia and would have been

IMO: A

B - awkward, wordy
C - Close contender, but 'would be' indicates continual action and thats wrong. Once the guess is over, its past.
D and E - Need to have 'have guessed' for the verb tense to make sense. Also, in D, 'be' is wrong.
And E violates parallelism. would guess and would have been wrong will not be parallel.

Is it C?
A- 'and been quite' seems wrong
B- too long and makes simple sentence complex
C- seems correct
D- 'guess' is wrong
E- 'guess' is wrong

Padmalathas Says
I would go for A! What is OA?

Good one!!

The first part has to be in perfect tense, so have is required, that eliminates D & E
Lil Confused bet A & C

I'll put my money on A

Wats the OA?
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*D* is best coz demand is the subjunctive so it will take the verb in the base form without the to infinitive or the gerund. > Please help me out in this with exlanations :) In one of the most stunning reversals in the history of marketingďźŒthe Coca-Cola company in July 1985 yield...
D is best coz demand is the subjunctive so it will take the verb in the base form without the to infinitive or the gerund.


Please help me out in this with exlanations :)

In one of the most stunning reversals in the history of marketingďźŒthe Coca-Cola company in July 1985 yielded to thousands of irate consumers demanding that it should bring back the original Coke formula.
(A) demanding that it should
(B) demanding it to
(C) and their demand to
(D) who demanded that it
(E) who demanded it to
> Could you please explain your answers? Q1: Sales of United States manufactured goods to nonindustrialized countries rose to $167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan. (A) which is 14 percent more th...
Could you please explain your answers?

Q1:

Sales of United States manufactured goods to nonindustrialized countries rose to $167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan.

(A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year
(B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year
(C) 14 percent higher than the previous years figure
(D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was
(E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous years figure

Q2:

All-terrain vehicles have allowed vacationers to reach many previously inaccessible areas, but they have also been blamed for causing hundreds of deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging the nations recreational areas.

(A) deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging
(B) deaths and injuring thousands, and serious damage to
(C) deaths, thousands who are injured, as well as seriously damaging
(D) deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as doing serious damage to
(E) deaths, thousands are injured, and they do serious damage to

Q3:

Since savings banks have to use short-term deposits to finance long-term fixed-rate mortgage loans, they sometimes lose money when there is a rise in short-term rates and, on the other hand, they are unable to raise the rates on their mortgages.

(A) when there is a rise in short-term rates and, on the other hand, they are unable to raise
(B) when short-term rates rise and they are unable to raise
(C) when a rise in short-term rates occurs and, correspondingly, there is no rise possible in
(D) with a rise in short-term rates, and they are unable to raise
(E) with short-term rates on the rise and no rise possible in



here are the explanations..

1. the phrase 14 percent more than the previous year is essential hence 'which' is eliminated. the correct modifier of 167 billion is an amount..(ideally it should be a number since amount is used for non-countables).. again amount should compare to previous year's figure and not the previous year.

2. Parallelism fulfilled only in D: hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries

3. A & C are wordy D the comma is unnecessary.. also sometimes when is better than sometimes with.