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89.Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.
(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree

confused b/w A and E

Thanks a lot !!

Are these Manhattan tests freely available for download?

Actually I already have a Manhattan SC, so it wont make any sense to purchase manahattan sc just for sake of manhattan tests.

Does anyone have Manhattan tests?

Hi puys....Help me with this one...

1. Before the Civil War, Harriet Tubman, herself an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland to guide other slaves along the Underground Railroad to freedom.
(A) herself an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland to guide
(B) being an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland so as to guide
(C) an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland for guiding
(D) herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland so as to be the guide of
(E) who had been herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland for the guiding of
I am confused between A and C.....Help me out with reasons....



I will have to choose C, for the sole reason of having an appropriate modifier.

Cheers !!!

OA please !!
Another one.....

1. Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone.
(A) on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone
(B) on the grounds of avoiding duplicated facilities alone
(C) solely in that duplicated facilities should be avoided
(D) while the duplication of facilities should be avoided
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided


IMO Answer is B

In my first instance, I picked E.
But then, I red ur last line and tried it again. I think it can be C too. Preventing > prevented but "Its" is better placed in C.
Is the answer C ??

Sound can travel through water for enormous distances, prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a result of boundaries in the ocean created by water layers of different temperatures and densities.

a.) prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a result of
b.) prevented from having its acoustic energy dissipated by
c.) its acoustic energy prevented from dissipating by
d.) its acoustic energy prevented from being dissipated as a result of
e.) preventing its acoustic energy from dissipating by

Will post OA within 12-24 hours.

Give it a try guys. NOT THAT EASY AS IT MAY SEEM.

Sound can travel through water for enormous distances, prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a result of boundaries in the ocean created by water layers of different temperatures and densities.

a.) prevented from dissipating its acoustic energy as a result of
b.) prevented from having its acoustic energy dissipated by
c.) its acoustic energy prevented from dissipating by
d.) its acoustic energy prevented from being dissipated as a result of
e.) preventing its acoustic energy from dissipating by

Will post OA within 12-24 hours.

Give it a try guys. NOT THAT EASY AS IT MAY SEEM.

"should" in C,D,E and "while" in D and "If only" in E are wrong usage.
In A and B, Avoiding is better over avoidance. So, IMO = B

Another one.....

1. Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone.
(A) on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone
(B) on the grounds of avoiding duplicated facilities alone
(C) solely in that duplicated facilities should be avoided
(D) while the duplication of facilities should be avoided
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided

go for manhattan tests..

Hi Puys,

I am planning to take GMAT in Jan.

Can anyone please tell about good practice tests .

I am thinking of taking below tests :
1. Gmat power prep from mba.com (2 tests)
2. Manhattan Tests OR Kaplan Test

Please help me whether 2nd option is good or not.
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Hi Puys,

I am planning to take GMAT in Jan.

Can anyone please tell about good practice tests .

I am thinking of taking below tests :
1. Gmat power prep from mba.com (2 tests)
2. Manhattan Tests OR Kaplan Test

Please help me whether 2nd option is good or not.

Hi puys....Help me with this one...

1. Before the Civil War, Harriet Tubman, herself an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland to guide other slaves along the Underground Railroad to freedom.
(A) herself an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland to guide
(B) being an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland so as to guide
(C) an escaped slave herself, returned again and again to Maryland for guiding
(D) herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland so as to be the guide of
(E) who had been herself as an escaped slave, returned again and again to Maryland for the guiding of
I am confused between A and C.....Help me out with reasons....


I think the answer is C.
an escaped slave herself modifies Hariet Tubman.
and i think for guiding is not wrong.

Another one.....

1. Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone.
(A) on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone
(B) on the grounds of avoiding duplicated facilities alone
(C) solely in that duplicated facilities should be avoided
(D) while the duplication of facilities should be avoided
(E) if only because the duplication of facilities should be avoided


answer is B.

what's the OA?


Regards,
Neha

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