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Hey puys and pals,
Question of the week:

Goldman Sachs recently reported that the confidence of chief executives at major corporations has plunged; a clear majority of CEOs now say that conditions in the world economy, and in the US economy in particular, are worsening rather than improving.


[A]
in the US economy in particular, are worsening rather than improving


[B]
the US economy specially, is worsening rather than improving


[C]
the US economy especially, is worsening rather than improving


[D]
particularly the US economy, are worsening rather than improving


[E]
the US economy in particular, are worsening instead of improving

  • 17 Comments
  • what is wrong in option D?. 12 May '14.
  • @mona2013 D breaks parallelism..the phrases before and af.... 30 May '14.
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mona2013
Manisha Manisha @mona2013
what is wrong in option D?
mba9999
Saikat Lahiri @mba9999 363
@mona2013 D breaks parallelism..the phrases before and after 'and' should be
parallel.

Hey puys and pals,
Question of the week:

His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and his dramatic skill of a story teller have made Shakespeare the greatest literary wonder of the world.

[A] His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and his dramatic skill of a story teller have
[B] His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and his dramatic skill at the art of story telling have
[C] His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and dramatic skill in the art of story telling have
[D] His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and dramatic skill in the art of story telling has
[E] His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and dramatic skill as a story teller has

  • 6 Comments
  • *Correct Answer : *C *Solution / Question Analysis.... 23 Dec '13.
  • I think its... A. 21 Dec '13.
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Jamboree Education @Jamboree_Prep 246

Correct Answer : C

Solution / Question Analysis:

Has vs. have. Parallel construction. Idiom: skill in.

a] His vivid imagination, embellished use of...and his… – the pronoun 'his' at the start of the third part of the list breaks parallelism.

b] Same as A

b] CORRECT

d] There are three entities in the list, thus a plural verb – 'have' must be used. The choice shows a singular verb –'has' at the last word of the choice D

e] Same as D

TheBigBang
thebig bang @TheBigBang 30
I think its... A

Hey puys and pals,
Question of the week:

His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and his dramatic skill of a story teller have made Shakespeare the greatest literary wonder of the world.

[A] His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and his dramatic skill of a story teller have
[B] His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and his dramatic skill at the art of story telling have
[C] His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and dramatic skill in the art of story telling have
[D] His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and dramatic skill in the art of story telling has
[E] His vivid imagination, embellished use of the English language and dramatic skill as a story teller has

  • 12 Comments
  • E. 22 Jan '14.
  • E. 22 Jan '14.
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Let's practice sentence correction a bit today….


Question:
Although the poor rainfall had not resulted in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture was badly hit.

[A] Although the poor rainfall had not resulted in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture was badly hit.

[B] Although the poor rainfall did not result in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture was badly hit.

[C] Despite the poor rainfall had not resulted in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture had been badly hit.

[D] Although the poor rainfall did not result in problems in drinking water supply, but agriculture was badly hit.

[E] Despite the poor rainfall's not resulting in problems of drinking water supplying, agriculture has been badly hit.

  • 3 Comments
  • B. 03 Dec '13.
  • B. 02 Dec '13.
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@nannu_nanni

Hello,



Please assist in grammar of passage below.



This is question from para jumbles topic.



A) Nationalist railed against the caste system and wanted to eliminate untouchability.



B) But it was mostly a humanitarian desire to improve the lot of the low caste and to send a clear message to the agrarian high caste that this system is inconsistent with modern society.



C) Sentiment against caste has been gathering among modern Indians for more than a hundred years.



D) It was partly because of caste hindered economic advance.



Correct Sequence is CADB.



My question is - If CADB is correct sequence, then what is the antecedent of pronoun IT (option D).



"Sentiment" acts as an antecedent here for "it" .

Hi Guys,


Here's a SC question for you. See what you make of it. Will post the answer soon.


Although the poor rainfall had not resulted in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture was badly hit.

A) Although the poor rainfall had not resulted in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture was badly hit.

B) Although the poor rainfall did not result in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture was badly hit.

C) Despite the poor rainfall had not resulted in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture had been badly hit.

D) Although the poor rainfall did not result in problems in drinking water supply, but agriculture was badly hit.

E) Despite the poor rainfall's not resulting in problems of drinking water supplying, agriculture has been badly hit.

  • 11 Comments
  • B. 17 Nov '13.
  • b. 16 Nov '13.
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Hey Guys,

Here's a Sentence Correction Question. See what you make of it. Will post the answer soon.


Although the poor rainfall had not resulted in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture was badly hit.

A) Although the poor rainfall had not resulted in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture was badly hit.

B) Although the poor rainfall did not result in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture was badly hit.

C) Despite the poor rainfall had not resulted in problems in drinking water supply, agriculture had been badly hit.

D) Although the poor rainfall did not result in problems in drinking water supply, but agriculture was badly hit.

E) Despite the poor rainfall's not resulting in problems of drinking water supplying, agriculture has been badly hit.

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  • b?. 17 Nov '13.
  • D should be the right option.. 17 Nov '13.
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Hi Puys,


I came across good collection of SC questions from Manhattan Review. For your info, please see this link here:


http://www.manhattanreview.com/gmat-free-downloads/

  • 7 Comments
  • Its an ebook available free at this link www.manhattanr.... 13 Nov '13.
  • I cannot access the link. Can you pl. check.. 13 Nov '13.

During the past decade, the labor market in France has not been operating according to free market principles, but instead stifling functioning through its various government regulations restricting the hiring and firing of workers.


(A) principles, but instead stifling functioning through its various government regulations restricting the hiring and firing of workers
(B) principles, instead it has been functioning in a stifled manner as a result of various government regulations that restrict the hiring and firing of workers
(C) principles, rather functioning despite being stifled as a result of government regulations that variously restrict worker hiring and firing
(D) principles; the hiring and firing of workers is restricted there by various government regulations, its functioning being stifled
(E) principles; instead, its functioning has been stifled by various government regulations restricting the hiring and firing of workers

Confusion between B and E....
  • 3 Comments
  • got it from the manhattan site. 25 Oct '13.
  • But in second independednt clause - instead, *its* functi.... 25 Oct '13.
aakash88
Aakash Gulati @aakash88 106

got it from the manhattan site

smmv
smita v @smmv 1

But in second independednt clause - instead, its functioning has been stifled

For E: no antecedent, is that fine? It is refering to subject of 1st independent clause..

Hello,


Please assist in grammar of passage below.


This is question from para jumbles topic.


A) Nationalist railed against the caste system and wanted to eliminate untouchability.

B) But it was mostly a humanitarian desire to improve the lot of the low caste and to send a clear message to the agrarian high caste that this system is inconsistent with modern society.

C) Sentiment against caste has been gathering among modern Indians for more than a hundred years.

D) It was partly because of caste hindered economic advance.


Correct Sequence is CADB.


My question is - If CADB is correct sequence, then what is the antecedent of pronoun IT (option D).

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