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Which one is the right answer? A??? Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a late nineteenth-century feminist, called for urban apartment houses [u]including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities[/u]. A) including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities B) that included child-care facilities, and for clustered suburban houses to include communal eating and social facilities C) with child-care facilities included and for clustered suburban houses to include communal eating and social facilities D) that included child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses with communal eating and social facilities E) to include child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses with communal eating and social facilities included
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Sorry i missed that u have already mentioned A???? I too think that A is the right answer. This question includes parallelism...... Two kinds of houses are called for....for different reasons. Only A is the option which satisfies parallelism. Erin pls. guide us. Arti Gupta
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Here is another one if you would like to comment on: According to surveys by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 20 percent of young adults used cocaine in 1979, [u]doubling those reported in the 1977 survey.[/u] A) doubling those reported in the 1977 survey B) to double the number the 1977 survey reported C) twice those the 1977 survey reported D) twice as much as those reported in the 1977 survey E) twice the number reported in the 1977 survey Lee Shi
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[quote] Which one is the right answer? A??? Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a late nineteenth-century feminist, called for urban apartment houses [u] including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities.[/u] A) including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities B) that included child-care facilities, and for clustered suburban houses to include communal eating and social facilities C) with child-care facilities included and for clustered suburban houses to include communal eating and social facilities D) that included child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses with communal eating and social facilities E) to include child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses with communal eating and social facilities included [/quote] First, we can eliminate all the answer choices that use [b]with communal eating and social facilities included[/b] or any other structure that follows this pattern: preposition + noun + participle This pattern is almost always wrong on the GMAT, and is certainly wrong in this question. This eliminates C) and E). A) is ambiguous--is [b]clustered suburban houses [/b] parallel with [b]child-carfacilities[/b] or with [b]urban apartment houses[/b]? We need to repeat [b]for[/b] to be sure that [b]clustered suburban houses [/b] is parallel with [b]urban apartment houses[/b]. Now we're left with B) and D). Now, the only difference between B and D is the infinitive [b]to include[/b], which GMAT considers unidiomatic. That leaves us with D). HTH!! (Hope that helps!!) Erin [center][b]Please[/b] post further questions here. Please [b]search[/b] this newsgroup for FAQs & search TestMagic.com from the bottom of every page. TestMagic.com San Francisco, CA USA[/center]
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[quote][i]Originally posted by user[/i] Here is another one if you would like to comment on: According to surveys by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 20 percent of young adults used cocaine in 1979, [u]doubling those reported in the 1977 survey.[/u] A) doubling those reported in the 1977 survey B) to double the number the 1977 survey reported C) twice those the 1977 survey reported D) twice as much as those reported in the 1977 survey E) twice the number reported in the 1977 survey Lee Shi [/quote] You are comparing "20 percent", which requires much: answer D has "twice as much". I would pick D. - JC.
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[quote][i]Originally posted by arti[/i] Sorry i missed that u have already mentioned A???? I too think that A is the right answer. This question includes parallelism...... Two kinds of houses are called for....for different reasons. Only A is the option which satisfies parallelism. Erin pls. guide us. Arti Gupta [/quote] Hi All, IMHO, I felt that the answer was D. Somehow A does not "sound" right. choice A sounds like housing has never included facilities A and B and that Charlotte is now calling for new housing to include it. I feel that Charlotte is looking for housing that already includes facility A and B. Choice D best portrays this situation. Hope this helped. :shy:
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Erin, I wud like to draw yr attention to this question...majority says that D is the answer...I disagree cos we need 'twice as MANY' in the correct choice...please correct me if I am wrong Thanx [quote][i]Originally posted by user[/i] Here is another one if you would like to comment on: According to surveys by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 20 percent of young adults used cocaine in 1979, [u]doubling those reported in the 1977 survey.[/u] A) doubling those reported in the 1977 survey B) to double the number the 1977 survey reported C) twice those the 1977 survey reported D) twice as much as those reported in the 1977 survey E) twice the number reported in the 1977 survey Lee Shi [/quote]
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"Twice as much as" is right cause we are referreing to a percentage 20% If the question was : [COLOR=Red]According to surveys by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, [u]about 1000 young adults [/u]used cocaine in 1979[/COLOR] [COLOR=Green]twice as many as those reported in the 1977 survey [/COLOR] Here, [COLOR=Blue]Twice as many as[/COLOR] is right
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dont know why this topic is buried but for this SC According to surveys by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 20 percent of young adults used cocaine in 1979, [u]doubling those reported in the 1977 survey.[/u] A) doubling those reported in the 1977 survey B) to double the number the 1977 survey reported C) twice those the 1977 survey reported D) twice as much as those reported in the 1977 survey E) twice the number reported in the 1977 survey i would g against the majority ansd say choice E......D would only be right if it were "that" instead of "those" before the word "reported" in the answer choices above..... can we have the OA.,..
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[quote name='a user']Here is another one if you would like to comment on: According to surveys by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 20 percent of young adults used cocaine in 1979, [U]doubling those reported in the 1977 survey.[/U] A) doubling those reported in the 1977 survey B) to double the number the 1977 survey reported C) twice those the 1977 survey reported D) twice as much as those reported in the 1977 survey E) twice the number reported in the 1977 survey Lee Shi[/quote] IMO E. This is a OG11 question and OA is E. A,C,D is ambiguosly pointing to adults whereas we have to say that 20 % is double. B & E....clearly talk abt doubling number. E is better.
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[quote name='Erin']First, we can eliminate all the answer choices that use [B]with communal eating and social facilities included[/B] or any other structure that follows this pattern: preposition + noun + participle This pattern is almost always wrong on the GMAT, and is certainly wrong in this question. This eliminates C) and E). A) is ambiguous--is [B]clustered suburban houses [/B]parallel with [B]child-carfacilities[/B] or with [B]urban apartment houses[/B]? We need to repeat [B]for[/B] to be sure that [B]clustered suburban houses [/B]is parallel with [B]urban apartment houses[/B]. Now we're left with B) and D). Now, the only difference between B and D is the infinitive [B]to include[/B], which GMAT considers unidiomatic. That leaves us with D). HTH!! (Hope that helps!!) Erin [CENTER][B]Please[/B] post further questions here.[/CENTER] [CENTER]Please [B]search[/B] this newsgroup for FAQs & search TestMagic.com from the bottom of every page.[/CENTER] [CENTER]TestMagic.com San Francisco, CA USA[/CENTER] [/quote] Hi Erin, if the combination "preposition + noun + participle" is almost always wrong the GMAT then how is (d) correct? (d) also uses the same combination - "with communal eating".
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[quote name='aviator83']Hi Erin, if the combination "preposition + noun + participle" is almost always wrong the GMAT then how is (d) correct? (d) also uses the same combination - "with communal eating".[/quote] Read carefully, the combination that follows:idea: [B]this pattern[/B]: [B]this pattern[/B] is [URL="http://www.testmagic.com/grammar/explanations/prepositions.htm"]preposition[/URL] + noun + participle
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[quote name='rashmi1804']Erin, Why do you say "an infinitive" is almost always wrong on gmat.....I encountered many questions that use infinitives. Is it a general rule ?? Could you please elaborate on this ?? Thankyou,[/quote] An infinitive is not always wrong and that is what Erin : the God says. GOD says: To include (only that infinitive ) is wrong !!!! HTH!!!
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