Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Gmat Sentence Correction 17 , 18

Gmat Sentence Correction 17 & 18

17). Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a late nineteenth-century feminist, called for urban apartment houses including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities.

(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


18). No one but him could have told them that the king was I.

(A) him could have told them that the king was I.

(B) he could have told them that the king was me.

(C) him could have told them the king was me.

(D) he could have told them that the king was I.

(E) him could had told them that the king was I.



Answer -

17). D is the right choice.

A - AMBIGUITY - including..... - not clear - it is hard to tell whether Gilman called for urban apartment houses that included child-care facilities or whether such facilities represent one variety of the urban apartment houses she wanted to built.

C,E - incorrect - preposition + noun + participle, Gmat almost never entertains this pattern -- communal eating and social facilities included.

B - to include - unidiomatic



18). A is the answer.Gmat grammar tip --

"except", "no one but" should be followed by object form of Pronoun.

No one but -- in other words means - except
.

Always use subject form of Pronoun after the linking verb.--(Here linking verb 'was' so we use subject form of pronoun i.e I)



4 comments:

N said...

Hi Prachi,

in question 17, i can't follow the explanation.

If (d) is true shouldn't it be-
"that included child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses (that included) communal eating and social facilities"- for the statement to be parallel

Prachi Pareekh said...

D is fine..called for X and for Y

According to you what should be the answer?...IMO all other choices are suffering from grammatical errors....

N said...

I agree that the rest suffer from parallelism(either in "called for x and for y form"..or in other forms. I also picked d for the very same reason. However, was unable to follow the explanation (the difference between including and that included.)

Bytheway, thank you so much for posting this blog. The information is very useful:)

Prachi Pareekh said...

that is modifying urban apartment houses...

Hope it is clear now...