Friday, April 13, 2007

SC's Question number - 907 , 908

907). Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and Americans judged national leaders without receiving, or expecting, intimate information about them.

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and

(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for

(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which


908). Upset by the recent downturn in production numbers during the first half of the year, the possibility of adding worker incentives was raised by the board of directors at its quarterly meeting.

(A) the possibility of adding worker incentives was raised by the board of directors at its quarterly meeting

(B) the addition of worker incentives was raised as a possibility by the board of directors at its quarterly meeting

(C) added worker incentives was raised by the board of directors at its quarterly meeting as a possibility

(D) the board of directors raised at its quarterly meeting the possibility of worker incentives being added

(E) the board of directors, at its quarterly meeting, raised the possibility of adding worker incentives



Answers:

907). OA - E - maintaining parallelism - ...in which X .. in which Y .. in which Z

A - incorrect - violating parallelism - ... in which X, and Y, and Z.

B - incorrect - violating parallelism - ... in which X, where Y, and where Z.

C - incorrect - violating parallelism - ... in which X, for Y, and Z.

D - incorrect - violating parallelism - ... in which X, Y, for Z.

908). OA - E

A, B, C - incorrect - modifier error - 2nd clause must begin with board of directors

D - incorrect - use of being (passive)

3 comments:

Mad said...

Prachi ,
Though i got this question correct , but then had a question :
I read somewhere that "being" is almost always incorrect in GMAT , but then i have seen exceptions to this .Could you please shed some light as to when it should not be ignored :-(

Prachi Pareekh said...

http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.com/2006/07/when-to-use-passive-voice.html

Hi,
This link will answer your question. Hope it explains...if still not clear let me know..will explain in more detail.

Mad said...

Thanks Prachi that was quite informative