Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Gmat Sentence Correction - 105 , 106, 107, 108

105). A shy, religious-minded publisher who had married a duke’s daughter, Harold Macmillan’s rise to the position of Prime Minister in 1957 surprised many, though Churchill had since the 1930s been extolling Macmillan’s courage.

(A) Harold Macmillan’s rise to the position of Prime Minister in 1957 surprised many

(B) Harold Macmillan’s rise in 1957 to the position of Prime Minister surprised many

(C) Harold Macmillan’s becoming Prime Minister in 1957 surprised many

(D) Harold Macmillan surprised many by rising to the position of Prime Minister in 1957

(E) the position of Prime Minister attained by Harold Macmillan in 1957 surprised many

106). A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered as a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

(A) A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered as a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

(B) Considered to be a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, genmai-cha is a special green tea that contains brown rice, virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

(C) A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered a gourmet delicacy by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

(D) Most Japanese consider genmai-cha, a special green tea which contains brown rice, as a delicacy virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

(E) Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama, most Japanese consider genmai-cha, a special green tea that contains brown rice, a gourmet delicacy.

107). A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.

(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than


(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do

(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do

(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than

108). A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care.

(A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

(B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle,

(C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

(D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that

(E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

Answers:

105). OA - D - A shy, religious-minded publisher who had married a duke’s daughter (noun phrase) rightly modifies Harold Macmillan.

A, B, C, E - incorrect - misplaced modifier error.

106). OA - C - consider + noun is the correct idiom

A - incorrect - "consider as" unidiomatic

B - incorrect - "consider to be" unidiomatic

D - incorrect - wrongly suggests that brown rice is the delicacy

E - incorrect - dangling modifier problem "Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama, most Japanese"

107). OA - E - only choice maintaining parallelism - A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than those raised in confinement. ----- excercise...associate....require

108) OA - E -

A - incorrect - suggests wrongly that the substance is cultivated

B, C, D - incorrect - suggests wrongly that the derivative is cultivated -- derivative cannot be cultivated.

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