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2)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, marathon times are calculated using a computer chip attached to each competitor's shoe.

(A)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
(B)Besides elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
(C)With the exception of elite runners, times for whom are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
(D)Unless the runner is elite, in which case the time is calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
(E)With the exception being elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,

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3)By the second week of the department store's "Going Out of Business" sale, there was only a little shirts and not much other clothing left on the racks.

(A)was only a little shirts and not much other clothing
(B)were only a few shirts and not many other clothing
(C)were only a few shirts and not much other clothing
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4)While most graduate students find that their education has prepared them well for their future careers, some express concern over their education lacking real-world application, having, for example, been given homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or having been assigned to group projects that do not adequately consider the skills of the individual participants.

(A)having, for example, been given homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or having been
(B)having, for example, homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or being
(C)as, for example, having too unrealistic a scenario in their homework, or being
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5)Growing out of a need for affordable housing during the Great Depression, the first student housing cooperatives were structured as not-for-profit organizations, whose members made small payments toward their room and board, then taking turns performing household duties, such as meal preparation and property maintenance.

(A)board, then taking turns performing
(B)board, and then taking turns performing
(C)board and then took turns performing
(D)board and then took turns, they performed
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Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, marathon times are calculated using a computer chip attached to each competitor's shoe.

(A)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, highlighted part is compared with time
(B)Besides elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, Wrong comparision too
(C)With the exception of elite runners, times for whom are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, BINGO :idea:
(D)Unless the runner is elite, in which case the time is calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, Highlighted part incorrectly modifies elite
(E)With the exception being elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, being is not correct and sentence is weird too

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3)By the second week of the department store's "Going Out of Business" sale, there was only a little shirts and not much other clothing left on the racks.

(A)was only a little shirts and not much other clothing shirts are countable so little is wrong also singular was is wrong
(B)were only a few shirts and not many other clothing many other clothing sounds weird
(C)were only a few shirts and not much other clothing...I guess it is the right one
(D)was only a little shirt and other clothing
(E)were only a few shirts and other clothings
few shirts and few other clothings sounds weird
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4)While most graduate students find that their education has prepared them well for their future careers, some express concern over their education lacking real-world application, having, for example, been given homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or having been assigned to group projects that do not adequately consider the skills of the individual participants.

(A)having, for example, been given homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or having been Only because of parallelism
(B)having, for example, homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or being passive
(C)as, for example, having too unrealistic a scenario in their homework, or being passive
(D)when they have, for example, been given unrealistic scenarios in their homework, or were past tense not required
(E)for example, when they have homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios, or been Tempting but not correct

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5)Growing out of a need for affordable housing during the Great Depression, the first student housing cooperatives were structured as not-for-profit organizations, whose members made small payments toward their room and board, then taking turns performing household duties, such as meal preparation and property maintenance.

(A)board, then taking turns performing made and taking not parallel
(B)board, and then taking turns performing same as A
(C)board and then took turns performing BINGO they took turns to perform something
(D)board and then took turns, they performed Run-On sentence
(E)board and then took turns and performed Sounds as if took turn and worked at different times.


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Re: Verbal Challenge 2.2: SC Questions [#permalink] New post 27 May 2013, 08:19
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2)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, marathon times are calculated using a computer chip attached to each competitor's shoe.

(A)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
(B)Besides elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
(C)With the exception of elite runners, times for whom are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
(D)Unless the runner is elite, in which case the time is calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
(E)With the exception being elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,


Well for me A and B are contenders.... Now, the problem with A, i think, is the use of work UNLlKE....as it starts a comparison and the statement illogically compares runners to marathon times... so A is out...Now B is better with the use of word Besides...!
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3)By the second week of the department store's "Going Out of Business" sale, there was only a little shirts and not much other clothing left on the racks.

(A)was only a little shirts and not much other clothing
(B)were only a few shirts and not many other clothing
(C)were only a few shirts and not much other clothing
(D)was only a little shirt and other clothing
(E)were only a few shirts and other clothings


IMO B and C are contenders.... and these test the rule of countable n uncountable nouns...i m not very sure abt my answer but i ll go with "C"
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2)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, marathon times are calculated using a computer chip attached to each competitor's shoe.
(A)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
- Non-underlined portion starts with MARATHON TIMES, so in order to make a proper comparison the underlined portion MUST start with some sort of TIME rather than RUNNERS. INCORRECT

(B)Besides elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
Same error as in A. Moreover use of BESIDES is incorrect because author wants to compare two different things rather than finding out the similarities. INCORRECT.

(C)With the exception of elite runners, times for whom are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
- Best among the rest. CORRECT

(D)Unless the runner is elite, in which case the time is calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
RUN ON. Moreover the sentence is unnecessarily lengthy. INCORRECT

(E)With the exception being elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
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3)By the second week of the department store's "Going Out of Business" sale, there was only a little shirts and not much other clothing left on the racks.
(A)was only a little shirts and not much other clothing
- WAS is incorrect because the compound subject "Shirt & clothing" is used. SHIRT is a countable noun thus the use of LITTLE is unwarranted. INCORRECT

(B)were only a few shirts and not many other clothing
-CLOTHING is a Non-countable noun thus the use of MANY is unwarranted. INCORRECT

(C)were only a few shirts and not much other clothing- CORRECT

(D)was only a little shirt and other clothing
- WAS is incorrect because the compound subject "Shirt & clothing" is used. SHIRT is a countable noun thus the use of LITTLE is unwarranted. INCORRECT

(E)were only a few shirts and other clothings
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(A)board, then taking turns performing - RUN ON
(B)board, and then taking turns performing
(C)board and then took turns performing- CORRECT
(D)board and then took turns, they performed- RUN ON
(E)board and then took turns and performed- unnecessary long

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4)While most graduate students find that their education has prepared them well for their future careers, some express concern over their education lacking real-world application, having, for example, been given homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or having been assigned to group projects that do not adequately consider the skills of the individual participants.
(A)having, for example, been given homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or having been- this is best among the rest. - By far the best option. CORRECT

(B)having, for example, homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or being
- HAVING Homework or BEING assigned does not make any sense. INCORRECT

(C)as, for example, having too unrealistic a scenario in their homework, or being - in this option AS is used to present example but such is incorrect as per GMAC

(D)when they have, for example, been given unrealistic scenarios in their homework, or were
- it's not Scenarios that were given but the Homework. Moreover WHEN can not be used to indicate METAPHORICAL time. INCORRECT

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2)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, marathon times are calculated using a computer chip attached to each competitor's shoe.

(A)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
(B)Besides elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
in the both the above sentences elite runners are in a way compared to marathon times. So they do not match

(C)With the exception of elite runners, times for whom are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,

(D)Unless the runner is elite, in which case the time is calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,

(E)Withthe exception being elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, : this part is too wordy

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1)The finance department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a return-on-investment ratio.

(A)department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determined a
those does not match with set as set is a singular entity
(B)department took into account a broader set of expenses than those used by the marketing department when each group determines a
those does not match with set as set is a singular entity
(C)department took into account a broader set of expenses than the marketing department when each group determined a different
Incorrect comparision of set of account with marketing group
(D)department took into account a broader set of expenses than that used by the marketing department when each group determined a
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2)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, marathon times are calculated using a computer chip attached to each competitor's shoe.

(A)Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
elite runners are compared to marathon times, hence wrong
(B)Besides elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
"Besides" usage is wrong here
(C)With the exception of elite runners, times for whom are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
Incorrect comparision
(D)Unless the runner is elite, in which case the time is calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
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(E)With the exception being elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
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3)By the second week of the department store's "Going Out of Business" sale, there was only a little shirts and not much other clothing left on the racks.

(A)was only a little shirts and not much other clothing
little short is wrong as shirts are countable
(B)were only a few shirts and not many other clothing
many other clothing is wrong as clothing is uncountable
(C)were only a few shirts and not much other clothing
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(D)was only a little shirt and other clothing
little short is wrong as shirts are countable
(E)were only a few shirts and other clothings
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4)While most graduate students find that their education has prepared them well for their future careers, some express concern over their education lacking real-world application, having, for example, been given homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or having been assigned to group projects that do not adequately consider the skills of the individual participants.

(A)having, for example, been given homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or having been
it seems that education has been give homework
(B)having, for example, homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or being
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(C)as, for example, having too unrealistic a scenario in their homework, or being
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(A)board, then taking turns performing
the "comma" is not required as their are only two items in the list
(B)board, and then taking turns performing
the "comma" is not required as their are only two items in the list
(C)board and then took turns performing
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(D)board and then took turns, they performed
the comma before they is not required
(E)board and then took turns and performed
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