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A little hope that there was of reviving the patient from [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 09:36
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A little hope that there was of reviving the patient from coma evaporated when his blood pressure level began to drastically fall.

(A) A little hope that there was of reviving the patient from coma evaporated when his blood pressure level began to drastically fall.
(B) A little hope that there was of revival of the patient from coma evaporated when his blood pressure levels began to fall drastically.
(C) The little hope that there was of reviving the patient from coma evaporated, when his blood pressure level began to fall drastically.
(D) The little hope of reviving the patient from coma evaporated when his blood pressure level began to fall drastically.
(E) The little hope which the patient had of being revived from coma evaporated when his blood pressure level began to drastically fall.

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Re: Little hope [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 09:42
(A) A little hope that there was of reviving the patient from coma evaporated when his blood pressure level began to drastically fall.
(B) A little hope that there was of revival of the patient from coma evaporated when his blood pressure levels began to fall drastically.

The hope ...that was is correct as compared to A hope ..that was. So we can cancel A & B.

(E) The little hope which the patient had of being revived from coma evaporated when his blood pressure level began to drastically fall.
E is incorrect as it says the Patient had hopes of being revived.

(C) The little hope that there was of reviving the patient from coma evaporated, when his blood pressure level began to fall drastically.
(D) The little hope of reviving the patient from coma evaporated when his blood pressure level began to fall drastically.

C is wordy compared to D. Also use of comma in C is questionable.
D is a better option.
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Re: Little hope [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 11:28
The difference between "a" and "the" is that "a" is an indefinite article and "the" is a definite article. Here we are talking about the hope of reviving the patient and not hope in general. Hence "The" is correct. So A and B are out.

E changes the intent of the question.

"The little hope of" is better than "The little hope that there was" since the latter is wordy. Hence C is out.

D it is :)
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Re: Little hope [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 18:18
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Actual Answer : D

Explanation
There is a stark difference between the phrases 'a little' and 'the little,' as used in the context of this sentence.
Since the sentence talks of a specific nature of hope (that there was of revivingthe patient), the definite article 'the' must precede 'little hope.'
'A little hope' would be used in a more general sense, as for example, 'the advice of the doctor gave us a little hope.'
[Note : If you omit the 'a' in this sentence, it takes on a completely different meaning. 'Little hope,' without the 'a', implies 'almost negligible' hope, next to none. 'A little hope,' however, has a slightly more positive connotation.]
Knowing this, the first two options are ruled out.
Option C uses the unnecessary phrase 'that there was' while option e unnecessarily uses the passive voice, 'being revived'.
Be wary of the word 'being' in GMAT sentence, the evaluators seem to dislike it!

Hence (D) is the correct answer.

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Re: Little hope [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 19:00
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Actual Answer : B

Explanation
Certain adjectives like fundamental, perfect, favorite, unique, ideal etc. do not have a comparative (more) or a superlative (most) degree.
Because of this, options A and D are ruled out.

Then comes the question of parallelism in the structure of the sentence.
'Surviving' in the continuous form, has to be followed by 'drinking', also in the continuous form.
Option B makes this essential correction.

Hence (B) is the correct answer.


Hi Hemanthp. The answer you gave above is for a different question. Could you re-post the correct OA.
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Re: Little hope [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 19:26
Thought this was pretty easy. D is the most efficient and least wordy. The prior replies do a good job explaining why.
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Re: Little hope [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2010, 22:00
siyer, thanks for pointing that out.

Here is the real OE (I have also replaced the incorrect explanation above):
Actual Answer : D

Explanation
There is a stark difference between the phrases 'a little' and 'the little,' as used in the context of this sentence.
Since the sentence talks of a specific nature of hope (that there was of revivingthe patient), the definite article 'the' must precede 'little hope.'
'A little hope' would be used in a more general sense, as for example, 'the advice of the doctor gave us a little hope.'
[Note : If you omit the 'a' in this sentence, it takes on a completely different meaning. 'Little hope,' without the 'a', implies 'almost negligible' hope, next to none. 'A little hope,' however, has a slightly more positive connotation.]
Knowing this, the first two options are ruled out.
Option C uses the unnecessary phrase 'that there was' while option e unnecessarily uses the passive voice, 'being revived'.
Be wary of the word 'being' in GMAT sentence, the evaluators seem to dislike it!

Hence (D) is the correct answer.
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Re: Little hope [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 00:48
D seems to be the best option.
Wasnt clear about the use of A and The. Thanks hemanthp and Tingle 15 for clearing it out.
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Re: Little hope [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 04:32
IMO D..."A Little hope" is wrong construction and "falling drastically" is the right construction
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