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A similar type of construction can be found in every Romance language, each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb.

A. each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
B. each with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
C. each having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
D. all having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
E. all with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
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A similar type of construction can be found in every Romance language, each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb.

A. each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
B. each with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
C. each having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
D. all having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
E. all with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb

straight A
we need "each" hence D/E out
having is wrong- C out
orders wrong - B out
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16 Apr 2012, 07:42
arjuntomar wrote:
A similar type of construction can be found in every Romance language, each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb.

A. each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
B. each with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
C. each having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
D. all having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
E. all with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb

straight A
we need "each" hence D/E out
having is wrong- C out
orders wrong - B out

plz elaborate why is having wrong
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17 Apr 2012, 00:53
@arjuntomar ..yes this is a good question ,please upload more of these questions !!
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A similar type of construction can be found in every Romance language, each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb.

A. each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
B. each with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
C. each having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
D. all having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
E. all with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb

straight A
we need "each" hence D/E out
having is wrong- C out
orders wrong - B out

plz elaborate why is having wrong

A similar type of construction can be found in every Romance language, each having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb.

"Each having" incorrectly modifies "A similar type of construction".

hence incorrect
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17 Apr 2012, 04:23
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plz elaborate why is having wrong

A similar type of construction can be found in every Romance language, each having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb.

"Each having" incorrectly modifies "A similar type of construction".

hence incorrect

It is supposed to modify those words only. Both A & C use adverb modifiers - A uses prep. ph and C uses present participle
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18 Apr 2012, 12:22
Good question, spent a good deal of time to elminate the incorrect ones.
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18 Apr 2012, 17:38
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plz elaborate why is having wrong

A similar type of construction can be found in every Romance language, each having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb.

"Each having" incorrectly modifies "A similar type of construction".

hence incorrect

It is supposed to modify those words only. Both A & C use adverb modifiers - A uses prep. ph and C uses present participle

after "comma" we need here something that modifies "every roman language" not "a similar type of construction".
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18 Apr 2012, 17:44
Even in option A, each refers to "A similar type of construction"
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19 Apr 2012, 13:15
Experts please explain why not C
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Experts please explain why not C

Having is almost always incorrect on GMAT. Only case where HAVING is correct is HAVING + PAST PARTICIPLE
e.g.Having studied hard, I scored 700+ on GMAT

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19 Apr 2012, 23:46
I wouldn't say incorrect. The SC part differs from RC and CR in this respect: there can be two or three correct answenrs, but one of them is the most correct. I personally love to use structures with having, but unfortunately this is not strongly recommended on the GMAT
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14 Jun 2012, 10:41
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rajcools wrote:
Experts please explain why not C

Having is almost always incorrect on GMAT. Only case where HAVING is correct is HAVING + PAST PARTICIPLE
e.g.Having studied hard, I scored 700+ on GMAT

Will this apply for all present participle verbs?

Can present participle + past participle construction be always correct?
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A similar type of construction can be found in every Romance language, each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb.

A. each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
B. each with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
C. each having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
D. all having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
E. all with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb

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04 Sep 2014, 03:50
is this question really from KAPLAN?
i find option A too wrong to be correct !!
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04 Sep 2014, 04:04
A is correct.
1) The underlined part modifies "every Roman language", so "each" should be used;
2) a consistent order of X, Y and Y is a correct form.
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04 Sep 2014, 04:09
is this question really from KAPLAN?
i find option A too wrong to be correct !!

Found it on Kaplan premier book
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arjuntomar wrote:
A similar type of construction can be found in every Romance language, each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb.

A. each with a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
B. each with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
C. each having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
D. all having a consistent order of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb
E. all with consistent orders of impersonal pronoun, indefinite pronoun, and verb

Stuck between A and C;

I think both are grammatically correct but there is a subtle change of meaning .A conveys the meaning in a more clear and concise manner.

The modifier is working like a pronoun appositive ( if there is something like this!!!!)

In C, 'each having ' can refer either to similar type of construction or to every Romance language.

Only in A, each with clearly modifies Romance language.
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