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# According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people

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According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
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According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t. -correct
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t. - we need a contrast here not an additional clause
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t. - missing "That" eliminate this one
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t. - healthcare is singular and "they" is an incorrect pronoun in use here
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.- missing "That" eliminate this one

we need a "that" after think so eliminate C,E

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08 Oct 2012, 21:42
Torn between A and C. Going with A since sentence ends with won't and not wouldn't
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08 Oct 2012, 22:06
getgyan wrote:
According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.

Here we need contrast, hence "but" is required not "and".
Since, think is in present tense , we need "would"
Also, here "it" refers to Medicare and hence need to be singular.

Hence OA - A
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22 Jun 2015, 18:50
getgyan wrote:
According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.

Meaning :
According to survey, 37% people think that, Mcare will cover cost but in reality Mcare won't cover cost.

Split 1# 37 percent of people are thinking Vs 37 percent of people think
Surely, present continuous tense is wrong since it is not on going action. Hence Option E is out.

Split 2 # "37 percent of people think that Medicare " Vs "37 percent of people think Medicare"
We need "that" relative pronoun to refer back " what people think". Hence Option Without that is not appropriate. Option C is out.

Split 3 # "it won‘t." Vs "They Won't"
Logically this part talks about medicare singular noun, hence Singular pronoun "it" is correct. Option D is out

Split 4 # "and it won't" Vs "but it won't"
Second part presents contradiction between what people thought and what is the reality. Hence But is better.
Also when we put and, it create illogical meaning .
that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t
Hence Option B is incorrect

After POE, option A is correct
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22 Jun 2015, 21:26
A for me too. Please post OA.

Seems like quite an old question without OA.

getgyan wrote:
According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.

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23 Jun 2015, 06:49
getgyan wrote:
According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.

Hi,
the sentence has been taken from "Financial Planning Fiduciary Standards under Dodd Frank By Errold Moody"
However the sentence has been converted into a question by adding last three words...
It is best not to take these self made question seriously unless we take wrong lessons home..
If anyone knows the origin of this Q other than specified by me above , we will make necessary changes..
Regards... Chetan
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23 Jun 2015, 08:09
chetan2u wrote:
getgyan wrote:
According to a 2009 Prudential survey, 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term care costs but it won‘t.

A. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long- term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
B. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs and it won‘t.
C. 37 percent of people think Medicare would cover their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.
D. 37 percent of people think that Medicare will cover their long-term healthcare costs but they won‘t.
E. 37 percent of people are thinking that Medicare will be covering their long-term healthcare costs but it won‘t.

Hi,
the sentence has been taken from "Financial Planning Fiduciary Standards under Dodd Frank By Errold Moody"
However the sentence has been converted into a question by adding last three words...
It is best not to take these self made question seriously unless we take wrong lessons home..
If anyone knows the origin of this Q other than specified by me above , we will make necessary changes..
Regards... Chetan

Certainly there are bad questions out there. This one is clearly not a real GMAT question. In a real GMAT question, the two complete sentences would be joined not with a "but" but with a ", but."

John was angry but he didn't leave the party. (WRONG)
John was angry, but he didn't leave the party. (RIGHT)

However, I wouldn't say that this question is so bad that it might mislead students into picking wrong answers on real questions.
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