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Although low in per capita income, India is among the ten most industrialized nations, among the only seven countries that have launched their own Earth satellites, and among the three countries that have the largest pools of technically trained persons.

a) among the only seven countries that have launched their own Earth satellites, and among
b) the only seven countries to have launched their own Earth satellites, and
c) among the only seven countries to have launched their own Earth satellites, and
d) the seven countries that are the only ones that launched their own Earth satellites, and
e) the seven countries that have been the only ones to launch their own Earth satellites, and

Which one is correct?
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Re: SC: no.1 [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2003, 17:48
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Although low in per capita income, India is among the ten most industrialized nations, among the only seven countries that have launched their own Earth satellites, and among the three countries that have the largest pools of technically trained persons.

a) among the only seven countries that have launched their own Earth satellites, and among
b) the only seven countries to have launched their own Earth satellites, and
c) among the only seven countries to have launched their own Earth satellites, and
d) the seven countries that are the only ones that launched their own Earth satellites, and
e) the seven countries that have been the only ones to launch their own Earth satellites, and

Which one is correct?


The answer is E
I think this question have a bit tough SC.........
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2003, 20:35
Parallel construction is bad in (C), (D) and (E), so (A) and (B) are the only candidates.

(A) is unnecessarily wordy. (B) is a better choice. In fact, (B) contains the elegant idiom "among the [noun] to have."
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2003, 00:52
A??


The sentence checks for parallelism construct.
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Answer [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2003, 04:30
The correct answer is E.

Try to plug E in the problem quoted. You'll see another parallelism, beleive me.

At first I'd go for A. But It's wrong.

Let's think about redundancy in A.
among 1, among 2, and among 3

That's why I posted.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2003, 05:21
i find hard to digest E as the answer..

Talking of redundancy.... E has a redudant word "ones".

When it would simply have meant "the only seven countries that have launched their own Earth satellites" instead of

the seven countries that have been the only ones .

Another thing that raises doubt in my mind is the use of "present perfect continous" tense in option "E". Here it suggests that India is among the seven countries, which have been launching satellites since a long time in past.

While the original sentence "A" doesnt seem to suggest so. This is very important to note that, we cannot change the meaning of "A".

Considering all this i still stand by choice "A".

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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2003, 22:27
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Another thing that raises doubt in my mind is the use of "present perfect continous" tense in option "E". Here it suggests that India is among the seven countries, which have been launching satellites since a long time in past. .


I think in E, it's not present perfect con., but ordinary present perfect.

BTW a and e i feel that the meaning quite same. Moreover, if plug E in i see the parallelism. :shock:
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2003, 01:59
To be honest.
I don't have the official key for this question :cry: .
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2003, 03:55
OK Stoylar,
I'm going to explain my final explanation.

If u choose A it means INDIA is among the 10 countries and among another 3 countries, and among additional 7 countries.

But I think that the asked chunk is the modification of the 10 industrialized countries. (10 = 7+3)
This meaning is more reasonable than that of A, I think.

However, at last it's up to u. :?
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2003, 04:33
To choose btw E and B, I must go for E.
Because of the parallelism like that I said at the beginning.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2003, 01:20
IMHO, the correct answer is A. Although it seems redundant to repeat the "amongs", they are necessary in this case for without them, the following phrases can be construed to modify "the ten most ... countries" because of the coincidence that there are seven and three in the next two groups. (i.e., it can be misinterpreted to think that we are only talking about 10 countries, 7 or which are one thing, and 3 of which are another). Also, A is the only one to properly use "that have launched their own satellites" as the verb tense. All of the others sound awkward.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2006, 05:06
Weird sentence, but repeating among is necessary to avoid confusion.

Agree with (A)
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2006, 22:23
GMATT73, I agree with you. B can be misleading :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2006, 05:17
Add one more to the E pool. Even though a bit wordy, E sounds most logical.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2006, 11:07
I think it should be "E".

"A" is logically wrong. "E" is both grammatically & logically correct.
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