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88. Although many Whites, noting the presence of some Blacks in the middle class, think that the time for enforcing civil rights measures is past, Blacks generally are aware that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of a radical discrepancy as ever.
(A) that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of
(B) that average-income and unemployment figures show as wide
(C) that the average-income and unemployment figures are showing as wide of
(D) of average-income and unemployment figures that show as wide of
(E) of figures for average income and unemployment showing as wide

Which one is the answer ? Explain it .
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2009, 10:10
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88. Although many Whites, noting the presence of some Blacks in the middle class, think that the time for enforcing civil rights measures is past, Blacks generally are aware that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of a radical discrepancy as ever.
(A) that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of
(B) that average-income and unemployment figures show as wide
(C) that the average-income and unemployment figures are showing as wide of
(D) of average-income and unemployment figures that show as wide of
(E) of figures for average income and unemployment showing as wide

Which one is the answer ? Explain it .

as wide of is wrong..so A,C and D are out.
of figures for...is wrong in E.

B for me.OA?
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2009, 11:48
hey tough ques..IMO B too.. would wait for some better explanations
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 00:44
I go with B.

Aware 'that' not aware 'of'.
Wide 'of' is incorrect.
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 01:00
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I go with B.

Aware 'that' not aware 'of'.
Wide 'of' is incorrect.


Can you explain why "aware of" is incorrect? IMO "aware of" is correct.

D is wrong for other reason as explained above.
+1 for B.
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 08:34
Aware that is required
A --> figure should come with unemployment
C --> present continuous is not at all suited
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 09:29
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 18:38
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I go with B.

Aware 'that' not aware 'of'.
Wide 'of' is incorrect.


Can you explain why "aware of" is incorrect? IMO "aware of" is correct.

D is wrong for other reason as explained above.
+1 for B.


looking at the sentence structure, "Although many Whites, noting the presence of some Blacks in the middle class, think that the time for enforcing civil rights measures is past", the // should be 'aware that'.
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 23:45
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I go with B.

Aware 'that' not aware 'of'.
Wide 'of' is incorrect.


Can you explain why "aware of" is incorrect? IMO "aware of" is correct.

D is wrong for other reason as explained above.
+1 for B.


looking at the sentence structure, "Although many Whites, noting the presence of some Blacks in the middle class, think that the time for enforcing civil rights measures is past", the // should be 'aware that'.


Agree that it is parallel and I too liked the same, but it is not forced parallelism(not necessary to be correct, but preferred). Two are separate clauses - Although X, Y. X and Y need not to be exactly parallel.
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 03:20
IMO B.
"as wide of" is unidiomatic.
Option E, "showing" is awkward as it also refers to the meaning that "Blacks' awareness of figures show a wide radical discrepency"

Hence, B is the best answer.
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2009, 07:57
agreed with as...as" usage
but dont you think

"the figures for average income and unemployment" is better than "average-income and unemployment figures"

so B is just not perfect
best among the rest
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2009, 09:18
after 'wide' - 'of' should not be there
'that' is needed, placement doesnot matter.

B - best option
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2009, 10:41
“That” is required as an idea is being introduced. So choice D and E are out.

Present continuous tense is unnecessary. So choice C is out.
“Average” is both modifying “income” and “unemployment”, which is not the author’s intended meaning. So A is out.

Hence the answer should be B
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2009, 19:08
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88. Although many Whites, noting the presence of some Blacks in the middle class, think that the time for enforcing civil rights measures is past, Blacks generally are aware that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of a radical discrepancy as ever.
(A) that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of
(B) that average-income and unemployment figures show as wide
(C) that the average-income and unemployment figures are showing as wide of
(D) of average-income and unemployment figures that show as wide of
(E) of figures for average income and unemployment showing as wide

Which one is the answer ? Explain it .

I agree with B.
Many Whites think that....Blacks are aware that... is parallel.
So rule out D and E.
Among A,B,C, as wide as is the best.
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Although many Whites, noting the presence of some Blacks in the middle class, think that the time for enforcing civil rights measures is past, Blacks generally are aware that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of a radical discrepancy as ever.

(A) that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of
(B) that average-income and unemployment figures show as wide
(C) that the average-income and unemployment figures are showing as wide of
(D) of average-income and unemployment figures that show as wide of
(E) of figures for average income and unemployment showing as wide

Explanation:
1. “Figures for X” has been incorrectly used in A, and E.
Example:
Figures for X =Means the figures are for X. It does not create possessive.
“Figures of X” is correct.
2. “XX show” is liked by GMAT rather than “XX that show” for conciseness and clarity.
=> This rules out D.
3. ‘‘As good as” is the correct idiom. This rule out C. Besides, C has wrongly used present continuous tense.
So, B is the best answer.

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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 07:23
yea, i went with B as well. easy one. :)
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Re: Black and White [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2011, 12:28
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88. Although many Whites, noting the presence of some Blacks in the middle class, think that the time for enforcing civil rights measures is past, Blacks generally are aware that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of a radical discrepancy as ever.
(A) that the figures for average income and unemployment show as wide of
(B) that average-income and unemployment figures show as wide
(C) that the average-income and unemployment figures are showing as wide of
(D) of average-income and unemployment figures that show as wide of
(E) of figures for average income and unemployment showing as wide

Which one is the answer ? Explain it .


I got B here, seems that the Author needed to clarify what is exactly the discrepancy and B makes it clear what the discrepancy is over
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Re: Although many Whites, noting the presence of some Blacks in [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2011, 09:20
Agree with all you guys
B clearly wins
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