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As a result of medical advances, many people that might at one time have died as children of such infections as diphtheria, pneumonia, or rheumatic fever now live well into old age.

(A) that might at one time have died as children
(B) who might once have died in childhood
(C) that as children might once have died
(D) who in childhood might have at one time died
(E) who, when they were children, might at one time have died
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04 Apr 2006, 16:29
The correct pronoun is who and not that, because it refers to people. Eliminate A and C.

Between B, D, and E, B has correct word order and uses once which is much more clear in establishing a contrast to how it was beforeâ€¦..

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04 Apr 2006, 16:41
Is this question the same concept?

As business grows more complex, students majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

(A) majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly
(B) who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more
(C) who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly
(D) who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more
(E) having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly

I need a pronoun who to follow the noun students to refer to students?

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04 Apr 2006, 16:46
myc2004, I think you have underlined incorrectly... could you please correct this. That way I can properly explain, or at least make an attempt to
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04 Apr 2006, 18:13
From the Q and A's I guess the following should have been underlined.
As business grows more complex, students majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

If my assumption is correct then the answer should be

(B) who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more

Subject - verb : Students : are becoming
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04 Apr 2006, 19:08

First of all, the correct answer is B, unless Iâ€™m mistaken.

In this statement, majoring in specializedâ€¦ is simply a modifier of the noun/subject students. Think of it this way, if you take away the modifier, you still get a complete sentence:

â€¦studentsâ€¦ are becoming more and more successful in the job market.

So the question is, which one of the modifiers/answer choices makes most sense.

A â€“ the word majoring here acts as a (present) participle and can correctly modify the noun students. Think of participles as verbs that end with -ing or -ed but that act as an adjective, i.e. modify a noun (this is just a brief description, but all you need to know for GMAT purposes). Keep this in mind, because the GMAT regularly tests your knowledge of participles used in modifiers.

Anyway, in addition, the pronoun those in A does not have a clear antecedent (noun it can refer to). It could refer to both students and areas. Eliminate.

B â€“ the relative pronoun who has a clear antecedent. Also, the verbs are in correct tense.

C - majoredâ€¦ incorrect tense. Also, pronoun error with those.

D - those again. Also, verb tense error with have been becoming.

E - having majored is a perfect participle. Here it sounds awkward and makes it seem as if this only relates to something that happened in the past.
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04 Apr 2006, 19:31
myc2004 wrote:
As a result of medical advances, many people that might at one time have died as children of such infections as diphtheria, pneumonia, or rheumatic fever now live well into old age.

(A) that might at one time have died as children
(B) who might once have died in childhood
(C) that as children might once have died
(D) who in childhood might have at one time died
(E) who, when they were children, might at one time have died

but who might once have died? how many times one dies?

anyway B cuz it is least worst among the fives.
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04 Apr 2006, 19:35
[quote="myc2004"][/quote]

buddy, you would be better off, if you posts your posts seperately.
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10 Apr 2006, 15:26
Professor wrote:
myc2004 wrote:
As a result of medical advances, many people that might at one time have died as children of such infections as diphtheria, pneumonia, or rheumatic fever now live well into old age.

(A) that might at one time have died as children
(B) who might once have died in childhood
(C) that as children might once have died
(D) who in childhood might have at one time died
(E) who, when they were children, might at one time have died

but who might once have died? how many times one dies?

anyway B cuz it is least worst among the fives.

agree on the number of dying..

As to the question, I choose ^ B ^

we say "once" not "one time", so A, D and E are out. C is wrong because "as" not correctly used there.
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11 Apr 2006, 01:49
I have seen this b4 either in OG or Kaplan!

Think B is also the OA!
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16 May 2006, 15:30
"laxieqv" has clearly explained in first question
OA is indeed B.
OE : B uses the preferred relative pronoun, who, to refer to many people. It observes formal and logical parallelism in the wording of the relative clause and the main clause: first, adverbs( once and now), second, verbs ( might have died and live); and third, adverbial prepositional phrases ( in childhood and into old age). A and C use the questionable relative pronoun that to refer to many peple. They also violate the parallel structure noted above. D and E, although they use the correct pronoun, who, offer convoluted and nonparallel structures for the relative clause.
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... diphtheria
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16 May 2006, 22:50
Will go with B....... all other choices are bad and using POE B seems correct Also once is used not one time
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01 May 2014, 01:46
B It is...Parallel construction with died in childhood..................live into oldage i guess...
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