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As with any race, it is not wise to make broad generalizations based upon a person’s appearance.

(A) not wise to make broad generalizations based upon a person’s appearance.
(B) unwise to broadly make generalizations based on a person’s appearance.
(C) wise not to make broad generalizations based upon a person’s appearance.
(D) unwise to make broad generalizations based on a person’s appearance.
(E) not wise to make generalizations broadly based upon a person’s appearance.
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10 Nov 2010, 06:15
Are you sure that is the OA?
The idiom is "base on", not "base upon".
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23 Nov 2010, 16:35
I chose D too...how is A corrrect?
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24 Nov 2010, 14:28
I chose D) too.

Is it «not wise» or «unwise» the correct expression?

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24 Nov 2010, 18:36
Picked D, can you please clarify the source?
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24 Nov 2010, 19:24
D sounds best. end of story. OA plz. kthx.
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24 Nov 2010, 21:36
I choose D .... Not sure how A is correct...Experts advice please..
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17 Jan 2011, 02:49
Picked D as well, I think there's a mistake in OA, could experts chip in on this one?
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30 Jan 2011, 19:15
Same here...D looks correct....how come A is the OA?
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30 Jan 2011, 19:49
'broad generalizations' is correct and so is 'not wise to'. 'generalizations broadly' changes the meaning.
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31 Jan 2011, 04:40
feruz77 wrote:
As with any race, it is not wise to make broad generalizations based upon a person’s appearance.

(A) not wise to make broad generalizations based upon a person’s appearance.
(B) unwise to broadly make generalizations based on a person’s appearance.
(C) wise not to make broad generalizations based upon a person’s appearance.
(D) unwise to make broad generalizations based on a person’s appearance.
(E) not wise to make generalizations broadly based upon a person’s appearance.

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Correct idiom is "based on" not "based upon". So D is correct.
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02 May 2011, 20:52
feruz77 wrote:
As with any race, it is not wise to make broad generalizations based upon a person’s appearance.

(A) not wise to make broad generalizations based upon a person’s appearance.
(B) unwise to broadly make generalizations based on a person’s appearance.
(C) wise not to make broad generalizations based upon a person’s appearance.
(D) unwise to make broad generalizations based on a person’s appearance.
(E) not wise to make generalizations broadly based upon a person’s appearance.

A) As......it is not wise to (do X) based upon (Y) so wrong.

Also C and E are wrong for same problem. Between B and D the construction

unwise to broadly make generalizations...is awkward. It means to make broadly is unwise but may be to make in narrow manner may by wise just kidding .

So D is correct.
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03 May 2011, 00:57
Even i chose D. Based On is the correct idiom
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16 Jan 2012, 19:12
I think that "based upon" and" based on" are to a certain degree interchangeable. This assumption would make "the adjective vs the negated positive adjactive" the decisive criterion. Thus, D is probably the best option as it is more concise and less akwardly sounding.
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22 Jul 2012, 07:15
not wise => wordy , strike A, E also C

Hence, D
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31 Mar 2013, 00:34
Can anybody explain why we have chosen "make broad generalizations" instead of "broadly make generalizations" ? To me both seems correct as broad can also modify verb Make and hence used as an adverb broadly.
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08 May 2014, 09:22
diptonsu wrote:
Can anybody explain why we have chosen "make broad generalizations" instead of "broadly make generalizations" ? To me both seems correct as broad can also modify verb Make and hence used as an adverb broadly.

Experts please make this clear .. I have confusion between based upon or based on? .....
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diptonsu wrote:
Can anybody explain why we have chosen "make broad generalizations" instead of "broadly make generalizations" ? To me both seems correct as broad can also modify verb Make and hence used as an adverb broadly.

Experts please make this clear .. I have confusion between based upon or based on? .....

As per the Manhattan GMAT SC book chapter 6(Modifier Strategy), the difference between two sentences is as below:

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14 Sep 2015, 08:27
To me, B is the more correct answer.

Generalizations are already broad. If you want to say "Broad generalizations" you might as well say "General generlizations". To me, it is more logical for the adverb broadly to modify "make". Anyone else feel this way?
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