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As with any race, it is not wise to make broad [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2010, 01:42
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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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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2010, 06:15
Are you sure that is the OA?
The idiom is "base on", not "base upon".
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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2010, 16:35
I chose D too...how is A corrrect?
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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2010, 14:28
I chose D) too.

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

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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2010, 18:36
Picked D, can you please clarify the source?
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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2010, 19:24
D sounds best. end of story. OA plz. kthx.
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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2010, 21:36
I choose D .... Not sure how A is correct...Experts advice please..
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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2011, 19:15
Same here...D looks correct....how come A is the OA?
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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2011, 19:49
'broad generalizations' is correct and so is 'not wise to'. 'generalizations broadly' changes the meaning.
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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2011, 04:40
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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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Correct idiom is "based on" not "based upon". So D is correct.
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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 02 May 2011, 20:52
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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.


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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Re: Word quantity / tense question [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 00:57
Even i chose D. Based On is the correct idiom
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Re: As with any race, it is not wise to make broad [#permalink] New post 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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Re: As with any race, it is not wise to make broad [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2012, 07:15
not wise => wordy , strike A, E also C

Broad, broadly => Broad adj right. (qualifies generalizations). Broadly adverb wrong.

Hence, D
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Re: As with any race, it is not wise to make broad [#permalink] New post 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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Re: As with any race, it is not wise to make broad [#permalink] New post 08 May 2014, 09:22
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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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Re: As with any race, it is not wise to make broad [#permalink] New post 08 May 2014, 22:08
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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:

1)."make broad generalizations" - broad(adjective) is modifying generalizations (broad is used as an adjective)

2). "broadly make generalizations" - broadly(Adverb) is modifying make (broadly making and not broad generalization)
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