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As you can tell I'm new here so I hope that my post conforms to the accepted practice around here. Long story short, I know that SC is my biggest weakness on the GMAT so I've been diligently working on improving that area. I've started to compile a list of questions I've missed with the hope that people on here might be able to show me why my answers were wrong. Thanks so much for your help in advance!

1. Mideast immigrantâ€™s rates of entrepreneurship exceed virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly diverse United States economy.

A) Mideast immigrantâ€™s rates of entrepreneurship exceed
B) Mideast immigrants are exhibiting rates of entrepreneurship exceeding
C) Immigrants from the Mideast exhibit rates of entrepreneurship exceeding those of
D) The rates of entrepreneurship in immigrants from the Mideast exceed
E) The rates of Mideast immigrantsâ€™ entrepreneurship exceed those of

2. The largest trade-book publisher in the United States has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A) Works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) Works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C) Works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D) Works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E) Works, and it will sell them online either as electronic books or

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14 Feb 2007, 16:06
Thank you so much for such a quick a detailed reply, it was more than I hoped for! I do have follow up questions just to make sure I understand!

You eliminated A, B & D initially because they lack the clause "those of" correct?

You wrote:

This Q test ||ism. Rates of X exceed those of Y
||ism for rates leaves us with choice of C and E.
||ism of X and Y makes C correct.
In E
X= Mideast immigrant's enterpreneurship
Y= Every other immigrant group
Here X and Y are not ||

So X in C = enterpreneruship and Y = Every other immigrant group? How is that different from E?

Pretty sure I got the concept here but when you have either the X and Y should be in the same form so answers in the form of:

either as X or as Y
as either X or Y

are both ||, correct?

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16 Feb 2007, 07:59
I have a doubt here guys...

"Those of" preceeding "virtually" it doesn't sound correct to me. Is it correct? can anyone explain.

Second was straight and simple. "to be sold" sounds perferct for the verb "will".
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16 Feb 2007, 19:38
iamnaeth, please dont post answer with questions. What fun is there in solving a problem, when u know the answer?
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18 Feb 2007, 08:51
After reading the question I was certain that E is the correct answer. Both in C and E, rates are being compared.

But everyone was keep on saying C is the correct answer. But I was able to understand how. Then I searched on google and found out that the choice E here in the question has a typo. The correct choice as listed in GAMT prep is -

E) The rates of Mideast immigrantsâ€™ entrepreneurship exceeds those of

This subject verb agreement error in E, rules out E. That is why C is correct.

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19 Feb 2007, 07:06
In my experience with GMAT, most of the time (not always) choices with apostrophe are wrong.

A. Comparing rates with groups.
C Correct.
D. Same problem as A.

A. CORRECT.
C. Bad pronoun â€˜itâ€™ as it could refer to â€˜publisherâ€™ or the â€˜divisionâ€™.
D. Extra â€˜asâ€™ at the end. Plus the â€˜and selling them onlineâ€™ is awkard.
E. Same problem as C.
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02 Jan 2011, 04:08
I dont thing that "it" in E is ambigous.
I think that it clearly refers to the subject publisher. Actually there is another "it" in the sentence that refers to publisher so the whole thing is consistent.

Thoughts on that?
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02 Jan 2011, 09:00
2.(A)

A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or missing as
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02 Jan 2011, 09:03
1. (C)

A) Mideast immigrant's rates of entrepreneurship exceed
B) Mideast immigrants are exhibiting rates of entrepreneurship exceeding
C) Immigrants from the Mideast exhibit rates of entrepreneurship exceeding those of
D) The rates of entrepreneurship in immigrants from the Mideast exceed
E) The rates of Mideast immigrants entrepreneurship exceed those of
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02 Jan 2011, 09:39
thanks for the explanation ...this is great !
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02 Jan 2011, 12:33
In E:

The rates of Mideast immigrantsâ€™ entrepreneurship exceed those of...virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly diverse United States economy.

Which is:

The rates of Mideast immigrantsâ€™ entrepreneurship exceed the rates of Mideast immigrantsâ€™ entrepreneurship of virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly diverse United States economy.

Which makes no sense.

Thoughts on that?
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02 Jan 2011, 13:19
noboru wrote:
In E:

The rates of Mideast immigrantsâ€™ entrepreneurship exceed those of...virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly diverse United States economy.

Which is:

The rates of Mideast immigrantsâ€™ entrepreneurship exceed the rates of Mideast immigrantsâ€™ entrepreneurship of virtually every other immigrant group in the increasingly diverse United States economy.

Which makes no sense.

Thoughts on that?

Yeah, the meaning becomes distorted when the subject changes from [immigrants] to [the rate(s)]
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