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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.
(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it

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Re: sc: caribou [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 06:01
A) wrong. run-on sentence with "... stalking... getting..."
B) correct. "to stalk.... required"
C) wrong. "in order" is unneccesary
D) "and so" makes sentence awkward
E) "and so" makes sentence awkward
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Re: sc: caribou [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 10:02
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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.
(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it

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"it" is not appropriate
between B and C

B looks concise..
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Re: sc: caribou [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 10:48
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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.
(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it

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B-

"and so" gives it run-on feel
"kill one" v. "kill it", kill it seems inappropriate
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Re: sc: caribou [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 10:56
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B is correct :

A is wrong as it messes between "Them" and 'it".

C here "in order to" indicates a actions for which we might need the person who is performing that action just after the commaa (as Dorset people did,).
but we have required instead.

D and E both are wrong in using "it" (singular) whereas "animals" is not singular.
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Re: sc: caribou [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 05:30
It is an obvious 2/3 split between 'SO' and 'AND' in choices A,B,C and D,E. Choices D,E are eliminated straight away. Out of A, B, C; A ends with Kill It, which is not appropriate and this leaves us with only 2 choices, B and C. As pointed out by rigger, 'in order to' gives an unnecessary stretch to the sentence. B is the best option here.
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Re: sc: caribou [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 05:56
thanks everyone.. even I was confused as OA - A

The question is from 1000 SC series

If anyone agrees with OA please explain why B is wrong? otherwise I assume B is better option :wink:
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Re: sc: caribou [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 11:21
After looking more carefully -

the answer could be A (rather than B), but I'm unsure.

Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.

(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one - does not fit in with as Dorset people did

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Re: sc: caribou [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2008, 11:48
Take the sentence like this.

To X and to Y

You have to maintain the consistency.

as for choice A, it does not keep up the parallel construction,
stalking, getting , kill <<---

Makes B a better choice
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Re: sc: caribou [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 01:50
Accordign to my source, OA is B, with which I completely agree.
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Re: sc: caribou [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2013, 16:16
sjgmat wrote:
thanks everyone.. even I was confused as OA - A

The question is from 1000 SC series

If anyone agrees with OA please explain why B is wrong? otherwise I assume B is better option :wink:

this question appeared in GmatPrep and B (so to stalk....to kill one) is credited response.
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Re: Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 07:57
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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.
(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it

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A, d, e, are all wrong at first sight coz -

In the non-underlined portion the sentence is "Caribou are...." which means the noun Caribou is plural . So, A, d, e are out in first go.
Between B and C I chose B for two reasons -
1. It is concise
2. C lacks the subject in the second clause which makes the second clause a fragment (In order to...can not act as subject)
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Re: Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking [#permalink] New post 31 May 2014, 00:23
In B i think the parallelism is wrong because "to stalk....and kill". Can anysome show me where I am wrong? Thanks a lot
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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking [#permalink] New post 31 May 2014, 19:33
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Dear dqtuan9627,

The parallelism is between "stalk" and "get".

How can you know this? Look for markers that indicate the parallelism: for lists with more than two items, look for the commas; for lists with two items, look for the conjunctions.

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