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Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 09:02
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Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce

(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce

(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces

(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces

(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 09:05
OA is "D"

i heard some where that choices consisting of "there is" and "there are" are usually wrong in the GMAT.

but i dont understand WHY?????????

why is the usage of "there is" in "C" wrong
for me "D" is wordier than "C" therefore i opted "C".

please any one over here help with- when to use "there is"and "there are"
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 16:20
You can say 'there is no certainty in life' or 'I can't say it with certainity' (adjective), but I think 'there is no certainity that ...' is not a correct usage.

I prefer 'it is not certain that' or 'it is by no means certain that ' (adverb) over 'there is no certainity that ...'
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2005, 16:44
dipaksingh wrote:
OA is "D"

i heard some where that choices consisting of "there is" and "there are" are usually wrong in the GMAT.

but i dont understand WHY?????????

why is the usage of "there is" in "C" wrong
for me "D" is wordier than "C" therefore i opted "C".

please any one over here help with- when to use "there is"and "there are"


I will never restrict myself from picking "there" provided there is not any better choice.

I will pick my choice (D) because there is no choice better than this.
Point1: Conjuction "even though" should be used. That narrows our search to (C) and (D).
Point2: (C) is confusing: which one to choose(ambiguous)??
expenditure of money in large sums
or
expenditure of money in large sums

(D) is the only choice left.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 07:14
jpv i dont understand your point 2.

IMO both are same.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 09:32
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A), (B) are out --- subject-verb agreement. Expenditure is plural, so it need produces

(E) is out. present participle 'producing' indicates a on-going present action, which is not logical here.

Between C and D, large sums of money, and money in large sums, the former is preferable.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 12:27
what is wrong with B? Why even though is preferred over even if?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 17:07
saurya_s wrote:
what is wrong with B? Why even though is preferred over even if?


We are talking two about contrast statements here...

"even if" : conditional conjunction
"even though" : Contrast conjunction

eg:
Even if she saves a lot, she won't be able to buy that house. (condition)
Even though she saved a lot, she could not afford to buy that house. (contrast)
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 17:10
dipaksingh wrote:
jpv i dont understand your point 2.

IMO both are same.


what does prepositional phrase "in large sum" modify... money or expenditure.

I think (D) is avoiding that stance... so I guess it is better..
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 19:57
I would have gone with B, but looking at the explanations D looks better. Yes, the author is trying to bring out the contrast and hence D seems more appropriate.
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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2005, 22:46
dipaksingh wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce

(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce

(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces

(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces

(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing


I don't think even if and even though are different.

S-V agreement is the key point.
We need singular verb.
D is the best.
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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2005, 07:56
[/quote]

I don't think even if and even though are different.

S-V agreement is the key point.
We need singular verb.
D is the best.[/quote]

Chunjuwu, how will you explain B in light of yuour SV point?
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