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Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 02:34
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247. 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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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 22:37
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At first I selected B, but on a close look it must be D.

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1. expenditure of large sums of money is correct usage while of money in large sums changes the meaning. This rules out C and E.

2. In C, the wording of original sentence is changed by - there is no certainty. Remember that we have to preserve the original meaning, unless it's absurd.

3. There seems to be a ||sm: "produces" agrees with "requires". So, A and B are out.

4. Usage of even though vs even if

IF is used when there is a condition

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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2010, 00:05
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Some thoughts:
1. We should try to retain the meaning of the original sentence as much as possible.
: “It is by no means certain” means –Not surely certain.
: If we say “there is no certainty”, it changes the meaning of the sentence. The wording should be carefully dealt.
From Babylon:
By no means
NOT AT ALL, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, not by a long shot, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances; Brit. not by a long chalk; informal no way.
=> This rule out C and E.

2. “The expenditure of XX” is singular. So, the verb should be singular. This rules out A and B.
Answer is D.
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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 20:08
I go with D.

EXPENDITURE of great sums PRODUCES
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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 20:19
the expenditure is singular, so, it requires a singular verb..-- produces.

Hence, A & B are out..

E is awkward ( no -ing required)

fight is between C and D..

One rule says - use of "there is" is wordy in GMAT..which rules out C

but, one rule says, it should have a clear referrant...hence, it rules out D as well :)

But, according to me, C is less wordy, So i would go with C..
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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 20:22
gmate2010 wrote:
the expenditure is singular, so, it requires a singular verb..-- produces.

Hence, A & B are out..

E is awkward ( no -ing required)

fight is between C and D..

One rule says - use of "there is" is wordy in GMAT..which rules out C

but, one rule says, it should have a clear referrant...hence, it rules out D as well :)

But, according to me, C is less wordy, So i would go with C..


IMO "B. Future tense "will produce" is required in this case.
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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 21:57
C for me too. "it" looks ambiguous
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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2009, 04:24
gmataspirant2009 wrote:
D is the correct answer.



Can you please post the official explanation as well?
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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2010, 15:57
gmatisnothard wrote:
Some thoughts:
1. We should try to retain the meaning of the original sentence as much as possible.
: “It is by no means certain” means –Not surely certain.
: If we say “there is no certainty”, it changes the meaning of the sentence. The wording should be carefully dealt.
From Babylon:
By no means
NOT AT ALL, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, not by a long shot, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances; Brit. not by a long chalk; informal no way.
=> This rule out C and E.

2. “The expenditure of XX” is singular. So, the verb should be singular. This rules out A and B.
Answer is D.




Guys
you said B is out because expenditure is singular. However in this case the suject-verb agreement is correct: The expenditure of XX will produce...

Can anyone explain why B is incorrect??

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Distinguished architecture [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2011, 02:27
It is D; Remove all if as not proper structure so A & B out

E is awkward

C & D left , In C - "the expenditure of money in large sums produces" looks awkward compare to "the expenditure of large sums of money produces" So D is correct
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Re: Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 05:44
chose B intitially ... but D is better ... even if v/s even though
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