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doubt [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2009, 21:39
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Re: doubt [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2009, 22:48
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United States Senator Daniel Inouye was appointed to several posts within the Democratic party during his first term, that included assistant majority whip and vice-chair of the Democratic Senatorial Committee.

A. that included

that could refer to posts or term. The main problem is that the relative is preceded by a comma. Normally you shouldn't use a comma before that.

B. which includes

which refers to term, notice that the verb is in third person singular, which is not correct.

C. including

I don't know whether this "clearly" refers to posts but is the only option left. If someone can clarify why including is not ambiguous please do so.

D. some of which were

some of which ... modifies the previous noun. In this case term. This is not correct.

E. among them being

I think the use of being here is incorrect. Also among them has no clear reference.
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Re: doubt [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2009, 07:23
I would go with D.
For me , some of which were looks better option than including
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Re: doubt [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2009, 07:40
I choose C.

Here's my reasoning ....

A) By using "that" it refers to term ... that makes no sense.

B) Same problem as "A"

C) including serves to modify "posts" ... I like this answer.

D) Wordy

E) Wordy
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Re: doubt [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2009, 07:57
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I choose C.

Here's my reasoning ....

A) By using "that" it refers to term ... that makes no sense.

B) Same problem as "A"

C) including serves to modify "posts" ... I like this answer.

D) Wordy

E) Wordy


I agree that the answer should be C, because the others are wrong. But could you explain why including refers to "posts" instead of term?
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Re: doubt [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2009, 10:15
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Franklin wrote:
I choose C.

Here's my reasoning ....

A) By using "that" it refers to term ... that makes no sense.

B) Same problem as "A"

C) including serves to modify "posts" ... I like this answer.

D) Wordy

E) Wordy


I agree that the answer should be C, because the others are wrong. But could you explain why including refers to "posts" instead of term?


I actually edited my previous post. I explained my reasoning but it still didn't seem right to me and still doesn't so I deleted it. :-D I felt that including modifies "posts" but the way the sentence is structured it doesn't make sense so I rewrote the sentence in my head ...

"During his first term, United States Senator Daniel Inouye was appointed to several posts within the Democratic party, including assistant majority whip and vice-chair of the Democratic Senatorial Committee."

This made more sense to me. Answer C really isn't right with the original sentence ... it's probably wrong because "including" may modify posts or it may not but I couldn't justify choosing any of the other answers because they were clearly wrong, e.g., to use "that" there shouldn't be a comma, "which" is a relative pronoun and refers to "term", etc ... So C is the best out of the bunch but I couldn't come up with a good reason that justifies choosing the answer other than it is better than the others.

This seems to be a bad question. Thoughts?

Is C wrong?
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Re: doubt [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2009, 00:57
I completely agree with you. I searched the OA and is C. However, I don't know why including refers to posts. It obviously makes sense but is it grammatically unambiguous?

I don't know if someone can explain it please do so.
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Re: doubt [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2010, 12:59
In this kind of questions always chose ing form
Hence my choice is C
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Re: doubt [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2010, 13:43
United States Senator Daniel Inouye was appointed to several posts within the Democratic party during his first term, that included assistant majority whip and vice-chair of the Democratic Senatorial Committee.

A. that included - 'that' after a comma is almost wrong in GMAT
B. which includes - 'which' modifies the noun preceding the comma. In this case 'which' is modifying 'term' which is incorrect
C. including - 'including' is a modifier that is modfiying the entire preceding clause. Hence correct.
D. some of which were - 'some of which' is adjective which modifies the closest noun. Here it is modifying 'term' which is not the intent.
E. among them being -
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