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Each month, John deposits a portion of his earnings from playing basketball into a special account, with the intention of maintaining his standard of living after the end of his basketball career.

(A) Each month, John deposits a portion of his earnings from playing basketball into a special account, with the intention of maintaining his standard of living after the end of his basketball career
(B) Each month with the intention of maintaining his standard of living after the end of his basketball career, John deposits a portion of his earnings from playing basketball into a special account
(C) Each month, intending the maintenance of his standard of living after the end of his basketball career, John deposits a portion of his earnings from playing basketball into a special account
(D) Each month, John deposits a portion of his earnings from playing basketball into a special account, intending the maintenance of his standard of living after the end of his basketball career
(E) Each month John deposits a portion of his earnings from playing basketball into a special account, which will maintain his standard of living after the end of his basketball career
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06 Dec 2005, 08:44
I thought A was correct but "account, with the intention...." is not correct.

B should be it.
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06 Dec 2005, 09:47
IMHO A is the best.

B is wrong because the introductory phrase "Each month with the intention of maintaining" changes the intended meaning.

C is wrong because "intending the maintenance of his standard ....." is a dangling modifier. What does it modify? Month?, John?.

D is wrong because there is not a clear reference for "which" and because even if we find one the meaning doesn't have any sense.

E has the same problem as D.

A is the best. Two prepositional phrases are used, one at the beginning and another one at the end. Both act as adverbs, modifying the main clause, not any specific non.
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06 Dec 2005, 10:08
only B uses the correct modifier so B is the answer.
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07 Dec 2005, 09:01
Friggin weird SC

OA is (B)
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09 Sep 2006, 02:02
ps_dahiya wrote:
Can somebody explain this a little bit more????

Looks like somebody has been doing a little digging

A year on and 5K SCs later, this SC finally makes sense. It's testing inversion + modifier.

Hey, why the sudden avatar change? You sharpening your claws for a big fight soon?
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09 Sep 2006, 02:22
GMATT73 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Can somebody explain this a little bit more????

Looks like somebody has been doing a little digging

A year on and 5K SCs later, this SC finally makes sense. It's testing inversion + modifier.

Hey, why the sudden avatar change? You sharpening your claws for a big fight soon?

ahhh.... I see this now.

I changed my avatar because I want to tear the GMAT just as this lion is tearing the water. (Is this sentence OK? )
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09 Sep 2006, 03:03
ps_dahiya wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Can somebody explain this a little bit more????

Looks like somebody has been doing a little digging

A year on and 5K SCs later, this SC finally makes sense. It's testing inversion + modifier.

Hey, why the sudden avatar change? You sharpening your claws for a big fight soon?

ahhh.... I see this now.

I changed my avatar because I want to tear apart the GMAT just as this lion slashes through the water. (Is this sentence OK? )

Now it sounds a bit more parallel and idiomatic. Yep, we can sense your voracious appetite for GMAT destruction Dahiya.
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09 Sep 2006, 04:28
can someone explain why not A?

I thought about it and is close to explaination but somehow still not satisfied.
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09 Sep 2006, 06:35
mahesh004 wrote:
can someone explain why not A?

I thought about it and is close to explaination but somehow still not satisfied.

I'm far from being a master but I dont feel comfortable with the OA. What is the origin of this SC?

Isnt in B a comma missing between month and with?

Without the comma, it is clearly ambiguous whether with modifies month or John. And there is no place for ambiguousity in a correct SC...

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09 Sep 2006, 06:50
I was way off on this....

Are there any rules for checking for inversion? I see that inverting the sentence clearly suggests B.

But when do I test for it?

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19 Sep 2006, 19:07
I think it is A

B says each month after the intention of maintaining his standard of living after the end of his basketball career. This sentence means that his basketball career ends each month, which isnot correct.
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19 Sep 2006, 19:20
if there is a comma after "month", B would be perfect.

B sounds to me as if his intention is emphasized each month.

but talking about modifying phrase positionsing, B is better than A.
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19 Sep 2006, 21:41
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if there is a comma after "month", B would be perfect.

Ditto. The others are not right too, but in the GMAT I'd choose A.

B should be - Each month, with the intention of maintaining his standard of living after the end of his basketball career, John deposits a portion of his earnings from playing basketball into a special account

"with the intention... basketball career" becomes a non-restrictive clause and the rest of the sentence can be organised as - "Each month John deposits... special account."
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20 Sep 2006, 02:18
I'm not sure if "Each" has been used correctly here. Shouldn't the sentence begin with Every?
for example
I go to the bank every (not each) month
or
Every(not each) month, I go to the bank.

Using both of them together...

I go to the bank each of the summer months, every(not each) year.
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03 Mar 2007, 20:09
haas_mba07 wrote:
I was way off on this....

Are there any rules for checking for inversion? I see that inverting the sentence clearly suggests B.

But when do I test for it?

Thanks/

Are there any rules for inversion?

I generally do it with modifier questions but not sure if that is correct

Can anyone take a call on this?
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04 Mar 2007, 05:44
(B)

I think we do not need a comma after 'Each Month' in original sentence.
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