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07 Jun 2009, 08:00
I will go with D.

First reason parallel construction to wear-----to review.

I think sub-clause is required to convey that both wearing jacket and reviewing emergency drill are necessary rather than only the necessatity of wearing the jacket.
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07 Jun 2009, 14:25
I got stuck between B and D. Both seem perfectly fine to me. However, I don't think that "it" in "it is necessary" in option D can refer to both "to wear" and "to review" because "it" is a singular pronoun, which can not refer to a compound noun.

If I have to pick one, I will have to go for option B.

What's OA?
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07 Jun 2009, 22:55
humans wrote:
I will go with D.

First reason parallel construction to wear-----to review.

I think sub-clause is required to convey that both wearing jacket and reviewing emergency drill are necessary rather than only the necessatity of wearing the jacket.

i was confused between B and D.
I have a small doubt. In option D what is the antecedent of 'it'? / what is 'it' referring to?
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07 Jun 2009, 23:15
I vote for 'B'.
The sentence should be- " Experienced seamen as well as novice sailors must understand the necessity to wear a life jacket at all times and to review the emergency drill on the first day of sailing".
They follow the rule of subject verb agreement and
are in the same tense.
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08 Jun 2009, 00:18
mbaMission wrote:

i was confused between B and D.
I have a small doubt. In option D what is the antecedent of 'it'? / what is 'it' referring to?

Honestly I don't have an answer what is antecedent of "it". I choose D because I thought a sub-clause is required in the sentence, in my opinion the sentence convey the meaning that the necessity is only of wearing a jacket at all times and not to review the emergancy drill. That is why I choose D.

I have also seen couple of sentences in GmatPrep which are correct despite not having antecedent of "it".

What is the OA?
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08 Jun 2009, 00:41
humans wrote:
mbaMission wrote:

i was confused between B and D.
I have a small doubt. In option D what is the antecedent of 'it'? / what is 'it' referring to?

Honestly I don't have an answer what is antecedent of "it". I choose D because I thought a sub-clause is required in the sentence, in my opinion the sentence convey the meaning that the necessity is only of wearing a jacket at all times and not to review the emergancy drill. That is why I choose D.

I have also seen couple of sentences in GmatPrep which are correct despite not having antecedent of "it".

What is the OA?

Yes, you are right. Not only in GMATPrep but also in MGMAT n KAP i have seen correct answers with word 'it' without any antecedent.

BTW OA: D
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08 Jun 2009, 05:33
mbaMission wrote:
help pls

this is close between A and D..

I am not sure why I am preferring A over D thought. the only reason I can think is, may be 'it' damages D??

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08 Jun 2009, 05:49
i think understand must be followed by 'that'.

and thats why D wins over B.

btw, i thought of this only after getting the official answer.
Earlier, i went with B for being more concise and the presence of 'it' in D.
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08 Jun 2009, 06:06
ok guys, I think I've found out why D is better than B. I just found out that the correct idiomatic usage for "necessity" is "necessity of" and "necessity for."

As for "necessary", then it's "necessary to."

So when you look at option B, it says, "necessity to", which is wrong.

hope that helps!
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08 Jun 2009, 06:49
tarek99 wrote:
ok guys, I think I've found out why D is better than B. I just found out that the correct idiomatic usage for "necessity" is "necessity of" and "necessity for."

As for "necessary", then it's "necessary to."

So when you look at option B, it says, "necessity to", which is wrong.

hope that helps!

Thanks for the input tarek99.

i would appreciate if someone could explain this 'it' concept.
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