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Re: Charter vacations. [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2010, 07:20
I dont know but B seemed good for me :(
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Charter Vacation [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 19:02
Hello,

Can you please explain to me how to quickly narrow down answer choices in this problem to arrive at the correct answer. Does "it" refer to "cost" and "they" refer to "charter vacations" ? I'm confused as to whether charter vacation in this sentence is supposed to be singular or plural.
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17. For many travlers, charter vacations oftern turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.


a. they originally seemed

b. they originally seem to

c. they seemingly would cost originally

d. it seemed originally

e. it originally seemed they would
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Re: Charter Vacation [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 13:31
I picked B. But then I searched this forum and found a link from someone that explains the answer.

http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentence-correction/16397-any-body-met-nasty-sc-before-2.html#post88322
http://gmatclub.com/forum/charter-vacations-81797.html


Also 'they' in choice a/b/c ..is it not ambiguous ? Does it refer to Travelers or Vacations ?
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Re: Charter Vacation [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 13:48
Tonebeeze -

Whenever you see a pronoun split (for example: some answers have "it", others have "they), you need to ask yourself a few questions to quickly narrow down the answers:

1. Does the pronoun have an antecedent in the sentence? To check, try to replace the pronoun with another word in the sentence that you think might be the antecedent. For example:

"Bill is six feet tall, so he is a great basketball player." --> Here, you could replace "he" with "Bill" and the sentence would make sense. Bill is the antecedent of "he."

"Bill's hands are huge, so he is a great basketball player." --> Here, you can NOT replace "he" with "Bill" because the subject of the sentence is not "Bill." Instead, the subject is "Bill's hands." You cannot logically say "Bill's hands is a great basketball player," so this would be a pronoun error.

2. Is the antecedent clear and unambiguous? Essentially, you want to know whether there is more than one subject that could replace the pronoun. If there is more than one, you have a pronoun problem:

"Bill and Ted were walking to the mall, but then he got a call from his father and had to go home." --> We don't know whether "he" is referring to Bill or Ted, so this is no good.

The last note to make here is that "it" always refers to singular inanimate objects (chairs, tables, houses, corporations) and "they" always refers to plural objects, animate or inanimate (monkeys, books, etc.)

I know this is a little more general than the question you asked, but since a link to the answer was already posted I thought I'd sum up here. Good luck!
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Re: Charter Vacation [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2010, 13:52
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tonebeeze wrote:
Hello,

Can you please explain to me how to quickly narrow down answer choices in this problem to arrive at the correct answer. Does "it" refer to "cost" and "they" refer to "charter vacations" ? I'm confused as to whether charter vacation in this sentence is supposed to be singular or plural.
Thanks!


17. For many travlers, charter vacations oftern turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.


a. they originally seemed

b. they originally seem to

c. they seemingly would cost originally

d. it seemed originally

e. it originally seemed they would

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Re: Charter vacations [Merged] [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2011, 13:33
For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.
(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would cost originally
(D) it seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would


I think the comparision( more than) is used for cost not vacations..
So D & E can only be the choices...

and i will go with E...
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Re: Charter vacations [Merged] [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2011, 12:34
IMO Answer should be A ..

Is this really a GMAT Paper Question ?
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Re: For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2014, 14:46
getmba wrote:
ugimba wrote:
sudeep wrote:
I think OA in 1000 SC is incorrect.
It was discussed earlier and OA is E.


thank you ... but in E.it originally seemed they would .. 'it' refers to what? charter vacations? or just expletive/dummy subject?


it refers to just dummy subject.


I disagree does "it" not refer to cost?
Re: For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost   [#permalink] 26 Jun 2014, 14:46
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