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# GMAT Club Experimental SC 2-4

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Hello everyone. Another Round of questions - this time from a different test writer. (In case you missed postings ealier this week - we are evaluating several test writers to create a set of GMAT Club's verbal tests and need your help!
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4. The asset bust and unwinding of debt that lies behind the recession meant that eventual recovery is likely to weakening job creation rapidly and, when demand revives, the composition of jobs will change.
A. lies behind the recession meant that eventual recovery is likely to weakening job creation rapidly and, when demand revives,
B. lies behind the recession means that eventual recovery is unlikely to create jobs rapidly and, when demand does revive,
C. lie behind the recession mean that eventual recovery is likely to be too weak to create jobs rapidly and, when demand does revive,
D. lie behind the recession mean that eventual recovery is likely be too weak to create jobs rapidly and, when does demand revive,
E. lie behind the recession mean that eventual recovery is likely to be too weak creating jobs rapidly and, when demand revives,

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19 Mar 2009, 12:42
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Hello everyone. Another Round of questions - this time from a different test writer. (In case you missed postings ealier this week - we are evaluating several test writers to create a set of GMAT Club's verbal tests and need your help!
Similar feedback request as before - how close is the question to the real GMAT? And, what recommendation for improvement would you give to the test writer? Please Vote.

4. The asset bust and unwinding of debt that lies behind the recession meant that eventual recovery is likely to weakening job creation rapidly and, when demand revives, the composition of jobs will change.
A. lies behind the recession meant that eventual recovery is likely to weakening job creation rapidly and, when demand revives,
B. lies behind the recession means that eventual recovery is unlikely to create jobs rapidly and, when demand does revive,
C. lie behind the recession mean that eventual recovery is likely to be too weak to create jobs rapidly and, when demand does revive,
D. lie behind the recession mean that eventual recovery is likely be too weak to create jobs rapidly and, when does demand revive,
E. lie behind the recession mean that eventual recovery is likely to be too weak creating jobs rapidly and, when demand revives,

Agree with C. Since subject is plural, we need to use "lie" instead of "lies".
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20 Mar 2009, 03:14

Tests subject-verb agreement but I think that an extra ‘that’ is missing for parallelism? cause it’s saying that ‘ v & w mean that x and that y?

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21 Mar 2009, 05:04
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Tests subject-verb agreement but I think that an extra ‘that’ is missing for parallelism? cause it’s saying that ‘ v & w mean that x and that y?

I dont think we need "that" in C. "when" clause is part of a compound "that" clause - or, in other words, the meaning of the sentence commands that we should not have 2 "that" clauses

Very good question.
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21 Mar 2009, 10:57
I got C too
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21 Mar 2009, 20:47

Here are the OA and Explanation - would be fantastic if you could post your feel for the difficulty of this question - let's just put on a level between 600 and 800 - that will of course vary by each test-taker but still:

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OA: C

Since “That” refers to the plural noun “the asset bust and unwinding of debt”, plural verb “lie’ is correct as in C, D and E. “likely to be” in C and E is better than “likely to weakening” in A, “unlikely to” in B, and “likely be” in D.
“likely to be too weak to create jobs rapidly” in A is better than “likely to be too weak creating jobs rapidly” in E.

Therefore C is best.
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21 Mar 2009, 21:11
Level 600

Compound subject needs plural verb

A & B out

D uses incorrect idiom

E does not use the infinitive
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09 Dec 2011, 02:15
"lie",
"likely to verb",
and "too adj to infinitive" are all correct usage

+ 1 for C
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