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GMAT Grammar book. Practice Test 1. 12. Alice doesnt really

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GMAT Grammar book. Practice Test 1.

12. Alice doesn’t really like to eat vegetables, but she ate a little peas, some carrots and both
corn
at her grandmother’s for dinner.
a) she ate a little peas, some carrots and both corn
b) she ate some peas, much carrots and a couple corn
c) she ate some peas, a lot of carrots and a couple ears of corn
d) she ate a little peas, a little carrots and lots of corn
e) she ate some peas, a lot of carrots and a much ears of corn


the answer to this in the answer list is 'C'.

I could not understand why as this part is actually modifying the meaning. Can this be possible?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 09:30
And this one:

16. The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing the cowardly, old man feel like a fierce,
young lion.
a) The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing
b) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, causing
c) When the suit can be made superbly by the tailor, it caused
d) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, making
e) The altered suit is made superbly by the tailor, causing

The official answer to this one is 'D'. What is wrong with the original sentence?

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 09:34
The original answer to this one is 'E' while the actual sentence seems correct. Can someone help me? this grammar is driving me nuts :-(

22. My sister, Lucy, still hasn’t decided the country where she wants to travel after she
graduates from university.
a) still hasn’t decided the country where she wants to travel
b) which country she wants to visit still doesn’t know it
c) is undecided about the country where she wants to travel
d) hasn’t decided which country where she is traveling
e) still hasn’t decided what country she wants to visit

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 19:03
Can someone please reply......I am stuck here now... :-(

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 23:03
Someone please help me on this.....

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 04 May 2011, 00:30
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GMAT Grammar book. Practice Test 1.

12. Alice doesn’t really like to eat vegetables, but she ate a little peas, some carrots and both
corn
at her grandmother’s for dinner.
a) she ate a little peas, some carrots and both corn
b) she ate some peas, much carrots and a couple corn
c) she ate some peas, a lot of carrots and a couple ears of corn
d) she ate a little peas, a little carrots and lots of corn
e) she ate some peas, a lot of carrots and a much ears of corn


the answer to this in the answer list is 'C'.

I could not understand why as this part is actually modifying the meaning. Can this be possible?


First of all I doubt the construction of the original sentence as well. Anyways If we continue we notice:
A) she ate a little peas, some carrots and both corn. This is wrong as peas are countable.
B) she ate some peas, much carrots and a couple corn. Same prob so wrong.
C)she ate some peas, a lot of carrots and a couple ears of corn. I cannot say this is the best construction but keep it on hold.
D)she ate a little peas, a little carrots and lots of corn
E)she ate some peas, a lot of carrots and a much ears of corn

So we can go with C.

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 04 May 2011, 00:34
thanks for explaining this to me. I would really appreciate, if you can also provide some thoughts on the other questions.

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 04 May 2011, 00:44
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And this one:

16. The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing the cowardly, old man feel like a fierce,
young lion.
a) The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing
b) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, causing
c) When the suit can be made superbly by the tailor, it caused
d) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, making
e) The altered suit is made superbly by the tailor, causing

The official answer to this one is 'D'. What is wrong with the original sentence?


First of all we need to be extra cautious with emotional verbs such as feel.

A) Here suit was made by the Tailor, so correct construction should have been:
The suit made superbly by the tailor, caused the man [to] feel like a lion. Also caused is used when one condition caused some other, for example,

Your carelessness has caused me to spend 20 extra minutes...

B)The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, causing
Here I have the problem with causing..Also we have a better option..anyways keep it on hold.

C)When the suit can be made superbly by the tailor, it caused..also wrong. When starts a clause and we expect another clause after the comma.
For example:
When suit can be made superbly by the tailor, kurtas can also be made in same way.

D)The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, making
Looks nice , keep it on hold.

E)The altered suit is made superbly by the tailor, causing
Too wordy and how come an altered suit is made superbly...suit is altered or suit is made...seems to be too wordy. Not a good choice.

Among D and B if we compare

b) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, causing

d) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, making

The verb make seems more promising, as that suit made old man look like a lion. SO answer should be D.

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The original answer to this one is 'E' while the actual sentence seems correct. Can someone help me? this grammar is driving me nuts :-(

22. My sister, Lucy, still hasn’t decided the country where she wants to travel after she
graduates from university.
a) still hasn’t decided the country where she wants to travel
b) which country she wants to visit still doesn’t know it
c) is undecided about the country where she wants to travel
d) hasn’t decided which country where she is traveling
e) still hasn’t decided what country she wants to visit


A) My sister still has not decided the country where she wants to travel..

A better construction would be
My sister still has not decided the country she wants to travel after she graduates...

So keep it on hold.

B)which country she wants to visit still doesn’t know it...wrong no second thought.

C)is undecided about the country where she wants to travel..too much formal and wrong too.

D) hasn’t decided which country where she is traveling
WRONG.

E)Seems good..keep it on hold.

Among A and E.....E sounds better..so I will go with E.

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 04 May 2011, 00:55
thanks for the detailed explanation. I finally understood the real difference in those sentences.

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 04 May 2011, 02:25
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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 11:59
Hi!
i still dont understand why "make" is better then "cause"

Is this just one of thoes times when it just "sounds" better... or is there a grammatical rule?

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 15:44
16. The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing the cowardly, old man feel like a fierce,
young lion.
a) The suit made superbly by the tailor, causing
b) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, causing
c) When the suit can be made superbly by the tailor, it caused
d) The suit was altered superbly by the tailor, making
e) The altered suit is made superbly by the tailor, causing

I still dont understand why "making" is better then "caused" is there a gramatical rule or does it just sound better?

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Re: Is this particular question correct? [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 20:33
The suit made by tailor cannot 'cause' anything .. It can only 'make' him something.

D it is ..

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