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GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #124

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GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #124 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2004, 14:44
The reason Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was because she believed that national prohibition of alcohol will empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States.
(A) The reason Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was because she believed that national prohibition of alcohol will empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States.
(B) Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the reason being that she believed that national prohibition of alcohol will empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States.
(C) The reason Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was she believed that national prohibition of alcohol will empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States.
(D) Because she believed that national prohibition of alcohol would empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States, so Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
(E) Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union because she believed that national prohibition of alcohol would empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2004, 17:50
E :?:
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GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #124 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2004, 18:57
My first choice is E, although I'm not sure what the problem could be with C.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2004, 19:40
I would pick E.

Whole sentence is in past tense so "would empty.." is correct and in line with past tense.

"The reason" makes it wordy and E eliminates it.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2004, 09:17
(E)
"the reason was..." is awkward, redundant... just throw it away.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2004, 09:40
has to be E
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2004, 15:28
The official answer is E.
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Re: GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #124 [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2011, 15:12
why would C be wrong? cause of 'will'?
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Re: GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #124 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2011, 17:46
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Re: GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #124 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 11:09
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The reason Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was because she believed that national prohibition of alcohol will empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States.
(A) The reason Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was because she believed that national prohibition of alcohol will empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States. The reason followed by because. Incorrect
(B) Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the reason being that she believed that national prohibition of alcohol will empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States.the reason being is wordy. Incorrect
(C) The reason Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was she believed that national prohibition of alcohol will empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States..Same as B. Incorrect

(D) Because she believed that national prohibition of alcohol would empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States, so Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. . Sentence starts with a because, not preferred always. Incorrect

(E) Frances Willard founded the Women’s Christian Temperance Union because she believed that national prohibition of alcohol would empty the poorhouses, jails, and asylums of the United States.Concise and Correct

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Re: GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #124   [#permalink] 11 Oct 2011, 11:09
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