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GMAT Prep - Tough [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 00:01
With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have grown to exceed 175,000.

A. With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have

B. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that do not allow hunting, wildlife officials' estimate of deer population in New Jersey has

C. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, the Deer Population in New Jersey, wildlife officials estimate, has

D. Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanses of green suburban neighborhoods, New Jersey has a deer population that wildlife officials estimate to have

E. Without natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, wildlife officials in New Jersey estimate a deer population that has

Why is D wrong? Plz xplain
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Re: GMAT Prep - Tough [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 00:51
In my opinion its because..


"Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanses of green " is not parallel and also " New Jersey has a deer population " is wordier...


Is OA E??
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Re: GMAT Prep - Tough [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 01:32
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With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have grown to exceed 175,000.

A. With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have

B. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that do not allow hunting, wildlife officials' estimate of deer population in New Jersey has

C. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, the Deer Population in New Jersey, wildlife officials estimate, has

D. Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanses of green suburban neighborhoods, New Jersey has a deer population that wildlife officials estimate to have

E. Without natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, wildlife officials in New Jersey estimate a deer population that has

Why is D wrong? Plz xplain


IMO C is the answer here

the problem deals with the modifier error

D is incorrect because it means that New jersey is without Natural predators
which onlviously does not make sense here

so C is the correct choice
what is the OA for this
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Re: GMAT Prep - Tough [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 02:00
OA - C indeed, do not knw y this is not going in my head

expanses of green suburban neighborhoods -- is this not modifying New Jersey
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I will also go for C. The reason D is wrong because it is not appropriate to use double negatives. For example:

1) I do not like fishing and not dancing.----> wrong because using double negatives is not allowed.

2) I do not like fishing and dancing.-----> correct because it is implied that the negative is also applied to the dancing.

Another example:

3) I do not like to eat raw food and nothing spicy.----> wrong because "nothing" creates a double negative.

4) I do not like to eat raw food and anything spicy.-----> correct because the negativity is already implied on "anything spicy."

so in option D, you can't say, "WITHOUT natural predators and NO hunting allowed?"

It's better to say, "Without natural predators and hunting allowed."


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Re: GMAT Prep - Tough [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 02:08
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I will also go for C. The reason D is wrong because it is not appropriate to use double negatives. For example:

1) I do not like fishing and not dancing.----> wrong because using double negatives is not allowed.

2) I do not like fishing and dancing.-----> correct because it is implied that the negative is also applied to the dancing.

Another example:

3) I do not like to eat raw food and nothing spicy.----> wrong because "nothing" creates a double negative.

4) I do not like to eat raw food and anything spicy.-----> correct because the negativity is already implied on "anything spicy."

so in option D, you can't say, "WITHOUT natural predators and NO hunting allowed?"

It's better to say, "Without natural predators and hunting allowed."


hope this helps!


thanks for giving this rule tarek

+1 for u for this
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Re: GMAT Prep - Tough [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 20:25
dana wrote:
With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have grown to exceed 175,000.

A. With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have

B. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that do not allow hunting, wildlife officials' estimate of deer population in New Jersey has

C. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, the Deer Population in New Jersey, wildlife officials estimate, has

D. Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanses of green suburban neighborhoods, New Jersey has a deer population that wildlife officials estimate to have

E. Without natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, wildlife officials in New Jersey estimate a deer population that has

Why is D wrong? Plz xplain


D has several modifier issues + population is singular .So "has" is required.
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Re: GMAT Prep - Tough [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 20:37
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OA - C indeed, do not knw y this is not going in my head

expanses of green suburban neighborhoods -- is this not modifying New Jersey


I think New jersey correctly modifies the phrase "expanses of green suburban neighborhoods".
The problem is with the arrangement of the sentence as such .

Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanses of green suburban neighborhoods, New Jersey has a deer population that wildlife officials estimate to have grown to exceed 175,000.

Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanses of green suburban neighborhoods, New Jersey
-> This is OK

deer population that wildlife officials estimate to have grown to exceed 175,000.
->must be closer to the population.

Reaaranging the sentence will fix teh modifier issue.
According to the wildlife officials deer population in New Jersey, without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanses of green suburban neighborhoods,has estimated to have grown to exceed 175,000.
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Re: GMAT Prep - Tough [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 22:12
dana wrote:
With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have grown to exceed 175,000.

A. With no natural predators and expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that allow no hunting, wildlife officials estimate the New Jersey deer population to have

B. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods that do not allow hunting, wildlife officials' estimate of deer population in New Jersey has

C. With no natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, the Deer Population in New Jersey, wildlife officials estimate, has

D. Without natural predators and no hunting allowed in expanses of green suburban neighborhoods, New Jersey has a deer population that wildlife officials estimate to have

E. Without natural predators and with expanses of green suburban neighborhoods where there is no hunting, wildlife officials in New Jersey estimate a deer population that has

Why is D wrong? Plz xplain


D also contains flaw in logical meaning. Natural predators of New Jersey? No! Natural predators of deer.

C is best.
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Re: GMAT Prep - Tough [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2008, 00:49
C is best because the initial clause clearly modifies deers.
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