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# Hi Could you solve my doubts!!!

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05 Nov 2006, 05:51
Hi taking my GMAT in two weeks.

I downloaded some tests and have got the following questions incorrect could anyone offer any expln

6. The cause of Osgoodâ€™s syndrome is unknown, nor is it known why the disease appears to be increasing in the United States.
(A) unknown, nor is it known
(B) unknown, neither do they know
(C) not known, nor do they know
(D) not known, unknown too is
(E) not known, neither do they know

18. There has been a change in how men think of land, a change from thinking it simply private property to that now of a limited national resource, with an inherent public interest transcending the individual ownerâ€™s prerogatives.
(A) There has been a change in how men think of land, a change from thinking it simply private property to that now of
(B) There have been changes in how men think of land, a change from that of simple private property to now that of
(C) There has been a change in how men think of land, a change from once considering it simply private property to now considering it
(D) Once men used to think of land as simply private property, but they consider it now
(E) Once thought of simply as private property, land is now considered

Unlike the law protecting endangered animals, the Fish and Wildlife Serviceâ€™s listing of endangered plants does not prohibit collectors to take listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws.
(A) to take listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws
(B) from taking listed plants from the wild if they are so doing in compliance with state laws
(C) from taking listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws
(D) who take listed plants from the wild should they be in compliance with state laws
(E) that take listed plants from the wild so long as they are doing so by being in compliance with state laws

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05 Nov 2006, 10:31
Here is the rate chart for "please explain correct answer" service (20% more for people who are taking GMAT in two weeks ) :
1) $5 for an answer 2)$20 for a correct answer with explanation
3) Dumb looks and occational "I guess (A)" answers are free !

6. The cause of Osgoodâ€™s syndrome is unknown, nor is it known why the disease appears to be increasing in the United States.
(A) unknown, nor is it known - CORRECT
(B) unknown, neither do they know (Who are they ?)
(C) not known, nor do they know (Who are they ?)
(D) not known, unknown too is (This creates a run-on sentence)
(E) not known, neither do they know (who are they?)

18. There has been a change in how men think of land, a change from thinking it simply private property to that now of a limited national resource, with an inherent public interest transcending the individual ownerâ€™s prerogatives.

(A) There has been a change in how men think of land, a change from thinking it simply private property to that now of (a change from etc cannot requalify (act as appositive of) land)
(B) There have been changes in how men think of land, a change from that of simple private property to now that of (a change from etc cannot requalify land)
(C) There has been a change in how men think of land, a change from once considering it simply private property to now considering it (a change from etc cannot requalify land)
(D) Once men used to think of land as simply private property, but they consider it now (It doesn't have a clear antecedent)
(E) Once thought of simply as private property(correct modifier of land), land is now considered (CORRECT)

Unlike the law protecting endangered animals, the Fish and Wildlife Serviceâ€™s listing of endangered plants does not prohibit collectors to take listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws.
This question tests the idiom "prohibit from" so only C & D survives.
(A) to take listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws
(B) from taking listed plants from the wild if they are so doing in compliance with state laws (so doing in compliance etc are grammatically incorrect)
(C) from taking listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws (CORRECT)
(D) who take listed plants from the wild should they be in compliance with state laws
(E) that take listed plants from the wild so long as they are doing so by being in compliance with state laws
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05 Nov 2006, 10:52
Thnx a million. I saw my errors but had only one additional question (which i hope i do not get charged for ) Could you give me some more examples of run on sentences ?
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05 Nov 2006, 10:54
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
Here is the rate chart for "please explain correct answer" service (20% more for people who are taking GMAT in two weeks ) :
1) $5 for an answer 2)$20 for a correct answer with explanation
3) Dumb looks and occational "I guess (A)" answers are free !

6. The cause of Osgoodâ€™s syndrome is unknown, nor is it known why the disease appears to be increasing in the United States.
(A) unknown, nor is it known - CORRECT
(B) unknown, neither do they know (Who are they ?)
(C) not known, nor do they know (Who are they ?)
(D) not known, unknown too is (This creates a run-on sentence)
(E) not known, neither do they know (who are they?)

18. There has been a change in how men think of land, a change from thinking it simply private property to that now of a limited national resource, with an inherent public interest transcending the individual ownerâ€™s prerogatives.

(A) There has been a change in how men think of land, a change from thinking it simply private property to that now of (a change from etc cannot requalify (act as appositive of) land)
(B) There have been changes in how men think of land, a change from that of simple private property to now that of (a change from etc cannot requalify land)
(C) There has been a change in how men think of land, a change from once considering it simply private property to now considering it (a change from etc cannot requalify land)
(D) Once men used to think of land as simply private property, but they consider it now (It doesn't have a clear antecedent)
(E) Once thought of simply as private property(correct modifier of land), land is now considered (CORRECT)

Unlike the law protecting endangered animals, the Fish and Wildlife Serviceâ€™s listing of endangered plants does not prohibit collectors to take listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws.
This question tests the idiom "prohibit from" so only C & D survives.
(A) to take listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws
(B) from taking listed plants from the wild if they are so doing in compliance with state laws (so doing in compliance etc are grammatically incorrect)
(C) from taking listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws (CORRECT)
(D) who take listed plants from the wild should they be in compliance with state laws
(E) that take listed plants from the wild so long as they are doing so by being in compliance with state laws

I think the correct idiom is X forbids/prohibit Y to do Z or
X prohibiting Y from doing Z
. For that reason A should be correct.
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05 Nov 2006, 11:10
neelabhmahesh wrote:
I think the correct idiom is X forbids/prohibit Y to do Z or
X prohibiting Y from doing Z
. For that reason A should be correct.

While "X forbids Y to do Z" is correct "X prohibits Y to do Z" is NOT
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05 Nov 2006, 11:24
pawan82 wrote:
Thnx a million. I saw my errors but had only one additional question (which i hope i do not get charged for ) Could you give me some more examples of run on sentences ?

When a sentence has two or more clauses, those clauses must be joined properly. A comma is not sufficient to join two clauses together.

I moved to US in 2000, I got a job in Texas Instruments.(Run on)

Because I got a job in Texas Instruments, I moved to US in 2000. (Correct)
I got a job in Texas Instruments so I moved to US in 2000.(Correct)
I got a job in Texas Instruments; I moved to US in 2000.(Correct)
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05 Nov 2006, 12:49
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
neelabhmahesh wrote:
I think the correct idiom is X forbids/prohibit Y to do Z or
X prohibiting Y from doing Z
. For that reason A should be correct.

While "X forbids Y to do Z" is correct "X prohibits Y to do Z" is NOT

Is this correct

X prohibits Y from doing Z
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05 Nov 2006, 17:46
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Is this correct

X prohibits Y from doing Z

Yep !
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Unlike the law protecting endangered animals, the Fish and Wildlife Serviceâ€™s listing of endangered plants does not prohibit collectors to take listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws.
This question tests the idiom "prohibit from" so only C & D survives.
(A) to take listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws
(B) from taking listed plants from the wild if they are so doing in compliance with state laws (so doing in compliance etc are grammatically incorrect)
(C) from taking listed plants from the wild if in doing so they comply with state laws (CORRECT)
(D) who take listed plants from the wild should they be in compliance with state laws
(E) that take listed plants from the wild so long as they are doing so by being in compliance with state laws[/quote]

I am still not convinced why B is gramatically incorrect.. can u please provide me with some reference ..
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20 Feb 2008, 11:52
for so doing is not idiomatic and awkward phrasing, should be doing so. Just my opinion though
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