VERBAL REVIEW pg. 252 Q105
As business grows more complex, sudents majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly
successful in the job market.
(A) majoring in spcialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly
(B) who major in such specizliaed areas as finance and marketing are becomig more and more
(C) who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly
(D) who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more
(E) having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly
The correct answer is (B).
At first look, it does seem obvious the answer is (B) but if we break it down into elements a fe problems arise for me:
1. In (B), there is the use of 'more and more' - which is wordiness - isn't 'increasingly' better? In addition, (B) uses 'who major in' instead of 'majoring' - again unnecessarily wordy.
2. In the original context, 'like' is used, indicating SIMILARITY i.e. areas similar to finance and marketing. In (B), 'such as' - indicating examples - is used i.e finance and marketing are examples of specialized areas. Isn't the difference too huge to change in our correction?
hmmm. ok now i realise.
talk about amateur at GMAT.
(B) may not be correct, but it is the MOST CORRECT out of the options.
waste of space, sorry. *grin*