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In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing

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In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing Shopping for a Better World, with the simple thesis of consumers having the power to change companies by the simple expedient of refusing to buy.
(a)
(b) which had the simple thesis of consumers having
(c) where the thesis was simple: consumers having
(d) with a thesis that is a simple one: consumers have
(e) whose thesis was simple: consumers have
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Re: GMAT Prep The Council on Economic Priorities [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 14:40
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In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing Shopping for a Better World, with the simple thesis of consumers having the power to change companies by the simple expedient of refusing to buy.
(a)
(b) which had the simple thesis of consumers having
(c) where the thesis was simple: consumers having
(d) with a thesis that is a simple one: consumers have
(e) whose thesis was simple: consumers have


Let's eliminate the wrong answers first:
In A, with is used wrongly here. You must use the right relative pronoun to connect the two clauses, being which or whose. So A is out.
In B, which is properly used here but what we are trying to do here is to convey that the thesis says that generally consumers have the power. When you want to express a general idea you must use the simple present tense have not having So B is out.
In C, where is not the pronoun that we need to use. Where is a relative pronoun used to describe a place not a piece of written work.
D can be eliminated for the same reason that A was eliminated.

E is your answer.

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Re: GMAT Prep The Council on Economic Priorities [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 14:47
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daryayurlova wrote:
In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing Shopping for a Better World, with the simple thesis of consumers having the power to change companies by the simple expedient of refusing to buy.
(a)
(b) which had the simple thesis of consumers having
(c) where the thesis was simple: consumers having
(d) with a thesis that is a simple one: consumers have
(e) whose thesis was simple: consumers have


Let's eliminate the wrong answers first:
In A, with is used wrongly here. You must use the right relative pronoun to connect the two clauses, being which or whose. So A is out.
In B, which is properly used here but what we are trying to do here is to convey that the thesis says that generally consumers have the power. When you want to express a general idea you must use the simple present tense have not having So B is out.
In C, where is not the pronoun that we need to use. Where is a relative pronoun used to describe a place not a piece of written work.
D can be eliminated for the same reason that A was eliminated.

E is your answer.

IMO

HTH


So whose is not restricted to animate subjects .... Hmmm now i remember i have read about this in MGMT SC Strategy Guide ... Do you have hard and fast rule for cases when whose / whom can be used with inanimate things? ..Or it is really not the main concern and you have to look at other errors
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Re: GMAT Prep The Council on Economic Priorities [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 14:54
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daryayurlova wrote:
mariyea wrote:
daryayurlova wrote:
In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing Shopping for a Better World, with the simple thesis of consumers having the power to change companies by the simple expedient of refusing to buy.
(a)
(b) which had the simple thesis of consumers having
(c) where the thesis was simple: consumers having
(d) with a thesis that is a simple one: consumers have
(e) whose thesis was simple: consumers have


Let's eliminate the wrong answers first:
In A, with is used wrongly here. You must use the right relative pronoun to connect the two clauses, being which or whose. So A is out.
In B, which is properly used here but what we are trying to do here is to convey that the thesis says that generally consumers have the power. When you want to express a general idea you must use the simple present tense have not having So B is out.
In C, where is not the pronoun that we need to use. Where is a relative pronoun used to describe a place not a piece of written work.
D can be eliminated for the same reason that A was eliminated.

E is your answer.

IMO

HTH


So whose is not restricted to animate subjects .... Hmmm now i remember i have read about this in MGMT SC Strategy Guide ... Do you have hard and fast rule for cases when whose / whom can be used with inanimate things? ..Or it is really not the main concern and you have to look at other errors


No, whose is not restricted to animate subjects it is also used to describe inanimate objects as well.
Whose is a possessive relative pronoun.
Eg. Whose is this? Or - Is this yours? (Correct right? Right next example)
Eg. Whom is this? Or - Is this him? (Sounds like you're asking someone to recognize a man, right. That's because it is not a possessive relative pronoun)


When you want to differentiate b/n who and whom you can simply test the words like this:
Eg.
Question: To who does this belong?
Answer: It belongs to he - Clearly this is wrong.

Question: To whom does this belong?
Answer: It belongs to him - You can see that this is the right way.
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Re: GMAT Prep The Council on Economic Priorities [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 16:52
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thought of B, but later realized that 'having' is wrong. Ended with E.
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Re: GMAT Prep The Council on Economic Priorities [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2011, 05:41
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Re: In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2013, 10:32
in
noun +with phrase,
with phrase modifies that noun

in
comma+with phrase

with phrase modifies the previous clause

in this case, if with phrase is an absolute phrase, it may or may not refer to a specific noun in the main clause.

in this case, if with phrase is a normal prepositional phrase, it must refer to a specific noun while it modifies the previous clause.

is my thinking correct?

pls confirm
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Re: In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2013, 01:32
daryayurlova wrote:
In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing Shopping for a Better World, with the simple thesis of consumers having the power to change companies by the simple expedient of refusing to buy.
(a)
(b) which had the simple thesis of consumers having
(c) where the thesis was simple: consumers having
(d) with a thesis that is a simple one: consumers have
(e) whose thesis was simple: consumers have



THIS is a great question showing the class of authentic problem.

comma+with phrase
is never modifies the preceding/touching noun. why do we need a comma? any one see comma+with phrase modifies the preceding/touching noun in og problem, pls , speak out.

"consumer having" is distorted meaning. the intended meaning is "consumer have". this is the classical distortion gmat plays on us in nearly most of og questions.

"where" is not correct in C.

"with phrase" can be absolute phrase to modifies the previous clause, providing the context for the main clause. this situation is not correct in A . "with phrase" in the absolute pattern may or may not refer to a specific noun in the main clause, but in this sentence, both the references is incorrect.
Re: In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing   [#permalink] 03 Mar 2013, 01:32
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