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In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 05:14
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In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African cave paintings.
A. Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
B. Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
C. Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of


Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.

(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits

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Re: Two contradictory type of modifier questions. [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 10:36
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In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African cave paintings.
A. Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
B. Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
C. Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of


confused in A and B..because of..contributed with or contributed to..will go with A...

Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.

(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits


for first question..confused in A and B..because of..contributed with or contributed to..will go with A...
for second question..i l go with D..if m i rite i can explain..! bt OA??

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Re: Two contradictory type of modifier questions. [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 19:59
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In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African cave paintings.
A. Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
B. Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
C. Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of


I think this shud be D as the opening modifier starts with " In addition to her work " so we need more works done by her so can kill answer choices that have Leakey after the comma.
Between D and E, D makes sense and || is also maintained her discovery and her documentation
What the OA?

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Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.

(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits






This is tricky. A and B are wrong because of modifier issue.
The increase was requested last July not the wages itself so I would go with E.

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Re: In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2012, 08:15
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In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African cave paintings.
A. Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
B. Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
C. Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of


Here the work of Mary should be compared as can be seen in first half of the sentence. Hence the plausible options would be D or E. I eliminate E because of the present participle used.
Answer : D

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Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.

(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits


Here the railroad employee have requested for something in the past and now seeing something else. I would go for simple past and chose E

Answer : E
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Re: In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 01:55
These are sourced from the OG13 ..

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Re: In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 05:20
+! for D (Science q) and then +1 for E

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Re: In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2012, 08:00
In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African cave paintings.
A. Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting: Incorrect due to parallelism issue. Her discovery of..(Noun) is not parallel to painstakingly documenting (Verb-ing). We need "of" after verb-ing to make it a Noun.
B. Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting. Incorrect. Same error as A.
C. Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of. Incorrect. "was a contributor" is incorrect.
D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of. Correct.
E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of. Incorrect due to Parallelism error. This time reversed.


Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits. Incorrect. "Employees of the Railroad" is preferred in GMAT. "In addition to" is preferred "over Added to".

(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits. Incorrect for the first reason provided in A.

(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July. Incorrect. Changes meaning.

(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits. Incorrect. "That were" is redundant and "the railroad employees" should be "the employees of railroad".

(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits. Correct.
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Re: In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 11:06
I ll pick D for both

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Re: In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 01:40
Good One Marcab
keep posting such questions

What is teh source of these questions............

I think its better we should make a forum and in a day post 10 sc and cr really its gonna help.....wat say............we can request jp27 also to join
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Re: In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 04:42
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Good One Marcab
keep posting such questions

What is teh source of these questions............

I think its better we should make a forum and in a day post 10 sc and cr really its gonna help.....wat say............we can request jp27 also to join


Both are official questions.
yeah I am in the plan, but rather than posting 10 questions each of sc and cr, we can post 1 solid question or 2 of both sc and cr. Its better to do 5 solid questions than 50 normal questions.
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Re: In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 07:39
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Archit143 wrote:
Good One Marcab
keep posting such questions

What is teh source of these questions............

I think its better we should make a forum and in a day post 10 sc and cr really its gonna help.....wat say............we can request jp27 also to join


Both are official questions.
yeah I am in the plan, but rather than posting 10 questions each of sc and cr, we can post 1 solid question or 2 of both sc and cr. Its better to do 5 solid questions than 50 normal questions.
What say.


Guys Im in..
But do u guys hv any good collection of verbal questions?
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