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1. 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 discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

2. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern Indian alphabets.
(A) the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and
(B) the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the
(C) with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
(D) with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and
(E) with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and

3. In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting

4. Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, views on musical collaboration, and vocal style were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from his own.

(A) were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(B) influenced generations of bluegrass artists, also inspired many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(C) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, was also inspirational to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was different significantly in comparison to
(D) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, also inspired many musicians, who included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, the music of whom differed significantly when compared to
(E) were an influence on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was significantly different from that of

5. While they remove carbon dioxide from the air, conserve soil and water, and house thousands of species, forests also supply potentially valuable pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide employment for millions worldwide.

(A) pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide
(B) pharmaceuticals, and sources of building material and firewood, are providers of
(C) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood that are providing
(D) pharmaceuticals and sources of building material and firewood, for providing
(E) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood, provide
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2008, 19:52
If answers are correct then I will explain, if not then I will wait for explanation :)
1. E
2. C
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 09:40
3-D
4-B
5-E

Where do you get these questions $#%@
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 10:01
My answers:

1. D
2. C
3. D
4. B
5. E

It would be easier next time if you separated the questions into different threads to facilitate a discussion, and also underline the area that needs to be corrected.
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 10:16
1. 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 (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of (right comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey's contributions; discovery parallel with documentation)
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaeology include discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of (discovering and documentation not parallel)
IMO D

2. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern Indian alphabets.
(A) the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and (same as in B)
(B) the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the (do not need "and" and it indicates that the languages were derived from the Achaemenid and not the Aramaic script)
(C) with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
(D) with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and (subject/verb --- script derive not derives)
(E) with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and (it; deriving indicates and activity that is still ongoing)
IMO C

3. In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests (images needs to be written before borrowing; and borrowing is worng)
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests (do not need "she")
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests (correct); right subject/verb (blending suggests)
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting
IMO D

4. Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, views on musical collaboration, and vocal style were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from his own.

(A) were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(B) influenced generations of bluegrass artists,also inspired many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(C) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, was also inspirational to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was different significantly in comparison to ("was" subject/verb; repertory and style are plural)
(D) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, also inspired many musicians, who included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, the music of whom differed significantly when compared to ("was" subject/verb)
(E) were an influence on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was significantly different from that of (right subject/verb with were;)

IMO B

5. While they remove carbon dioxide from the air, conserve soil and water, and house thousands of species, forests also supply potentially valuable pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide employment for millions worldwide.

(A) pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide
(B) pharmaceuticals, and sources of building material and firewood, are providers of
(C) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood that are providing
(D) pharmaceuticals and sources of building material and firewood, for providing
(E) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood, provide[/quote]

IMO E

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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 11:18
1 C
2 C
3
4 B
5 E

I can explain each of them , but in a hurry now :shock:
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 14:18
Please post 1 at a time it is much easier that way.
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 15:43
OA answer's are
1. D
2. C
3. D
4. B
5. E

Please someone explain in detail.
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 17:57
micky577 wrote:
1. 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 In addition is being used for "her work" and "Mary Leakey contributed". This is wrong.
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting same problem 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 documenting same problem as A
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of This has the right combination for "in addition". Also, discovery and documentation are in parallel.
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaeology include discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of Wrong structure for discovering... and painstaking documentation. Discovering is a verb, documentation is a noun. You cant compare a verb to a noun.


2. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern Indian alphabets.
(A) the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and First problem with the sentence is that "it" is unclear. Does it refer to Persia, or the century?
(B) the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the same problem as A
(C) with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the Fixes the first problem and uses the correct tense for "derive".
(D) with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and Fixes the first problem but uses the wrong tense for "derive".
(E) with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and Fixes the first problem but uses the wrong tense for "derive".


3. In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting "she" is redundant. The use of "blending" cannot be combined with "suggesting". The first part of this sentence is the noun clause. Replace "in her later poems... classicism" with it and you can see that it needs suggests.
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests Use of borrowing implies that she blended the first two things and then borrowed images. Instead of blending all three.
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests Her blending is not parallel with "she borrowed". Also, which is referring to ancient classicism
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests correct. right verb for suggests and parallel.
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting same problem as A


4. Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, views on musical collaboration, and vocal style were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from his own.

(A) were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from "were influential on" is idiomatically wrong.
(B) influenced generations of bluegrass artists, also inspired many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from correct use of influence as a verb. also Monroe is a noun which is correct for "whose music differed..."
(C) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, was also inspirational to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was different significantly in comparison to wrong idiomatic use of influential to
(D) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, also inspired many musicians, who included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, the music of whom differed significantly when compared to same as C
(E) were an influence on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was significantly different from that of "were an influence" can also be used. but it seems more wordy so I picked B. Also, I think "from that of his own" would be redundant but I cant be sure.


5. While they remove carbon dioxide from the air, conserve soil and water, and house thousands of species, forests also supply potentially valuable pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide employment for millions worldwide.

(A) pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide building material and firewood don't provide employment. the forests do. so "that" is incorrect.
(B) pharmaceuticals, and sources of building material and firewood, are providers of "are providers of" is not parallel with supply.
(C) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood that are providing same problem as A
(D) pharmaceuticals and sources of building material and firewood, for providing same problem as B
(E) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood, provide correct use of provide
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2008, 18:33
Regarding Mary Leaky question , I tried to search an explanation for this question on Google and came up with a different version. I am copying the segment :

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The following two questions are from GMATPREP. They are slightly different but I don't think the difference is drastic. However, the OA for the questions are totally different (see below). Can someone explain the difference between these two problems that cause them to have different answers? How did you get the correct answer for each one? I am so confused...please help.

In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology through her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and through her painstaking documentation of East African cave paintings.
A. Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology through her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and through her painstaking documentation of
B. Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
C. Mary Leakey was a contributor to archaeology by discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Mary Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
E. Mary Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of


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

OA for #1 is A which means the beginning phrase modifies "Mary Leakey"
OA for #2 is D which means the beginning phrase modifies "Mary Leakey's contributions"

Can somebody explain ??**********************
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 22:44
Agreed..I change my answer for 1 to D.
Missed 'her' in D option, possessive pronoun funda
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 00:56
x97agarwal wrote:
1. 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 (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of (right comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey's contributions; discovery parallel with documentation)
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaeology include discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of (discovering and documentation not parallel)
IMO D

2. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern Indian alphabets.
(A) the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and (same as in B)
(B) the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the (do not need "and" and it indicates that the languages were derived from the Achaemenid and not the Aramaic script)
(C) with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
(D) with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and (subject/verb --- script derive not derives)
(E) with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and (it; deriving indicates and activity that is still ongoing)
IMO C

3. In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests (images needs to be written before borrowing; and borrowing is worng)
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests (do not need "she")
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests (correct); right subject/verb (blending suggests)
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting
IMO D

4. Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, views on musical collaboration, and vocal style were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from his own.

(A) were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(B) influenced generations of bluegrass artists,also inspired many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(C) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, was also inspirational to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was different significantly in comparison to ("was" subject/verb; repertory and style are plural)
(D) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, also inspired many musicians, who included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, the music of whom differed significantly when compared to ("was" subject/verb)
(E) were an influence on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was significantly different from that of (right subject/verb with were;)

IMO B

5. While they remove carbon dioxide from the air, conserve soil and water, and house thousands of species, forests also supply potentially valuable pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide employment for millions worldwide.

(A) pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide
(B) pharmaceuticals, and sources of building material and firewood, are providers of
(C) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood that are providing
(D) pharmaceuticals and sources of building material and firewood, for providing
(E) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood, provide


IMO E[/quote]



I believe Q#3 doesn't have a right answer among the choices. D is the closest, but "suggests" must be replaced by "suggest".

The blending and the images suggest.

please provide your comments.
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 08:09
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x97agarwal wrote:
1. 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 (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of (right comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey's contributions; discovery parallel with documentation)
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaeology include discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of (discovering and documentation not parallel)
IMO D

2. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern Indian alphabets.
(A) the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and (same as in B)
(B) the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the (do not need "and" and it indicates that the languages were derived from the Achaemenid and not the Aramaic script)
(C) with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
(D) with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and (subject/verb --- script derive not derives)
(E) with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and (it; deriving indicates and activity that is still ongoing)
IMO C

3. In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests (images needs to be written before borrowing; and borrowing is worng)
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests (do not need "she")
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests (correct); right subject/verb (blending suggests)
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting
IMO D

4. Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, views on musical collaboration, and vocal style were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from his own.

(A) were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(B) influenced generations of bluegrass artists,also inspired many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(C) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, was also inspirational to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was different significantly in comparison to ("was" subject/verb; repertory and style are plural)
(D) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, also inspired many musicians, who included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, the music of whom differed significantly when compared to ("was" subject/verb)
(E) were an influence on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was significantly different from that of (right subject/verb with were;)

IMO B

5. While they remove carbon dioxide from the air, conserve soil and water, and house thousands of species, forests also supply potentially valuable pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide employment for millions worldwide.

(A) pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide
(B) pharmaceuticals, and sources of building material and firewood, are providers of
(C) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood that are providing
(D) pharmaceuticals and sources of building material and firewood, for providing
(E) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood, provide


IMO E




I believe Q#3 doesn't have a right answer among the choices. D is the closest, but "suggests" must be replaced by "suggest".

The blending and the images suggest.

please provide your comments.[/quote]
Suggests -> blending
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 18:02
ashudce wrote:
sanjay_gmat wrote:
x97agarwal wrote:
1. 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 (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(B) Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(C) Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of (wrong comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey)
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of (right comparison of Leakey's work with Leakey's contributions; discovery parallel with documentation)
(E) Leakey's contributions to archaeology include discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of (discovering and documentation not parallel)
IMO D

2. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern Indian alphabets.
(A) the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and (same as in B)
(B) the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the (do not need "and" and it indicates that the languages were derived from the Achaemenid and not the Aramaic script)
(C) with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the
(D) with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and (subject/verb --- script derive not derives)
(E) with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and (it; deriving indicates and activity that is still ongoing)
IMO C

3. In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests (images needs to be written before borrowing; and borrowing is worng)
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests (do not need "she")
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests (correct); right subject/verb (blending suggests)
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting
IMO D

4. Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, views on musical collaboration, and vocal style were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from his own.

(A) were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(B) influenced generations of bluegrass artists,also inspired many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(C) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, was also inspirational to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was different significantly in comparison to ("was" subject/verb; repertory and style are plural)
(D) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, also inspired many musicians, who included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, the music of whom differed significantly when compared to ("was" subject/verb)
(E) were an influence on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was significantly different from that of (right subject/verb with were;)

IMO B

5. While they remove carbon dioxide from the air, conserve soil and water, and house thousands of species, forests also supply potentially valuable pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide employment for millions worldwide.

(A) pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide
(B) pharmaceuticals, and sources of building material and firewood, are providers of
(C) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood that are providing
(D) pharmaceuticals and sources of building material and firewood, for providing
(E) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood, provide


IMO E




I believe Q#3 doesn't have a right answer among the choices. D is the closest, but "suggests" must be replaced by "suggest".

The blending and the images suggest.

please provide your comments.

Suggests -> blending[/quote]


I feel like repeating myself.

It's the blending and the images that suggest.

NOT

the blending that suggests.

anyone who thinks the same.
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2008, 08:35
If it were "the blending AND the images" then suggest would be correct.
BUT

It is "the blending (OF solar, throught and images) suggests"
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2008, 21:11
thinkblue wrote:
If it were "the blending AND the images" then suggest would be correct.
BUT

It is "the blending (OF solar, throught and images) suggests"


the blending, thought and figures, and images suggest (not suggests). And is the only conjunction that makes the subject plural.

Had it been along with then :

The blending along with thought and figures, and images suggests ....
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2008, 11:57
1. 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.

Introductory modifier describing the Mary Leakey's role.

So eliminate A, B and C

Between D and E:
D: “her” is redundant
(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 discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

Answer: E

2. The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern Indian alphabets.

(A) the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and [ Pronoun referent issue = “it” can point to script or empire; script modifies “from which” not “it” – eliminate it]
(B) the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the [ Pronoun referent issue = “it” can point to script or empire – eliminate it]
(C) with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the [ ‘Which” correctly modifies “Script” and Agreement is also Ok – Hold it]
(D) with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and [ Agreement issue - both northern and southern Indian alphabets require plural verb – eliminate it]
(E) with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and [Implies empire derives the language – eliminate it]

Answer: C

3. In her later poems, Phyllis Wheatley's blending of solar imagery, Judeo-Christian thought and figures, and the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting her range and depth of influences, not the least of which is her African heritage.

(A) the images she borrowed from ancient classicism suggesting
(B) borrowing images from ancient classicism, suggests
(C) she borrowed images from ancient classicism, which suggests
(D) images borrowed from ancient classicism suggests
(E) images that she borrowed from ancient classicism, suggesting

Answer: C

4. Bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, whose repertory, views on musical collaboration, and vocal style were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from his own.

(A) were influential on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(B) influenced generations of bluegrass artists, also inspired many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music differed significantly from
(C) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, was also inspirational to many musicians, that included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was different significantly in comparison to
(D) was influential to generations of bluegrass artists, also inspired many musicians, who included Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, the music of whom differed significantly when compared to
(E) were an influence on generations of bluegrass artists, was also an inspiration to many musicians, including Elvis Presley and Jerry Garcia, whose music was significantly different from that of

Answer: E
5. While they remove carbon dioxide from the air, conserve soil and water, and house thousands of species, forests also supply potentially valuable pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide employment for millions worldwide.

(A) pharmaceuticals, and, as sources of building material and firewood, that provide
(B) pharmaceuticals, and sources of building material and firewood, are providers of
(C) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood that are providing
(D) pharmaceuticals and sources of building material and firewood, for providing
(E) pharmaceuticals and, as sources of building material and firewood, provide

Answer: E
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Re: Tricky SCs Please explain [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2008, 08:34
anyone could explain question 2 more in more details?

thanks
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