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# In assessing the problems faced by rural migrant workers,

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30 May 2003, 00:35
In assessing the problems faced by rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.
(A) In assessing the problems faced by rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.
(B) The question of whether the rural migrant worker is better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant in assessing the problems that they face.
(C) A question that is irrelevant in assessing the problems that rural migrant workers face is whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor.
(D) In an assessment of the problems faced by rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.
(E) The question of whether the rural migrant worker is better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant in an assessment of the problems that they face.

Ans: D

I am extremely confused about the different between ASSESSING and ASSESSMENT. Please explain. thanks
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30 May 2003, 01:48
A) In assessing the problems faced by rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.

Remove the junk in red......

In assessing........ the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.

the question is not assessed, the problem is assessed......

D) In an assessment of the problems faced by rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.

remove the junk in red

D) In an assessment, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.

here assessment is of something different.....not of the question

hope that helps......
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30 May 2003, 02:20
i don't understand. In both cases the "problems" are receiving assessment or assessing. Are you saying only the question can be assessed?
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31 May 2003, 03:40
Another way to remember this, is that between a noun and a gerund, with other things the same, always choose the noun........GMAT prefers the noun over the gerund
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31 May 2003, 08:16
brstorewala wrote:
Another way to remember this, is that between a noun and a gerund, with other things the same, always choose the noun........GMAT prefers the noun over the gerund

That's very good point!

I knew they did not like Having and such other introductory clauses (which I actually like) but I did not know the anti-gerund campaign.

Thanks BStorewalla
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14 Oct 2005, 09:07
Why is C wrong ? Some one please reason !
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14 Oct 2005, 09:28
Sreenidhi wrote:
Why is C wrong ? Some one please reason !

A question that is irrelevant in <junk> is ..<blah blah>

its awkward in gmatland.

Another point worth noting here is:
the urban working poor

is plural.

B & E are out since they compare sigular (rural migrant worker) with plural.
Re: Why is C wrong ?   [#permalink] 14 Oct 2005, 09:28
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