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# In Newtonian laws of motion, <there is a condition and

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In Newtonian laws of motion, <there is a condition
and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion>.

A) there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

B) there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

C) there are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

D) there are a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

E) there has been a condition and its converse regarding bodies at
rest and bodies in motion

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13 Dec 2003, 08:32
IMO, D is the best answer.

"are" is the right usage for "a condition" AND "converse".
"it's" correctly conveys that the "converse" is of "a condition".

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13 Dec 2003, 22:05
'm strangled between B and D
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14 Dec 2003, 05:16
actually I was thinking between A and C ... did I wake up too early today?

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14 Dec 2003, 19:15
akamai, thoughts
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15 Dec 2003, 06:37
My bad, the possesive form is "its" not " it's ".

Thus, C is the best answer.
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15 Dec 2003, 11:04
"its" is the possessive of "it", as "his" is the possessive form of "him"

it's is the short form of "it is" or "it has". it's does not indicate possession.

I like C also. Official answer?
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17 Dec 2003, 15:27
Guys,

Am I missing here something? Many of you have chosen C. Is the word "are" appropriate in C? It says " there are a condition". How can we use "are" with article "a". Furthermore, "condition" is singular.

I was thinking of B as the best answer choice. Please let me know if I am missing anything. Thanks
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18 Dec 2003, 03:44
gmatblast wrote:
Guys,

Am I missing here something? Many of you have chosen C. Is the word "are" appropriate in C? It says " there are a condition". How can we use "are" with article "a". Furthermore, "condition" is singular.

I was thinking of B as the best answer choice. Please let me know if I am missing anything. Thanks

there are a CONDITION and its CONVERSE...
there are a wife and her husband in the room.
18 Dec 2003, 03:44
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