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# KAPLAN SC

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24 Mar 2010, 09:22
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24 Mar 2010, 10:41
I narrowed it down to A and E. A seems to be a better choice !

In E, I somehow don't like the use of "Despite".
B - parallelism and verb tense --> having provided vs seeing
C - awkward
D - have provided vs seen
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27 Mar 2010, 13:13
Baby Boomers are affluent BECAUSE they've already set up their lives and sent thier children out of the nest. That eliminates (D) and (E) which both incorrectly introduce a contrast connector.

From there, it's a matter of parallelism. 'Having' isn't a verb in itself, but rather an auxiliary verb; 'having' and 'seeing' aren't parallel in (B). (C) doesn't make any sense; "Having...their children being seen off" is terrible at a glance.

(A) is therefore correct.
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27 Mar 2010, 14:45
Thanks for the explanation, Eli !!
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04 Apr 2010, 03:14
There couldn't be a better explanation than Eli's.

Thank you!
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08 Apr 2010, 21:57
A, the existing explanations are pretty good already.
Re: KAPLAN SC   [#permalink] 08 Apr 2010, 21:57
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