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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less,
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2010, 06:36
IMO D

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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
and isn't required

B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less,
they isn't required

C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they
they isn't required

D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,

E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and
they

they isn't required

P.S.: this is just my understanding, my answer might be incorrect with other members on this forum
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2010, 07:13
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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, --> the correct way of using and is "...., and...."
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less, --> 'they' can refer to 'sport utility vehicles' or 'Minivans'
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they --> awkward
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, --> 'carrying as many as seven passengers' is correctly modifying Minivans and 'cost less' is parallel with 'get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride'E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they --> awkawrd
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2010, 07:50
I was between A and D.

Went for D ... after looking answer, I was happy;

But when I searched -- seems like OA is A not D
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2010, 07:59
Check this out..

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Can you please check the OA?
There's some confusion b/w A & D.
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 22:00
I have checked the other link .there also OA is D..............I fell for A :(
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 22:57
A Good Question. Didnt see the incorrectly placed "and" and selected A over D.
D is it.
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2010, 18:19
But I think D means that only the minivans those carry as many as 7 people cost less....etc.... here carrying 7 people is an essential part.... but after reading the question, I thought Carrying 7 peoples is just an additional fact....
So, option D changes the meaning....
Here my question is whether wrong usage of 'and' is considered more erroneous than 'change of meaning'.... by GMAC
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2010, 18:50
Got this one wrong. :( I picked A.
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2010, 21:58
somehow even i feel that D changes the meaning.
Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with....
even though 'carrying as many as passengers' is modifying minivans, if we see idiom 'compared with' 'X compared with Y', then the whole context changes.
Hence i feel A is correct.
even though 'and' is used in A , subject is still minivans, which is being compared with sports utility vehicles.
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2010, 06:58
A.

D -> If you remove adjectival phrase that starts with carrying, the sentence becomes

Minivans compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,..

Here comma starts even before the list.. wrong choice?

A -> If you remove phrase that starts with compared, the sentence becomes

Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and cost less,...

Here if you think of phrase 'compared with most sport utility vehicles' as an adverbial phrase modifying the sentence then 'and' before the phrase makes sense.
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2010, 08:21
how can it be D?

Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with ---> this literally means the comparison with the SUVs is taking place at the moment when the minivans are carrying as many as 7 people... imagine a snapshot: a minivan with 7 people... and a SUV next to it and a bystander makes this comment... "carrying" seems to give me that impression.

A seems better to me
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2010, 07:48
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For those of you who picked A you are the winners :wink: (also picked A and was upset when saw that people were claiming that OA is D :roll: )

nicely explained by Ron Purewal (im big fan of him :lol: )

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/min ... t6094.html
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Re: SC Problem [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2010, 20:11
kt00381n wrote:
For those of you who picked A you are the winners :wink: (also picked A and was upset when saw that people were claiming that OA is D :roll: )

nicely explained by Ron Purewal (im big fan of him :lol: )

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/min ... t6094.html


Thanks mate! This slightly reduces by self doubts.
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Re: Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2013, 21:54
Please change OA to A according to the above evidence.
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Re: Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2013, 13:33
The reason we are tested on sentence correction is to ensure that we are able to express ourselves clearly (in terms of meaning and grammar). This said, I have noticed that some of the hardest questions test us primarily on meaning. Anyways, let's analyze the sentence.


Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
This is the correct answer
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
In general when an -ing modifier is preceded by a comma it either presents the result or describes the preceding clause. In this case we have a noun preceding the comma, thus the use of -ing results un-necessary.

I ruled out D for this reason.
Hope it helps.
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Re: Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2014, 08:47
sbsharma wrote:
Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less,
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they


Please change OA to A as per evidence shown by Ron Purewal, the guy from MGMAT

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Re: Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2014, 05:57
Why elements in A are not considered forming a run on sentence.

Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.

whereas in other question a-recent-poll-indicates-that-many-people-in-the-united-18679.html
following option is considered run on.
C) they denounce big government, say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful, while they support at the same time
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