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6. More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
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08 Sep 2011, 09:31
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6. More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

jitbec - do you have ";" for D in place of Comma... can you check if you have a typo?
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08 Sep 2011, 09:42
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6. More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

D can't be the OA with what it is. D is a run-on.

E makes perfect sense. Two independent clauses separated by a semicolon.

Ans: "E"
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The GMAT would not make the correct answer hinge on a superficial difference such as "entertainment centers" vs. "centers of entertainment." Semicolon vs. comma is a clear rule; therefore, the answer must be E. (Did you like my semicolon?)
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08 Sep 2011, 17:59
I don't agree to D: comma is issue here. So, I chose E.

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08 Sep 2011, 19:25
+1 for E.. D is a run - on with comma in the sentence.
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10 Sep 2011, 02:49
D is clearly a run on sentence. E is correct.
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10 Sep 2011, 03:22
+1 for E. It looks like "D" is a clear case of a run on sentence. Jitbec, could you double check that the OA is correct? And as DmitryFarber stated, I have a hard time believing that GMAT would have "entertainment centers" vs. "centers of entertainment" as the only difference between two choices.
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10 Sep 2011, 05:13
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jitbec wrote:
6. More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

D can't be the OA with what it is. D is a run-on.

E makes perfect sense. Two independent clauses separated by a semicolon.

Ans: "E"

My answer too is "E", but I am thinking why "they" can not refer to anything else than "holidaymakers"?
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My answer too is "E", but I am thinking why "they" cannot refer to anything else than "holidaymakers"?

Why they cannot refer anything else than "holidaymakers"? --such as what? ‘Islands’ is the only other plural noun there. Do you expect islands to seek sand, sun, palm trees?
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My answer too is "E", but I am thinking why "they" cannot refer to anything else than "holidaymakers"?

Why they cannot refer anything else than "holidaymakers"? --such as what? ‘Islands’ is the only other plural noun there. Do you expect islands to seek sand, sun, palm trees?

Logically , "They" can not refer to "islands". But is there any rule that the pronoun of one clause will always refer to noun of the other clause?
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12 Sep 2011, 21:51
No, akbism, there's no such rule. For instance, we might say either of these:

My kids don't like olives, perhaps because they are so salty.
My kids don't like olives; in fact, they avoid all salty foods.

As in so many sentences, we have to use meaning. True, we want to reduce ambiguity when possible, and it is never wrong to repeat a noun, but the antecedent of "they" is pretty clear in this sentence.
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No, akbism, there's no such rule. For instance, we might say either of these:

My kids don't like olives, perhaps because they are so salty.
My kids don't like olives; in fact, they avoid all salty foods.

As in so many sentences, we have to use meaning. True, we want to reduce ambiguity when possible, and it is never wrong to repeat a noun, but the antecedent of "they" is pretty clear in this sentence.

Hey then u must answer this qstn.

Contrary to popular belief, video games aren‘t just for killing an idle Thursday evening, in fact, a variety of recent studies have begun to demonstrate their teaching potential.

A. video games aren‘t just for killing an idle Thursday evening, in fact, a variety
of recent studies have begun to demonstrate

B. video games aren‘t just to kill an idle Thursday evening, but a variety of
recent studies, in fact, have begun to demonstrate

C. video games aren‘t just for killing an idle Thursday evening; in fact, a variety
of recent studies has begun to demonstrate

D. video games aren‘t just for killing an idle Thursday evening; in fact, a
variety of recent studies have begun to demonstrate

E. video games aren‘t just for killing an idle Thursday evening, and a variety of
recent studies have begun in demonstration of

A and D differ only by semicolon. Which one A or D ??
What one should know for such qstns.
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29 Aug 2016, 16:20
Another one moderators, please fix the question. If it is a typo please replace ',' with ';' in D
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16 Sep 2016, 05:04
Whats wrong with answer choice A??
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Whats wrong with answer choice A??

A semicolon separates two independent clauses. (A) makes the second part of the semicolon a fragment.
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Whats wrong with answer choice A??

A semicolon separates two independent clauses. (A) makes the second part of the semicolon a fragment.

In choice A the part after semicolon is not a clause but a fragment as it does not contain a subject verb pair. Generally the independent clauses are separated by a semicolon, and separating a fragment from a clause using a semicolon is wrong usage. Thus A is clearly incorrect.

However I was surprised to see the answer. Choice D is a run on sentence as it connects independent clauses using a comma. Choice E is quite justified in this question.
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19 Sep 2016, 04:04
OA is E.

Also, entertainment centers is not a proper noun phrase.
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24 Oct 2016, 00:20
The OA should be E.Can someone correct the OA or correct the typo in the question (change the comma to semicolon).
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