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Mr. Kindles dog was hit by a car, and this is the reason he [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2010, 07:05
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Mr. Kindle’s dog was hit by a car, and this is the reason he was so sad in class today.

a) and this is the reason
b) and this being a good reason why
c) which is the reason why
d) because that is the reason why
e) and it is the well known reason

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doesn't "which" 'touch' the noun, car --- should it not be A?
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Re: SC - from GMAT club grammar book - practice test 4 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2010, 07:27
A is wrong because "this" is ambiguous, not sure what it refers to
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Re: SC - from GMAT club grammar book - practice test 4 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2010, 08:15
Thanks shrouded. According to the GMAC the rule for using "which" is that it should follow a "clear antecedent" --- See, Q. 79 SC (Purple GMAC Book, Verbal Review 2nd ed.)

can anyone please give me a rule of thumb to check what makes for a "clear antecedent" for GMAT purposes?

For purposes of Q. 79 (Purple Book), according to the GMAC, the word "million" may possibly link up with "which" and result in lack of clarity and therefore we can't use "which" in that sentence. But there is no explanation for why that is so? I can equally take the view that "which" can't be referring back to "million" --- you can have that kind of subjective lack of clarity with pretty much any sentence where you have a noun followed by a comma and then "which"...
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Re: SC - from GMAT club grammar book - practice test 4 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2010, 10:40
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There was another problem where which was used to refer back to an event or a whole idea.

This is a pdf file on the use of which from a college I never heard of.

http://www.jalc.edu/departmentpages/eng ... _which.pdf

Which.
As a pronoun to refer back to one single noun or to a whole idea:
a. Referring to one single word:
A week ago I bought a cashmere sweater which cost $150.
(The word which is “re-naming” the sweater.)

b. Referring to a whole idea or phrase:
In 2005, we took a vacation to Walt Disney World, which helped to bond our family members together.
(The word which is referring to the taking of the family vacation.)

To be honest, I'm not too firm on this concept either.
MGMAT SC says that 'which' can modify only nouns and noun phrases, so I am confused.

If anyone can add to this, please do.
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Re: SC - from GMAT club grammar book - practice test 4 [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2010, 20:19
Sorry if this is a late reply..

I think answer should be A because in C - "reason why" seems redundant and "which" modifies the car.

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Re: SC - from GMAT club grammar book - practice test 4 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2010, 08:58
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thanks +1

I think that in some cases "which" can refer to a whole idea or phrase.
I even remember explanations by Ron Purewal, famous Manhattan GMAT Tutor, who confirmed that this usage is possible if it does not distort the meaning of the sentence.

Generally, try to avoid "this, there" in answer choices, because such words are ambiguous.
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Re: SC - from GMAT club grammar book - practice test 4 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2011, 10:53
For A to be an option , shouldnt it be "that is the reason ...
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without the comma ...
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