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Re: Nail the Sentence Correction Section [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 07:51
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As discussed earlier in a pevious post, this question is quite tricky.

C seems the best choice among the others but is incorrect.

One way is to make a split betweenITandTHEM.

At the beginning seems that THEM is correct because Cds, digital audiotapes and so on but based on the meaning of the sentence all music can't be copied at the same time, it doesn't make sense at all, the only correct pronoun is IT which refers to music.

Actually is the music transferred in its various forms

This leaves us with B D and E

D have music and transfer (no sense) and also little effort is not parallel with not damaging

E have music and transfer (no sense) and copying it is not parallel with alter it

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Re: Nail the Sentence Correction Section [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 07:57
Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduction - on compact discs, digital audiotapes, or digital videodiscs- audiophiles can accumulate vast collections of music, transferring them from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging the sound quality

A - music, transferring them from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging
B - music, transferring it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and no damage to
C - music, transferring them from one format to another, copy them, and digitally alter them with little effort and no damage to
D - music and transfer it from one format to another, copy it, and then digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging
E - music and transfer it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally alter it with little effort and no damage to

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  • Error 1 - Pronouns - vast collections of music - plural, it vs them
  • Error 2 - Parallelism - accumulate, transferring, copying, digitally altering

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Re: Nail the Sentence Correction Section [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 08:00
carcass wrote:
As discussed earlier in a pevious post, this question is quite tricky.

C seems the best choice among the others but is incorrect.

One way is to make a split betweenITandTHEM.

At the beginning seems that THEM is correct because Cds, digital audiotapes and so on but based on the meaning of the sentence all music can't be copied at the same time, it doesn't make sense at all, the only correct pronoun is IT which refers to music.

Actually is the music transferred in its various forms

This leaves us with B D and E

D have music and transfer (no sense) and also little effort is not parallel with not damaging

E have music and transfer (no sense) and copying it is not parallel with alter it

So B is the best of the poll


I was confused between those two as well, ultimately the rules won and I figured that "them" agreed with "collections". However, even C didnt quite sound right to me it was the technically sound answer..
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Re: Nail the Sentence Correction Section [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 08:47
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The only motive is to find as many errors as possible in each incorrect answer choice.
It would be great if we get every perspective for an answer choice.


I guess we easy kill would be A and D. little effort and not damaging is not parallel.
Both C and E are not parallel. We can be 100% sure that transfer, copy and alter should be parallel
B looks fine from both pronoun and parallelism perspective.

This is damn good Q. So many things to consider before making an selection..... :evil:

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What about the answer choice?
IMO a prepositional phrase can't contain the subject, hence shouldn't the "collections" be the subject rather than "music"?
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As discussed earlier in a pevious post, this question is quite tricky.

C seems the best choice among the others but is incorrect.

One way is to make a split betweenITandTHEM.

At the beginning seems that THEM is correct because Cds, digital audiotapes and so on but based on the meaning of the sentence all music can't be copied at the same time, it doesn't make sense at all, the only correct pronoun is IT which refers to music.

Actually is the music transferred in its various forms

This leaves us with B D and E

D have music and transfer (no sense) and also little effort is not parallel with not damaging

E have music and transfer (no sense) and copying it is not parallel with alter it

So B is the best of the poll


I was confused between those two as well, ultimately the rules won and I figured that "them" agreed with "collections". However, even C didnt quite sound right to me it was the technically sound answer..



Basically I transfer music.

I'll go for B :)
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If I say, "Carcass, can you burn your collections of music on an audio CD?"- whats wrong in it?
But if I say, "Carcass, can you burn you music on an audio CD?"- does it sounds right?
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The main issue with C, IMO, is that if we consider it correct then in that case we are changing the meaning. In the original sentence, it was not intended to mean that the result of accumulation of music is transferring from one format to another.
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Re: Nail the Sentence Correction Section [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 09:39
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IMO a prepositional phrase can't contain the subject, hence
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I guess Audiophile is still the subject of the sentence right. ...
music is the object of transfer copy and alter.... correct me if u
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If I say, "Carcass, can you burn your collections of music on an audio CD?"- whats wrong in it?
But if I say, "Carcass, can you burn you music on an audio CD?"- does it sounds right?


Ya mod I agree.

But for the argument at stake If I read the question clearly the meaning convey with this logic chain (at least for me): X can accumulate a vast collections of music transfering IT or THEM and bla bla bla.....at the top of my head I intend suddenly the music not the collections..........

I hope I do not make a colossal blunder :roll:
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If I say, "Carcass, can you burn your collections of music on an audio CD?"- whats wrong in it?
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I guess its should be " can you please burn your music collection on an audio Cd. " and
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If I say, "Carcass, can you burn your collections of music on an audio CD?"- whats wrong in it?
But if I say, "Carcass, can you burn you music on an audio CD?"- does it sounds right?


Ya mod I agree.

But for the argument at stake If I read the question clearly the meaning convey with this logic chain (at least for me): X can accumulate a vast collections of music transfering IT or THEM and bla bla bla.....at the top of my head I intend suddenly the music not the collections..........

I hope I do not make a colossal blunder :roll:

It implies you have a GMAT EAR.
You must be a native I guess and most probably you won't make the mistake.
THe logic provided by you is the same as that by Ron, what else can I say in your praise.
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IMO a prepositional phrase can't contain the subject, hence
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Yes IMO you are correct.
But my doubt still persists. How can a prepositional phrase be the subject of the clause?
A box of nails, which is kept upon the table, is black in color.
Here the subject is box, not nails.
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If I say, "Carcass, can you burn your collections of music on an audio CD?"- whats wrong in it?
But if I say, "Carcass, can you
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I guess its should be " can you please burn your music collection on an audio Cd. " and
I think it should be collection of music instead of collectionS of
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Regarding your first sentence, I feel otherwise.
MGMAT says: "soldier from Boston" is better than "Boston soldier".

Regarding your second one, I also felt the same but all the answer choices had the same issue. So we have to move on.
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If I say, "Carcass, can you burn your collections of music on an audio CD?"- whats wrong in it?
But if I say, "Carcass, can you burn you music on an audio CD?"- does it sounds right?


Ya mod I agree.

But for the argument at stake If I read the question clearly the meaning convey with this logic chain (at least for me): X can accumulate a vast collections of music transfering IT or THEM and bla bla bla.....at the top of my head I intend suddenly the music not the collections..........

I hope I do not make a colossal blunder :roll:

It implies you have a GMAT EAR.
You must be a native I guess and most probably you won't make the mistake.
THe logic provided by you is the same as that by Ron, what else can I say in your praise.



Thank you Sir :)

often I base my choice not on my simple ear (in that case what seems correct, the most of time is incorrect) but logic. Infact you said the exact term: GMAT EAR or what the sentence trying to comunicate, just in front of you.

I do not want to do advice (here there are people with a better understanding of the verbal part of the gmat than me) but is important to have an holistic approach to this exam. you have a toolbox, use it fully
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Anyways the OA is
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Psychiatrists ..........they become ......have no sense at all

Specifically in A: is the noun lying that signals something NOT the doctors

This question in my opinion is great because magnifies the fact that the antecedent is interactions: plural. But here the conection or pivot point is Lying. The question is great as reasoning. Always: trying to simply the question to the core

We must have IT that refers to lying

C what are the kinds.......they signal.........no sense

D that are signaled by it.......passive, ackward an no sense

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Re: Nail the Sentence Correction Section [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2012, 01:59
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This is the second one and it would be great to discuss the answer choice A.

Anyways the OA is
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Sorry, but why would it be incorrect? A makes perfect sense. It's not lying or psychiatrist we are referring to, but social interactions.
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