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Of all the possible disasters that threaten American [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2010, 03:33
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Of all the possible disasters that threaten American agriculture, the possibility of an adverse change in
climate is maybe the more difficult for analysis.
(A) is maybe the more difficult for analysis
(B) is probably the most difficult to analyze
(C) is maybe the most difficult for analysis
(D) is probably the more difficult to analyze
(E) is, it may be, the analysis that is most difficult

I got stuck on C .. but not sure why is is it incorrect?
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Re: OG 10 question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2010, 04:04
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- Difficult to analyse - is the proper idiom. -Is may be - is a colloquial and informal expression compared to the more impressive - probable -. So B it is
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Re: OG 10 question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2010, 04:38
b) is the most difficult to analyze is the idiom
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Re: OG 10 question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2010, 08:43
This was relatively straightforward, B it is
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Re: OG 10 question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2010, 12:42
Of all the possible disasters that threaten American agriculture, the possibility of an adverse change in
climate is maybe the more difficult for analysis.
(A) is maybe the more difficult for analysis
(B) is probably the most difficult to analyze - also "most" is the correct uncountable verb which needs to be used and "to analyze is the correct infinitive to be used.
(C) is maybe the most difficult for analysis
(D) is probably the more difficult to analyze
(E) is, it may be, the analysis that is most difficult
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Re: OG 10 question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2010, 13:14
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Of all the possible disasters that threaten American agriculture, the possibility of an adverse change in
climate is maybe the more difficult for analysis.
(A) is maybe the more difficult for analysis
(B) is probably the most difficult to analyze
(C) is maybe the most difficult for analysis
(D) is probably the more difficult to analyze
(E) is, it may be, the analysis that is most difficult


It says of all the possible ... so most should come instead of more.
Left with B , C , E .

Difficult to analyze is correct Idiom.
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Re: OG 10 question [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2010, 16:55
Remember the thumb rule, "may be" is almost always wrong on GMAT. The formal way of saying the same is "probably".
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Re: OG 10 question [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 07:54
seems to me that changing maybe to probably skews the meaning
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Re: OG 10 question [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 08:14
B b/c of "is probably," and also since it says "all" it should be "most" as opposed to "more."
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