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Often said to look like an egg crate, the Omni Coliseum's roof was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980

A. Often said to look like an egg crate, the Omni Coliseum's roof was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980

B. The Omni Coliseum. home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980, is often said to look like an egg crate, and its roof is distinctive.

C. Noted for its distinctive roof, often said to look like an egg crate, the Omni Coliseum was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980

D. The distinctive roof of the Omni Coliseum, often said to look like an egg crate, was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980

E. Noted for its distinctive roof, the Omni Coliseum, often said to look like an egg crate, was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980
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26 May 2011, 09:45
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If we realize that Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Flames are sports teams, then we can know it is the coliseum and not its roof that was housing these humans. The coliseum’s roof looked like an egg tray and not the coliseum. C, therefore is forthright in meaning and crisp in language

why should we know what are Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Flames? Very poorly written question in my opinion.

A looks plausible.
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If we realize that Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Flames are sports teams, then we can know it is the coliseum and not its roof that was housing these humans. The coliseum’s roof looked like an egg tray and not the coliseum. C, therefore is forthright in meaning and crisp in language
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if we dont assume that these two are the teams
lets say if these two are the bird names
then the roof may be home to these birds
in that case D is the best shoice

what say you folks.......

Well D can not be the answer. Look at the question carefully

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Often said to look like an egg crate, the Omni Coliseum's roof was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980

"Often said to like an egg crate" is modifying " the Omni Coliseum's roof" that is equal to " the roof of the Omni Coliseum". Thus " often said to look like an egg crate" is is modifying the roof; i.e. it is describing roof.

In the answer option D, " Often said to look like an egg crate" is modifying or describing "Omni Coliseum" , which is wrong. Hence option D can not be the answer, since it is changing the meaning.

Now, in option C, "often said to look like an egg crate" correctly modifies "the roof." Also, it says that the Omni Coliseum was home to someone, which is correct, because according to the question the roof was the home to someone, but it is logical that roof can not be the home anyone. Even if we think that Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Flames are birds then there home can be the nest but can not be the roof.

Therefore, Option C is clear and well constructed, hence Option C is the answer.
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I have a question, what if Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Flames were types of birds. I don't know if sports teams with any such names exist, so I consider them as birds.

Then , what could be the answer ?
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25 May 2011, 16:58
confusing...
I go with either A or D.
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25 May 2011, 20:20
The change is meaning and modifier usage does the trick here.

A roof was not the home for the players. Change in meaning. POE.
B the Omni Colosseum does not look like an egg crate,its roof does. Chane in meaning. POE.
D the distinctive roof ...was not the home for the players. change in meaning again. POE.
E the omni Colosseum does not look like an egg crate,its roof does. POE.

C distinctive roof -- egg crate and its possessive pronoun refers to Colosseum here. Correct usage. Hence the OA.

C it is.
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26 May 2011, 08:01
Often said to look like an egg crate, the Omni Coliseum's roof was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980

A. Often said to look like an egg crate, the Omni Coliseum's roof was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980. Modifier error

B. The Omni Coliseum. home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980, is often said look like an egg crate, and its roof is distinctive.Something wrong, don't know what

C. Noted for its distinctive roof, often said look like an egg crate, the Omni Coliseum was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980. Looks good

D. The distinctive roof of the Omni Coliseum, often said to look like an egg crate, was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980. Distinctive roof wasn't the home of Atlanta hawks

E. Noted for its distinctive roof, the Omni Coliseum, often said to look like an egg crate, was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980 C looks better than this

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26 May 2011, 11:22
Well, those who are saying A ...they are incorrect ... and those who are saying C ... are correct.

OA is C
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29 May 2011, 04:48
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Well, those who are saying A ...they are incorrect ... and those who are saying C ... are correct.

OA is C

in C there are 2 modifiers continuously with out the object being modified
i think the answer is dubious
MGMAT SC book says that we should avoid the answers where 2 consecutive modifiers are being used

anyway any other to come up with a different opinion?????????
or we dont have any other option but to agree with OA.....
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29 May 2011, 04:48
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daagh wrote:
If we realize that Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Flames are sports teams, then we can know it is the coliseum and not its roof that was housing these humans. The coliseum’s roof looked like an egg tray and not the coliseum. C, therefore is forthright in meaning and crisp in language

why should we know what are Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Flames? Very poorly written question in my opinion.

A looks plausible.

Exactly gurpreet
if we dont assume that these two are the teams
lets say if these two are the bird names
then the roof may be home to these birds
in that case D is the best shoice

what say you folks.......
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29 May 2011, 11:05
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Warlock007 wrote:
if we dont assume that these two are the teams
lets say if these two are the bird names
then the roof may be home to these birds
in that case D is the best shoice

what say you folks.......

Well D can not be the answer. Look at the question carefully

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Often said to look like an egg crate, the Omni Coliseum's roof was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980

"Often said to like an egg crate" is modifying " the Omni Coliseum's roof" that is equal to " the roof of the Omni Coliseum". Thus " often said to look like an egg crate" is is modifying the roof; i.e. it is describing roof.

In the answer option D, " Often said to look like an egg crate" is modifying or describing "Omni Coliseum" , which is wrong. Hence option D can not be the answer, since it is changing the meaning.

Now, in option C, "often said to look like an egg crate" correctly modifies "the roof." Also, it says that the Omni Coliseum was home to someone, which is correct, because according to the question the roof was the home to someone, but it is logical that roof can not be the home anyone. Even if we think that Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Flames are birds then there home can be the nest but can not be the roof.

Therefore, Option C is clear and well constructed, hence Option C is the answer.

Dear saptarashi
look carefully in option C
its not "often said to look like an egg crate"
rather it is "often said ... look like an egg crate" i.e. to is missing here
now review the option C hopefully you will know why i ignored this option as i thought 'to' is a must here
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29 May 2011, 11:11
thats a typo error....
and this error can not make Option D even a contender for the answer.
In that case we can take A as an answer.
Anyways i have corrected the error.
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29 May 2011, 11:13
vyassaptarashi wrote:
thats a typo error....
and this error can not make Option D even a contender for the answer.
In that case we can take A as an answer.
Anyways i have corrected the error.

ohhhh
i considered that error while eliminating B & C
now its fine
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29 May 2011, 13:02
I went for E C for me is not the best choice
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30 May 2011, 09:37
Amusing question =]

A. Often said to look like an egg crate, the Omni Coliseum's roof was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980--> I think it would be very difficult living on top of a roof.

B. The Omni Coliseum. home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980, is often said to look like an egg crate, and its roof is distinctive.---> an egg crate shaped coliseum would definitely be a sight to behold but im sure its not what the author mean't xD

C. Noted for its distinctive roof, often said to look like an egg crate, the Omni Coliseum was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980-->Correct

D. The distinctive roof of the Omni Coliseum, often said to look like an egg crate, was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980-->Living on the roof again >.< maybe when zombies attk

E. Noted for its distinctive roof, the Omni Coliseum, often said to look like an egg crate, was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980-->Egg crate shaped Coliseum again
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31 May 2011, 19:52
This is a typical question where the "Meaning" of the sentence is tested predominantly than "Grammar" and "Concision"
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29 Jun 2011, 06:01
The change is meaning and modifier usage does the trick here.

A roof was not the home for the players. Change in meaning. POE.
B the Omni Colosseum does not look like an egg crate,its roof does. Chane in meaning. POE.
D the distinctive roof ...was not the home for the players. change in meaning again. POE.
E the omni Colosseum does not look like an egg crate,its roof does. POE.

C distinctive roof -- egg crate and its possessive pronoun refers to Colosseum here. Correct usage. Hence the OA.

C it is.
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03 Sep 2013, 08:44
Is this even a GMAT like question.Even if this question tests meaning, then how does one infer the meaning.?
The home could be Omni Coliseum or the roof...
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06 Sep 2013, 06:56
Phoenix72 wrote:
Is this even a GMAT like question.Even if this question tests meaning, then how does one infer the meaning.?
The home could be Omni Coliseum or the roof...

I second that. Very bad question.
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