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Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.
(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree

the OA says D,,,but Dont u think (D) conveys the reverse meaning.
for example say we have 100 persons.

(D) says like 10 persons, if not 90 persons, will agree..

However, original sentence wants to convey sth like... 10 persons, may be 90 persons, will agree..

I think (A) as best answer if we want the second meaning.
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10 Apr 2005, 18:39
Dude, when are you going to learn some basic principles

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i hate when people do'nt underline SCs, it leaves in guessing!!!!
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10 Apr 2005, 18:50
rhothad....I like ur signature " I hate when people do'nt underline SCs, it leaves in guessing!!!!".....it's funny
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10 Apr 2005, 18:55
banerjeea_98 wrote:
rhothad....I like ur signature " I hate when people do'nt underline SCs, it leaves in guessing!!!!".....it's funny

Yeah maan, let me see if the taste of his own medicine works, so far it hasn't.
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10 Apr 2005, 18:57
(C) is definitely out. 'to so speak' is not idiomatic.

So we now have a split: 'to do so' vs. 'to speak on'. The former is preferable (I think it's idiomatic to speak that way too). So B is
out.

(A) is out. (A) says that many minority people and even most would... By using 'and', it suggest a compound noun, and the most would have to modify a noun if that is the case.

(E) changes the meaning with 'would likely agree' from a definite sense in the original passage to a case of 'maybe' in (E).

D is the best chioce. (D) says that many people, if not most of them...

D it is, for me.
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12 Apr 2005, 08:47

anyways,,,as far as underlining is concerned,,,,,inever though it's such a big deal,,,as an MBA aspirent should be able to figure it out .........

anyways in future i'll do it for sure......
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12 Apr 2005, 09:31
karun_aggarwal wrote:

anyways,,,as far as underlining is concerned,,,,,inever though it's such a big deal,,,as an MBA aspirent should be able to figure it out .........

anyways in future i'll do it for sure......

Well if the ETS thought as aspiring MBA we should be able to figure it out, why would they underline anything that needs to be corrected? Lol
Anyway, it makes it easier to read and spot what is wrong in a sentence so please help us as we help one another. Thanks
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12 Apr 2005, 09:50
karun_aggarwal wrote:

anyways,,,as far as underlining is concerned,,,,,inever though it's such a big deal,,,as an MBA aspirent should be able to figure it out .........

anyways in future i'll do it for sure......

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13 Apr 2005, 02:08
karun_aggarwal wrote:
Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.
(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree

the OA says D,,,but Dont u think (D) conveys the reverse meaning.
for example say we have 100 persons.

(D) says like 10 persons, if not 90 persons, will agree..

However, original sentence wants to convey sth like... 10 persons, may be 90 persons, will agree..

I think (A) as best answer if we want the second meaning.

This looks like a test of idiomatic usage or just the accepted way of saying something. 'At least one, if not all members of the GMAT Club, would love SC posts to be properly underlined' is the correct way of saying ...oh well you get gist.

Go with D
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27 Apr 2005, 16:43
i hate when people do'nt underline SCs, it leaves in guessing!!!!
27 Apr 2005, 16:43
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