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Hi Guys let me know pls. if my process of elimination to select B is good. Tks

In the mid-1920’s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance.

(A) that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance
(B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance
(C) for investigating what are the effects in workers’ performance that changes in working conditions would cause
(D) that investigated changes in working conditions’ effects on workers’ performance
(E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance

A ackward
B hold
C wrong verb time
D experiments don't investigate
E wrong (changes of the effects or effects changes')
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21 Aug 2008, 16:00
i take B

D sounds good , but its wrong in the sense that , the experiments were investigating the effects of the changes but as per D it looks as if they were investigating the changes.
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21 Aug 2008, 20:57
It's certainly between B & D. Rereading D, I'm not sure I like how many times it uses the possessive tense. It's not necessarily incorrect, but it can make it more confusing, and on the GMAT, confusing usually = wrong.

You might have convinced me to switch to B

stallone wrote:
i take B

D sounds good , but its wrong in the sense that , the experiments were investigating the effects of the changes but as per D it looks as if they were investigating the changes.

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**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$. GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Intern Joined: 21 Aug 2008 Posts: 4 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 Re: SC scene [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Aug 2008, 21:22 I would like to go with D as it makes more sense. Intern Joined: 02 Aug 2008 Posts: 29 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 Re: SC scene [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Aug 2008, 22:53 Investigate "changes" or investigate "effects"? B changes the investigation to "effects", that's not same as original sentence. Manager Joined: 22 Jun 2008 Posts: 102 Schools: Darden School of Business (Class of 2012) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 1 Re: SC scene [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Aug 2008, 07:07 1) The meaning of the original sentence is not always correct. 2) Jallenmorris if you picked up B pls. give the supporting explanation. Tks OA is B Manager Joined: 15 Jul 2008 Posts: 207 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 0 Re: SC scene [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Aug 2008, 07:40 ....the effects that changes in..... effects is plural. shouldn't it be "that change" and not "that changes" never mind... i got it. SVP Joined: 30 Apr 2008 Posts: 1888 Location: Oklahoma City Schools: Hard Knocks Followers: 39 Kudos [?]: 530 [0], given: 32 Re: SC scene [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Aug 2008, 07:46 The reason I changed to B was that D actually changes the meaning. In the original, the experiments were to investigate the changes in working conditions. In D, the investigation of about "changes in...effects...on performance...". This doesn't really make any sense and it is a different meaning. The experiment is to investigate the change of working conditions and how those changes relate to performance. This is different analysis than D represents. lordw wrote: Hi Guys let me know pls. if my process of elimination to select B is good. Tks In the mid-1920’s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance. (A) that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance (B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance (C) for investigating what are the effects in workers’ performance that changes in working conditions would cause (D) that investigated changes in working conditions’ effects on workers’ performance (E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance A ackward B hold C wrong verb time D experiments don't investigate E wrong (changes of the effects or effects changes') _________________ ------------------------------------ J Allen Morris **I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.

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Re: SC scene   [#permalink] 22 Aug 2008, 07:46
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