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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2010, 10:11
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(A) says ".....waters, which exposes....."; Subject and verb count not in agreement.
(C) says "...remains are exposed to turbulence and accessible to..."; Should be "...remains are exposed to turbulence and ARE accessible to...".
(D) says "...along the coast, which exposes archaeological..."; 'WHICH' wrongly modifies 'COAST'.
(E) Who does "IT" refer to?

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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2011, 10:56
I have a doubt, does where modifies the whole clause before it like which or just the nearest word ?

than in shallow coastal waters, where archaeological remains are exposed
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2011, 00:45
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More than is a correct idiom... so C, D, and E are out. A uses wrong subordinator...which... IMO B
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2011, 04:36
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Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great depths than in shallow coastal waters, which exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and makes them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether they be archaeologist, treasure hunter, or sport diver.

(A) than in shallow coastal waters, which exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and makes them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether they be
(B) than in shallow coastal waters, where archaeological remains are exposed to turbulence and are accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether
(C) as opposed to shallow waters along the coast, where archaeological remains are exposed to turbulence and accessible to anyone in scuba gear, including
(D) instead of in shallow waters along the coast, which exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and making them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, including an
(E) instead of shallow coastal waters, because it exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and make them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether


Ans - 'B' by PoE

1. Comparison is showcased using 'Than' - This eleminates C, D, and E
2. SV Agreement - Subject of original sentence is plural 'Coastal Waters', but 'exposes' & 'makes' are sigular verbs - This eleminates A
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2011, 04:29
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Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great depths than in shallow coastal waters, which exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and makes them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether they be archaeologist, treasure hunter, or sport diver.

(A) than in shallow coastal waters, which exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and makes them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether they be
(B) than in shallow coastal waters, where archaeological remains are exposed to turbulence and are accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether
(C) as opposed to shallow waters along the coast, where archaeological remains are exposed to turbulence and accessible to anyone in scuba gear, including
(D) instead of in shallow waters along the coast, which exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and making them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, including an
(E) instead of shallow coastal waters, because it exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and make them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether


B wins. Maintains Parallelism and is Concise.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 19:33
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The correct usage is more likely..than which leaves A and B.
I would appreciate it if somebody specify more clearly why A is wrong.
The usage of "which" in A is right IMO
>It refer to shallow coastal waters correctly
>It has a comma in front of it.

what is they referring to in A?is it referring to coastal waters or archeological remains?
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Re: Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 16:57
more... at great depths than in shallow coastal waters, which exposes archaeological remains....

shallow coastal waters cannot exposes remains by itself. So, choice A is wrong, choice B is the correct one.
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Re: Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2011, 12:52
More likely...than leaves you with A and B and which is incorrect in A. So the answer is B.
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Re: Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2011, 12:58
More Likely idiomatically should be followed by "than".
C,D,E are eliminated.
A is incorrect due to plurality.
B is correct answer.

However, Idioms are slowly being phased out of GMAT. It is highly unlikely that such questions will appear on the real test now.
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Re: Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2011, 02:46
A and B. B used "where" which was better than "which" in A
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Re: Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2012, 04:25
Appears there loads of things tested here.
Which vs. where
More X than ...Y
ARE exposed to X and ARE Y (Parallelism)
Pronoun usage of IT in answer choice E.

B is the correct answer.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2012, 20:16
scheol79 wrote:
I answered B, but B threw me off a little with the usage of whether.

so I ended up scanning other answers as well to finally come back to B.

Is it just me, or does anyone-else find it awkward too? Whether A, B, or C

".....and are accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether archaeologist, treasure hunter, or sport diver."

I would've been more comfortable if this was written, "...whether he or she is archaeologist, treasure hunter, or spot diver."

Can you just omit subject and verb after whether and list a number of nouns like this?

Can someone help me with this? I have just never seen whether used in this way.

Thanks in advance.



I had the same doubt on whether and since C also looked correct(not the best option in terms of idiom but not a incorrect one also) and had a list clearly expressed by including, so i went with C.

B is the right answer, but the " whether archaeologist, treasure hunter, or sport diver." still looks awkard to me.

Someone pls explain
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Re: Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2013, 06:37
B.

Choose a split and use process of elimination.

First split is on "which vs. where."

B and C use "where," which is grammatically correct for geographic locations. Eliminate A, D, and E.

Second split is on parallelism ("and" is your clue) with the verbs.

B maintains parallelism with "are exposed" and "are accesible." C does not. Eliminate C.

B wins.

No need to know an idiom here.
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Re: Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2013, 06:51
Quick answer :

"more likely" needs "than" not other used words. So quickly skip last three choices. Between A and B, in A "which" used incorrectly. So B it is.
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Re: Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2013, 10:12
Isn't in option A, they should refer to anyone. However, since anyone is singuar we should use singular pronoun instead. Or is it no pronoun is required ? anyone who can help explain...
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