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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
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 13 May 2008, 01:03
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21. Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great depths than in shallow costal 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 costal waters, which exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and makes them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether they be
B. than in shallow costal 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

The idiom is "more than" so eliminate C, D, and E.

I'll have to go with B.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 13 May 2008, 01:41
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Straight B - more likely... than leaves us with A, B and A has an incorrect which.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 13 May 2008, 02:32
B.... As explained by bsd. A also has the redundant "they be"
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 13 May 2008, 05:35
guys - is the phrase "as opposed to" always wrong in gmat?
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 13 May 2008, 11:31
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straight B .
In A they is incorrect as the construction is ending with OR
In C more cant be followed by as opposed to
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 13 May 2008, 13:51
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21. Shipwrecks are more likely to be found undisturbed at great depths than in shallow costal 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 costal waters, which exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and makes them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether they be
B. than in shallow costal 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

We need "than" to complement "more likely". C, D ,E are out. I didn't pick A because "they" [in red above] has unclear reference to me.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 13 May 2008, 13:59
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guys - is the phrase "as opposed to" always wrong in gmat?


B,

I think it's "more likely .. than" usage in this case, "as opposed to" is not always wrong.

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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 13 May 2008, 17:08
GmatPrep say: OA is B :lol:

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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2009, 16:16
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.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2009, 22:47
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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.

IMO "shallow waters..."exposes.. Makes" is wrong.It should have been "expose ...make"

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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2010, 04:34
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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

I will go with B. Firstly, the idiom being tested here is "more...than", so we can safely discount answer choicesC, D and E.
Moreover, the relative pronoun "where" is more suitable here than "which" because it defines a place.
B correctly uses the idiom "more..than.." and the correct relative pronoun "where"
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2010, 04:41
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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.

A is wrong. Forget the idiom "more..than.." and also forget the use of "which" here. Lets just pick some error which is much easier to spot. How about going for pronoun ambiguity. A uses the pronoun "they", which is ambiguous as there is no clear meaning as to what "they" actually refers to.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2010, 07:39
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 ( Which refers to a thing rather than a place, Shipwrecks is plural, Them who??)
(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 (wrong)
(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 (Wrong)
(E) instead of shallow coastal waters, because it exposes archaeological remains to turbulence and make them accessible to anyone in scuba gear, whether (wrong)
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2010, 08:09
between A & B why A should be wrong?
Because in A, "They" which is plural is used to refer to "anyone" which is singular.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 01:08
looks B is the ans and looks preferable among the rest.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 01:12
Here, idiom "more ...than" is tested.

"where" is required for place - coastal waters.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 07:54
I go with B for the reasons already shown:
Idiom: more likely ... than, exclude options C, D and E.
A uses which when it should be where. The right answer is B.
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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 14:13
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.

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Re: SC. Shipwrecks [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2010, 08:34
I Got it right.

Ans: B :)
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