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Some SC explanations needed  [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2009, 03:06
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1. A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.
(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
C
If we had to correct the sentence in A) AND B) what should the corrected sentence be?

2. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.
(A) that they will, or could,
(B) that they would, or could,
(C) they will be or could.
(D) think that they will be or could
(E) think the power stations would or could
OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
D
Why is past form COULD used in C. This is not even hypothetical subjunctive, rather if I write “THEY WILL BE OR CAN BE MADE SUFFICIENTLY SAFE IN THE FUTURE” also looks correct.Isnt COULD incorrect?

3. A patient accusing a doctor of malpractice will find it difficult to prove damage if there is a lack of some other doctor to testify about proper medical procedures.
(A) if there is a lack of some other doctor to testify
(B) unless there will be another doctor to testify
(C) without another doctor’s testimony
(D) should there be no testimony from some other doctor.
(E) lacking another doctor to testify
OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
C
but why is D incorrect?



4. A recent national study of the public schools shows that there are now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were four years ago.
(A) there are now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were
(B) there is now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were
(C) there is now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, fothy times as many as there were
(D) every thirty-two pupils now have one microcomputer, four times as many than there were
(E) every thirty-two pupils now has one microcomputer, four times as many as

OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
C
but how can “one microcomputer” be “four times” of a figure. Does that mean that four years ago, there were .25 micro computers for every thirty-two pupils?
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Re: SC explanations needed [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2009, 08:13
1. 'as' is used only for comparing actions/phrases. so we cant use 'as' in this case, when we eleminating 'as' , the only choise that we are left with is 'c'. moreover, the question does not compare years, infact it tries to use the same year for the event 2.
2. I am not sure of this question.
3. the option 'd' is wordy. GMAT mostly prefers precise/concise sentences to wordy one.
4. one micro computer, so it should be singular verb.
how can “one microcomputer” be “four times” of a figure ? Yes it can be. It indirectly means 120 pupils were sharing a microcomputer 4 years ago. now only 30 pupil are sharing.

Hope my answers help you.
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