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Students in the metropolitan school district lack math [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 10:05
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Students in the metropolitan school district lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to
absorb them into a city economy becoming
ever more dependent on information-based industries.
(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy
becoming
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a city's economy that
becomes
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city's economy that becomes
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city's economy becoming
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming

In option E it referring what?
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Re: Alter intent [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 18:53
I think in E, it is used to postpone the subject. It's not referring to anything. OA? Is it E? I am locked down between A and E.
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Re: Alter intent [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 21:36
+ 1 for E.

The pronoun "it" is a "placeholder it". According to MGMAT SC guide, "placeholder it " do not have a antecedent. eg

It is good to excercise daily. (it here does not refer to any noun).

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Re: Alter intent [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 22:33
Just because of idiom (So A that B) I find 'E' as the best answer, However, I am having one basic doubt in the following sentences (sunbtituting original sentence with with Option E)

Students in the metropolitan school district are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming ever more dependent on information-based industries.

Shouldn't there be any conjunction between "economy and "becoming". I find it very difficult to understand what is becoming dependent on information-based industries. Is it "economy" or or everything after 'that' (it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy).

Am not a Native speaker of the English, so I may not be familiar with these kind of Sentences. Please help
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Re: Alter intent [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2011, 00:24
You yourself answered the question.

"....becoming ever more dependent on information-based industries" modifies city economy.

Students becoming dependent on industries would not make much sense.

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Re: Alter intent [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2011, 04:02
yaa, I agree, however I didn't mean to say that there is any ambiguity, I just find this little awkward not to have any break before the modifying clause. & that means two independent clauses are joined without any conjunction:

Clause-1 : "it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy"
Clause-2 : "(economy is) becoming ever more dependent on information-based industries"

if I try to frame a similar sentence
It is very difficult to live in Atlanta becoming ever more crowded


May be its just me who is finding it little awkward.
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Re: Alter intent [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2011, 04:47
I guessed A

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