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# Students in the metropolitan school district lack math

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30 May 2011, 07:50
Isn't E changing the meaning?
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
'it will be difficult'

(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy becoming
can some one explain why D is incorrect? is it because of 'to be difficult'
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01 Jun 2011, 03:39
Looking at the end of the answer choices, is'nt "city’s economy that becomes" correct compared to "city economy becoming"..

I mean, will the city's economy become "ever more dependent on information-based industries" or is it that the lack of lager degree of maths skills will lead to "Students" into "becoming more dependent on information-based industries".

Please explain, in this question stem, whom/what does "more dependent on information-based industries" modify. Does it modify the "city's economy" or the "students".

I had understood the question to be modifying the cit's economy, and had hence narrowed down to choices B & C, only based on this understanding, although the rest of the wording was not sounding right.

Whenever I have seen myself going wrong in SC, is mostly on such occasions, where I have not been able to dissect the question stem correctly, in identifying the clauses are modifying what/whom? In such cases I find myself unable to resolve such ambiguity.

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01 Jun 2011, 04:00
Ritg wrote:
Looking at the end of the answer choices, is'nt "city’s economy that becomes" correct compared to "city economy becoming"..

I mean, will the city's economy become "ever more dependent on information-based industries" or is it that the lack of lager degree of maths skills will lead to "Students" into "becoming more dependent on information-based industries".

Please explain, in this question stem, whom/what does "more dependent on information-based industries" modify. Does it modify the "city's economy" or the "students".

I had understood the question to be modifying the cit's economy, and had hence narrowed down to choices B & C, only based on this understanding, although the rest of the wording was not sounding right.

Whenever I have seen myself going wrong in SC, is mostly on such occasions, where I have not been able to dissect the question stem correctly, in identifying the clauses are modifying what/whom? In such cases I find myself unable to resolve such ambiguity.

Here's what I think:
economy becoming- here becoming is modifying economy because there is no comma before becoming.
economy that becomes - same as above.

Others may confirm.
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02 Jun 2011, 00:22
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.

City economy becoming .. is correct as this means it happening right now...becomes is incorrect as it canges the meaning - this eliminates B & C ..
Correct idioms ..So.....that - it eliminates a & D ..
so ..as to & so much ...as to .. incorrect idioms as per GMAT...

Correct - E ...

(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 -Incorrect idiom
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
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02 Jun 2011, 04:48
I agree E is the right choice.
B is awkward, in C lack of doesn't make sense, A and D is out because of idiom.
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14 Jul 2011, 04:45
I guess C ,which is wrong.I had noticed the error in the original sentence,but can not read the D,E(goof).
The error u have noticed in the original is idiomatic ,on the basis u can easily eliminate options.
A-Such .......as to(unidiomatic--it should be so(ad.)as to
B-So...that or Ad...To /for (construction is correct in GMAT not enough that.
C-idiomatic uses is correct,but wrong tense(simple present).it must be progressive
D-long clause need that (in D-seems ambiguous )
E- concise and idiomatic correct
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06 Jun 2013, 02:13
(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming grammatically incorrect and awkward
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy that becomes grammatically incorrect and awkward
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy that becomes grammatically incorrect
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy becoming grammatically incorrect and awkward
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming correct
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25 Jun 2013, 16:39

(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
Them Improperly modifies math skills rather than students
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy that becomes
Awkward phrasing
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy that becomes
Also with earlier example, lacking is a current situation, hence 'are' needs to be used
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy becoming
Awkward - ' to absorb' used incorrectly.
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
Correct reply, all pronouns correctly modify the respective antecedent
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20 May 2014, 05:38
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 such as introduces example
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy that becomes changes meaning: students will be difficult to absorb ...
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy that becomes so ...as --> wrong usage
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy becoming same as above
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming "so.. that" is correct idiom . the usage of "it" as placeholder is absolutely correct.
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04 Aug 2015, 02:52
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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

(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming > "such a large degree" = redundant
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy that becomes > "large enough degree" just akward
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy that becomes > i believe, this would only be correct if we had possessive in front of it. Students' lack of math skill is so large...
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy becoming > as to be, does not sound right. We need "that"
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming > Correct
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