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The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

A) city, where economic growth has been stagnant
B) city whose economic growth has been stagnant
C) city where economic growth has been stagnated
D) city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
E) city, the site of stagnated economic growth

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01 Jan 2010, 10:39
B ... whose is the correct usage... there should be a comma before whose
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01 Jan 2010, 10:44
chetan2u wrote:
B ... whose is the correct usage... there should be a comma before whose

chetan2u, I too thought the same and went for option B, but the OA is A. I think here you need a possesive pronoun since your intention is to tell 'city's economic growth' not city economic growth., so B makes more sense than does A. So I think OA is not correct.

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02 Jan 2010, 05:34
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chetan2u wrote:
B ... whose is the correct usage... there should be a comma before whose

chetan2u, I too thought the same and went for option B, but the OA is A. I think here you need a possesive pronoun since your intention is to tell 'city's economic growth' not city economic growth., so B makes more sense than does A. So I think OA is not correct.

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hi, i thought of B(as i mentioned earlier) if there was a comma in front of whose..... it seems B does not have a comma as i saw in some forum .... Athat way stands out... diff given is that where is used for a place..
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24 Jan 2010, 13:29
IMO A is correct...

where is correctly used as where can be used as a metaphorical pronoun to refer a place and in this sentence... it refers the city where the economic growth has been stagnant!
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30 Jan 2010, 17:30
A vs B

IMO - A

In A - city, where - pronoun where clearly modifies city.

whose is a possesive, hence if you have city's then whose can be correct.
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30 Jan 2010, 18:46
Some grammarians object to using whose as a possessive pronoun of an inanimate antecedent. I'm not sure if GMAC objects, but I can't think of any other reason why B would be incorrect. I disagree that the antecedent must be a possessive itself, as in:

The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for Jim, whose back has been aching for the past several years.

Because no one would object to A, and some object to B, A is the better choice.
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13 Feb 2010, 11:13
Comma is missing for option B otherwise B is the best
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11 Nov 2010, 20:11
Can someone explain why comma is needed?
Don't we decide whether comma is needed or not depending on how essential the information is?
Why is the use of whose wrong here?
Below is the OE, but I am still confused.

The proper use of the words where and whose is being tested in this sentence. Whose refers to a being capable of making a decision, whereas where refers to a place. The sentence is also testing the correct use of a comma to join a subordinate clause to an independent clause.

A The sentence correctly uses the word where to modify city, and also properly joins a subordinate clause to an independent clause using a comma.

B This option lacks a comma and creates a run-on sentence; it also misuses the word whose.
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12 Nov 2010, 03:50
ms wrote:
A vs B

IMO - A

In A - city, where - pronoun where clearly modifies city.

whose is a possesive, hence if you have city's then whose can be correct.

I think A should be the correct answer. 'Where' must refer to a place and nothing else. I also think that 'whose' must refer to a person, not a place.
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05 Sep 2011, 12:10
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The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

A) city, where economic growth has been stagnant
B) city whose economic growth has been stagnant
C) city where economic growth has been stagnated
D) city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
E) city, the site of stagnated economic growth

i read somewhere that whose can sometimes be used to refer to inanimate words so im confused why the answer cant be B

we are discussing city's emonomic growth, so "whose" appears to be an apt word

1. how do we choose between A and B ?
2. in B is there an ambiguity with whose - does it clearly refer to city or gmat-ically can it refer to hospital?
3. does a whose need a "," like "where" before it - in other words is whose a essential or non-essential modifier?

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05 Sep 2011, 12:46
I think A is correct one.
Whose is generally used in case of possessive nouns like city's
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05 Sep 2011, 13:31
mehta... isn't this sentence referring to the city's economic growth?
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05 Sep 2011, 21:33
Close call between A and B. A wins !!
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06 Sep 2011, 02:22
A looked good at first sight
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07 Sep 2011, 05:00
it looks unlikely that gmat would just test 'whose' vs 'where' in a question. both whose and where can refer to city. though a "," would be preferable before such use of 'whose'.
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16 Jan 2012, 07:44
The OE of this question is:

The proper use of the words where and whose is being tested in this sentence. Whose refers to a being capable of making a decision, whereas where refers to a place. The sentence is also testing the correct use of a comma to join a subordinate clause to an independent clause.

1. The sentence correctly uses the word where to modify city, and also properly joins a subordinate clause to an independent clause using a comma.
2. This option lacks a comma and creates a run-on sentence; it also misuses the word whose.
3. A comma is missing in this sentence, and a run-on sentence has been created.
4. This option misuses the word whose to modify city.
5. The phrase the site of stagnated economic growth is wordy and confusing.

Could someone please explain item 3? we really need to put comma before whose, where, .... ???
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17 Jan 2012, 00:05
@shahideh
the rule behind comma is that it should not be used for essential clauses/modifiers
The non-essential ones should be separated by comma.
so here the relative pronoun clause is a non-essential one thus requiring comma.
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17 Jan 2012, 17:47
The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

city has been specified as "the city". The is a definite article i.e. you know which particular city. In such a scenario the relative clause need not be a restrictive relative clause. B would have been the best had there been a comma. Option A is fine.
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28 Jan 2012, 19:54
Hi,

'Whose' is a personal pronoun so should not be used for places, thus 'Where' should be used in this case
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