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The data collected by weather airplanes that fly into the heart of a hurricane are useful mainly for gauging the stormâ€™s structure and strength, not for the speed and the path of their movement.
(A) not for the speed and the path of their movement
(B) not for the speed and path of its movement
(C) not the speed and path of its movement
(D) and not the speed and path of their movements
(E) and not for the speed and the path of its movements
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02 Feb 2006, 16:44
IMO, its C for ||ism and the use of the correct pronoun

1. mainly for gauging the storm's structure and strength, not the speed and path of its movement

2. The use of "its" to modify "a hurricane"

A, D are out because the use of "their" to modify "a hurricane" is incorrect. Also, I think "movement" is better over "movements"

E is out for the use of 'and' here, I feel that it is redundant.
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02 Feb 2006, 18:01
E. idiomatic, parallel and proper use of its when referring to hurricane.
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02 Feb 2006, 18:16
TeHCM wrote:
IMO, its C for ||ism and the use of the correct pronoun

1. mainly for gauging the storm's structure and strength, not the speed and path of its movement

2. The use of "its" to modify "a hurricane"

A, D are out because the use of "their" to modify "a hurricane" is incorrect. Also, I think "movement" is better over "movements"

E is out for the use of 'and' here, I feel that it is redundant.

TeChM,
I think "and" is required here for maintaing the ||ism
Data collected for X and not for Y.

E is best

with out "and" the last phrase can modify the "structure and strength". Guys Am i right ?
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03 Feb 2006, 16:00
E.

"and" is required to avoid run-on sentence, "for" to maintain ||sm and "its" (singular) for storm. OA please?
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03 Feb 2006, 16:28
C.

The parallism begins after "gauging", "for" is not included.
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03 Feb 2006, 18:15
It is between B and E. E maybe a better choice (almost checked B )
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04 Feb 2006, 04:20
Try the sentence without for gauging:

The data collected by weather airplanes that fly into the heart of a hurricane are useful mainly for gauging the stormâ€™s structure and strength, and not for the speed and the path of its movements

Doesn't make much sense for me, so I'd prefer (C)
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04 Feb 2006, 05:50
I know that it's not always helpful to post the link to a previous discussion about the same question, but I see that many members had the opportunity to give their anwers and explain, so here's banerjeea_98 post:

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... h+movement

Supercat's explanation is clear and concise.
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04 Feb 2006, 06:09
hmm... I was going with B!
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04 Feb 2006, 07:01
1. Their is the incorrect pronoun, so nix A and D immediately.
2. "the" and "movements" are incompatible in E.
3. Choosing between B and C is really difficult- like splitting SC hairs. I originally chose C, like TeHCM, but now (B) is looking more attractive for structural parallelism. The second "for" seems necessary.

The data collected by weather airplanes that fly into the heart of a hurricane are useful mainly for gauging the stormâ€™s structure and strength, not for the speed and path of its movement
04 Feb 2006, 07:01
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