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The football team's winning it's first game of the season excited the student body.

A. The football team's winning it's first game of the season.
B. The football team having won it's first game of the season.
C. The football team's having won it's first game of the season.
D. The football team's winning its first game of the season.
E. The football team winning it's first game of the season.

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Re: The football team's winning it's first game of the season [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2013, 03:59
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The football team's winning it's first game of the season excited the student body.

A. The football team's winning it's first game of the season.
B. The football team having won it's first game of the season.
C. The football team's having won it's first game of the season.
D. The football team's winning its first game of the season.
E. The football team winning it's first game of the season.

Not convinced with the OA.


Every choice except D has a huge problem : "it's" (it's a verb, not a possessive), for example A

A. The football team's winning IT IS first game of the season.<== this is grammatically incorrect

D is the best choice because it does not have this problem.
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Re: The football team's winning it's first game of the season [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2013, 04:02
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summer101 wrote:
The football team's winning it's first game of the season excited the student body.

A. The football team's winning it's first game of the season.
B. The football team having won it's first game of the season.
C. The football team's having won it's first game of the season.
D. The football team's winning its first game of the season.
E. The football team winning it's first game of the season.

Not convinced with the OA.


IT'S = IT IS
ITS = POSSESIVE OF IT

It's
It's is short for it is or it has. This is a 100% rule. It cannot be used for anything else. If you cannot expand it's to it is or it has, then it is wrong.
Its
Its is like his and her.
Read more at http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_c ... MGFWxZg.99

WE NEED POSSESIVE THATS WHY ALL OTHER OPTIONS ARE WRONG

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Re: The football team's winning it's first game of the season [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2013, 21:20
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summer101 wrote:
The football team's winning it's first game of the season excited the student body.

A. The football team's winning it's first game of the season.
B. The football team having won it's first game of the season.
C. The football team's having won it's first game of the season.
D. The football team's winning its first game of the season.
E. The football team winning it's first game of the season.

Not convinced with the OA.


Every choice except D has a huge problem : "it's" (it's a verb, not a possessive), for example A

A. The football team's winning IT IS first game of the season.<== this is grammatically incorrect

D is the best choice because it does not have this problem.


Zarralou,

Dont you think in D, the phrase "The football team's winning" is a noun phrase and "ITS" is referring to "football team" which is not specified in the answer choices.


Hi maaadhu,

I think that you are referring to the "poison pronoun"(or something similar) rule of MGMAT, according to which in sentence like
"The house of Maria (....) her" the pronoun "her" cannot stand for "Maria". Am I correct?

If that's the case, remember that this rule has been removed from the MGMAT guides, and appears on 0 Official Problems. So my advise is not to bother with it.

Hope this is what you meant
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Re: The football team's winning it's first game of the season [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2013, 17:27
Zarrolou wrote:
summer101 wrote:
The football team's winning it's first game of the season excited the student body.

A. The football team's winning it's first game of the season.
B. The football team having won it's first game of the season.
C. The football team's having won it's first game of the season.
D. The football team's winning its first game of the season.
E. The football team winning it's first game of the season.

Not convinced with the OA.


Every choice except D has a huge problem : "it's" (it's a verb, not a possessive), for example A

A. The football team's winning IT IS first game of the season.<== this is grammatically incorrect

D is the best choice because it does not have this problem.


Zarralou,

Dont you think in D, the phrase "The football team's winning" is a noun phrase and "ITS" is referring to "football team" which is not specified in the answer choices.
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Re: The football team's winning it's first game of the season [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2013, 20:28
I do not believe any of the answers are correct. The sentence should read: The football team, having won it's first game of the season, excited the student body.
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Re: The football team's winning it's first game of the season [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2013, 09:16
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Hi maaadhu,

I think that you are referring to the "poison pronoun"(or something similar) rule of MGMAT, according to which in sentence like
"The house of Maria (....) her" the pronoun "her" cannot stand for "Maria". Am I correct?

If that's the case, remember that this rule has been removed from the MGMAT guides, and appears on 0 Official Problems. So my advise is not to bother with it.

Hope this is what you meant


Yes I was referring to the same rule.

Thanks Zarralou for letting me know about it. I did not know that rule was removed.
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Re: The football team's winning it's first game of the season [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2013, 03:58
Is this even a GMAT like question?
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Re: The football team's winning it's first game of the season [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2013, 05:55
Hi,

Wat about the option 'B'


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Re: The football team's winning it's first game of the season [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2013, 10:08
Phoenix72 wrote:
Is this even a GMAT like question?


It could be. Just learn it, it isn't tough. It's = It is, Its= Possessive
1 minute

Done
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Re: The football team's winning it's first game of the season   [#permalink] 18 Oct 2013, 10:08
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