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The new mayor is certainly more progressive than her predecessor, but she is not nearly as efficient.
• but she is not nearly as efficient
• but she, however, is not nearly as efficient
• but she is nearly not as efficient
• even though she is not nearly as efficient
• despite being not as efficient

confuse b\w A & C. Need more explanation on the use of nearly ???

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The strand fills with water during the rainy season that the peat then holds and keeps it humid, all of which creates conditions enabling trees to grow.

A. enabling trees to grow.
B. for the trees to grow.
C. for growing trees.
D. that enable the trees to grow.
E. that the trees can grow.
Confuse b\w A & D. In A = enabling also showing cause –effect relation.??????

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People can debate the aesthetic merits of these overwrought, disquieting, sometimes gruesome works of art, but no one can dispute their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.

A. but no one can dispute their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.
B. but none can dispute their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.
C. but not a one can dispute their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.
D. but no person can dispute their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.
E. but none can dispute to their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.

Confusion b\w use of No one, none, no person ???????
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06 Nov 2010, 09:12
Q. 1. I'll go with A. "Nearly" should modify "as efficient". I think if you say "nearly not" - then its like saying its just short of a "not" ---> so it is in fact efficient to some extent, but that's not what is intended. you want to indicate you are short of being efficient. So A.

Q. 2. I'll go with B. "Condition for" - is an idiom. You create conditions and the trees grow on their own. "For growing" in C suggests someone is growing the tress not that the trees grow on their own because of the conditions.

Q. 3. I'll go with D. The sentence starts with "people" - so for purposes of parallelism I'd add a "person" as in D (though not sure why A is wrong). A is identical but it has "no one". I'd have gone with A if it started with "We can debate..." - then maybe have "no one" as in A.

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06 Nov 2010, 18:41
Actually Q. 3 has been discussed many times before: gmatscore-people-debate-83146.html

B is the answer for Q. 3, as "none" is plural (and you are comparing against "people" - which is the plural of 'person')...
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07 Nov 2010, 03:06
1) Ans= A as nearly to modify as efficient
2) Ans = D ---- conditions that enable X
3) ANS = B -- none = plural to be in parallelism with people = plural
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12 Nov 2010, 13:13
aimkp,

I'm happy to work through these with you, but it would be really helpful if you could let us all know why you are confused about these particular questions. How did you start them? Where did you get confused?

The more specific you can be, the more helpful our answers will be.

Good luck!

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12 Nov 2010, 22:05
Q2

A- conditions enabling trees to grow - How conditions directly effect trees to grow ?????

C - conditions for growing trees - OK

E - conditions that can grow - Is using relative pronoun OK here ???

so these are the confusions ??? PLz rivert bak
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12 Nov 2010, 22:07
Q3 - In B & E - How none can be a plural ???
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The new mayor is certainly more progressive than her predecessor, but she is not nearly as efficient.
• but she is not nearly as efficient
• but she, however, is not nearly as efficient
• but she is nearly not as efficient
• even though she is not nearly as efficient
• despite being not as efficient

Answer: A
Comparison statement.
Parallelism: 'she is [something], but she is not [something]...' ---> eliminates C
Therefore, answer is A.

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2. The strand fills with water during the rainy season that the peat then holds and keeps it humid, all of which creates conditions enabling trees to grow.

A. enabling trees to grow.
B. for the trees to grow.
C. for growing trees.
D. that enable the trees to grow.
E. that the trees can grow.

Answer: B
Idiom - 'conditions for'. ---> eliminates A, D and E.
'conditions for' something to happen. For what? For the trees to grow. ---> eliminates C

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3. People can debate the aesthetic merits of these overwrought, disquieting, sometimes gruesome works of art, but no one can dispute their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.

A. but no one can dispute their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.
B. but none can dispute their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.
C. but not a one can dispute their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.
D. but no person can dispute their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.
E. but none can dispute to their creators' mastery of the paintbrush as a blunt instrument.

Answer: B
Rule of thumb: 'Someone' vs 'no one' ; 'People' vs 'none' - you may use 'no one' if the statement uses 'someone' or a specific individual. As this is not the case (we have collective noun of 'people' here), we use 'none'. ---> eliminates A, C and D.
'Dispute to' is wrong. ---> eliminates E.
Leaves us the answer of B.
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Why is option D of the Q1. wrong ?
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