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The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2008, 12:43
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The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has clogged the nation's air-traffic control system, to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts fears among some officials that safety is being compromised.
(A) to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts
(B) leading to 55 percent more delay at airports and prompting
(C) to lead to a 55 percent increase in delay at airports and prompt
(D) to lead to an increase of 55 percent in delays at airports, and prompted
(E) leading to a 55-percent increase in delays at airports and prompting

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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2008, 14:10
E

(A) to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts
(B) leading to 55 percent more delay at airports and prompting
(C) to lead to a 55 percent increase in delay at airports and prompt
(D) to lead to an increase of 55 percent in delays at airports, and prompted
(E) leading to a 55-percent increase in delays at airports and prompting

B and E were the only contestants for me. Leading sounded better than 'to lead' in this place and out 'B' and 'E', 'E' makes more sense because of 'increase in delays' instead of 'more delay'.
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2008, 15:39
Note the 3:2 split, 3 says to lead to which is unidomatic so out.

Now you never says leading to X percent, rather you say leading to a X percent (Idomatic)

So E is the best one for me as well.
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2008, 17:54
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The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has clogged the nation's air-traffic control system, to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts fears among some officials that safety is being compromised.
(A) to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts
(B) leading to 55 percent more delay at airports and prompting
(C) to lead to a 55 percent increase in delay at airports and prompt
(D) to lead to an increase of 55 percent in delays at airports, and prompted
(E) leading to a 55-percent increase in delays at airports and prompting

Please explain your answers.



leading and promoting is a parallel structure that fits perfect here.
55 percent increase is better use than 55 percent more.
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2008, 18:23
huntgmat wrote:
The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has clogged the nation's air-traffic control system, to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts fears among some officials that safety is being compromised.
(A) to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts
(B) leading to 55 percent more delay at airports and prompting
(C) to lead to a 55 percent increase in delay at airports and prompt
(D) to lead to an increase of 55 percent in delays at airports, and prompted
(E) leading to a 55-percent increase in delays at airports and prompting

Please explain your answers.


A gerund is required after the comma to maintain the continuity.
B,c remain


55 percent more delay - sounds awkaward

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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2008, 22:02
Fantastic guys .... OA E.
I saw none of you fell for '55 percent more delay'.
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2009, 11:17
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I see that OA is E, but I have concern and I will be happy if you can explain it.

B) leading to 55 percent more delay at airports and prompting
E) leading to a 55-percent increase in delays at airports and prompting

55 percent more delay and 55 percent increase in delays have different meaning. b means the increase of the number of delays, but E increase in delays (it could be duration), b have original meaning.
Is it important here?
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2009, 20:50
Ayrish wrote:
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I see that OA is E, but I have concern and I will be happy if you can explain it.

B) leading to 55 percent more delay at airports and prompting
E) leading to a 55-percent increase in delays at airports and prompting

55 percent more delay and 55 percent increase in delays have different meaning. b means the increase of the number of delays, but E increase in delays (it could be duration), b have original meaning.
Is it important here?


Excellent point. Even though I chose E, I was wondering about B. I chose E because I instinctively felt that the sentence is talking about increase in number of delays to correspond with the increase in the number of flights. B seems to suggest - as rightly observed by you - a increase in delay-duration suggesting that the number of delays itself has not increased but only their duration - which seems to run counter to the overall intent of the sentence. My 2 cents.
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2009, 09:26
B - sorry guyzzz TYPO had to choose between E & B. So forgot wat i had chosen while posting.

its sure shot E .........
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2009, 10:29
"More" is used to compare things. Here, in this sentence, we are not comparing anything. So Choice B is not correct.

Choice E should be the answer.
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2010, 02:08
E for me.
a 55-percent increase in delays suounds better than 55 percent more delay.
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2010, 03:11
E - for parallelism: leading & prompting (not given for B)
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2010, 04:46
Well done people. Just want to sum up -

If you ever see a split like this

comma, to lead Vs comma, leading

Delete the first one and take the second one. You will be correct 99% of the time since second leads to cause and effect.

The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has clogged the nation's air-traffic control system, leading to -----------> cause = surge in the traffic , effect = delays at the airport and safety being compromised.

gmat is in love with cause and effect. Tricks of the trade ! 8-)

Well done !


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The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has clogged the nation's air-traffic control system, to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts fears among some officials that safety is being compromised.
(A) to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts
(B) leading to 55 percent more delay at airports and prompting
(C) to lead to a 55 percent increase in delay at airports and prompt
(D) to lead to an increase of 55 percent in delays at airports, and prompted
(E) leading to a 55-percent increase in delays at airports and prompting

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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2011, 09:09
I choose B,But miss E.
I think B .....more delays sound good to me
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Re: SC : Delays At Airport [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 16:14
huntgmat wrote:
The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has clogged the nation's air-traffic control system, to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts fears among some officials that safety is being compromised.
(A) to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts
(B) leading to 55 percent more delay at airports and prompting
(C) to lead to a 55 percent increase in delay at airports and prompt
(D) to lead to an increase of 55 percent in delays at airports, and prompted
(E) leading to a 55-percent increase in delays at airports and prompting

Please explain your answers.


That leaves B and E. E is perfect where as B sounds wordy. So E.
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Re: The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2012, 18:47
I have chosen E for this question:

A. The prepositional phrase is wordy and it is confusing. It is better to use the modifiers "leading...and prompting."

B. This is a little bit wordy.

C. Parallelism is broken here - it should be to lead...and to prompt. Also, the use of the prepositional phrase is wordy.

D. Again, the prepositional phrase is wordy. Parallelism is broken here because of "to lead...and prompted."

E. This clearly and accurately describes the intended meaning. We have 2 modifiers in parallel "leading...and prompting."
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Re: The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 11:04
E would definitely be the answer
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Re: The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2012, 07:20
I choose E because I think it's taking abt individuals flight delay.

The recent surge in the number of airplane flights.....leading to increase in delays.
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Re: The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2012, 07:44
The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has clogged the nation's air-traffic control system, to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts fears among some officials that safety is being compromised.

Meaning;
The surge is causing delays and prompting fears
verb+ing is needed to show the overall effect which is leading the delay and prompting fear.

A,C,D out
B is incorrect because "55 percent more "is incorrect


(A) to lead to 55 percent more delays at airports, and prompts
(B) leading to 55 percent more delay at airports and prompting
(C) to lead to a 55 percent increase in delay at airports and prompt
(D) to lead to an increase of 55 percent in delays at airports, and prompted
(E) leading to a 55-percent increase in delays at airports and prompting CORRECT
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Re: The recent surge in the number of airplane flights has [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2012, 14:41
The recent surge is not done three things. It has done 1 thing that is clogging the nation’s the trafic control system.And what happened when the nation’s traffic system is clogged that has lead and promp. Therefore, A , C and D is out.

55 percent more delay …… THERE MUST BE “THAN” NEEDED because more is used to compare the two things . B OUT
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