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11 Mar 2009, 14:59
Why is A better than C? I got this question on my GMAT PREP.

Are you saying that GMAT Prep says that the OA is actually A and not C?
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11 Mar 2009, 23:17
labor’s unqualifying support vs. unqualified support of labor

can sum 1 throw more light on this? i alw get confused in such situations
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12 Mar 2009, 05:17
Sorry for the confusion. C is the OA.

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Why is A better than C? I got this question on my GMAT PREP.

Are you saying that GMAT Prep says that the OA is actually A and not C?
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12 Mar 2009, 08:56
Definately C

The emphasis is more on the quality here, hence 'the unqualified support of labour' conveys the message more clearly than 'labour's unqualifying support'. To me, the latter holds almost a negative connotation.
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30 Dec 2009, 06:16
singh_amit19 wrote:
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

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C

It's definitely between B and C, but my choice is C. "A" is out of the question because "labor's unqualifying support" uses "labor" as possessive.

"B" says that the three women "are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor". If they are receiving it, that means it is happening in the present, which doesn't make for a very interesting sentence. Also I don't think "unqualifying" is even a word. For me the word "unqualifying" is what rules out "B".

"C" says that the the women "have consistently...support of labor". If they have received it, that means that it started in the past and continues, which does make for an interesting sentence. "Unqualified support" is used properly.
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30 Dec 2009, 07:33
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this is a modifier problem - the choice has to be made between A and C. rest of the options are incorrect becuase present perfect tense is req

'unqualified' is an adjective that modifies the noun 'support'..therefore this option is rite
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30 Dec 2009, 08:06
C seems to be the best option. Also unlike someone mentioned, it doesn't make the sentence passive because three women are the subject in this sentence not the labor.
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30 Dec 2009, 10:07
I tried searching for "unqualifying" in the dictionary and couldn't find any entries. Could it be that the word "unqualifying" doesn't exist makes the answers "A" and "B" wrong?

That leaves only "C" as the right answer.
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04 Jan 2010, 16:03
IMO C
Un-qualified support is the correct idiom
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06 Jan 2011, 15:32
C

My understanding is that unqualifying is an adjective where we need an adverb (unqualified) support. The individual above who described the differences as:

Are we evaluating that they received support which is unqualifying versus qualifying (type) Or, are we evaluating the level of support (unqualified).
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06 Jan 2011, 17:48
Unqualifying’ support means undeserving support. ‘Unqualified’ support means absolute and total support . Therefore C
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09 Jan 2011, 01:45
I agree with C.....support of is correct..."supported by" would had a change but no options

from B and C options..I go with C
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14 Apr 2011, 12:49
i didnt understand the answer choice
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14 Apr 2011, 23:09
daagh wrote:
Unqualifying’ support means undeserving support. ‘Unqualified’ support means absolute and total support . Therefore C

nothing wrong in having undeserving support
i agree it has negative connotation, but does it make it incorrect gramatically?
i think "unqualifying" doesnt mean anything.

now suppose we replace "qualify" with "oppose",in both question and answer options
so unqualifying becomes unopposing
and unqualified becomes unopposed
how will you assess the answer in this situation?
can we still pick C over A?
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16 Apr 2011, 06:45
singh_amit19 wrote:
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

Evaluating the choices, we see B and E with the present continous verb form. This means they are receiving support right now. But it seems more appropriate for the word consistently to have a "have consistently received". Meaning it started in the past and is still continuing right now.

So we are left with A,C and D.

D is wrong because the verb form refers to an "eternal state" or "habitual action". This is not ideal with the author's intent. It also shifts the adverb consistently from modifying receive to modifying support.

A is wrong because "unqualifying support" means a disqualified support. not what the author intends. Unqualified is more preferrable.

Therefore, C
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11 Jan 2012, 10:47
C- look out for meaning of Unqualified-it is not disqualified !
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13 Jan 2012, 06:25
I agree with the OA. There is a close contention only between A and C .A can can be eleminated because one cannot receive labor’s unqualifying support (whole thing acts a noun and modies the meaning ) but it should rather be the unqualified support of the labour .
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10 Jan 2013, 06:37
singh_amit19 wrote:
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

Golden rules.
1. Tell yourself, this question is an easy question and I am going to make it my 3!7(h.
2. Go for it.

Now the question.
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

Step 1 - Skim through the parts between the commas.
Step 2 - Eliminate answer choices till you find the least confusing one.
Step 3 - Move on. Tell yourself that was right.

Between A & C even I picked A, however whatever beyond700 and suresh have pointed out is true. Thanks guys.
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10 Jan 2013, 06:45
singh_amit19 wrote:
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

OA is C

I see parallelism playing out here. It was that idea that clinched it for me.

The three women, liberal activists who have been strongly supporting legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection....

I would have gone for A without batting an eyelid.
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30 Oct 2013, 08:49
singh_amit19 wrote:
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

(A) have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
(B) are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
(C) have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
(D) receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
(E) are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

B and E are awkward choices and are out straightaway.

D is out because "support by ..." is unidiomatic. The correct idiom is "support of"

Between A and C, A is wrong because of the wrong use of possessive noun labor's un-qualifying support (possessive noun can only be used with abstract nouns).

So, C is the best possible answer choice.
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