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Re: Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2013, 06:39
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Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most stable form of pure carbon, changes into the substance commonly referred to as diamond and remaining this way whether or not the heat and pressure are removed.

(A) remaining this way whether or not
(B) remaining like that even as
(C) remaining as such whether or not
(D) remains in this way although
(E) remains thus even when


The official answer to this problem is E!!!
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Re: Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2014, 06:13
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Re: Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 07:03
Hi E-Gmat,

Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most stable form of pure carbon, changes into the substance commonly referred to as diamond and remaining this way whether or not the heat and pressure are removed.

(A) remaining this way whether or not-out
(B) remaining like that even as-out
(C) remaining as such whether or not-out
(D) remains in this way although
(E) remains thus even when


Im able to eliminate Choices A,B,&C as and is the parallel marker First Verb is "Changes" and Second should be "Remains"
But not able to eliminate Choice D & E. Please explain ?

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Re: Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 19:12
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Hi E-Gmat,

Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most stable form of pure carbon, changes into the substance commonly referred to as diamond and remaining this way whether or not the heat and pressure are removed.

(A) remaining this way whether or not-out
(B) remaining like that even as-out
(C) remaining as such whether or not-out
(D) remains in this way although
(E) remains thus even when

Im able to eliminate Choices A,B,&C as and is the parallel marker First Verb is "Changes" and Second should be "Remains"
But not able to eliminate Choice D & E. Please explain ?

Thanks in advance


In D, 'this' doesn't have a referent. 'Although' is used to bring in contrast, which isn't required (and illogical too). Another thing. 'Although' is a conjunction (subordinate) and hence proper punctuation (comma) is needed to connect the main and dependent clauses.

E remains.
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Re: Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2014, 11:37
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Hi Nitin,

As the above poster has pointed out "although" is unnecessarily bringing in a contrast. There is no contrast in the intended meaning of the sentence. The sentence wants to say that even when certain conditions are changed, the diamond doesn't change. So, no contrast is required here.

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Re: Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2014, 12:27
E is the correct answer!
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Re: Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2014, 20:43
On OG12, the answer for this question is given as E. Over here, it is given as D.

I was relying on the latter all this time, and when I sat down to solve OG12 today, I realized the answer option "D" is incorrect. This has been so confusing for me. Can we please have correct answers on the questions over here. I am sure that will help a lot of people instead of creating ambiguity.
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Re: Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2014, 04:06
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Ron Purewal says (and I post this here for the benefit of the group..I will take the KUDOS anyways :P ):
the correct answer to this problem is (e).

usually "thus" is used to mean roughly "therefore", BUT "thus" can mean "in the same way" or "in the same state".
for instance:
at maturity the caterpillar becomes a butterfly, and remains thus until its death. --> in this case, "thus" means "in the same state", and, therefore, means "as a butterfly".

same thing in choice (e), in which "thus" means "in the form of diamond".

this IS the intended meaning: AT THE TIME WHEN the pressure is removed, the substance stays in the form of diamond.

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(d) is incorrect.

* "in this way" is unidiomatic here.
"in this way" can refer only to the MANNER IN WHICH AN EVENT OR ACTION OCCURS OR IS PERFORMED.
it CANNOT refer to the physical state of something. for instance, in the above example, you CANNOT use "in this way" to refer to the butterfly stage.

also:
* if you use "although", you are basically declaring that "the heat and pressure are removed".
in other words, "X, although Y" expresses the idea that X and Y are both facts (although they contrast with each other in some way).
this is not the intended meaning; "heat and pressure are removed" is a hypothetical that may or may not happen, and so should be introduced with "when" or "if" rather than "although".

-End of Ron's message

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Hi,
In that case, please change the OA. Thanks.
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Re: Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2014, 05:23

OA is E not D


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