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USE of SO [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 21:03
Even though the state has spent ten years and seven million dollars planning a reservoir along the Ubi River, the project will have to be abandoned as a result of the river becoming so heavily polluted.

(A) will have to be abandoned as a result of the river becoming so heavily polluted
(B) is to be abandoned on account of the heavy pollution which the river received
(C) had to be abandoned because the river had received such heavy pollution
(D) has to be abandoned because of the river and its heavy pollution
(E) must be abandoned because the river has become so heavily polluted
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Re: USE of SO [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 21:35
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Even though the state has spent ten years and seven million dollars planning a reservoir along the Ubi River, the project will have to be abandoned as a result of the river becoming so heavily polluted.

(A) will have to be abandoned as a result of the river becoming so heavily polluted
(B) is to be abandoned on account of the heavy pollution which the river received
(C) had to be abandoned because the river had received such heavy pollution
(D) has to be abandoned because of the river and its heavy pollution
(E) must be abandoned because the river has become so heavily polluted


E. IMO its similar to "so kind/nice".

So (adverb?) havily (adverb?) polluted (adj).

A. wrong tense.
B. awakward?
C. wrong tense.
D. correct tense but "because of" is almost always wrong in gmat SC. Can anybody confirm the use of "because of"?
E. correct/smooth flow of tense, correct meaning and conjunction "because".
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Re: USE of SO [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2008, 23:20
E for precision and clarity
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Re: USE of SO [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 03:27
I do not see any grammatical issue with A. But, between A and E, E is more concise. Hence, E.
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Re: USE of SO [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 04:07
scthakur wrote:
I do not see any grammatical issue with A. But, between A and E, E is more concise. Hence, E.



will have to be abandoned ( by whom ? object is missing here )
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Re: USE of SO [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 06:16
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I do not see any grammatical issue with A. But, between A and E, E is more concise. Hence, E.


The following order of tense is missed in A:

Past perfect --> past perfect contineous --> simple past --> present perfect --> present perfect contineous --> simple present --> simple future --> simple future contineous --> future perfect.

A has "present perfect" and "future perfect". So there is a wide gap in between these two tense. so it is gramatically wrong.

A is passive tooooooooooooooooo.
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Re: USE of SO [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 06:06
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scthakur wrote:
I do not see any grammatical issue with A. But, between A and E, E is more concise. Hence, E.


The following order of tense is missed in A:

Past perfect --> past perfect contineous --> simple past --> present perfect --> present perfect contineous --> simple present --> simple future --> simple future contineous --> future perfect.

A has "present perfect" and "future perfect". So there is a wide gap in between these two tense. so it is gramatically wrong.

A is passive tooooooooooooooooo.



Can you give an example for this tense difference??
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Re: USE of SO [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 08:21
Hi Roopika,

Even though the state has spent ten years and seven million dollars planning a reservoir along the Ubi River, the project will have to be abandoned as a result of the river becoming so heavily polluted.

I've underlined the 2 tenses here to highlight the issue. You go from something in the past 'has spent' to something in the future 'will have to be' - this is too much of a leap. If you're not a native speaker, roughly translate into another language - it'll be odd there too.

Another example might be:
I have spent a long time planning on doing a marathon but my plans will have to be abandoned as I've hurt my knee - past to future, no good.
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Re: USE of SO [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 05:11
plumber250 wrote:
Hi Roopika,

Even though the state has spent ten years and seven million dollars planning a reservoir along the Ubi River, the project will have to be abandoned as a result of the river becoming so heavily polluted.

I've underlined the 2 tenses here to highlight the issue. You go from something in the past 'has spent' to something in the future 'will have to be' - this is too much of a leap. If you're not a native speaker, roughly translate into another language - it'll be odd there too.

Another example might be:
I have spent a long time planning on doing a marathon but my plans will have to be abandoned as I've hurt my knee - past to future, no good.


That explains it ... thanks .. :)
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