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(A) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers (B) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers (C) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers (D) even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers (E) who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers [Reveal] Spoiler: Official Answer & Explanation OA: C Explanation: This sentence is entirely about the advanced GMAT theme of “The Whole Sentence Matters”. Without recognizing the pronoun “it” toward the end of the sentence, far from the underline, you’d struggle to gain a foothold here. “Deer” is both singular and plural, so if you didn’t notice that defining singular pronoun “it” you wouldn’t be turned off by the presence of “they”, “their”, and “them” in choices A, B, D, and E. But the word “it” makes “deer” singular, and only choice C (which avoids the use of a second pronoun) can then be correct. [Reveal] Spoiler: OA _________________ Founder of GMAT Club US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New! Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books Co-author of the GMAT Club tests GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Last edited by bb on 20 Sep 2012, 07:32, edited 2 times in total. posted the explanation If you have any questions you can ask an expert New!  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But the word “it” makes “deer” singular, and only choice C (which avoids the use of a second pronoun) can then be correct. _________________ Founder of GMAT Club US News Rankings progression - last 10 years in a snapshot - New! Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books Co-author of the GMAT Club tests GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Last edited by bb on 20 Sep 2012, 07:31, edited 1 time in total. posted the explanation Director Status: Done with formalities.. and back.. Joined: 15 Sep 2012 Posts: 647 Location: India Concentration: Strategy, General Management Schools: Olin - Wash U - Class of 2015 WE: Information Technology (Computer Software) Followers: 46 Kudos [?]: 548 [0], given: 23 Re: Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo Question #6 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 19 Sep 2012, 09:04  ! Congratulations - You are the winner Actually you have won both Quant and Verbal challenge (very impressive!)You will be awarded the course/prize for the Quant. Per rules only one prize per person. Ans is C. The Deer is singular, so A,B,D and E are incorrect. bb wrote: Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo Question #6 One quant and one verbal question will be posted each day starting on Monday Sept 17th at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and the first person to correctly answer the question and show how they arrived at the answer will win a free Veritas Prep GMAT course ($1,650 value). Winners will be selected and notified by a GMAT Club moderator. For more questions and details please check here: veritas-prep-10-year-anniversary-giveaway-138806.html

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The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.

(A) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(B) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(C) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(D) even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(E) who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

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19 Sep 2012, 09:05
Who does not refer to Deer . Answer is C

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19 Sep 2012, 09:06
Reason; Grammatically correct, precise and concise, correct pronoun
A,B & D are wrong as plural pronoun is wrongly used
E is wrong because it is lengthy and wordy
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19 Sep 2012, 09:08
Ans C

A,B,D,E are eliminated because of sub verb agreement errors
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19 Sep 2012, 09:08
C

All other options have plural, doesn't go along with the singular "deer"
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19 Sep 2012, 09:09
Answer is C because "it", located at the end of the sentence is singular and refers to the deer. The deer , at the beginning of the sentence, can be plural or singular, the "it" tells us it is singular. Therefore we can eliminate all sentences with they, their or them

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Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo Question #6

One quant and one verbal question will be posted each day starting on Monday Sept 17th at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and the first person to correctly answer the question and show how they arrived at the answer will win a free Veritas Prep GMAT course ($1,650 value). Winners will be selected and notified by a GMAT Club moderator. For more questions and details please check here: veritas-prep-10-year-anniversary-giveaway-138806.html To participate, please make sure you provide the correct answer (A,B,C,D,E) and explanation that clearly shows how you arrived at it. Winners will be announced the following day at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern Time. Good Luck! May the best and fastest win! The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive. (A) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers (B) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers (C) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers (D) even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers (E) who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers We can arrive at the answer for this question by looking at the pronoun used to modify "The deer" in each of the options. All the options apart from C, have pronoun errors. "The deer" is singular and therefore cant be modified using plural pronouns: them, they as seen in the options A, B, D and E (highlighted above). Option C modifies "The deer" without using pronouns or introducing any other errors, and thus making C the right option. Last edited by ssule on 19 Sep 2012, 09:19, edited 4 times in total. Senior Manager Status: Prevent and prepare. Not repent and repair!! Joined: 13 Feb 2010 Posts: 274 Location: India Concentration: Technology, General Management GPA: 3.75 WE: Sales (Telecommunications) Followers: 9 Kudos [?]: 89 [0], given: 282 Re: Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo Question #6 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 19 Sep 2012, 09:12 bb wrote: Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo Question #6 One quant and one verbal question will be posted each day starting on Monday Sept 17th at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and the first person to correctly answer the question and show how they arrived at the answer will win a free Veritas Prep GMAT course ($1,650 value). Winners will be selected and notified by a GMAT Club moderator. For more questions and details please check here: veritas-prep-10-year-anniversary-giveaway-138806.html

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The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.

(A) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(B) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(C) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(D) even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(E) who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

The Ans is C-

The explanation is as follows-

A- eliminate A as the Deer is singular and not plural. Here its referred to as 'their' which is wrong usage
B-eliminate B as the Deer is again referred to as their. Also the usage where they would now be is not appropriate.
D- eliminate D because the usage of their to refer to the deer is wrong
E-Who had traveled is the wrong usage.
C- the usage of the pronoun and the tense is right.

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The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.
it in the sentence let me know The deer is singular, not plural (while deer can be both singular and plural). => eliminate A, B, D because their and E them

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19 Sep 2012, 09:21
Subject verb agreement.
Option A - their is incorrectly referring to singular deer.
Option B - they in the second part incorrectly referring to singular deer.
Option D - they in the second part incorrectly referring to singular deer.
Option E - The second part explaining canadian wilderness should be in present tense.
Option C - Correct.
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19 Sep 2012, 09:27

(A) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers. The deer is singular noun.

(B) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers.The deer is singular noun.

(C) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers.

(D) even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers.The deer is singular noun.

(E) who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers. using who is wrong and The deer is singular noun.
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19 Sep 2012, 09:42

All other answers refer Singular Subject "Deer" with Plural pronouns such as "They", "Them".
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19 Sep 2012, 09:47
I will choose option C.

In the question, if you look closely, the non underlined part has "the deer" in the beginning, and "would enable it" in the end of the sentence. The last point "enable it" confirms that the the subject "the deer" is a singular subject.

answer option A, B, D, and E used either they or them in the choice and hence can be eliminated.

The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.

(A) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(B) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(C) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers - correct as there is no "they" or "them", and not even "being"

(D) even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(E) who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers[/size][/quote]

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19 Sep 2012, 09:54
Option C
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Remove pronoun which creates ambiguity.
sentence that is clear and concise
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19 Sep 2012, 10:39
C.
rest all have "them" for The Deer.
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19 Sep 2012, 11:58
C for couple of reasons

A). It has a "being" in it and how much gmat hates "being" because of redundancies and passive construction is well known
so eliminate A

B).Subject verb agreement mismatch : The deer/They and NOW is not needed in the sentence
eliminate B

C)."the canadian wilderness" offered freedom as "star bucks" offered coffee so its right
and uses "that" to identify a subordinate clause

Keep C

D).Again Subject verb mismatch
eliminate D

E).Doesnt show us a contrast ,to what was expected , Thus changing the meaning
so eliminate E

Ans is C
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19 Sep 2012, 16:53
C - the deer is singular as written in the non-underlined portion. All answer choices have 'they' or 'them'.....
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19 Sep 2012, 17:37
A,B, D & E are out as all of them uses a plural pronoun (they/them) for the singular 'The deer'.

Now when you look at C, it is correct in terms of using a singular pronoun(it). Moreover the clause starting with 'that' is kept close to the 'wilderness' which it modifies. So perfect
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