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# While the stock market was bouncing back from its 2002 low,

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While the stock market was bouncing back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between 2001 to 2004, typical household savings plummeted nearly 25% and the median household debt rose by a third.
a) was bouncing back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between
b) bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession, from
c) has bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between
d) has bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from
e) bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from

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19 Nov 2012, 11:48
Hi Marcab.

Here is how I thought this one through....

While the stock market was bouncing back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between 2001 to 2004, typical household savings plummeted nearly 25% and the median household debt rose by a third.

This looks like a tense issue. The sentence is trying to say that whilst one thing (stock market bounce back) has already happened. Something else (US family income) are still struggling. Let us see which of the answers below have that...[/color]

a) was bouncing back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between
b) bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession, from
c) has bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between
d) has bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from
e) bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from

SO only c & d have the correct tense. The only other difference between the 2 is the last word. Is it 'between' or 'from'.

Here we are down to Idiom. From... to is correct

SO D is correct

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Hi there,

Choice C cannot be the correct answer because "between... to..." is an incorrect idiom. The correct idiom is "from... to...". Hence choice C is out.

Now, grammatically two choices come very close - choice D and E. But Choice D wins because of the usage of correct verb tense "has bounced". Notice the verb tense of the Independent Clause. It says, "US familiers ARE STILL REELING". This is a present continuous tense. Present perferct "has bounced" maintains the consistency of the tenses in the sentence. Choice E fails to do so by using simple past tense "bounced". Hence choice D is the correct answer.

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19 Nov 2012, 20:02
IMO B.

Between seems awkward...should be 'from 2001 to 2004'....

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20 Nov 2012, 07:09
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IMO B.

Between seems awkward...should be 'from 2001 to 2004'....

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Hi there,

Choice B cannot be the correct answer because in this choice, two independent clauses have been joined by comma. This is not correct. Choice D is the correct answer. Semicolon correctly joins two ICs.

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i think the use of "while" here suggests that 2 things were happening concurrently... or the effect of 2 things are felt
at the same time.

While X happens, Y's are still happening. (Y's = U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession)
Although X started to happen in the past, it is still happening or its effects are still felt; similar to stock market has bounced
& is still bouncing, right?

To match the use of "while" for simultaneity of events we need another event that is STILL TAKING place to the present.
Otherwise, we can say "although X happened, Y's are still happening" Looks correct. Similar to saying:
Although the stock market bounced, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession...

Kindly correct me if am wrong.

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gmatbull wrote:
i think the use of "while" here suggests that 2 things were happening concurrently... or the effect of 2 things are felt
at the same time.

While X happens, Y's are still happening. (Y's = U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession)
Although X started to happen in the past, it is still happening or its effects are still felt; similar to stock market has bounced
& is still bouncing, right?

To match the use of "while" for simultaneity of events we need another event that is STILL TAKING place to the present.
Otherwise, we can say "although X happened, Y's are still happening" Looks correct. Similar to saying:
Although the stock market bounced, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession...

Kindly correct me if am wrong.

Thanks.

Hii BULL,
The red portion implies that the cause was over, when the sentence was being written. So the red portion can't be parallel to the the next clause. IMO, had it been "Although the stock market HAS bounced, US families bla bla bla". In the same way, "while" has been used. Usage of "while the stock market has bounced" implies that we are talking of an event in the present tense and because of the usage of "while", a simultaneous event is expected.
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Marcab, thanks for the explanations.
"while" suggests 2 simultaneous events, but "although" signifies the contrasting nature of the events.
For example,
(i) Although the stock market bounced some 5 yrs ago, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession.
We expected that after stock bounced economy should be ok, but families are still lurched in the recession.

(ii) While the stock market has bounced, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession.
we don't need "some 5yrs ago" since its ongoing.

Pls let me know if this makes any sense....Thanks.
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Yes, IMO it makes complete sense.
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28 Nov 2012, 09:27
Hi,

While..., U.S. families are "STILL" indicates an event in applicable in present tense.
Hence Eliminate A, B, E
Between C and D. C makes a mistake in writing "between X to Y", it should be "between X AND y".
Hence D is the right answer choice.
D) has bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from
Also Stock Market => Its (Pronoun - Antecedent agrees in number)

Please let us know the OA.

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29 Nov 2012, 07:46
gmatbull wrote:
i think the use of "while" here suggests that 2 things were happening concurrently... or the effect of 2 things are felt
at the same time.

While X happens, Y's are still happening. (Y's = U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession)
Although X started to happen in the past, it is still happening or its effects are still felt; similar to stock market has bounced
& is still bouncing, right?

To match the use of "while" for simultaneity of events we need another event that is STILL TAKING place to the present.
Otherwise, we can say "although X happened, Y's are still happening" Looks correct. Similar to saying:
Although the stock market bounced, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession...

Kindly correct me if am wrong.

Thanks.

I agree with u... looking forward experts to pool their ideas
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D is correct - has bounced back and are still reeling are in present tense and the Idiom from X to Y is also correct
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While the stock market was bouncing back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between 2001 to 2004, typical household savings plummeted nearly 25% and the median household debt rose by a third.
a) was bouncing back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between "was bouncing back" is not in the correct tense for "are still reeling," between..to is not idiomatic =>eliminate A, C
b) bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession, from "bounced back" is not the correct tense, as the effects are ongoing, the clause should be preceded by a semicolon =>eliminate B and E
d) has bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from

e) bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from
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