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09 Nov 2008, 04:34
The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant
* city where economic growth has been stagnated
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth

"WHOSE" or "WHERE"? - lease provide an explanation - Thanks.

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09 Nov 2008, 07:52
I am looking for : city, whose economic growth has been stagnant
SInce, this is not in the answer choice, by POE I will go with (A).
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09 Nov 2008, 09:24
IMO A.
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09 Nov 2008, 10:30
Please underline your Q. I just edited it.

Location is referred by where.

Whose is the possessive form of who.

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09 Nov 2008, 10:59
Another A. "where" is a proper use for city.
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09 Nov 2008, 11:41
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Hi guys,

IMO A

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant Hold
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant there is no comma and also, I think whose is used just for persons
* city where economic growth has been stagnated there is no comma
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated again whose
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth there is no linking word

What's the source of this problem? I've seen it before and don't remember where

OA?

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09 Nov 2008, 17:36
whose is used for person
where is used for places.
Since in this case we are talking of city i.e a place, it should be where.
Hence A
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The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant
* city where economic growth has been stagnated
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth

"WHOSE" or "WHERE"? - lease provide an explanation - Thanks.
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09 Nov 2008, 20:13
IMO A.
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09 Nov 2008, 20:24
C

The comma is unnecessary.

study wrote:
The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant
* city where economic growth has been stagnated
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth

"WHOSE" or "WHERE"? - lease provide an explanation - Thanks.

Does "has been stagnated" in option C not change the meaning of the original sentence?
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10 Nov 2008, 08:47
JohnLewis1980 wrote:
...What's the source of this problem? I've seen it before and don't remember where

I saw this question in GMATPrep #1 yesterday, so you may have seen it there.
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11 Nov 2008, 00:42
yes! exactly, I saw it yesterday too

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JohnLewis1980 wrote:
...What's the source of this problem? I've seen it before and don't remember where

I saw this question in GMATPrep #1 yesterday, so you may have seen it there.

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jallenmorris wrote:
I just looked up the OA and the OA is indeed A. The mistake I made is I thought "where economic growth has been..." was unnecessary and therefore did not need a comma. It appears that it is best practice to have the comma, although I did also Google "city, where economic growth" and found many examples by professional writers with and without the comma.

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIH_enUS226US264&q=%22city%2c+where+economic+growth%22

My suggestion is go with your gut isntinct on Test Day. If you do this, you'll be more confident and that confidence can help with other questions.

study wrote:
The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant
* city where economic growth has been stagnated
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth

"WHOSE" or "WHERE"? - lease provide an explanation - Thanks.

I also voted for C, thinking that a comma is unneceaasry.

Now I realized that both, "with a comma" and "without a comma" are ok when each is presented individually. But when both are presented simulteneously, then should go for "with a comma".
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