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With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English.

(A) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English
(B) are compact when they are written, but they can lengthen considerably when they are translated in English
(C) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when being translated into English
(D) are compact when written but can lengthen considerably in English translation
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

Pls. explain.
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Re: SC: Very tricky [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 08:49
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With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English.

(A) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English
(B) are compact when they are written, but they can lengthen considerably when they are translated in English
(C) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when being translated into English
(D) are compact when written but can lengthen considerably in English translation
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

Pls. explain.


I vote for 'A'... refer to the one of the rule....verb should be singular here
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 08:53
A...
it shud b 'is' n not 'are' so its among A,C,n E
C can b eleiminated bcuz of 'being'
in E 'it' is redundant so eliminate
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Re: SC: Very tricky [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 09:09
GK_Gmat wrote:
With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English.

(A) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English
(B) are compact when they are written, but they can lengthen considerably when they are translated in English
(C) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when being translated into English
(D) are compact when written but can lengthen considerably in English translation
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

Pls. explain.


Eventhough A has the perfect parallelism "..when written...when translated ..." , "is" is incorrect, isn't it?
"that" clause modifies "several Germanic languages" rather than "one" ...otherwises, what's the point to put "several Germanic languages" here?

Anyone please correct me if i'm wrong ...
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Re: SC: Very tricky [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 09:27
the only choice which has the subject-verb agreement and parallelism is A ..
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Re: SC: Very tricky [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 09:46
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GK_Gmat wrote:
With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English.

(A) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English
(B) are compact when they are written, but they can lengthen considerably when they are translated in English
(C) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when being translated into English
(D) are compact when written but can lengthen considerably in English translation
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

Pls. explain.


Eventhough A has the perfect parallelism "..when written...when translated ..." , "is" is incorrect, isn't it?
"that" clause modifies "several Germanic languages" rather than "one" ...otherwises, what's the point to put "several Germanic languages" here?

Anyone please correct me if i'm wrong ...


I agree with Lexie...."are" shud be present.
The pronouns who, that, and which become singular or plural according to the noun directly in front of them. The pronoun is the subject of the verb in the middle of the sentence.
and between "B" and "D"....B used "they" redundantly 2 times. so its incorrect.
My vote for "D".
Whts the OA? :arrow:
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Re: SC: Very tricky [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 09:57
GK_Gmat wrote:
With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English.

(A) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English
(B) are compact when they are written, but they can lengthen considerably when they are translated in English
(C) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when being translated into English
(D) are compact when written but can lengthen considerably in English translation
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

Pls. explain.


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languages require "are", so A, C, E out
Between B and D, I choose D, because in B it should be "translated into English"
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 10:06
If OA is A , we can find some contradiction here:


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Re: SC: Very tricky [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 10:12
GK_Gmat wrote:
With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English.

(A) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English
(B) are compact when they are written, but they can lengthen considerably when they are translated in English
(C) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when being translated into English
(D) are compact when written but can lengthen considerably in English translation
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

Pls. explain.


Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that
gotta be careful when you see "that"in non-essential (or restrictive) clauses - the subject proceeds "that". In this case the subject is "languages" which is plural and not "Icelandic" which is singular

between B and D, in B the use of "they" sounds too wordy so D would be a better choice
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 10:26
IMO B.
Clear and concise compared to D.
In D, English translation doesnt bring oout the intended meaning correctly.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 19:54
I would bet 100% on D

noun preceding "that" influneces the count (Singular/Plural)
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Re: SC: Very tricky [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 21:03
GK_Gmat wrote:
With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English.

(A) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English
(B) are compact when they are written, but they can lengthen considerably when they are translated in English
(C) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when being translated into English
(D) are compact when written but can lengthen considerably in English translation
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

Pls. explain.


Another for A for use of "is"

C: elim b/c use of being.
E: wordy: "when it is" also should be into English, not in.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2007, 07:40
Answer should be D

We need an "are" here..

Whats OA?
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Re: SC: Very tricky [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2007, 07:56
GK_Gmat wrote:
With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English.

(A) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English
(B) are compact when they are written, but they can lengthen considerably when they are translated in English
(C) is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when being translated into English
(D) are compact when written but can lengthen considerably in English translation
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

Pls. explain.


OA is D.

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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2007, 11:38
I had A, but I see my mistake.

Thanks for the clarification youngun, this was most helpful.

"The pronouns who, that, and which become singular or plural according to the noun directly in front of them. The pronoun is the subject of the verb in the middle of the sentence. "
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