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With its abundance of noun inflections............. [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2009, 04:34
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1.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(D)
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

I went for A but OA is B ....Please explain..
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Re: With its abundance of noun inflections............. [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2009, 05:14
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1.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(D)
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

I went for A but OA is B ....Please explain..

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Re: With its abundance of noun inflections............. [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2009, 05:20
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KocharRohit wrote:
1.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(D)
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

I went for A but OA is B ....Please explain..


common pattern for GMAT SC is
ONE OF + plural noun + THAT + plural verb
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Re: With its abundance of noun inflections............. [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2009, 06:07
Sorry Friends OA is D..can you post more example with this rule One of + Plural Noun+ That + Plural verb...

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Re: With its abundance of noun inflections............. [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2010, 03:45
Posting the wrong OA initially, actually stimulates active comprehension:)

Went for D non the less.
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Re: With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2014, 07:53
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KocharRohit wrote:
1.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(D)
(E) is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English

I went for A but OA is B ....Please explain..


common pattern for GMAT SC is
ONE OF + plural noun + THAT + plural verb


Yes, D is the best answer
This is a common pattern on GMAT SC:
SINGULAR NOUN of NOUNS that PLURAL VERB
For example:
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She is one of the presidents who have high approval ratings.
D is parallel and more compact… B is not parallel. LANGUAGES that are compact… but can lengthen (here ARE and
CAN LENGTHEN are parallel verbs).
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With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2014, 13:38
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Languages are compact when written
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Languages can lengthen considerably in English translation. <<< does it make sense.

I think it is nonsensical to say a language can lengthen. An idea/message in written form can be lengthen but language seems weird.
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Re: With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2014, 20:22
PiyushK wrote:
Languages are compact when written
but
Languages can lengthen considerably in English translation. <<< does it make sense.

I think it is nonsensical to say a language can lengthen. An idea/message in written form can be lengthen but language seems weird.

Agree..
D doesn't make sense...
The best is A, but it incorrectly refers to one language (is) and not all (are)
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Re: With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2014, 20:59
ok so is the key takeaway the point that in the clause- " Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English" - the 'to be' verb refers to the immediately preceding modifier i.e. several Germanic languages rather than Icelandic ?

Furthermore if the phrase had commas like - Icelandic, one of several Germanic languages that ,is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English.

Would 'is' have been right ?
Re: With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of   [#permalink] 02 Jul 2014, 20:59
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