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Without hearing a word of what is being said or shouted, an [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 06:53
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945. Without hearing a word of what is being said or shouted, an experienced trader on the floor of the stock exchange can listen to the hum of voices around them and tell what is happening.
(A) Without hearing a word of what is being said or shouted, an experienced trader
(B) Without hearing a word of what is being said or shouted, experienced traders
(C) Even though the person has not heard a word of what is being said or shouted, an experienced trader
(D) Even when the person has not heard a word that is being said or shouted, experienced traders
(E) In spite of not hearing a word of what is being said or shouted, an experienced trader

Whats wrong in A OA is B please explain...
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Re: Without hearing a word of what [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 07:45
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hi Saga.

read the whole sentence till the end)))

of voices around !them!. a, c and e out !)

b) is not good for me, but d) is much more complicated
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Re: Without hearing a word of what [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 07:52
Option B is correct..
We'll have to use 'traders' instead of 'trader' because of the use of 'them' in the latter part of the sentence.
Also between B & D, B is a more concise and precise option.
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Re: Without hearing a word of what [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 03:39
look for the parallelism among the plural referent. :shock:
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Re: Without hearing a word of what [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2011, 10:27
between B & D. B is more clear for me
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Re: Without hearing a word of what [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2011, 22:55
i missed it and chose A. but B is correct. Thanks Ayrish
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Re: Without hearing a word of what [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2011, 13:55
Easy B.

them states that it needs a plural traders...
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Re: Without hearing a word of what [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2011, 18:32
'them' in non-underlined part of the sentence requires 'experienced traders' as in B.
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