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Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position in politics and business.
A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

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Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position in politics and business.
A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

3/2 Rule: "placing" V.S "place" , "place" is right --> rule out A & D
"Which" after the comma refers to women --> wrong --> rule out C & E
The choice left is B

can you elaborate more on your elimination process between "placing" V.S "place" ?

I thought "placing" also can fit here ( it will be a absolute phrase -- just eliminate BE verb, and that absolute can be modifier).. I think absolute phrase is also correct (grammatically) here ...

appreciate if you can explain a bit more on this ..

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You are right that "placing" is correct in grammar but it distorts the meaning. The trend is not yet established, so you can't use "placing" here. In other words, the trend is the result of "women are expected...", and the first phase uses present tense --> the result should be in future tense ^ ^
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In B, the subject is "The majority of students", which is singular. So how can it be "The majority of students are??
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ugimba wrote:
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position in politics and business.
A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

3/2 Rule: "placing" V.S "place" , "place" is right --> rule out A & D
"Which" after the comma refers to women --> wrong --> rule out C & E
The choice left is B
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Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately [strike]placing[/strike]
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, [strike]which[/strike] will ultimately place
D It is [strike]expected that[/strike][strike][/strike] the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend [strike]ultimately placing[/strike]
E It is [strike]expected for[/strike] the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, [strike]which[/strike] will ultimately place

B looks the best. It also uses that as a restrictive clause.
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oopsss i got it. It can be plural
According to manh SC guide, if one mean the many individual parts of the totality then use a plural verb....for example :" the majority of the students ARE..."

If one means the totality itself then use singular verb . eg " the student majority IS....
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A nice practice question that puts you into quite a few splits to wade through.
1. What should be the subject ? Women or ‘the majority” Considering that the modifier trend has to fall back on some evolving action, women are is too passive and hence is no equivalent to the more dynamic factor of something trending. So we will drop A.
2. to choose between ‘a trend ‘ and ‘which’. 'This ‘is blatantly incorrect in modifying women and the fall, both inappropriate. Therefore, we will dump C and E.
3. To choose between ‘placing’ and ‘that will place’ obviously, since the effect of the trend is going to be in the future, that will place is more appropriate than the tenseless participle ‘placing’. Therefore, we will drop A, and D.
Ultimately, what survives the drop list? Only B.
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11 Aug 2009, 19:12
A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing . I go with A.
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place. A little wordy
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place. Which modifies women
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing. ( expect to is the correct idiom)
E It is expected for the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place. Which modifies fall
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11 Aug 2009, 21:13
The doubt is between A&B....

The subject in " A" is women and subject in B is "majority of students" ...m i right. ..??
will go with A ...but unable to find resons to eliminate B....
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11 Aug 2009, 22:55
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Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position in politics and business.
A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

3-2 split. A, B, D correctly using 'trend' to describe the previous clause.
In D expected to be is preferred over expected that.

between A and B
I think the event of placing more women in leadership will happen in future. So, B is correct in the tense.

IMO B.
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11 Aug 2009, 23:29
I go with B.

'trend' associates better with this phrase: 'The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women' instead of the phrase given in option A.
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Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position in politics and business.
A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

3-2 split. A, B, D correctly using 'trend' to describe the previous clause.
In D expected to be is preferred over expected that.

between A and B
I think the event of placing more women in leadership will happen in future. So, B is correct in the tense.

IMO B.

I will go with A, because it is an established trend and that's' why the sentence used "expected". Therefore, it shouldn't be future tense.
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hocnhan wrote:
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Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position in politics and business.
A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

3/2 Rule: "placing" V.S "place" , "place" is right --> rule out A & D
"Which" after the comma refers to women --> wrong --> rule out C & E
The choice left is B

can you elaborate more on your elimination process between "placing" V.S "place" ?

I thought "placing" also can fit here ( it will be a absolute phrase -- just eliminate BE verb, and that absolute can be modifier).. I think absolute phrase is also correct (grammatically) here ...

appreciate if you can explain a bit more on this ..
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placing - present continuous tense.
Women are expected.....we have to use future tense to carry the theme.
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12 Aug 2009, 11:45
One more B.

"A trend that will ultimately place" is correct usage. Trend will cause something to happen in future. Simple future tense is better than continuous placing.
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12 Aug 2009, 11:48
hocnhan,

What is 3/2 Rule that You have mentioned in your post ?
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What is 3/2 Rule that You have mentioned in your post ?

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13 Aug 2009, 06:15
hey thanks for the explanation ..I got it now. hope I won't face this kind of question(s) (2 choices are grammatically correct and have to depend on the situation to pick the correct one between the 2).

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22 Nov 2009, 03:37
B for me

C D E are clearly out.
There are two reasons why I eliminate A
First, expect ..., a trend - should be in a future tense.
a trend placing = a trend that places = present tense

Second - I am more comfortable with The majority ... than Women ...
Women ..., a trend - a trend modify women??
The majority ..., a trend - a trend correctly refers to the majority, which can be a trend.
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