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# A common social problem in the workplace occurs when workers accept su

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A common social problem in the workplace occurs when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose the trust of their former co-workers.

A. when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose

B. by a worker accepting supervisory positions, which causes him to lose

C. when workers accept supervisory positions, and so lose

D. when a worker who accepts a supervisory position, thereby losing

E. if a worker accepts a supervisory position, he would lose

Spoiler: :: my doubt
why is the use of when correct here ?

Originally posted by siddhans on 10 Jul 2011, 18:00.
Last edited by Bunuel on 08 Nov 2018, 23:44, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
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10 Jul 2011, 19:10
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chose A..
But is A eliminated coz it is wordy ??? Or is there a grammatical error there?
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10 Jul 2011, 21:50
Now it makes sense why A is wrong.. missed the 'it' reference...
Thanks @metallicafan
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11 Jul 2011, 01:02
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siddhans wrote:

Spoiler: :: my doubt
why is the use of when correct here ?

A common social problem in the workplace occurs when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose the trust of their former co-workers.

when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose
by a worker accepting supervisory positions, which causes him to lose
when workers accept supervisory positions, and so lose
when a worker who accepts a supervisory position, thereby losing
if a worker accepts a supervisory position, he would lose

The usage " doing so" is perfectly fine in GMAT though it sounds awkward verbally.

In option C. " doing so" is compressed by using "so" . Which makes perfect sense. This option is concise and grammtically correct.
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11 Jul 2011, 01:59
metallicafan wrote:
siddhans wrote:

Spoiler: :: my doubt
why is the use of when correct here ?

A common social problem in the workplace occurs when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose the trust of their former co-workers.

when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose - "it" doesn't have an antecedent.
by a worker accepting supervisory positions, which causes him to lose - "which" doesn't have a right antecedent. "him" is wrong, notice that there is "their" in the sentence.
when workers accept supervisory positions, and so lose
when a worker who accepts a supervisory position, thereby losing - There should be "workers"
if a worker accepts a supervisory position, he would lose - The same as in D

What is the correct antecedent of which in B?

And why is option C correct 'when' doesnt refer to specific time here...
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11 Jul 2011, 02:17
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siddhans wrote:
And why is option C correct 'when' doesnt refer to specific time here...

"When" need not refer to any specific time.
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08 Nov 2011, 09:43
their is referencing to workers. C is the answer.
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29 Aug 2015, 22:44
siddhans wrote:

Spoiler: :: my doubt
why is the use of when correct here ?

A common social problem in the workplace occurs when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose the trust of their former co-workers.

when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose
by a worker accepting supervisory positions, which causes him to lose
when workers accept supervisory positions, and so lose
when a worker who accepts a supervisory position, thereby losing
if a worker accepts a supervisory position, he would lose

The non-underlined part has 'the trust of their former co-workers'. which means the underlined part should hold 'workers' not 'worker'.

B,D,E out

A/C - No ref for 'It' in A leaving C with us.
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18 Sep 2015, 07:20
A is correct

"it" refers to "problem"

C is wronb because
occure
can not happen
when
loose

A is correct

pls help
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18 Sep 2015, 07:34
First divide the original statement into clauses

Clause 1:A common social problem in the workplace occurs when workers accept supervisory positions,
Clause 2: and it causes them to lose the trust of their former co-workers.

The main error in sentence is that it refers to whom i.e antecedant of it is missing
Secondly from the non underlined portion their former co-workers indicates the presence of plural subject i.e workers rather than worker

A. when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose incorrect because it refers to what pronoun error
B. by a worker accepting supervisory positions, which causes him to loseIncorrect worker is a singular subject
C. when workers accept supervisory positions, and so loseremoves the error in main statement correctly
D. when a worker who accepts a supervisory position, thereby losing subject verb error as in sentence B
E. if a worker accepts a supervisory position, he would losesubject verb error

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08 Nov 2018, 13:07
siddhans wrote:

Spoiler: :: my doubt
why is the use of when correct here ?

A common social problem in the workplace occurs when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose the trust of their former co-workers.

when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose
by a worker accepting supervisory positions, which causes him to lose
when workers accept supervisory positions, and so lose
when a worker who accepts a supervisory position, thereby losing
if a worker accepts a supervisory position, he would lose

A. "It" is not good here.
B. "Which" has to refer to the last word ("positions") ---> it makes no sense. The sense of "which" - to the whole "by a worker accepting supervisory positions". Sure not GMAT case.

C. Good.
D. We have not clause in this case.
E. There is no conditional sentence ---> we do not use "if" in this case.
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30 Nov 2018, 06:41
amatya wrote:
First divide the original statement into clauses

Clause 1:A common social problem in the workplace occurs when workers accept supervisory positions,
Clause 2: and it causes them to lose the trust of their former co-workers.

The main error in sentence is that it refers to whom i.e antecedant of it is missing
Secondly from the non underlined portion their former co-workers indicates the presence of plural subject i.e workers rather than worker

A. when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose incorrect because it refers to what pronoun error
B. by a worker accepting supervisory positions, which causes him to loseIncorrect worker is a singular subject
C. when workers accept supervisory positions, and so loseremoves the error in main statement correctly
D. when a worker who accepts a supervisory position, thereby losing subject verb error as in sentence B
E. if a worker accepts a supervisory position, he would losesubject verb error

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why can't "IT" refer to "supervisory positions"?
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07 Dec 2018, 23:18
siddhans wrote:
A common social problem in the workplace occurs when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose the trust of their former co-workers.

A. when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose

B. by a worker accepting supervisory positions, which causes him to lose

C. when workers accept supervisory positions, and so lose

D. when a worker who accepts a supervisory position, thereby losing

E. if a worker accepts a supervisory position, he would lose

Thought process:

A) What is "it" referring to?
B) positions do not cause the worker to lose trust. Also "him" is not correct
C) Correct
D) "when a worker who" followed by a subordinate clause is a fragment
E) "he" is not correct, and "if" clause, does not fit in here
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17 Jan 2019, 00:02
siddhans wrote:
A common social problem in the workplace occurs when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose the trust of their former co-workers.

A. when workers accept supervisory positions, and it causes them to lose

B. by a worker accepting supervisory positions, which causes him to lose

C. when workers accept supervisory positions, and so lose

D. when a worker who accepts a supervisory position, thereby losing

E. if a worker accepts a supervisory position, he would lose

Spoiler: :: my doubt
why is the use of when correct here ?

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

C

Sometimes the GMAT requires you to recognize grammar you would never use in spoken English. That's true for the use of and so here. And so, to do so, and similar uses of the word so are often featured in GMAT English. Because they're infrequently used even in written English, they sound funny, and the test writers are hoping you'll think the/r e wrong. Here (C) is best because it replaces (A)'s awkward it causes them to lose with the much shorter so lose.
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