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A large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and is

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New post 25 Dec 2010, 02:53
q10nik wrote:
self made question by someone -> ignore it.

sc-composed-by-me-7595.html

Also the question and the OA is derived from the quote, which doesn't have to be grammatically correct.

Praetorian - Pretorian adjective characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality;
`a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble`- Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr.
Found on http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?

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rohitgoel15 wrote:
A large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and is filled with often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble

A) A large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and is filled with often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble
B) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled from ambitious and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble
C) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and often sycophantic people make work and make trouble
D) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble
E) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and often sycophantic people makes work and trouble

What not E?



What is the source :?: The Question looks incomplete to me :(

Choose E over D for its succinctness
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If I guess between D and E, I would go with E for concision. Can someone explain difference in meaning between D and E?
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rohitgoel15 wrote:
A large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and is filled with often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble
A) A large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and is filled with often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble
B) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled from ambitious and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble
C) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and often sycophantic people make work and make trouble
D) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble
E) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and often sycophantic people makes work and trouble
What not E?


(D)

A) A large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and is filled with often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble --> Error in parallelism
B) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled from ambitious and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble --> It should be 'filled with'
C) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and often sycophantic people make work and make trouble --> Error in subject-verb agreement
D) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble --> Correct. subject-verb agreement & parallelism
E) a large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious and often sycophantic people makes work and trouble --> Error in parallelism
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Request you not to write your queries/answers/opinions in question window. It prevents ppl from analysing the question. The whole purpose of GMAT Club forum goes wasted by doing so.


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Not parallelism, but the stress is over contrasting terms work & trouble.

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New post 24 Oct 2017, 11:19
athiikom wrote:
I select D too.

I think "makes A and B" is more concise than "makes A and makes B"



I went with D too because it is more clear. It is a confusing question.

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