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# A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the

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21 Jun 2005, 11:48
Paul,
Thanks again for clarifying that "his" in my case is used as an adjective. So in my example that = fear created by the testimony;

By acting as a relative pronoun, "that" represents the subject of the DC. So would it be fair to say that when a DC is introduced by relative pronoun, it [it=relative pronoun] acts as the subject of the DC.

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Thanks again for the clarification.
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22 Jun 2005, 10:39
agree with your above analysis. "that" would then be the subject of the DC whereas "his/her" which follows would be considered adjective.
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21 Jul 2011, 22:26
Supercat wrote:
chunjuwu wrote:
A new hair-growing drug is being sold for three times the price, per milligram, as the drugâ€™s maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

A. as
B. than
C. that
D. of what
E. at which

Excuse me, I've reviewed all of the discussion before, could anybody tell me why the choice C is erroneous.

It helps to simplify this sentence, especially since some folks are being confused by the commas. This re-write eliminates the unnecessary adjective phrases but does not affect the issues at hand:

A drug is being sold for three times the price -------- the drugmaker charges for another product.

I think this question is very inconclusive.

First, you don't need to fill in the blank at all. Read the above sentence and don't fill in the blank. The sentence is fine without any of the answer choices.

Second, I am not aware of any reason THAT would be incorrect. It's a conjuntion linking two clauses:
X is being sold for three times the price THAT the drugmaker charges for Y.

That seems OK to me.

Third, I think that OF WHAT is a bit awkward but it seems grammatically correct and idiomatic:
X is being sold for three times the price of Y

Here, instead of having a conjuntion link two clauses, you have a preposition "of" and an object of the preposition Y being the phrase "what the drugmaker charges for another product".

This also seems correct to me.

So ... I think there are 3 equally acceptable ways to do this one: (C), (D), and no words there at all. And therefore I would personally guess that this is not a legit ETS question, and would not be on an actual GMAT.

If I'm wrong I'd love to see ETS's explanation.

Here,in the idiom "X is being sold for three times the price of Y", Y is not a price, it's a commodity, thus making the original sentence nonsensical: the drug-maker charges a commodity for something.

So OA is the best one
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22 Jul 2011, 05:05
i vote for E
can somebody explain why this is incorrect one?
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02 Jan 2014, 23:29
Paul wrote:
Well, there is a flaw with your reasoning. When using words like "his/her", and the latter are followed by a noun, "his/her" will be considered adjectives. Only when they are not followed by a noun will they be considered pronouns. Two examples:

I read his book --> "his" is considered an adjective, not a pronoun, because you can basically replace it by "the blue" and it would be a word qualifying "book".
The book is his --> "his" here is used as a pronoun because it replaces a noun. You could replace it by "Richard's" and you immediately see why it is a pronoun.

Well, I agree that for example 1, you could have said " I read Richard's book" and considered "his" a pronoun but you can't because the rule is that when it is followed by a noun and CAN be replaced by an adjective, it will be an adjective.
Getting back to your example, you can see how "his" is used as an adjective because noun "testimony" follows it. Hence, because "his" is an adjective, it is not referring to anything; it merely gives extra information.

Hi,

I have read the above post. My thought process is :

If "that" is used to introduce essential modifier/restrictive clause then "that" functions as the subject of the clause. However, If "that" is used as in the below statement:

His intentions to identify error indicate that he is an expert.

Here "that" is used as a conjunction to join two clauses. Correct me If I am wrong?
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A new hair growing drug is being sold for three times the price,per milligram,as the drug's maker charges for another product with the same active ingredient.

1)as
2)than
3)that
4)of what
5) at which.

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