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According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be.

(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be

(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year

(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be

(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent

(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent
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46. According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be.

(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be
(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year
(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be
(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent
(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent

it is between C and D. In D,I think, 'it' doesn't sound right as a subject. and 'that' after semi colon refers to what? 'profit' or 'Interstudy'?

I pick C..

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I'd go with C. A pronoun is not needed at all immediately following the introductory prepositional phrase followed by the appositive. Try taking out the appositive, "a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s)," and read it that way. Since the pronoun is not needed, that means that neither A nor D is the answer. That leaves B, C, and E. Since both B and E use a plural pronoun to refer to a singular antecedent, that leaves C as the answer.

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According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be.

(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be
(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year
(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be
(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent
(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent
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According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be.

(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be

(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year

(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be

(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent

(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent
A- they is plural reference
B-they plural
C-ambiguas reference
D-corrrect
E-they is plural reference

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09 Sep 2011, 05:10
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Whats wrong in D with "it"?
Thanks.

the problem is with the structure.
According to Interstudy, an organization, it estimates

the following construction is not only correct but also sounds right.
According to Interstudy, an organization, only 607 HMO’s were profitable last year
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Remove the modifiers then the options look like

(A) According to Interstudy.....they estimate that, (wrong)

(B) According to Interstudy...compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s (wrong)

(C) According to Interstudy...only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were (sounds correct)

(D) According to Interstudy....it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 (wrong)

(E) According to Interstudyonly.... 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s (wrong)

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C for me at the first instant..

According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be.

The correct part of the sentence needs to be followed by the clause itself.. Hence, leaves choice C and E. E is incorrect cos the choice uses "they".
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Was stuck between C and D. Chose D because C had a construction "estimate...will be". I know "will" is only used for certainty. How can estimation be so certain? Can someone please explain? But, D has a bigger problem of "year" getting "modified" by "that" clause. Both of them are faulty. In these cases, does anyone know which one to choose?

According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be.

(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be

(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year

(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be

(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent

(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent

ok - I go by the meaning.....and then to the Logic....and then the grammar,etc
A - Wrong grammatically (beginning with THEY - no referrent)
B - Grammar - 1 - Comapared To [X}, [Y] - Parallelism issue,
2 - (they estimate 73 percent) should be (they estimate THAT 73 percent)
C - Meaning fine, Logic fine, Grammar (yes, some ppl noticed - estimates that.....will be) is wrong construction - But kept it aside because did not feel this to be a make/break issue
D - Wrong grammatically (beginning with IT - no referrent)
E - Grammar - 1 - (607 HMO’s last year were profitable) should be (607 HMO’s last year being profitable)
2 - [X], WHEREAS [Y] - Parallelism error

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The performer of the estimation is a single institude, so any choice mentioning 'they' which is referring to the institude is false.

so A , B , E are out

In D, 'last year that was only 36 percent' is ambiguous, since the word 'that' has no reference.
according to the context, 'that' should refer to 'the percentage of HWO's that are profitable'; but this is not explicitly mentioned in the sentence. So D is out.
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In the OA, C, isn't the "36 percent of nation" singular? Can someone explain why it is being considered plural?

It is not "36 percent of nation", but "36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s". HMO's are countable (607 to be precise) and hence 36% of them are also countable (plural).

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I'd go with C. A pronoun is not needed at all immediately following the introductory prepositional phrase followed by the appositive. Try taking out the appositive, "a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s)," and read it that way. Since the pronoun is not needed, that means that neither A nor D is the answer. That leaves B, C, and E. Since both B and E use a plural pronoun to refer to a singular antecedent, that leaves C as the answer.

Raison, thanks for the explanation! Btw, OA is C.

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it is between C and D. In D,I think, 'it' doesn't sound right as a subject. and 'that' after semi colon refers to what? 'profit' or 'Interstudy'?

I pick C..[/quote]

1+ for C...the two clauses are seperated by a semi-colan

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46. According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be.

(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be
(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year
(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be
(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent
(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent

a pronoun is not necessary after HMO's, therefore A and D are out. B and D also changes the meaning of the original sentence.
E changes the meaning and also uses the wrong pronoun "they"
C is concise and uses the proper pronoun referring to Interstudy.

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17 Aug 2009, 23:53
The sentence tests modifier
A and D are out as they unnecessarily use pronouns. B & E have pronoun error. B also uses being wrongly.

C is the clear winner.

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This was an easy one .. between C and D.. C sounds better too !
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C seems right to me, but I didnt choose to go with that as the sentence after the semicolon seems incomplete. Any comments on that?

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