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New post 16 May 2019, 20:22
if we see "that-clause", think that there are 2 kinds of noun, which is modified by that-clause. doing so helps find the errors. look at choice A, "that is bigger than.." implies that there is another GDP, that is smaller than GDP of A, M and N.

this is absurd. A is gone

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For option C, what does the statement "bigger than that..." act as? I rejected this choice because it seems that it is not noun + noun modifier or any modifier for that matter.

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Brego7 wrote:
it seems that it is not noun + noun modifier

Yeah, but isn't it implied:

...the world’s eleventh largest GNP, (GNP that is) bigger than that of Australia, Mexico, or the Netherlands.

For example:

He is a tall man, taller than this world has even seen.

It equivalent to:

He is a tall man, (a man who is) taller than this world has even seen.

Do agree that I haven't seen many such examples getting tested on GMAT.
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EducationAisle wrote:
Brego7 wrote:
it seems that it is not noun + noun modifier

Yeah, but isn't it implied:

...the world’s eleventh largest GNP, (GNP that is) bigger than that of Australia, Mexico, or the Netherlands.

For example:

He is a tall man, taller than this world has even seen.

It equivalent to:

He is a tall man, (a man who is) taller than this world has even seen.

Do agree that I haven't seen many such examples getting tested on GMAT.


I am having a hard time understanding this. Do you know any example on the internet that people are talking about or in your book similar to this.

From what I understood is that "bigger than..." is a noun + noun modifier. Noun is ommited in this case (this is first time i EVER see this) and "bigger" is an adjective that is modifying our noun that is not stated.

Is that correct understanding??

Side note: Learning about all this grammar, makes me even lazier writing grammatically correct in the forums lol. Don't you think talking and writing grammatically correct will take too much time in ordinary life? Like picking correct verb tense in the past to indicate what came first in ordinary speech?

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New post 25 Aug 2019, 08:23
Actually another (and perhaps simpler) way to look at the construct in C is that bigger than that of Australia, Mexico, or the Netherlands is just modifying gross national product.

Basically since bigger is an adjective, it will modify a noun, in this case gross national product.
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According to the Economic Development Corporation of Los Angeles County, if one were to count the Los Angeles metropolitan area as a separate nation, it would have the world’s eleventh largest gross national product, that is bigger than that of Australia, Mexico, or the Netherlands.

A. if one were to count the Los Angeles metropolitan area as a separate nation, it would have the world’s eleventh largest gross national product, that is

B. if the Los Angeles metropolitan area is counted as a separate nation, it has the world’s eleventh largest gross national product, that being

C. if the Los Angeles metropolitan area were a separate nation, it would have the world’s eleventh largest gross national product,

D. were the Los Angeles metropolitan area a separate nation, it will have the world’s eleventh largest gross national product, which is

E. when the Los Angeles metropolitan area is counted as a separate nation, it has the world’s eleventh largest gross national product, thus

A is incorrect because relative pronoun modifier "that" is used with a comma before it. Since it is an essential modifier it should be used without a comma. Also use of that is bigger than that of... conveys that the GNP of LA is currently bigger than that of other countries. But the intended meaning is to talk about a hypothetical situation.

B. if clause should not have singular verb form "is". Use of being is incorrect.

C. Correct answer.

D. Incorrect if then clause usage. if simple past, then would.... . Use of which is implies that the GNP of LA is currently bigger than the GNP of other countries.

E. Use of when is incorrect. Using thus to imply a cause and effect is incorrect.
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