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A recent poll indicates that many people in the United States hold a combination of conservative and liberal political views; i.e., they denounce big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting many specific government programs for health care, education, and the environment.

(A) they denounce big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting

(B) they denounce big government- they say that government is doing too much and has become too powerful-but supporting at the same time

(C) they denounce big government, say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful, while they support at the same time

(D) while they denounce big government, saying that government is doing too much and has become too powerful, at the same time supporting

(E) while they are denouncing big government- they say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful-supporting at the same time
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Can we have an expert opinion here ?
If I have a parallel construction :
Ramesh is not clear with his goals; he rejected ISB, saying he doesn't want to live in India, while at the same time accepting admission in IIM-A.
Is the construction correct ? or it should be :
Ramesh is not clear with his goals; he rejected ISB, saying he doesn't want to live in India, while at the same time accepted admission in IIM-A.
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02 May 2015, 01:43
I found it to be very easy A.
B C D are wrong right at the beginning
E is wrong at the end
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02 May 2015, 03:29
Yes, Good question.

the one question I have is, can one subject refers to two verbs". I am not sure who is 'saying....'

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A recent poll indicates that many people in the United States hold a combination of conservative and liberal political views; i.e., they denounce big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting many specific government programs for health care, education, and the environment.

(A) they denounce the big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting

(B) they denounce big government- they say that government is doing too much and has become too powerful-but supporting at the same time

(C) they denounce big government, say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful, while they support at the same time

(D) while they denounce big government, saying that government is doing too much and has become too powerful, at the same time supporting

(E) while they are denouncing big government- they say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful-supporting at the same time

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02 May 2015, 03:34
they denounce big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting.
Yes, its "they" and they both say and support
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A recent poll indicates that
many people in the United States hold a combination of conservative and liberal political views; i.e.,
they denounce big government,
---saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful,
while at the same time supporting
many specific government programs for health care, education, and the environment.

(A) they denounce the big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting

(B) they denounce big government- they say that government is doing too much and has become too powerful-but supporting at the same time
>>"But" is a conjunction, used to connect two independent clauses.
(C) they denounce big government, say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful, while they support at the same time
>> Missing proper conjunction to connect 2 clauses or verb.
(D) while they denounce big government, saying that government is doing too much and has become too powerful, at the same time supporting
>>Missing independent clause by starting the sentence with subordinate cluase "while".
(E) while they are denouncing big government- they say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful-supporting at the same time
>>Same as D.

Selected A by POE but sentence structure in A is still weird. Request others to share their view.
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03 May 2015, 22:42
Why do you think A is weird?>
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03 May 2015, 22:48
many people in the United States hold a combination of conservative and liberal political views; i.e.,
they denounce big government,
while at the same time supporting many specific government programs for health care, education, and the environment.

Nothing to backup my reasoning. just that, I was expecting verb denounce and support || to each other.
Something in line with below example.
Because he wanted to talk to me, he called me on cell.
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20 Apr 2016, 06:53
Met this question at least 3 times, did all wrong, review, and wrong again....

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I think most people get confused in this question because they expect verb support rather than supporting after while.

they denounce big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting many specific government programs for health care, education, and the environment.

while is a dependent clause/adverbial clause marker so people expect that they should see a subject and a verb after while. "while at that same time supporting..." is indeed an adverbial clause but it's a reduced adverb clause. Here is the expanded form of this sentence:

they denounce big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time they support many specific government programs for health care, education, and the environment.

Adverbial clauses can be reduced when subjects of the adverb clause and the main clause are same. Here they is the subject of both the adverb clause and main clause. I have observed this concept on a lot of official questions. When I learned about this concept, I wrote an article on GC. Interested people can read the following article:

although-is-a-dependent-clause-dc-marker-so-it-has-to-start-a-dc-200260.html#p1540391
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21 Apr 2016, 09:27
BUT is a conjuction which connect two clause, two noun, or two adverb...

while is used to connect dependent clause to independent clause.
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30 Jul 2016, 16:15
Hi!
Can we call our verbal experts for some more analysis and sloving this question..
i am struck between A & C.
thoughts for C... they denounce... while they support...
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09 Sep 2016, 19:17
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A recent poll indicates that many people in the United States hold a combination of conservative and liberal political views; i.e., they denounce big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting many specific government programs for health care, education, and the environment.

(A) they denounce the big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting

(B) they denounce big government- they say that government is doing too much and has become too powerful-but supporting at the same time

(C) they denounce big government, say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful, while they support at the same time

(D) while they denounce big government, saying that government is doing too much and has become too powerful, at the same time supporting

(E) while they are denouncing big government- they say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful-supporting at the same time

I am no expert but here are my views--

The sentence should start with the subject i.e 'they'.Eliminate 'D' & 'E'.

Not in 'B' ,use of but is not apt we need while as both the things are happening simultaneously.Thus Eliminate 'B'.

Now the hard part--Between 'A' & 'C' I choose 'A' because in last part of 'C', 'they' is not fitting in. Its not parallel with the previous statement and is redundant.

IMO 'A' is the correct choice.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
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26 Nov 2016, 12:25
The structure of the sentence in option A (OA) is as follows:

Main clause: they denounce.....
2 present participle modifiers in parallel: 1. saying.... , 2. supporting....
The 2 modifiers are joined by conjunction "while"
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A recent poll indicates that many people in the United States hold a combination of conservative and liberal political views; i.e., they denounce big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting many specific government programs for health care, education, and the environment.

(A) they denounce the big government, saying government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while at the same time supporting

--> Correct.

(B) they denounce big government - they say that government is doing too much and has become too powerful - but supporting at the same time

--> conjuntion but in this case requires a bare infinity verb, not a present participle phrase.

(C) they denounce big government , say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful, while they support at the same time

--> , say is wrong. it is redundant.

(D) while they denounce big government, saying that government is doing too much and has become too powerful, at the same time supporting

--> Fragment.

(E) while they are denouncing big government - they say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful - supporting at the same time

--> it is redundant. Fragment.
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23 Apr 2017, 11:17
Can someone please explain what is the issue with option 'C'?
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The biggest issue with (C) is that it seems to be making a botched attempt at parallelism:

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(C) they denounce big government, say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful, while they support at the same time

The subject "they" performs two parallel actions in (C): "denounce" and "say", but there's no conjunction ("and") between the two verbs. The only other way this could be acceptable is if there's a conjunction ("and") followed by third parallel verb -- something like "they denounce big government, say X, and support Y..." -- but that's not the case here.

(A) correctly turns the verb "say" into a modifier: "saying...". And that makes tons of sense: "saying government is doing too much" is giving us extra information about the previous clause ("they denounce big government"). In (C), the parallelism isn't structured correctly because there's no conjunction between the two verbs "denounce" and "say" -- but you could also argue that those two actions shouldn't be parallel, anyway. "Saying government is doing too much" just modifies the phrase "they denounce big government."

I hope this helps!
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GMATNinja wrote:
The biggest issue with (C) is that it seems to be making a botched attempt at parallelism:

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(C) they denounce big government, say that government is doing too much and it has become too powerful, while they support at the same time

The subject "they" performs two parallel actions in (C): "denounce" and "say", but there's no conjunction ("and") between the two verbs. The only other way this could be acceptable is if there's a conjunction ("and") followed by third parallel verb -- something like "they denounce big government, say X, and support Y..." -- but that's not the case here.

(A) correctly turns the verb "say" into a modifier: "saying...". And that makes tons of sense: "saying government is doing too much" is giving us extra information about the previous clause ("they denounce big government"). In (C), the parallelism isn't structured correctly because there's no conjunction between the two verbs "denounce" and "say" -- but you could also argue that those two actions shouldn't be parallel, anyway. "Saying government is doing too much" just modifies the phrase "they denounce big government."

I hope this helps!

Hey GMATNinja,
All the options look wrong to me.
I feel in A, there is a lack of proper parallelism. they denounce big governments, saying that government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while supporting at the same time..........here denounce is not in parallel to supporting. I dont think supporting can be parallel to saying (just to justify the right answer). While introduces a dependent clause and needs to have a verb and must match in parallelism with the independent clause.
So, if all the options look wrong, how do we pick the best of them?
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16 Nov 2017, 14:11
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Hey GMATNinja,
All the options look wrong to me.
I feel in A, there is a lack of proper parallelism. they denounce big governments, saying that government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while supporting at the same time..........here denounce is not in parallel to supporting. I dont think supporting can be parallel to saying (just to justify the right answer). While introduces a dependent clause and needs to have a verb and must match in parallelism with the independent clause.
So, if all the options look wrong, how do we pick the best of them?

I'm thinking "out loud" a little bit here, and I'm not sure that I have this completely correct... but I don't think that the word "while" necessarily demands parallelism, or at least I never think of it that way. Whenever I see "and" or "or", I know that something HAS to be parallel, and those are the two parallelism "triggers" that show up the most often on the GMAT. But if there's a conjunction that joins a dependent with an independent clause, I don't actually think of it as parallelism, other than the fact that both clauses -- by definition -- need to have a subject and a verb. But that's not a very interesting form of parallelism, and there's no reason why the verbs couldn't be different tenses.

In this case, though, I think you might be struggling with a different issue: "while" doesn't explicitly require you to join a dependent clause with an independent clause. Here's a great explanation of the concept: https://gmatclub.com/forum/although-is- ... l#p1540391.

See if that article helps at all?
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16 Nov 2017, 20:18
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sunny91 wrote:

Hey GMATNinja,
All the options look wrong to me.
I feel in A, there is a lack of proper parallelism. they denounce big governments, saying that government is doing too much and has become too powerful, while supporting at the same time..........here denounce is not in parallel to supporting. I dont think supporting can be parallel to saying (just to justify the right answer). While introduces a dependent clause and needs to have a verb and must match in parallelism with the independent clause.
So, if all the options look wrong, how do we pick the best of them?

I'm thinking "out loud" a little bit here, and I'm not sure that I have this completely correct... but I don't think that the word "while" necessarily demands parallelism, or at least I never think of it that way. Whenever I see "and" or "or", I know that something HAS to be parallel, and those are the two parallelism "triggers" that show up the most often on the GMAT. But if there's a conjunction that joins a dependent with an independent clause, I don't actually think of it as parallelism, other than the fact that both clauses -- by definition -- need to have a subject and a verb. But that's not a very interesting form of parallelism, and there's no reason why the verbs couldn't be different tenses.

In this case, though, I think you might be struggling with a different issue: "while" doesn't explicitly require you to join a dependent clause with an independent clause. Here's a great explanation of the concept: https://gmatclub.com/forum/although-is- ... l#p1540391.

See if that article helps at all?

Thanks GmatNinja,
I got the answer from the reference u mention in the post. If although does not hve a subject in it's own sentence and has a subject directly attached to it in the independent clause, then we can avoid parallelism or although work without a verb.
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