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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 11th Edition, 2005

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Question No.: SC 29
Page: 642

Along with the drop in producer prices announced yesterday, the strong retail sales figures released today seem like it is indicative that the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.

(A) like it is indicative that
(B) as if to indicate
(C) to indicate that
(D) indicative of
(E) like an indication of

Originally posted by ywilfred on 10 Sep 2005, 06:18.
Last edited by hazelnut on 28 Jan 2018, 23:07, edited 1 time in total.
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Along with the drop in producer prices announced yesterday, the strong retail sales figures released today seem like it is indicative that the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.

(A) like it is indicative that
(B) as if to indicate
(C) to indicate that
(D) indicative of
(E) like an indication of


I picked (C). Can anyone help me in explaining me whats wrong with (B) & (D)?

Dear Mun,

I'm happy to help with this. :-)

Here's a blog post I wrote on this very topic:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/active-verbs-on-the-gmat/

You see, first of all, grammar is only one of the considerations on the SC. Both (B) & (D) are grammatically correct. The problem with them ---- they are clunky, wordy, indirect, weak. By contrast, (C) is sleek, powerful, and direct. This questions falls under a rubric known as "Rhetorical Construction" --- this is actually one of the most tested topics on the GMAT SC. Even if an answer choice is grammatically correct, in order to be correct on the sentence correction, it must be clear, concise, direct, and powerful.

One of biggest hints for achieving this --- whenever you have a split between the noun & verb & adjective of the same verb (as we have in this question), choose the verb. Writing a word in its verb form instead of in its noun or adjective form almost always makes the sentence more concise and more direct.

Does all this make sense?

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C it is
seem + to do--> idiom
and we should use that which is followed by a clause

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ywilfred wrote:
Along with the drop in producer prices announced yesterday, the strong retail sales figures released today seem like it is indicative that the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.

(A) like it is indicative that
(B) as if to indicate
(C) to indicate that
(D) indicative of
(E) like an indication of
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seem + infinitive
seem to be
seem to indicate.

OA is C
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the question is from OG,and it says that option D is incorrect because "indicative of " cant introduce a clause .
Which clause is being talked about here and why cant indicative of introduce a clause
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the question is from OG,and it says that option D is incorrect because "indicative of " cant introduce a clause .
Which clause is being talked about here and why cant indicative of introduce a clause


hi alwaysudit,
75.Along with the drop in producer prices announced yesterday, the strong retail sales figures released today seem like it is indicative that the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.

(A) like it is indicative that
(B) as if to indicate
(C) to indicate that
(D) indicative of
(E) like an indication of

in the second half of non underlined portion "the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession"....the economy is not nearing a recession is a clause....sub:economy verb: is
now if you choose C "indicative of "..the whole sentence will become like this
Along with the drop in producer prices announced yesterday, the strong retail sales figures released today seem indicative of the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.......in this sentence there is one clause and one is fragment
clause:Along with the drop in producer prices announced yesterday, the strong retail sales figures released today seem indicative of the economy
fragment:is not nearing a recession

so this will be wrong
more to say that seem should always be followed by infinitive.

kudos if it helps.

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ywilfred wrote:
Along with the drop in producer prices announced yesterday, the strong retail sales figures released today seem like it is indicative that the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.

(A) like it is indicative that
(B) as if to indicate
(C) to indicate that
(D) indicative of
(E) like an indication of



Hi,
Can someone please explain the usage of although here in non-underlined part.
As far as I know although should be followed by a clause .
What is the function of the modifier "although growing slowly" in grammatical terms.
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ywilfred wrote:
Along with the drop in producer prices announced yesterday, the strong retail sales figures released today seem like it is indicative that the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.

(A) like it is indicative that
(B) as if to indicate
(C) to indicate that
(D) indicative of
(E) like an indication of



Hi,
Can someone please explain the usage of although here in non-underlined part.
As far as I know although should be followed by a clause .
What is the function of the modifier "although growing slowly" in grammatical terms.


Dear Abid,

Thank you for posting your question here.

This is a case of ellipsis, and you can find it discussed in our concept file on the use of "as". Ellipsis refers to the omission of words that are already implied by the context of the sentence. Sometimes, such words can be left out to make the sentence more concise. You are correct that "although" should be followed by a clause, but when ellipsis is applied, the subject and the verb of the clause can be left out when it's already clear what they are.

So, the clause here is "although it is growing slowly". It is already obvious from the context of the sentence that the economy is growing slowly. So, "it is" can be dropped without affecting the meaning of the sentence.

Here are a couple more examples:

Although small, my house meets my needs. (Meaning: Although my house is small, it meets my needs.)
The project, although vast, needs to be completed by the end of the week. (Meaning: Although the project is vast, it needs to be completed by the end of the week.)

I hope this helps to clarify your doubt!

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Why a clause cannot follow 'of'?
Because 'of' is a preposition and can be only be followed by a noun or noun-phrase without a verb.
Why a clause always follows 'that'?
Because 'that' is subordinating conjunction here and can only be followed by a clause with a verb.
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the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.


GMAT has put the although part in the un-underlined part and thus has made its intention clear that 'although' need not be followed by a clause. The matter should rest there, but still, the following tips might be handy.

1. If although starts a sentence, then although part can be either a verbed clause or a verb - less modifier.

Examples:
A. Although I didn't do well in my GMAT, I got 700 -- A verbed clause started by the conjunction although.
B. Although tired at the end of the Quants section, I did the verbal spiritedly and got a score of V42. --- Although part as a verb-less adjectival modifier. Tired is a past participle and not a verb.

2. If although part intervened in the middle of a sentence, then it can only be a verb-less modifier.
Example:
The economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.

3. If although part completes a sentence, then it can only be a verbed clause

Example: I did the verbal spiritedly and got a score of V42 although I became tired at the end of the Quants section --Verbed clause after although
Please note we cannot say: I did the verbal spiritedly and got a score of V42 although tired at the end of the Quants section. This is wrong.

I remember to have seen or heard these tips from RON although I can't remember where and when.
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