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New post 09 Dec 2013, 08:03
this is certainly not a sub 600 level question :yikes
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Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.
(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each


They're trying to get you to focus on "as" vs. "such as" and get hopelessly confused - and, in the meantime, they
snuck a subject-verb error into answer A.
In the construction "each of the three major networks" each is the subject. Each is singular, so the verb has to be
singular... but it isn't. The verb in A is "broadcast," which is plural.
In E, they move each - that one says "the three major networks each." Now, networks is the subject, and networks is
plural, so the verb has to be plural... and it is!
each of the three major networks - singular
the three major networks each - plural
examples:
each of the students - singular
the students each - plural
generic pattern:
each (of the/pronoun/any determiner) [noun] - singular
[noun] each - plural
the problem with (c) is that its meaning differs from the original meaning, while choice (e) is faithful to that original
meaning. you MUST choose an answer choice that preserves the meaning of the original; the only exception to this
principle occurs if the original is total nonsense (in which case you have license to change it to something that isn't
nonsense).
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83. Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.
(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each


each = singular subject; broadcast =plural verb
Hence (A) and (D) are wrong
(B) very awkward construction. Also 'if' introduces a condition which was not there in original sentence
(C) converts the original intent(example - such as ) to a condition (if)

E = correct
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New post 07 Mar 2015, 18:55
Does the expression "as when" even exist?
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I understand that in choice C "if" changes the meaning. Could anyone explain that how "as" and "when" can be used together in choice E?
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This one has already been discussed here: sc-although-it-claims-to-delve-into-political-issues-telev-54402.html
But the OA has not been provided yet.

Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be
superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly
the same statement from a political candidate.

(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

My take:
As per my understanding, each is singular and broadcast is plural, so A, D and E out.


Between B and C, C is less wordy so C.

Surprisingly, according to my source, OA is E.
Could anybody clarify?
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very hard,
in E, gmat present a strange pattern to trap us into thinking that e is wrong

the intended meaning is 3 , each , broadcast the same thing. E is correc.

in E, " as " show comparison, we will keep the second element of comparison in the second part of comparions.

it is superficial as it is superficial when something happen

this is very easy, ok?

we need to be able to analyse structure quickly before playing meaning game.

very hard,
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Broadcast is singular so need singular "each"

(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each
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83. Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.
(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each


I am not convinced with the answer..
whenever we use the words like each, every we use singular verb with it..
so broadcast cant be used if each is there in the sentence

Therefore we are left with B & C.
According to me the answer should be C because B is wordy.

Please correct me
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Maulikgmat wrote:
83. Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.
(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each


I am not convinced with the answer..
whenever we use the words like each, every we use singular verb with it..
so broadcast cant be used if each is there in the sentence

Therefore we are left with B & C.
According to me the answer should be C because B is wordy.

Please correct me


I understand your concern regarding the Subject-Verb agreement issue. I'll try to give an example and you can apply it to the case of this question.

Each (of the students) is/are hungry => What is the subject here? Is it Each or Students?
The students (each) are/is hungry => What is subject here? Is it The Students or Each?

Think about the above examples from meaning wise and you will get the answer immediately.
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Can someone explain why A is incorrect?

Isn't broadcast acting as a verb? Hence plural?
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Can someone explain why A is incorrect?

Isn't broadcast acting as a verb? Hence plural?


Yes, broadcast is the verb, so it's plural. But in choice (A) the subject of the verb (broadcast) is (each) and since each is singular so there is Subject-Verb agreement. This is the issue with answers (A).

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warriorguy wrote:
Can someone explain why A is incorrect?

Isn't broadcast acting as a verb? Hence plural?


Yes, broadcast is the verb, so it's plural. But in choice (A) the subject of the verb (broadcast) is (each) and since each is singular so there is Subject-Verb agreement. This is the issue with answers (A).

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Thanks! I think I got confused between the options. Each preceding makes it singular and if each follows something - then the rule is not applicable.

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warriorguy wrote:
Jabrah wrote:
warriorguy wrote:
Can someone explain why A is incorrect?

Isn't broadcast acting as a verb? Hence plural?


Yes, broadcast is the verb, so it's plural. But in choice (A) the subject of the verb (broadcast) is (each) and since each is singular so there is Subject-Verb agreement. This is the issue with answers (A).

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Thanks! I think I got confused between the options. Each preceding makes it singular and if each follows something - then the rule is not applicable.

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the problem with (c) is that its meaning differs from the original meaning, while choice (e) is faithful to that original meaning.

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Example
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the students each - plural

generic pattern:
each (of the/pronoun/any determiner) [noun] - singular
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83. Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.
(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast is plural,each of is singular
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networkswordy
(C) superficial if the three major networks allchange in meaning.
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks change in meaning,
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks eachcorrect choice
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New post 24 May 2017, 05:56
My doubt is :
Is C grammatically right, though it changes meaning.?

I chose E as it seemed apt just like the intention of the author, that is to provide an example of a situation . :) .

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