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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

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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


1 more vote for C
A, D, E contain each, then wrong
B... bad
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Nope,
C is not the official answer.

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I also ruled out A D & E b'coz of the word each which does not match with the plural verb broadcast.

Out of B & C...i think B is the correct one.
B gives a situation where television may seem to be superficial...whereas in C saying that it is superficial if the three major networks.....does not seem to be coreect!!

Well that was my reasoning to arrive at the ans....i go for B!!

what's the official ans. ?

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E

Maybe there is an error in gmat+ :roll:

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Probably there is a mistake.

as when the three major networks each broadcast exactly the same statement. EACH spoils this option. IMHO: it makes sense without EACH and a superfluous comma:

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

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what's wrong with C?
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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


Why C is not ans ? "The three major networks each broadcast" ? Why not "The three major networks each broadcasts" ?

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New post 23 Aug 2009, 15:49
I will go with E

In C - the use of "IF" is incorrect

In The three major networks each broadcasts - Subject is The three major networks i.e. plural and does not agree with Verb - broadcasts - so this is wrong

A is also wrong as each makes subject singular
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'B' and 'E' are close.

Choose E.

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Why not D........ what is wrong with it... I just wish i dont get this type of ques in Gmat....This singular plaural is such a pain

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Why not D........ what is wrong with it... I just wish i dont get this type of ques in Gmat....This singular plaural is such a pain


(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks [broadcasts]

the non-underlined portion is 'broadcast' hence this option is out.

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Duplicate topic. See superficial-network-77276.html

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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


Why C is not ans ? "The three major networks each broadcast" ? Why not "The three major networks each broadcasts" ?


Here is the deal with "each"

They each are good looking. Here each is plural because it comes after the subject
each of these shirts is pretty
each child, teenager and adult is

you can eliminate A and D using this.

I'm going with E. I think the use of if is not correct in this case since we're not imposing a condition.

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Each is a spl case in SV agreement
Will go with E

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Hey All,

I was asked by PM to answer this one, so here I am!

This question involves modifiers and subject-verb agreement, and is pretty straight forward from there.

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
PROBLEM: The subject here is "each" (of the three major networks is just a modifier of each). Each is singular, so it can't work with the verb "broadcast". Also, we need a comma before "such as". This is a complicated issue involving the notion of essential versus non-essential modifiers. This sentence makes sense without the modifier (i.e. "television can be superficial"), so we would call the modifier after it NON-essential. We put commas before non-essential modifiers.

An example of an essential use of such as: "Words such as "ye" used to denote old-time language are based on an incorrect understandings of older scripts."

Notice how this sentence doesn't make sense without the modifier... "Words...are approximations based on incorrect understandings..." doesn't make any sense. The "such as "ye"" is essential.

(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
PROBLEM: "When" and "if" don't mean the same thing. This occurs WHEN all three major networks broadcast the same thing, not IF they do. Also, the doubling of "can" is pretty ugly, because it's unclear what the "sometimes occurring" is referring to.

(C) superficial if the three major networks all
PROBLEM: This is even worse then above, but the same issue. It's not that television can be superficial if the networks do something, it's that television becomes superficial WHEN they do that thing.

(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
PROBLEM: Same as A, "each" is singular here.

(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each
ANSWER: Okay. I know what you're thinking...there's an "each" here, too. Why should this one be plural when the others are singular. Well, there's a big difference. When you have "each" as the subject (followed by a prepositional phrase, as in A and D), it's singular. When you use "each" AFTER a plural noun with which it is in apposition (that's right, each is a MODIFIER of "three major networks"), each IS NOT the subject, but an adjective modifying whatever comes before it, in this case "three major networks", which is plural, and matches "broadcast".

Phew!

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The above explanation really cleared my doubts :o

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(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
Here 'each' is followed by the plural subject 'major networks'. However since each is preceded by the subject, the verb has to be singular. However verb here is plural i.e. broadcast. Hence A cannot be a correct answer choice.

(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
-- awkward and hence not a correct answer choice.

(C) superficial if the three major networks all
-- subject starts with 'the three major networks' hence verb has to be singular. Hence cannot be a correct answer choice.

(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
-- 'each' followed by subject hence verb needs to be singular. Hence cannot be a correct answer choice.

(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each
-- Here the subject 'three major networks' precedes 'each' hence the verb form depends on the subject. and since the subject is plural, it agrees with the verb used over here i.e. broadcast (plural). Hence E should be a correct answer choice.

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A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks

subject verb disagreement- plural verb required

(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks

unnecessarily wordy

(C) superficial if the three major networks all

all is at wrong place

(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks

again subject verb disagreement

(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

correct option

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This is one rare case where "as" implies "for example."
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