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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- Broadcast is plural but Subject Each is singular. S-V error, Eliminate A.
B. superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks - as can sometime occur - No meaning, wordy,Eliminate B
C. superficial if the three major networks all - hold for now
D. superficial whenever each of the three major networks-S-V agreement issue, same as A,Eliminate D
E. superficial, as when the three major networks each - S-V agreement issue, same as A,Eliminate E

Best Answer is C
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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



Seems answer is E, but not too sure.

"Each " when used before the subject (Three major Networks) should be followed by a Singular verb (Broadcasts).
A and D are out because of use of plural verb "Broadcast"

Could not identify what is exactly wrong with B and C but
B seems Wordy.
C gives only one condition with "IF" statement whereas the original statement seems to portray one of the many conditions.

In Option E,
Subject (three major networks) + Each + Plural Verb (Broadcast) is correct.


i agree with E too. a query though,

is "all of the three major networks" correct on gmat??
its either "all the major networks", or "three major networks" ???

please suggest



As far as GMAT goes, the original intent of the sentence should be changed as little as possible.
If the sentence goes with each and is valid with the meaning of the sentence then we should find an answer accordingly.

Again, whether to use all of the three major networks or not depends on the context.
If the statement puts emphasis on each network then go with each (Statement has to be structurally and grammatically correct)

By using all the emphasis is somewhat reduced.

As per the context of sentence, "All the major networks" is wrong, because we are told that there are 3 major networks.

Keeping aside the above sentence, any sentence that is grammatically correct and has a meaning is always correct
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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
---> Subject-Verb error as "Each as Subject" is always singular. So plural "broadcast" is wrong.
--->Eg. : Each of the boys is/are good at math.
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
---> TVs being superficial is not something which can sometimes occur. Nonsensical.
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
---> "if" needs to be conditional and also needs the form "if....then". Incorrect usage here.
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
---> S-V do not agree. Each needs singular verb. So plural "broadcast" is wrong.
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each
---> CORRECT: The S-V is in agreement as if "Each" comes after the Subject the verb must agree with the Subject and not with Each. So plural "broadcast" agrees with plural "networks".
--->Eg. : These books each weighs/weigh over 1 lb.
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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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The first point to note here is that there is no conditionality implied in the passage. Therefore the choices that use the ‘if’ conjunction are wrong; B and C are gone.
Secondly the verb in the non-underlined part, i.e. broadcast, is plural; matchingly the subject also has to be plural

A. superficial such as when each of the three major networks—Each is singular; SV mismatch
D. superficial whenever each of the three major networks – each is singular

E. superficial, as when the three major networks each – the subject is the three major net works, ---The placement of ‘each’ at the end of the noun phrase has no impact on the SV agreement correct choice
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Originally posted by daagh on 07 Aug 2015, 23:40.
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New post 08 Aug 2015, 03:08
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).


**SOURCE IS ADVANCED SC pdf file DOWNLOADED FROM GMAT CLUB ITSELF... this question was a good one i found...

Explanation on use of "each" is also given in MGMAT-SC guide
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Important lesson learnt.

EACH – Singular IMPORTANT
    Each of the 3 books weigh/weighs (correct) 3 ounces.
    The 3 books each weigh(correct)/weighs 3 ounces.
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REMEMBER
X and Y Each = Plural (In this case)

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REMEMBER the usage of each and every varies according to its position. Often tested in GMAT..

1) X and Y = Plural
2) Each X and Y = Single
3) X and Y Each = Plural ( Case in this question )
4) X and Y Each of them = Single
5) X,Y,and Z every one of them = Single
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really? when I see such questions, my only reaction is:
**** YOU, the guy who wrote it.
sorry for the above.

what the **** does "AS" stands in the OA?
AS - takes the place of because
because - needs a full clause, and it will be a subordinate clause
as + WHEN?
NO NO NO NO NO
are you **** serious?
go screw yourself.

I don't see any correct answer here.
A. SV agreement error.
B. if then condition added. out
C. if then condition added - out, though the most correct, grammatically, answer choice.
D. SV agreement error
E. AS+when - NO!!!!!
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really? when I see such questions, my only reaction is:
**** YOU, the guy who wrote it.
sorry for the above.

what the **** does "AS" stands in the OA?
AS - takes the place of because
because - needs a full clause, and it will be a subordinate clause
as + WHEN?
NO NO NO NO NO
are you **** serious?
go screw yourself.

I don't see any correct answer here.
A. SV agreement error.
B. if then condition added. out
C. if then condition added - out, though the most correct, grammatically, answer choice.
D. SV agreement error
E. AS+when - NO!!!!!



I am confused too. AS WHEN.
AS WHEN means
television can be supervicial AS television is superficial WHEN three broacast the same

AS mean in the same way.
so, AS WHEN is correct.

whenevre we see TWO CONJUCTION, (WHICH CONNECT DEPENDENT CLAUSE WITH INDEPENDENT " CLAUSE," , think of ellipsis. this pattern very ard but I hope I am right.
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really? when I see such questions, my only reaction is:
**** YOU, the guy who wrote it.
sorry for the above.

what the **** does "AS" stands in the OA?
AS - takes the place of because
because - needs a full clause, and it will be a subordinate clause
as + WHEN?
NO NO NO NO NO
are you **** serious?
go screw yourself.

I don't see any correct answer here.
A. SV agreement error.
B. if then condition added. out
C. if then condition added - out, though the most correct, grammatically, answer choice.
D. SV agreement error
E. AS+when - NO!!!!!



I understand it is Friday and this is not a high quality question but I think we all should stay within the bounds of the generally accepted "business" english. You never know when a school is reading a post... :wink:
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E seems to be correct for me.

The word Broadcast in 2nd line plays major role in deciding singular or plural .
A, D is gone because of previous mentioned reason. B and C are wordy and awkward respectively.
E is perfect Each is coming after noun so it won't modify the noun which is plural.
Hence, E is my answer.
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We can dispense with A and D for SV mismatch and gleefully take E as it dodges the SV mismatch by using the plural subject networks. However, rejection of B and C requires some conceptual explanation.

When ' if ' is used, the conditionality implied will then mean that one instance cited is enough to brand TV superficial. This is probably a subtle intent ingrained in the original. However, the original intent is to say that television can be superficial( as ann example) if the main players mechanically broadcast (among perhaps many other such phenomena) the same statement, without going into details, like forwarding a Whatsapp message. The use of 'if' is an altered purpose of the original.
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pls, help explain the phrase "as when..." in choice E.
I know E is the answer but not understand the above phrase. pls help
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Correct sentence with choice E is:

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

I am having hard time understanding the structure of this sentence. Here is the structure:

Dependent Clause: Although it claims to delve into political issues
Independent Clause: television can be superficial
Dependent clause (adverbial clause here): as when the three major networks each broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.

Structure: Dependent clause + comma + Independent clause + comma + Dependent clause --- I have never seen this structure and it looked incorrect to me.

I have only seen (dependent clause + comma + independent clause OR Independent clause + comma + Dependent clause)

I need to understand WHY and how ???AS WHEN??? gives support the correct meaning and WHAT role does ???as??? or say ???as when??? play here, grammatically.

Please help on this :)
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'As' acts as an example marker effectively meaning 'like' or 'similar to'. However, we are not using 'like' because there is a clause following. The meaning of the sentence is that television can be superficial like in a case when the major players repeat one and the same version.
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People are confused about the right answer.
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People are confused about the right answer.


Though E is mentioned as OA in most of the posts, in my opinion E is structurally wrong.

A dependent clause (also known as subordinate clause) starts with a subordinator - it can be a subordinating conjunction ( as, if, although etc.) or a relative pronoun ( who, which etc.). However in a dependent clause if the subordinator is taken out, we MUST get a complete clause having the same structure as an Independent clause. e.g.,

As I see, this question is very confusing.
Dependent clause: As I see. ... if the subordinator "as" is taken out, we are left with "I see", which is a complete clause having the same structure as an Independent clause.

Now examine the depedent clause in option E:
..,as when the three major networks each broadcast...

Take out "as" - we are left with "when the three major networks each broadcast". We see that this part is again a dependent clause without a main clause to pair with and hence incomplete. Thus Option E is wrong.

Option B in that respect is better.
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