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Although it closed its doors forever in 2000, the Desert Inn was a cornerstone of classic Vegas, in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom.


(A) in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom

(B) in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin have once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which is now demolished

(C) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom

(D) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which is now demolished

(E) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which has now been demolished
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IMO C.

A and B can be ruled out since, the sentence mentions a place.. so the erroneous part needs to start with "where" ...
Now, out of C, D and E .. C is the least wordy and addresses it correctly..
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IMO C.

A and B can be ruled out since, the sentence mentions a place.. so the erroneous part needs to start with "where" ...
Now, out of C, D and E .. C is the least wordy and addresses it correctly..


How can you justify "now demolished"?? & secondly what's wrong with "D"?
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D is wrong simply because compare to C, D is longer, wordier.

I pick A

I want to ask why can we use "in which"? I thought "in which" is better than "where". When should we use "in which" then?

Also, I thought we also need to use the "had performer" since we have two verb in this sentence, perform and demolish, both in the past tense, to make it clear about the time frame, shouldn't we use the past perfect?
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Guys, see OG11 SC ques 59... If you can co relate the above SC with that, you will be able to spot the difference too !
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What's wrong with "D" ? Apart from wordiness, I couldn't figure out..??
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nice discussion. please keep going.
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Went with E.......Can't believe its C.............
Where better than In which
I went with E because it is the one which used along with A ....because they performed before the doors were closed ........

Why Had is neglected someone please
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Was confused between C & D, but would pick C
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New post 29 Jul 2010, 07:26
my pick is D.

Are there any grammatical errors in D or wordiness is the only reason to strike it out?
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-- First of all the tense should be - Simple past tense and not past perfect tense. Secondly sentence should not be verbose.
(A) in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom
-- A uses past perfect tense - had once. Action and its effects are already completed. Hence A cannot be a correct answer choice.

(B) in which the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin have once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which is now demolished
-- B uses Present perfect tense. Hence B cannot be a correct answer choice.

(C) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin once performed in the now demolished Crystal Showroom
-- This obeys both the requirements. First it uses simple past tense i.e. once performed and its concise. Hence C is a correct answer choice.

(D) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which is now demolished
-- D uses simple past but the sentence ends abruptly and awkwardly. Hence D is not a correct answer choice.

(E) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin had once performed in the Crystal Showroom, which has now been demolished
-- E uses Past perfect tense. Hence E cannot be a correct answer choice.

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in which should be used in case of - circumstances, situations, etc.

where should be used - country, dallas, place, etc. In this question its Vegas !!

Regarding tense - should be simple past tense since the action as well as its effect is already completed. Hence had cannot be used.

Hope this helps answer your question.

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WHere should be used since we are referring to a place here. And C looks the better of the available choices!
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WHere should be used since we are referring to a place here. And C looks the better of the available choices!


Guys - Do not discard the above options simply because of the usage of "in which" and "where". Generally "where" is used for places, but "in which" also used to refer to any places. One more addition to this is whenever you see there are some hypothetical places i.e. "in which" is also applicable there as well. Here among all the options "C" is more concise. Hence C is the answer.
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psychomath wrote:
WHere should be used since we are referring to a place here. And C looks the better of the available choices!


Guys - Do not discard the above options simply because of the usage of "in which" and "where". Generally "where" is used for places, but "in which" also used to refer to any places. One more addition to this is whenever you see there are some hypothetical places i.e. "in which" is also applicable there as well. Here among all the options "C" is more concise. Hence C is the answer.



I am simply unable to discard option D. Pls help experts!!!
Why is C better then D here.
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chanakya84 wrote:
psychomath wrote:
WHere should be used since we are referring to a place here. And C looks the better of the available choices!


Guys - Do not discard the above options simply because of the usage of "in which" and "where". Generally "where" is used for places, but "in which" also used to refer to any places. One more addition to this is whenever you see there are some hypothetical places i.e. "in which" is also applicable there as well. Here among all the options "C" is more concise. Hence C is the answer.



I am simply unable to discard option D. Pls help experts!!!
Why is C better then D here.


@Hariot123 - Option and C and D are both grammatically correct. However option D is more wordy compared to C. In option D we have " which is demolished" modifying the "Crystal Showroom". However in C the same idea is conveyed more concisely. In GMAT apart from the grammatical errors we also need to look out for option that is more concise when compared to other options.
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chanakya84 wrote:
psychomath wrote:
WHere should be used since we are referring to a place here. And C looks the better of the available choices!


Guys - Do not discard the above options simply because of the usage of "in which" and "where". Generally "where" is used for places, but "in which" also used to refer to any places. One more addition to this is whenever you see there are some hypothetical places i.e. "in which" is also applicable there as well. Here among all the options "C" is more concise. Hence C is the answer.



I am simply unable to discard option D. Pls help experts!!!
Why is C better then D here.



Hi Wazza,


Consider the following two statements.

1. I bought a 'new' pen
2. I bought a pen, which is new.

Are you able to find the difference between the two statements?

In the latter statement, the emphasis is on the pen(which i bought) and the pen is new is just an additional information which is not required. While in the former statement, the emphasis is on the 'new' pen bought by me.

Apply the same thing now...

in the now demolished Crystal Showroom and the crystal showroom, which is now demolished.

Option D distorts the meaning a bit. And moreover, if you find two options, which are both grammatically correct, go with the one that is more closer to the original option.

Hope, i've made myself clear.

Hence option c is correct.
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(C) where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin once performed (verb) in the now demolished Crystal Showroom.

now demolished is an adjective.
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Hi,

Is option E wrong because the past perfect tense is used.
Moreover,the tense sequence must be clause-dependent.Isnt it?
Here since the past perfect is used in the modifier without any preceding action,we ruled it out.
Is my understanding correct?/

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Went with E.......Can't believe its C.............
Where better than In which
I went with E because it is the one which used along with A ....because they performed before the doors were closed ........

Why Had is neglected someone please


The performance was before “it closed its doors forever in 2000”, so it may seem that the past perfect is needed; however, that is not the main clause.
The performance took place when “ the Desert Inn was a cornerstone of classic Vegas”, not before, so the past perfect is wrong.
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