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# Although many video games are situated in fantasy worlds quite unlike

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Although many video games are situated in fantasy worlds quite unlike our own, others feature human characters that embark on careers, get married, have their own children, just as real people do.

A. that embark on careers, get married, have their own children, just as real people do

B. who embark on careers, just like real people, to get married and have children of their own

C. who, just like real people, begin to embark on careers; they also get married, having children of their own

D. who embark on careers, just like real people getting married, and have children of their own

E. who, just like real people, embark on careers, get married, and have children of their own

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15 Jul 2018, 07:50
+1 for E.

A. that embark on careers, get married, have their own children, just as real people do --> Conjunction required

B. who embark on careers, just like real people, to get married and have children of their own

C. who, just like real people, begin to embark on careers; they also get married, having children of their own

D. who embark on careers, just like real people getting married, and have children of their own

E. who, just like real people, embark on careers, get married, and have children of their own --> Correct, 'like' is used to compare nouns, conjunction 'and' before last element makes the meaning clear

Hence, E.
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16 Jul 2018, 01:13
sudarshan22 wrote:
+1 for E.

A. that embark on careers, get married, have their own children, just as real people do --> Conjunction required

B. who embark on careers, just like real people, to get married and have children of their own

C. who, just like real people, begin to embark on careers; they also get married, having children of their own

D. who embark on careers, just like real people getting married, and have children of their own

E. who, just like real people, embark on careers, get married, and have children of their own --> Correct, 'like' is used to compare nouns, conjunction 'and' before last element makes the meaning clear

Hence, E.

can you explain indetail why B is wrong?
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16 Jul 2018, 01:28
Kunal760 wrote:
sudarshan22 wrote:
+1 for E.

A. that embark on careers, get married, have their own children, just as real people do --> Conjunction required

B. who embark on careers, just like real people, to get married and have children of their own

C. who, just like real people, begin to embark on careers; they also get married, having children of their own

D. who embark on careers, just like real people getting married, and have children of their own

E. who, just like real people, embark on careers, get married, and have children of their own --> Correct, 'like' is used to compare nouns, conjunction 'and' before last element makes the meaning clear

Hence, E.

can you explain indetail why B is wrong?

Kunal760

Option B distorts the intended meaning of the sentence completely.

who embark on careers 'TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE CHILDREN' --> Meaning -> the sole purpose of their career is to get married and have children, now that's absurd much

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16 Jul 2018, 01:50
In option 1. Is "that" used incorrectly to refer others human characters ?

Would it be a correct version of option 1
that embark on careers, get marrie and have their own children, just as real people do.

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16 Jul 2018, 02:05
Manas1212 wrote:
In option 1. Is "that" used incorrectly to refer others human characters ?

Manas1212
A. that embark on careers, get married, have their own children, just as real people do

The use of 'that' here is incorrect, it creates ambiguity. As per option A, 'that' refers to human characters, but if you go for intended meaning of the sentence, 'who' does it better than 'that'

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Would it be a correct version of option 1
that embark on careers, get marrie and have their own children, just as real people do.

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Still a NO

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Although many video games are situated in fantasy worlds quite unlike our own, others feature human characters that embark on careers, get married, have their own children, just as real people do.

A. that embark on careers, get married, have their own children, just as real people do : "that" in gmat should not be used to refer to the people in general. "who" fits in perfectly when you want to refer to people. However, don't discard this option unless you find a better choice

B. who embark on careers, just like real people, to get married and have children of their own : Here, the meaning of the original sentence is distorted or modified. This choice implies that the characters embark on careers "to get married and have children". This can be striked out.

C. who, just like real people, begin to embark on careers; they also get married, having children of their own : Look at the sentence (or a clause) before the semicolon. It is incomplete. It just says who begin to emark on careers. Strike it out since this choice is grammatically incorrect.

D. who embark on careers, just like real people getting married, and have children of their own : Again, the meaning of the sentence is not very clear. It seems that the comparison is between people who embark on careers with people getting married. Strike out the choice.

E. who, just like real people, embark on careers, get married, and have children of their own - Good Choice. The meaning of the original sentence kept as is and no grammatical errors are evident.

Hence, the answer choice is E.

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Although many video games are situated in fantasy worlds quite unlike our own, others feature human characters that embark on careers, get married, have their own children, just as real people do.

Meaning: Although many video games are based on fictional concept, other video games are based on real world concepts in which the characters, like real people, embark on careers, get married, and have children of their own.

Errors:
1) who should be used for human characters instead of that
2) embark on careers, get married, have their own children is the list of things the characters in the video games do....it should be correctly written with "and" between 2nd and 3rd activity: embark on careers, get married, and have their own children
3) modifier "just as real people do" is incorrectly placed and incorrectly worded. correct modifier should be "just like real people" and should be placed near human characters.

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