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# Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were

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23 Jun 2007, 08:08
Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

OA B

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23 Jun 2007, 09:08
subject verb agreement - should be 'was'

that leaves us with only B and D

B is more concise and clear - parallel in the X and Y

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21 Jul 2007, 12:32
105. Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.
(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

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21 Jul 2007, 12:44
B because "was" should be used, refers to "anger" which is just one among many emotions hence singular.

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21 Jul 2007, 21:27
This is a nice SC.
First I chose C then I realized that C has some issues.

This SC is testing three important things:

1. Verb "was"
2. Redundancy... "repeatedly" should not be used with "over and over again"
3. Idiom....Preventing X from Y

B satisfies all these.

Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

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22 Jul 2007, 05:20
empty_spaces wrote:
what is " inversion"

Inversion means inverting the sequence of Subject and Verb. Usually, in any sentence the verb FOLLOWS the subject. However in some cases, the sentence structure is inverted and the subject FOLLOWS the verb

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22 Jul 2007, 11:52
dwivedys wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
This is a nice SC.
First I chose C then I realized that C has some issues.

This SC is testing three important things:

1. Verb "was" (Subject Verb ... AMONG the emotions WAS .. it's a complex issue to pick up the right verb here because the subject does appear Plural (raising the issue AND preventing the wound ... BUT remember that the SUBJECT is singular ANGER hence it requires singular verb WAS)

2. Redundancy... "repeatedly" should not be used with "over and over again"
3. Idiom....Preventing X from Y

To add a 4th one ..
4. Parallelism (raising....preventing)

B satisfies all these.

Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

Regards,
Brajesh

Regards,
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09 Aug 2007, 10:47
b14kumar wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
This is a nice SC.
First I chose C then I realized that C has some issues.

This SC is testing three important things:

1. Verb "was" (Subject Verb ... AMONG the emotions WAS .. it's a complex issue to pick up the right verb here because the subject does appear Plural (raising the issue AND preventing the wound ... BUT remember that the SUBJECT is singular ANGER hence it requires singular verb WAS)

2. Redundancy... "repeatedly" should not be used with "over and over again"
3. Idiom....Preventing X from Y

To add a 4th one ..
4. Parallelism (raising....preventing)

B satisfies all these.

Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

Regards,
Brajesh

Regards,
Brajesh

nice. Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room is an adverbial modifier i believe. Therefore, the subject is anger and not emotions.

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09 Aug 2007, 20:43
105. Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.
(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

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09 Aug 2007, 21:17
helpmeongmat wrote:
105. Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.
(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

B. choose A but immidiately realized that it is B for singular subject "anger".

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09 Aug 2007, 21:24
picked B over D for conciseness and llism. "raising" , "preventing"

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09 Aug 2007, 23:43
Straight B

Among the emotions ... was anger

Anger is singular, not plural. Hence B/D.

D lacks parallelism.

Hence B.

15 second question

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11 Aug 2007, 07:37
are you simply posting the questions without trying to solve them? this is the second time you posted this question.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... nger+among

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11 Aug 2007, 11:21
I guess B is the right answer

Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room was anger

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11 Aug 2007, 14:06
vay wrote:
I guess B is the right answer

Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room was anger

The OA is indeed B. Verified it from SC-1000.

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10 Oct 2007, 17:44
Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

A. were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

B. was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

C. were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing

D. was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing

E. were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

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Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

A. were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

B. was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

C. were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing

D. was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing

E. were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

Not A, C, E - Must be "was" as anger is the only emotion in the sentence.

D - Issues with ||ism.

I say B.

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GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

A. were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

B. was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

C. were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing

D. was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing

E. were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

this is a classic case of inversion!!

the sentence could be read this way: anger was among the emotions on display..

the subject here is anger, which needs the singular "was"

A/C/E can be eliminated

D is redundant with "raised over and over"

so the answer should be B

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10 Oct 2007, 18:02
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

A. were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

B. was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

C. were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing

D. was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing

E. were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

B too.
"preventing the raw wounds" is not an emotion. A, C, E out.
D is not ||

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10 Oct 2007, 19:29
Nice I didn't catch that anger was the only emotion so I elim choices w/ was.

OA is B.

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