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An international group of more than 2,000 scientists project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2000.


(A) project an average global warming that will be between 1.8 and

(B) project an average global warming to be from 1.8 to

(C) project global warming that will average between 1.8 and

(D) projects global warming to average from 1.8 to

(E) projects an average global warming of between 1.8 and

Originally posted by ugimba on 13 Aug 2009, 16:52.
Last edited by Bunuel on 07 Dec 2018, 05:44, edited 2 times in total.
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It's (E).

You'll find a very good explanation from this link.

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/an- ... t2322.html

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Subject verb agreement rules out A,B,C.
Between D and E, E is better because D says an average from X to Y and that definitely doesn't make sense. An Average is never from X to Y.
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I picked E.

Eliminate A, B and C as group is singular hence it should be "projects" not "project".

The scientists don't know the exactly how much the global warming would be. Hence it's "between" 1.8 and 6.3.

Hence go for E.
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MGMAT Explanation:
well, d has two problems, at least:
- 'projects X to do Y' is unidiomatic. (you can just say 'projects NOUN', as is done in choice e, or you can say something like 'projects that X will do Y').
- an average is a single data point, so there's no such thing as 'averag[ing] from 1.8 to 6.3'. on the other hand, it's quite possible for a single data point to fall between two given values.
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All would be able to narrow down to D and E as a singular verb projects is required. Now between D and E, the average is a single data point and cannot be a range hence average from X to Y is incorrect. However average can be between 2 numbers hence we can go for E.
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The subject of the sentence is ‘group’, so the correct verb is ‘projects’ … this eliminates A, B, and C.

Also, the average is a fixed number. It is not a range.

Imagine someone average GMAT score is 730 (in multiple attempts).

We can say: His average score is between 720 and 740. CORRECT

But we can’t say: His average score is from 720 to 740. INCORRECT

Same deal here: So D is wrong.

Correct: E
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well, d has two problems, at least:
- 'projects X to do Y' is unidiomatic. (you can just say 'projects NOUN', as is done in choice e, or you can say something like 'projects that X will do Y').
- an average is a single data point, so there's no such thing as 'averag[ing] from 1.8 to 6.3'. on the other hand, it's quite possible for a single data point to fall between two given values.

i've seen 'of between' in this sense before - think of the phrase 'between 1.8 and 6.3' as standing for a single number, and parse the sentence accordingly (it reads as if it said 'average g.w. of 5 degrees', for instance) - so, if the original poster has copied the problem correctly, we now know that the gmat accepts that construction.
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New post 30 Jan 2018, 16:05
Hi ugimba,

Thank you for your question. Let's start by looking at the most obvious difference between each answer: project vs. projects.

The subject of the sentence is "An international group," which is a singular subject that needs a singular verb to match. The verb "project" is a plural verb, so we should rule out any answers that use "project": A, B, & C.

Now we're left with answers D & E. While they look similar, they mean different things:

(D) projects global warming to average from 1.8 to
This means that the temperature of the Earth will be somewhere between 1.8 and 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2000. If this is true, we're not talking about global warming - it's going to be cold! The way this is written changes the meaning, so it is incorrect.

(E) projects an average global warming of between 1.8 and
This is the correct answer because it uses proper subject-verb agreement, and it keeps the intended meaning. This answer says that Earth will warm between 1.8 and 6.3 degrees MORE than what it already is, which is what the writer intended to say.

In the end, we're left with the correct answer: E.
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New post 02 Feb 2019, 10:02
if a group of+countable noun is single by default, is majority of+countable noun singular by default?

I know that a group of +countable noun can be plural but if there is a choice between plural and singular, take singular.

by default, collective noun is singular . is that right?
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New post 21 Feb 2019, 03:38
A, B and C all use a plural verb to refer to a singular noun. They are all wrong. Out of the remaining two, E is the better option. D says ‘to average from 1.8 to 6.3’. This is not the proper form of the phrase.
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