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# An uncommon method of home building relies on the construction of extr

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An uncommon method of home building relies on the construction of extremely thick walls to reduce the energy needs due to heating and cooling; the resulting building, with internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."

A. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."

B. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air, are known as "earth ships."

C. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, is known as an "earth ship."

D. constant temperature internal spaces although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."

E. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air, is known as an "earth ship."

Originally posted by qweert on 01 Sep 2012, 12:31.
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01 Sep 2012, 16:21
In my personal opinion i do not believe thta princeton is the top for GMAT, however I try this one

The subject here is building so as cold the verb is singular: A B and E are out of the game in 5 seconds

C and E C wins because in E they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air is passive (avoid it as much as possible albeit is not completely wrong passive voice) and also doesn't make sense on the meaning

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An uncommon method of home building relies on the construction of extremely thick walls to reduce the energy needs due to heating and cooling; the resulting building, with internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."

A. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."
B. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air, are known as "earth ships."
C. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, is known as an "earth ship."
D. constant temperature internal spaces although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."
E. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air, is known as an "earth ship."

Its a replica of OG-12 Q no 95. Its a SV agreement problem. Building agrees with verb is. And in choice E the meaning is distorted.
No doubt the correct choice is C.
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03 Sep 2012, 11:15
qweert wrote:
An uncommon method of home building relies on the construction of extremely thick walls to reduce the energy needs due to heating and cooling; the resulting building, with internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."

A. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."
B. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air, are known as "earth ships."
C. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, is known as an "earth ship."
D. constant temperature internal spaces although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."
E. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air, is known as an "earth ship."

the resulting building(singular), with ............................. , are(plural verb) is wrong construction. So this eliminates A, B, D

in E, they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air is awkward.
C sounds better than all other choices. Hence IMO, C!
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18 Sep 2014, 11:45
An uncommon method of home building relies on the construction of extremely thick walls to reduce the energy needs due to heating and cooling; the resulting building, with internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."

A. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships." building is singular, is should be used in place of are.
B. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air, are known as "earth ships."
C. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, is known as an "earth ship." Correct Answer
D. constant temperature internal spaces although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."
E. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air, is known as an "earth ship."
Here Although they are start a new clause in which "they" is subject and "are supplied" is verb. This construction to join two clauses is wrong. Two clauses either joined by semicolon or comma + FANBOYS

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30 Nov 2018, 09:07
can someone please elaborate in detail as to why option E is incorrect here please ?
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07 Dec 2018, 23:02
somesh86 wrote:
can someone please elaborate in detail as to why option E is incorrect here please ?

Hi, I believe E is incorrect because "internal spaces (they) are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air" is a very round about way to say the temperature that flows through them varies. C states this perfectly "the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature"
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05 Mar 2019, 00:56
qweert wrote:
An uncommon method of home building relies on the construction of extremely thick walls to reduce the energy needs due to heating and cooling; the resulting building, with internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."

A. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."

B. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air, are known as "earth ships."

C. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, is known as an "earth ship."

D. constant temperature internal spaces although the outside air that flows through them varies in temperature, are known as "earth ships."

E. internal spaces that maintain a constant temperature although they are supplied by varying temperatures of outside air, is known as an "earth ship."

PRINCETON REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

C

This sentence contains a problem in subject/verb agreement. The subject, building, is singular, so it needs a singular verb, is known. You can eliminate (A), (B), and (D).

(A) No. The verb should be is known as.

(B) No. This contains the same subject/verb agreement error as (A). Eliminate it.

(C) Yes. A little clunky, but this choice fixes the stem’s subject/ verb problem.

(D) No. This choice contains the original error of are known. Also, the first four words of this choice are very awkward. Temperature should not be used as an adjective to describe spaces.

(E) No. This choice changes the meaning of the sentence. The interval spaces are not supplied with temperatures. Air flows through them. Eliminate this answer choice.
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