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# Any suggestions on this ..??

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Director
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08 Sep 2007, 21:10
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08 Sep 2007, 21:59
I think this one's a straight E for correct parallelism and appropriate modification - it's the novels that should be in parallel and not the names of the authors. Finally the article A is required before Black American - written by a black american rather than written by black americans.

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Re: SC - Novel by Black Americans - Jean Toomers [#permalink]

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08 Sep 2007, 22:09
E. changed to E from B as I thought it needs black americans but later realized that a black american is ok.

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10 Sep 2007, 20:58
dwivedys wrote:
I think this one's a straight E for correct parallelism and appropriate modification - it's the novels that should be in parallel and not the names of the authors. Finally the article A is required before Black American - written by a black american rather than written by black americans.

If you chose E, Then Either we all are wrong or the OA which is B.

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10 Sep 2007, 21:41
I chose C. use of "being" is almost always wrong on the GMAT.

I guess its the difference between Black Americans and a Black American.

I dunno why it has to be Black Americans.

owell.

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Re: SC - Novel by Black Americans - Jean Toomers [#permalink]

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16 Mar 2008, 17:03
hmmm, i'm confused. I choose E on this one because I thought "a black american" was referring to the author....any verbal gurus want to chime in?

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16 Mar 2008, 17:11
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
I chose C. use of "being" is almost always wrong on the GMAT.

I guess its the difference between Black Americans and a Black American.

I dunno why it has to be Black Americans.

owell.

GBB - C cant be right. Because the context here is novels not the authors.

edit: E still looks best to me ..though it has the almost wrong being

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16 Mar 2008, 18:16
E is the best.

A and D are incorrect as they compare the book with authors.

B is incorrect for two reasons - 1. using 'Black Americans'. Here the particular book is written by an American not my Americans. So using plural is not correct. 2. Using 'including'. Examples are not usually quoted by 'including'.

C is unnecessarily wordy.

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Re: SC - Novel by Black Americans - Jean Toomers [#permalink]

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17 Mar 2008, 15:43
Amit05 wrote:
Any suggestions on this ..???

I also thought it's E, but after looking at both B and E again, I think the answer is B.

We are talking about "the best novels". The subject has to be plural. So B is right.

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