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# Archaelogists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Can someone explain what's wrong with (C) ?
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30 Jul 2012, 03:28
Idiom, Parallelism & Tenses issue

A: "estimated at" is erroneous; "provided" not in agreement with non-underlined portion
B: "estimated at" is erroneous
C: "to be" doesn't go with the intended meaning
D: "estimated to be" - CORRECTED; "provide" - CORRECTED - So, CORRECT Option
E: Pronoun refereent err & SV err

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30 Jul 2012, 03:37
syog wrote:
Can someone explain what's wrong with (C) ?

Hi syog,
the one little trick that i learnt while in school was to read the sentences in such a way that you omit the line between two (,)s.
if it makes sense, then go for it..

so as per the above, try and read the statement as:

option C ...Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls to provide rare insight OR
option D ...Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide rare insight
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30 Jul 2012, 04:25
thebigr002 wrote:
syog wrote:
Can someone explain what's wrong with (C) ?

Hi syog,
the one little trick that i learnt while in school was to read the sentences in such a way that you omit the line between two (,)s.
if it makes sense, then go for it..

so as per the above, try and read the statement as:

option C ...Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls to provide rare insight OR
option D ...Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide rare insight

Do not OMIT the lines between the commas in GMAT rather you can avoid the "warm ups"/middle man (MGMAT language)-typically the prepositional modifiers.
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30 Jul 2012, 09:40
thebigr002 wrote:
syog wrote:
Can someone explain what's wrong with (C) ?

Hi syog,
the one little trick that i learnt while in school was to read the sentences in such a way that you omit the line between two (,)s.
if it makes sense, then go for it..

so as per the above, try and read the statement as:

option C ...Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls to provide rare insight OR
option D ...Archaeologists believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls provide rare insight

Cutting out the stuff in between commas does not work all the time. Sometimes the sentence is just really long with a lot of chain modifiers.
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30 Jul 2012, 14:28
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IMO:D
Correct Idiom is "estimated to be"
in C "To provide make the sentence fragment.
provided ......& estimated to be ......modifier correctly in parallel n it modify "dead sea scrolls" ...so issue with these verb+ed modifier .....
In D : Use of provide make sense because its plural verb of plural subject "dead sea scrolls".

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