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I got correct choice...But confused with choice C and D..can anyone please explain the choice C.


C changes the meaning of the sentence. Remember on GMAT, we should never change the intended meaning of the sentence unless the original meaning is not clear.

See my explanation for C here:

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Hi Gmatninja/ Gmatninja2,
Can you further elaborate why option D is incorrect on lines of narenn's solution.
Why is pronoun "it" incorrect in option B?
I think coma+verb-ing does present result of preceding action
What is difference between:
production is almost expected.. and
production is expected almost ..
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As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but
production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide enough electricity for
1.3 million households.

A. almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide
Placement of adjective “almost” is leading to a change in the meaning.
Intended meaning to say that the production is expected almost to double.. However, this sentence says that “the expectation is almost”
Also, the modifier clause “which …” illogically modifies “year” whereas the intended meaning is “the doubling of production would provide enough electricity …”

B. almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing
Same misplaced “almost” error
Also the usage of “that it will” is redundant

C. expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide
The usage of “that it will” is redundant

D. expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide
Correct option

E. expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing
the modifier clause “which …” illogically modifies “year” whereas the intended meaning is “the doubling of production would provide enough electricity …”
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Hi Gmatninja/ Gmatninja2,
Can you further elaborate why option D is incorrect on lines of narenn's solution.


Not quite sure what you mean by this. (D) is the correct answer!
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New post 03 Sep 2017, 20:32
Here is my take.
a) Usage of almost is nonsensical. It is incorrectly modifying expected in this case- How can you almost expect something?
b) Same problem as above.
c) Option C reads as Production is expected that production will almost double( After you replace it with it's logical referent production). You'll realize that this sentence is a disaster.
d) No obvious errors.
e) Usage of which is wrong. Which can't refer to a clause. It can only be used as a noun modifier.
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Hello GMATNinja, daagh and other experts,

In option D, when we are considering parallelism, do we ignore "almost" and "thus" in the list? I eliminated D because I thought parallelism cannot fit here. The two things is the list are

1. Production is expected almost to double by the end of the year
2. Production is expected almost thus to provide enough electricity.....

I repeated "almost" because the first list started after "almost"

the #2 in the list doesn't make any sense at all. But upon reading other replies on this thread I found that others have ignored "almost" and "thus" . So do we need to exclude "adverbs" (I am assuming they are adverbs, i can't think of anything else:-( ) when we check for parallelism?

Please throw some light on this
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Option D looks correct to me compare to others.

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Hello GMATNinja, daagh and other experts,

In option D, when we are considering parallelism, do we ignore "almost" and "thus" in the list? I eliminated D because I thought parallelism cannot fit here. The two things is the list are

1. Production is expected almost to double by the end of the year
2. Production is expected almost thus to provide enough electricity.....

I repeated "almost" because the first list started after "almost"

the #2 in the list doesn't make any sense at all. But upon reading other replies on this thread I found that others have ignored "almost" and "thus" . So do we need to exclude "adverbs" (I am assuming they are adverbs, i can't think of anything else:-( ) when we check for parallelism?

Please throw some light on this



Hello pikolo2510,

I will be glad to help you out with this one. :-)

First of all, it is imperative to identify the correct parallel list.

Following is the sentence with the correct answer choice D:

As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is expected
    almost to double by the end of the year and
    thus to provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.


The thing to understand here is that the words almost and thus are adverbs = action modifiers.

Hence, their presence before the core parallel entities to double and to provide does not affect the intended parallelism because the modifiers attached to the core parallel entities have no bearing on parallelism.

Hence, Choice D is perfectly parallel.

We do cover this point about modifiers of core parallel entities not affecting the parallel list in our concept named Parallelism: Helpful Tips.


Hope this helps. :-)
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As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.

(A) almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide - “almost” modifies “expected in the sentence. Logically, it should modify “double” since generally, expectedness doesn’t exist along a continuum whereas production does exist along a continuum ; “which” seems to modify either “year” or “end of the year”
(B) almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing - almost illogically modifies expected ;The construction “X is expected that X will do something” is not correct.
(C) expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide - The construction “X is expected that X will do something” is not correct.
(D) expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide - Correct
(E) expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing - “which” illogically refers to “year” or “end of the year”. Secondly, the use of progressive tense “be providing” is inappropriate here since this “providing” will happen after the production “doubles”.

Answer D
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As sources of electrical power, windmills now account for only about 2,500 megawatts nationwide, but production is almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide enough electricity for 1.3 million households.

(A) almost expected to double by the end of the year, which would provide
", which" incorrectly modifies year

(B) almost expected that it will double by the end of the year, thus providing
"it" refers to production. Production is expected that production will double ...
Redundant.

(C) expected that it will almost double by the end of the year to provide
Same as (B)

(D) expected almost to double by the end of the year and thus to provide


(E) expected almost to double by the end of the year, which would thus be providing
Same as (A)

One question I'd like to ask is, what difference does it make to place almost in front of or in back of expected?

(C) expected ... almost double
(D) (E) expected almost ... double
(A) (B) almost expected
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