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# As the housing affordability gap widens, middle-income

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31 Dec 2016, 23:23
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Gomze wrote:
I am not sure why C is better than B.Can anybody explain this to me?

However, therefore, furthermore etc. are not true conjunctions and are called conjunctive adverbs - comma + conjunctive adverb cannot join two independent clauses as co-coordinating conjunctions (e.g. and, but, yet, so etc.) do. A semicolon is required in case of conjunctive adverbs.

He studied hard, so he scored high... correct
He studied hard, therefore he scored high... wrong (run-on sentence)
He studied hard; therefore he scored high...correct

"Yet" is a coordinating conjunction, and "furthermore" is a conjunctive adverb. Therefore B is a run-on sentence, but C is alright.
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31 Dec 2016, 23:46
I am yet to understand why C is makes more sense than B. that's why I choose B.
C introducing contrast which is not required in the sentence. As the underlined statement is just a extension of the first sentence. Hence, FURTHERMORE will be more appropriate than YET.
When I go deep into the meaning. I feel SINCE is making the statement incorrect. Because of may be C is the right choice..

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01 Jan 2017, 00:48
prashantrchawla wrote:
I am yet to understand why C is makes more sense than B. that's why I choose B.
C introducing contrast which is not required in the sentence. As the underlined statement is just a extension of the first sentence. Hence, FURTHERMORE will be more appropriate than YET.
When I go deep into the meaning. I feel SINCE is making the statement incorrect. Because of may be C is the right choice..

Option B is grammatically wrong. Please see the explanation just above your post:

as-the-housing-affordability-gap-widens-middle-income-84380-20.html#p1783201
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09 Apr 2017, 20:23
sayantanc2k wrote:
Gomze wrote:
I am not sure why C is better than B.Can anybody explain this to me?

However, therefore, furthermore etc. are not true conjunctions and are called conjunctive adverbs - comma + conjunctive adverb cannot join two independent clauses as co-coordinating conjunctions (e.g. and, but, yet, so etc.) do. A semicolon is required in case of conjunctive adverbs.

He studied hard, so he scored high... correct
He studied hard, therefore he scored high... wrong (run-on sentence)
He studied hard; therefore he scored high...correct

"Yet" is a coordinating conjunction, and "furthermore" is a conjunctive adverb. Therefore B is a run-on sentence, but C is alright.

Hi sayantanc2k

Can you elaborate on the usage of As at the beginning of this sentence (does As mean because? and does As function as a coordinating conjunction?) and the usage of two coordinating conjunctions for and yet in two adjacent clauses in C?

fluke said in his post that "In GMAT SC, since is not used to describe causation; since should be followed by time/date". Is fluke's reasoning right?

Many thanks!
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16 Apr 2017, 11:30
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sayantanc2k wrote:
Gomze wrote:
I am not sure why C is better than B.Can anybody explain this to me?

However, therefore, furthermore etc. are not true conjunctions and are called conjunctive adverbs - comma + conjunctive adverb cannot join two independent clauses as co-coordinating conjunctions (e.g. and, but, yet, so etc.) do. A semicolon is required in case of conjunctive adverbs.

He studied hard, so he scored high... correct
He studied hard, therefore he scored high... wrong (run-on sentence)
He studied hard; therefore he scored high...correct

"Yet" is a coordinating conjunction, and "furthermore" is a conjunctive adverb. Therefore B is a run-on sentence, but C is alright.

Hi sayantanc2k

Can you elaborate on the usage of As at the beginning of this sentence (does As mean because? and does As function as a coordinating conjunction?) and the usage of two coordinating conjunctions for and yet in two adjacent clauses in C?

fluke said in his post that "In GMAT SC, since is not used to describe causation; since should be followed by time/date". Is fluke's reasoning right?

Many thanks!

1. No, here "as" means "at the same time".
2. No, it is a subordinating conjunction (introduces a dependent clause).
3. I am not sure about your question - by the term "usage" do you like to know which clauses these conjunctions add? Please elaborate your third query.
4. Usage of "since": I have not found anything of this sort in any official guide.
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16 Apr 2017, 16:39
sayantanc2k

I mean: i don't understand why two subordinating conjunctions for and yet appear in two adjacent clauses in C. Can you elaborate?
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16 Apr 2017, 23:15
sayantanc2k wrote:
prashantrchawla wrote:
I am yet to understand why C is makes more sense than B. that's why I choose B.
C introducing contrast which is not required in the sentence. As the underlined statement is just a extension of the first sentence. Hence, FURTHERMORE will be more appropriate than YET.
When I go deep into the meaning. I feel SINCE is making the statement incorrect. Because of may be C is the right choice..

Option B is grammatically wrong. Please see the explanation just above your post:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/as-the-housin ... l#p1783201

In option C, Is yet used to denote that they don't have money still they need to shell out more - which in a way is a subtle contrast?
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17 Apr 2017, 04:02
i chose B
Can somebody explain why B is a wrong choice
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17 Apr 2017, 08:41
arvind910619 wrote:
i chose B
Can somebody explain why B is a wrong choice

See this. Explained very succinctly
https://gmatclub.com/forum/as-the-housi ... l#p1783201

Although not an absolute bang on red flag, 'since' is mostly used to denote continuity from a certain past time/date in GMAT grammar.
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14 Nov 2017, 03:19
The underlined part needs to give reason for why such families are hard-hit. Hence, we can eliminate A, D, and E as they start with ‘and’ rather than ‘for’ or ‘because’.
B is wrong as generally ‘since’ is not used for the meaning ‘because’. Also, ‘yet’ is a more appropriate term than ‘furthermore’ here.
C is the best choice.
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13 Feb 2018, 02:04
sayantanc2k wrote:
Gomze wrote:
I am not sure why C is better than B.Can anybody explain this to me?

However, therefore, furthermore etc. are not true conjunctions and are called conjunctive adverbs - comma + conjunctive adverb cannot join two independent clauses as co-coordinating conjunctions (e.g. and, but, yet, so etc.) do. A semicolon is required in case of conjunctive adverbs.

He studied hard, so he scored high... correct
He studied hard, therefore he scored high... wrong (run-on sentence)
He studied hard; therefore he scored high...correct

"Yet" is a coordinating conjunction, and "furthermore" is a conjunctive adverb. Therefore B is a run-on sentence, but C is alright.

Hey sayantanc2k,

do you know why D is wrong?

thanks!
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13 Feb 2018, 05:17
+1 C.

'Yet' provides with the right contrast.
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