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# At Shiprock, New Mexico, a perennially powerful girls’ high school

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16 Jul 2014, 10:12
Can we expert an expert opinion here who can explain the difference between options C and D..?
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At Shiprock, New Mexico, a perennially powerful girls’ high school basketball team has become a path to college for some and a source of pride for a community where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are below the poverty level.

(A) where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are --> No clear antecedent for "them"
(B) where they have 49 percent of the household incomes --> same issue. What is "they" referring to?
(C) where 49 percent of the household incomes are --> Correct answer. Community+where or location+where

This is the community where rich people live.
This is the society where I live.

(D) which has 49 percent of the household incomes --> incorrect. Plug in the answer -

At Shiprock, New Mexico, a perennially powerful girls’ high school basketball team has become a path to college for some and a source of pride for a community which has 49 percent of the household incomes below the poverty level.

Implies that community has household incomes below poverty level. Community doesn't have household incomes below the poverty level.It's the residents who have incomes below poverty level. A quick fix of this would be - community + in which.

(E) in which 49 percent of them have household incomes --> this fixes the problem (in which),but has "them".No antecedent for them.
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06 May 2015, 11:23
AM I the only one that is willing to know whether income is uncountable?
I know a plural form "incomes" exist, but income is income
In addition to this: community - A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common (OXFORD DICTIONARY)
com·mu·ni·ty /kəˈmyo͞onədē/
noun
a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.

Because of this, as per GMAT rules, WHERE cannot be used in this context.

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06 May 2015, 16:27
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Because of this, as per GMAT rules, WHERE cannot be used in this context.

Unfortunately, GMAT is very fickle.

Check this problem

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Many population studies have linked a high-salt diet to high rates of hypertension and shown that in societies where they consume little salt, their blood pressure typically does not rise with age.

(A) shown that in societies where they consume little salt, their

(B) shown that in societies that have consumed little salt, their

(C) shown that in societies where little salt is consumed,

(D) they showed that in societies where little salt is consumed,

(E) they showed that in societies where they consume little salt, their

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18 Aug 2016, 11:46
Experts please enlighten on the usage of where/which.

I have read somewhere that: 'where' refers to a physical location whereas 'in which' is used in metaphorical construct, not a physical location

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At Shiprock, New Mexico, a perennially powerful girls’ high school basketball team has become a path to college for some and a source of pride for a community where 49 percent of the household incomes are below the poverty level. -- This makes sense. In this community, 49% of the households report an income below the poverty level.
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22 Aug 2018, 10:40
Can someone please elaborate why D is wrong and C is correct.
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At Shiprock, New Mexico, a perennially powerful girls??? high school basketball team has become a path to college for some and a source of pride for a community where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are below the poverty level.

(A) where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are

(B) where they have 49 percent of the household incomes

(C) where 49 percent of the household incomes are

(D) which has 49 percent of the household incomes

(E) in which 49 percent of them have household incomes

I have a doubt whether percentage is singular or plural? please clarify .That was the only reason i have eliminated this option.

At Shiprock, New Mexico, a perennially powerful girls??? high school basketball team has become a path to college for some and a source of pride for a community where 49 percent of the household incomes are/is below the poverty level
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28 Aug 2018, 07:00
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At Shiprock, New Mexico, a perennially powerful girls??? high school basketball team has become a path to college for some and a source of pride for a community where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are below the poverty level.

(A) where the household incomes of 49 percent of them are

(B) where they have 49 percent of the household incomes

(C) where 49 percent of the household incomes are

(D) which has 49 percent of the household incomes

(E) in which 49 percent of them have household incomes

I have a doubt whether percentage is singular or plural? please clarify .That was the only reason i have eliminated this option.

At Shiprock, New Mexico, a perennially powerful girls??? high school basketball team has become a path to college for some and a source of pride for a community where 49 percent of the household incomes are/is below the poverty level

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Q: Please tell me which verb is correct in this sentence: “Ninety percent of the team is/are men.” The plural “are” sounds correct, but “team” is singular.

A: “Ninety percent of the team are men.” Here’s why.

Percent” is used with both singular and plural verbs. It usually takes a plural verb when followed by “of” plus a plural noun, and takes a singular verb when followed by “of” plus a singular noun.

Example: “Sixty percent of the cookies were eaten, but only twenty percent of the milk was drunk.”

With original sentence, the question is whether the noun “team” should be treated as singular or plural. This isn’t a black-and-white question!

“Team” is a collective noun: a singular noun that stands for a number of people or things that form a group.

A collective noun takes either a singular or a plural verb, depending on whether you’re talking about the group as a unit (singular) or the individuals (plural).

In this case, the tip-off that we’re talking about individuals is the word “men,” a plural noun.

So we’re talking here about the players who make up the team, not the group as a single unit. This calls for a plural verb: “Ninety percent of the team are men.”

A similar case can be made for the noun “band.” Like “team,” it’s a singular collective noun. But we would say, “Fifty percent of the band are vocalists.”

The singular verb “is” would be dissonant here because the plural “vocalists” indicates that we’re talking about the members of the band, not the group as a whole.

On the other hand, if we’re talking about the group as a single unit, we use a singular verb: “The team [or band] is playing in Pittsburgh.”

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Can someone please elaborate why D is wrong and C is correct.

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Discussed here : https://gmatclub.com/forum/at-shiprock- ... l#p1047045

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28 Aug 2018, 07:31
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“Percent” is used with both singular and plural verbs. It usually takes a plural verb when followed by “of” plus a plural noun, and takes a singular verb when followed by “of” plus a singular noun.

I agree with this.
Sorry mate. one more doubt.
In this modifying clause household incomes is the subject right? or the team
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28 Aug 2018, 07:35
Please tell me how any other option apart from 'E' can be correct. Since 'where' has to refer to a physical place and which has to be followed by a preposition. Hence, by POA, answer should be 'E'.

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Please tell me how any other option apart from 'E' can be correct. Since 'where' has to refer to a physical place and which has to be followed by a preposition. Hence, by POA, answer should be 'E'.

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This might help :

https://gmatclub.com/forum/at-shiprock- ... l#p1047045
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“Percent” is used with both singular and plural verbs. It usually takes a plural verb when followed by “of” plus a plural noun, and takes a singular verb when followed by “of” plus a singular noun.

I agree with this.
Sorry mate. one more doubt.
In this modifying clause household incomes is the subject right? -Yes or the team -??

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“Percent” is used with both singular and plural verbs. It usually takes a plural verb when followed by “of” plus a plural noun, and takes a singular verb when followed by “of” plus a singular noun.

I agree with this.
Sorry mate. one more doubt.
In this modifying clause household incomes is the subject right? -Yes or the team -??

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That means the verb here depends more on the the noun(whether it is singular or plural) after the percentage rather than Team.
right..??
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That means the verb here depends more on the the noun(whether it is singular or plural) after the percentage [b]rather than Team -Didn't get you mate..
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28 Aug 2018, 08:17
My doubt:

If we take team as the subject then the verb must be a singular right ! But here the verb is plural because {we have the percentage of household incomes} the noun is plural.
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28 Aug 2018, 22:47

i think household is adjective modifying noun incomes

so how can 49% of incomes be less than poverty line
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