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# Ballet dancers warm up before each performance by doing a

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Ballet dancers warm up before each performance by doing a series of plies and steching exercises, and it reduces the chances of injury.

a) exercises, and it reduces
b) exercises, which reduces

c) exercises, reducing

d) exercises; the routine reduces
e) exercises; so the routine reduces
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29 Jan 2007, 04:37
It's between B & C

C - for clearity and the use of a participle to modify the entire previous clause.
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29 Jan 2007, 05:50
C

reducing is a participle modifying the the clause "Ballet dancers......"
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29 Jan 2007, 08:59
B or C.

In B, 'which' refers to exercises ( plural) so the use of 'reduceS' is wrong.

Hence C.
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29 Jan 2007, 13:48
Nope.......Everybody is wrong. Needs some more discussion
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29 Jan 2007, 14:41
Unfortunately we do not have a second chance in the real test.

Ok, I think it should be A
'it' refers to warm up

'which' in B refers to exercises which is wrong
D and E 'routine' refers to...?
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29 Jan 2007, 15:12
Why am I the only one attracted towards D? It in A does not have a clear antecedant. it could be warm up, it could be performance or it could refer to the stretching excercises.

In D defining the warm up before each performance as the routine, I think makes sentence clearer.
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29 Jan 2007, 19:51
gmacvik wrote:
Ballet dancers warm up before each performance by doing a series of plies and steching exercises, and it reduces the chances of injury.

a) exercises, and it reduces
b) exercises, which reduces

c) exercises, reducing

d) exercises; the routine reduces
e) exercises; so the routine reduces

The sentence can be rewritten as

Before each performance, Ballet dancers warm up by doing a series of plies and steching exercises; the routine reduces chances of injury.

Before each performance is a phrase(here a modifier) which is modifying "Ballet Dancers".

I think C is wrong because it creates a sentence fragment like

Before each performance, Ballet dancers warm up by doing A, reducing B.

D stands out

Correct me guys...I am confused here about how to eliminate C
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29 Jan 2007, 20:32
C. Ballet dancers warm up before each performance by doing a series of exercises, reducing the chances of injury.

D. Ballet dancers warm up before each performance by doing a series of exercises; the routine reduces the chances of injury.

Well, on a second thought D is much better and sound better. To me, well now, it seems that there is something missing in C, like â€˜henceâ€™ or â€˜thereforeâ€™ before â€˜reducing the chances of injuryâ€™.

Though, I believe, we need better explanation as why not C?
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30 Jan 2007, 04:05
One more D.

We should pay attention to semi-colon whenever we see one in GMAT.
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30 Jan 2007, 12:05
aurobindo wrote:
One more D.

We should pay attention to semi-colon whenever we see one in GMAT.

D looks good....I agree with you auro....I've always seen the semi-colon as the correct choice ( I am sure it's not always like that but from my experience)
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31 Jan 2007, 00:17
OA is D........
31 Jan 2007, 00:17
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