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# Because of a similarity to dance, synchronized swimming—exhibition swi

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Because of a similarity to dance, synchronized swimming—exhibition swimming in which the movements of one or more swimmers synchronize to a musical accompaniment—is sometimes called water ballet, especially in theatrical situations.

(A) of one or more swimmers synchronize to

(B) of one swimmer or more is synchronized with

(C) of one or more swimmers are synchronized with

(D) by one swimmer or more is synchronized to

(E) by one or more swimmers synchronize to

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Originally posted by saurya_s on 03 Apr 2005, 16:20.
Last edited by hazelnut on 23 Nov 2017, 00:57, edited 1 time in total.
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04 Apr 2005, 20:22
of vs by... go with the former for being idomatic.

D,E are out.

The movements are synchronized with the music, not to the music as A suggests. B uses the wrong tense 'is'.

So C it is.
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25 Sep 2015, 16:24
saurya_s wrote:

C cant be correct.

Is n't it case of two verb

the movements are synchronized with a musical accompaniment is sometimes..........................

daagh pl help

I'll respond to this also. Unfortunately, the original that saurya_s was a mess. I just edited the lead post to neaten it up. Here is the neatened up version. Notice that the underline in the prompt matches (A) now. More important, that odd error symbol was supposed to be a piece of punctuation known as an em-dash. Unfortunately, we can't write proper em-dashes in the rtf format of GC, so I choose to represent an em-dash by three hyphens in a row.

Because of a similarity to dance, synchronized swimming---exhibition swimming in which the movements of one or more swimmers synchronize toa musical accompaniment---is sometimes called water ballet, especially in theatrical situations.
A. of one or more swimmers synchronize to
B. of one swimmer or more is synchronized with
C. of one or more swimmers are synchronized with
D. by one swimmer or more is synchronized to
E. by one or more swimmers synchronize to

You see, in this version, the full verb "are synchronized" is the main verb of the subordinate clause that starts with "which," and "is . . . called" is the main verb of the independent clause. There is absolutely no conflict here. Each clause, independent or subordinate, needs its own verb.

Does all this make sense?
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25 Sep 2015, 16:30
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rohitmanglik wrote:

Nice point, I just noticed a rare sentence correction: Independent clause inside another independent clause.

- {the movements(Subject1) of one or more swimmers(Prepositional Phrase1) are(V1) synchronized(Object1) with a musical accompaniment(Prepositional Phrase2)}(Subject2) is(V2) sometimes called water ballet (Object2)

Having said that, consider this GMAT prep question:
Growing evidence that coastal erosion occurs continuously, not just in calamitous bursts such as hurricanes, has led scientists and planners to urge a stringent new approach to limiting development along the nation's shoreline.

This extract also follow same structure: {coastal erosion occurs continuously}IC1 has led scientists and planners to urge a stringent new approach(IC2)

On GMAT, though above construction is rare, it is valid.

Hope it helps.

Dear rohitmanglik,
I'm happy to respond.

Just to be clear, there is absolutely no correct grammar form that involves one independent clause inside another. Your quote from the first sentence omitted the crucial "in which" which marked the beginning of the subordinate clause. Without that, what you quoted is not a correct full sentence at all.

In the sentence you quoted from GMAT Prep, the word "that" begins a subordinate clause
"that coastal erosion occurs continuously, not just in calamitous bursts such as hurricanes"
This subordinate clause is a noun-modifying clause that modifies the subject, "growing evidence." That's the subject of the main clause, and "has led" is the verb of the main clause. We do not have two independent clauses.

Does all this make sense?
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Because of a similarity to dance, synchronized swimming—exhibition swimming in which the movements of one or more swimmers synchronize to a musical accompaniment—is sometimes called water ballet, especially in theatrical situations.

(A) of one or more swimmers synchronize to - synchronize to is unidiomatic - We either "synchronize " (eg, synchronize our watches) or we "synchronize X with Y" (eg, synchronize your watch with mine)

(B) of one swimmer or more is synchronized with - Subject verb agreement issue - movements is

(C) of one or more swimmers are synchronized with - Correct

(D) by one swimmer or more is synchronized to - movements is

(E) by one or more swimmers synchronize to - synchronize to is unidiomatic

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