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Because of the business community's uncertainity about the president's position in regard to the issue of the budget deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has occured.
a) same as underlined
b) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has
c) regarding the budgetary deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
d) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
e) regarding the deficit, an unanticpated rise in interest rates have
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Re: what should i prefer.....meaning or grammer [#permalink]

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25 Sep 2011, 23:43
siddharthasingh wrote:
Because of the business community's uncertainity about the president's position in regard to the issue of the budget deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has occured.
a) same as underlined
b) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has
c) regarding the budgetary deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
d) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
e) regarding the deficit, an unanticpated rise in interest rates have

Sorry but I dint understand your question..

C D and E are out because of SVA rise ( singular) .....have (plural) ... incorrect

A and B
B is more concise. A unnecesarily adds the the prepositional phrase "in regard to..."
I also believe that you have a position on something - idiomatic expression and is "in regard to correct?
I think its "in regards to"
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Re: what should i prefer.....meaning or grammer [#permalink]

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26 Sep 2011, 00:28
I will also go for B but in this question the only issue was budget word negation in choice B but that's OK i believe bcoz correct grammar is preferred over wordiness which is in choice A.

I hope it helps

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siddharthasingh wrote:
Because of the business community's uncertainity about the president's position in regard to the issue of the budget deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has occured.
a) same as underlined
b) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has
c) regarding the budgetary deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
d) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
e) regarding the deficit, an unanticpated rise in interest rates have
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Re: what should i prefer.....meaning or grammer [#permalink]

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26 Sep 2011, 01:20
I chose A.
Reason being in B, "Budget" is omitted. Business community is uncertain specifically about president's position on Budget Deficit. Not on any other deficit.

What's the OA?
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Re: what should i prefer.....meaning or grammer [#permalink]

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26 Sep 2011, 01:22
yeah the OA is B...
but as per the new pattern of SC in gmat, meaning is being preferred over grammer so cud the answer be A...
i am saying this because the word "Budget" has been omitted from B and this changes the meaning
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Re: what should i prefer.....meaning or grammer [#permalink]

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26 Sep 2011, 02:07
sudhir18n wrote:
siddharthasingh wrote:
Because of the business community's uncertainity about the president's position in regard to the issue of the budget deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has occured.
a) same as underlined
b) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has
c) regarding the budgetary deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
d) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
e) regarding the deficit, an unanticpated rise in interest rates have

Sorry but I dint understand your question..

C D and E are out because of SVA rise ( singular) .....have (plural) ... incorrect

A and B
B is more concise. A unnecesarily adds the the prepositional phrase "in regard to..."
I also believe that you have a position on something - idiomatic expression and is "in regard to correct?
I think its "in regards to"

president's position on _____ deficit ? matters to us the more. If budget is omitted , intended meaning of original sentence is changed. hence OA should be B instead. This is what is preferred in new Gmat. Also " budget " is omitted here to make it concise . But Mgmat says -> grammar first ( meaning needs to be retained after grammar changes ) , meaning and then concision. So , even as per old gmat format, OA should be A.

1000 SC has many debatable answers and not so reliable and hence we simply cannot rely on OA.

I totally agree with jamifahad +1 Kudos to you.

siddharthasingh +1 for your insight on the question w.r.t the new SC changes in Gmat.
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Re: what should i prefer.....meaning or grammer [#permalink]

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26 Sep 2011, 02:36
siddharthasingh wrote:
Because of the business community's uncertainity about the president's position in regard to the issue of the budget deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has occured.
a) same as underlined
b) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has
c) regarding the budgetary deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
d) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
e) regarding the deficit, an unanticpated rise in interest rates have

I'll go for A.
I agree "in regard to the issue of the budget deficit" is a little awkward
But "on the deficit" clearly strips off necessary information. The essential word "budget" cannot be omitted.

This is a good question because nowadays in the GMAT there are more questions on meaning rather than on grammar.
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26 Sep 2011, 03:58
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sudhir18n wrote:
siddharthasingh wrote:
Because of the business community's uncertainity about the president's position in regard to the issue of the budget deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has occured.
a) same as underlined
b) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has
c) regarding the budgetary deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
d) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
e) regarding the deficit, an unanticpated rise in interest rates have

Sorry but I dint understand your question..

C D and E are out because of SVA rise ( singular) .....have (plural) ... incorrect

A and B
B is more concise. A unnecesarily adds the the prepositional phrase "in regard to..."
I also believe that you have a position on something - idiomatic expression and is "in regard to correct?
I think its "in regards to"

president's position on _____ deficit ? matters to us the more. If budget is omitted , intended meaning of original sentence is changed. hence OA should be B instead. This is what is preferred in new Gmat. Also " budget " is omitted here to make it concise . But Mgmat says -> grammar first ( meaning needs to be retained after grammar changes ) , meaning and then concision. So , even as per old gmat format, OA should be A.

1000 SC has many debatable answers and not so reliable and hence we simply cannot rely on OA.

I totally agree with jamifahad +1 Kudos to you.

siddharthasingh +1 for your insight on the question w.r.t the new SC changes in Gmat.

if the word 'budget' is omitted then how can u still retain answer as B because deficit can be in terms of trade, national or financial...
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Re: what should i prefer.....meaning or grammer [#permalink]

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26 Sep 2011, 18:54
+1 for B.

"position on " sounds right. A is not only awkward, but also does not convey the meaning/intent properly.

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Re: what should i prefer.....meaning or grammer [#permalink]

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27 Sep 2011, 03:53
+1 B

Here rise is singular so has is the right option

A-->unnecessary words
B->concise
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Re: what should i prefer.....meaning or grammer [#permalink]

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30 Sep 2011, 13:23
Hey guys,
Good explanation above. I can't comment on this question because it's not one of ours or from a GMATPrep test, but I did want to comment on the distinction made above re: grammar versus meaning. My understanding of the changes (which have already been implemented to a certain degree) is not that meaning will TRUMP grammar, but that there will be more questions where there is *more than one* grammatically correct answer choice and we must rely on an understanding of the intended meaning to decide between those two grammatically valid options. The correct answer MUST still be grammatically sound.
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01 Oct 2011, 09:56
A is too lengthy and wouldn't the correct term be 'in regardS'...?

C, D and E... all use the word "...have occured" the noun for that verb is 'Rise', not 'rates'. Therefore, it is singular and needs to be has and not have.

B is the only one with "has" that is concise and makes sense.
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05 Oct 2011, 03:44
siddharthasingh wrote:
yeah the OA is B...
but as per the new pattern of SC in gmat, meaning is being preferred over grammer so cud the answer be A...
i am saying this because the word "Budget" has been omitted from B and this changes the meaning

Is this new pattern SC in effect..anyone given the gmat exam recently,please share ur views..
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