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# Because the economic cycle in the United states

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Because the economic cycle in the United States changes little during its 20-year interval between recessing, it is fairly easy for analysts to predict analogous trends in the stock market.

(A) between recessing
(B) of recessing
(C) between its recessions
(D) of its recessions
(E) as it recesses

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05 Jun 2016, 10:48
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during its 20-year interval between its recessions - this is the right answer choice C reasons are:

1. The "its" pronoun points to United States / United States economy.
2. during an interval "between X and Y" an alternative form of this sentence structure that is grammatically acceptable is used in C such as "interval between its recessions"
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Correct choice is C.
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21 Nov 2016, 11:11
ashutoshsh wrote:
Because the economic cycle in the United States changes little during its 20-year
interval between recessing, it is fairly easy for analysts to predict analogous trends
in the stock market.

(A) between recessing
(B) of recessing
(C) between its recessions
(D) of its recessions
(E) as it recesses

As per C: "its" refer to "economic cycle"===>> Which means that "economic cycle's recession" , that is not making sense.

Recession is of United States should be correct in meaning.

Any views??
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23 Nov 2016, 22:42
There is an ambiguity in what 'its' refers to. It could meaningfully refer to both economic cycle and United States. Dont know how C is right.
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24 Mar 2017, 22:08
Please refer to this cite : https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t1474.html
It is from Manhattan Review !!
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04 Jun 2017, 06:53
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Recessing = holding onto / suspending.
Recessions = a period of temporary economic decline.

According to the context C and D are only left.
C is better than D.
interval of recessions . ? interval of period ??
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04 Jun 2017, 08:44
ashutoshsh wrote:
Because the economic cycle in the United States changes little during its 20-year interval between recessing, it is fairly easy for analysts to predict analogous trends in the stock market.

(A) between recessing
(B) of recessing
(C) between its recessions
(D) of its recessions
(E) as it recesses

Correct answer must be (C) for the highlighted errors in the other options...

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Because the economic cycle in the United States changes little during its 20-year
interval between recessing, it is fairly easy for analysts to predict analogous trends in the stock market.

(A) between recessing
(B) of recessing
(C) between its recessions
(D) of its recessions
(E) as it recesses
POE Between C and D

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21 Feb 2018, 13:37
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Interval between recessions is the right phrase. Choice C is the correct answer.
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22 Feb 2018, 06:15
"its " in C, D, and E looked suspicious to me. IMO, it should refer to Unites States but "its" used before was used for economic cycle.
So thinking its a pronoun ambiguity, i chose B. Why "its" does not seem to be at issue here ?
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31 Aug 2018, 01:16
ashutoshsh wrote:
Because the economic cycle in the United States changes little during its 20-year interval between recessing, it is fairly easy for analysts to predict analogous trends in the stock market.

(A) between recessing
(B) of recessing
(C) between its recessions
(D) of its recessions
(E) as it recesses

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The word ‘interval’ is critical in this sentence. You might want to ask yourself why use the word ‘between’ at all? You need the word because of the word ‘interval’. ‘Interval’ implies that something is happening. That something has two parts to it. ‘Interval between’ is the correct idiomatic expression. A is incorrect because it uses the verb form ‘recessing’, which is not connected to a recession in the economy. This type of recession is what the sentence is discussing. Choice C is the best answer.
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Bunuel wrote:
ashutoshsh wrote:
Because the economic cycle in the United States changes little during its 20-year interval between recessing, it is fairly easy for analysts to predict analogous trends in the stock market.

(A) between recessing
(B) of recessing
(C) between its recessions
(D) of its recessions
(E) as it recesses

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The word ‘interval’ is critical in this sentence. You might want to ask yourself why use the word ‘between’ at all? You need the word because of the word ‘interval’. ‘Interval’ implies that something is happening. That something has two parts to it. ‘Interval between’ is the correct idiomatic expression. A is incorrect because it uses the verb form ‘recessing’, which is not connected to a recession in the economy. This type of recession is what the sentence is discussing. Choice C is the best answer.

Hey Bunuel

Thanks for OE. But I still find the use of "its" in Choice C odd.

GMATclub experts pl enlighten...

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31 Aug 2018, 12:19
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Harshgmat wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
ashutoshsh wrote:
Because the economic cycle in the United States changes little during its 20-year interval between recessing, it is fairly easy for analysts to predict analogous trends in the stock market.

(A) between recessing
(B) of recessing
(C) between its recessions
(D) of its recessions
(E) as it recesses

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The word ‘interval’ is critical in this sentence. You might want to ask yourself why use the word ‘between’ at all? You need the word because of the word ‘interval’. ‘Interval’ implies that something is happening. That something has two parts to it. ‘Interval between’ is the correct idiomatic expression. A is incorrect because it uses the verb form ‘recessing’, which is not connected to a recession in the economy. This type of recession is what the sentence is discussing. Choice C is the best answer.

Hey Bunuel

Thanks for OE. But I still find the use of "its" in Choice C odd.

GMATclub experts pl enlighten...

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Harshgmat , I think the "oddity" you sense is actually the "its" in the prompt.

Bottom line? Nice work! +1

Although pronouns are not the determining factor, "its" in the prompt stopped me for a few seconds. Every time I get stopped for a few seconds I force myself to move on. Moving on worked.

The PROMPT should use "the" instead of its, thus:

Because the economic cycle in the United States changes little during THE 20-year interval between ITS recessions, it is fairly easy for analysts to predict analogous trends in the stock market.

Generally, because pronouns are not the issue, we have to use POE with our focus on
1) recessing/recessions, then
2) correct idiom: the interval is BETWEEN the economic cycle's recessions

The OA is silent about the issue you raise, but you are correct. The use of "its" (in the prompt) is "odd."
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generis wrote:
Harshgmat wrote:
Bunuel wrote:

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The word ‘interval’ is critical in this sentence. You might want to ask yourself why use the word ‘between’ at all? You need the word because of the word ‘interval’. ‘Interval’ implies that something is happening. That something has two parts to it. ‘Interval between’ is the correct idiomatic expression. A is incorrect because it uses the verb form ‘recessing’, which is not connected to a recession in the economy. This type of recession is what the sentence is discussing. Choice C is the best answer.

Hey Bunuel

Thanks for OE. But I still find the use of "its" in Choice C odd.

GMATclub experts pl enlighten...

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Harshgmat , I think the "oddity" you sense is actually the "its" in the prompt.

Bottom line? Nice work! +1

Although pronouns are not the determining factor, "its" in the prompt stopped me for a few seconds. Every time I get stopped for a few seconds I force myself to move on. Moving on worked.

The PROMPT should use "the" instead of its, thus:

Because the economic cycle in the United States changes little during THE 20-year interval between ITS recessions, it is fairly easy for analysts to predict analogous trends in the stock market.

Generally, because pronouns are not the issue, we have to use POE with our focus on
1) recessing/recessions, then
2) correct idiom: the interval is BETWEEN the economic cycle's recessions

The OA is silent about the issue you raise, but you are correct. The use of "its" (in the prompt) is "odd."

generis - As always prompt ( ) and pertinent!!

Nice work! +1

Can you update the question prompt ( ) in original posting ?
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Harshgmat wrote:
generis wrote:
generis - As always prompt ( ) and pertinent!!

Nice work! +1

Can you update the question prompt ( ) in original posting ?

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Too funny. I'm laughing so hard.
I can definitely be the absent-minded professor, but I am kinda nutty about editing.
I would not have left the error . . . had it been a TYPO.

It's an author's error. I can't change copyrighted material.
Just now I decided that the error did not seem as if it would have gotten past Manhattan Prep's sentence editors.
So I went searching. This question is from Manhattan . . . . Review, it seems.

I just found the question on (confused yet?) Manhattan Prep.

I'm inclined to believe the poster here, though, on Manhattan Prep -- who says he or she accidentally posted it from Manhattan Review. I'll re-tag.

That poster, BTW, was also rightly uneasy about the pronouns.
Ron P. gave the same answer that I did.

Thanks for the laugh. Gotta say, you handled what you thought was a pretty serious mod blooper with aplomb.

Thanks for keeping us on our toes!
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generis wrote:
Harshgmat wrote:
generis wrote:
generis - As always prompt ( ) and pertinent!!

Nice work! +1

Can you update the question prompt ( ) in original posting ?

Harshgmat
Too funny. I'm laughing so hard.
I can definitely be the absent-minded professor, but I am kinda nutty about editing.
I would not have left the error . . . had it been a TYPO.

It's an author's error. I can't change copyrighted material.
Just now I decided that the error did not seem as if it would have gotten past Manhattan Prep's sentence editors.
So I went searching. This question is from Manhattan . . . . Review, it seems.

I just found the question on (confused yet?) Manhattan Prep.

I'm inclined to believe the poster here, though, on Manhattan Prep -- who says he or she accidentally posted it from Manhattan Review. I'll re-tag.

That poster, BTW, was also rightly uneasy about the pronouns.
Ron P. gave the same answer I did.

Thanks for the laugh. Gotta say, you handled what you thought was a pretty serious mod blooper with aplomb.

Thanks for keeping us on our toes!

generis Only thing which I would like to say is -

generis is a sui generis

For others what I mean - https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/sui%20generis
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