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# 'beside' VS 'besides' and 'all together' VS 'altogether'

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10 May 2004, 00:58
Beside me, there were many persons who were altogether aggravated by his manners.
(B) Beside me, there were many persons who were all together aggravated
(C) Besides me, there were many persons who were altogether aggravated
(D) Besides me, there were many persons who were altogether irritated
(E) Beside me, there were many persons who were all together irritated

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10 May 2004, 01:46
Dharmin wrote:
Beside me, there were many persons who were altogether aggravated by his manners.
(B) Beside me, there were many persons who were all together aggravated
(C) Besides me, there were many persons who were altogether aggravated
(D) Besides me, there were many persons who were altogether irritated
(E) Beside me, there were many persons who were all together irritated

Dharmin

beside- with me
besides - other than me

D is best.

Dharmin, these are not GMAT type SC's , as far as i know.

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10 May 2004, 09:55
Any particular reason why C is wrong. I think It's just like D, only aggravated is used instead of irritated.

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10 May 2004, 22:07
aggravated is used for Situation and not for person, here irritated in more preferable

Further more, I do agree with you Preat these questions seems do not of GMAT type, they are from BARRON's GMAT BOOK

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10 May 2004, 22:10
Dharmin wrote:
aggravated is used for Situation and not for person, here irritated in more preferable

Further more, I do agree with you Preat these questions seems do not of GMAT type, they are from BARRON's GMAT BOOK

Thanks, Dharmin

get rid of that book. it will only confuse you.

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10 May 2004, 22:30
Yes, I remember this one question from Barron. I would not practice too much from that book. Even their CD-CAT is so badly done. You can it as soon as you can
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10 May 2004, 23:13
Thanks for helping words, PAUL and PREAT
I have leaned toward BARRONS just for SCs as i am a bit poor in SC-Skills

Anyways, let me buzz off BARRONS

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11 May 2004, 10:56
Paul wrote:
Yes, I remember this one question from Barron. I would not practice too much from that book. Even their CD-CAT is so badly done. You can it as soon as you can

I started practising and got totally confused as all Qs seemed to be so diff from Kaplan/PR specially CR
Now I am convinced to dump that book!

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