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# Besides volunteering on local Democratic campaigns, she’s working

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Updated on: 13 Jul 2018, 21:04
NYT is one of the recommended sources by GCLUB experts to improve SC. But I have some doubts about grammatical constructions it uses. Dear experts, please clarify this situation, thanks.

From the same New York Times' article:

Gabriel’s family, (1)who live in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, (2)have private health insurance but rely on Medicaid to pay for treatments for Abby that her insurance doesn’t cover

(1) Relative pronoun "who" reffers to "famaly". Shouldn't it be correct to say The 's family "which"?
(2) In American English collective nouns (except police and a couple of other) are singular. Why plural here?

Another one from NYT:

The organization argued that Asian-American students were particularly victimized by race “quotas (1),” that were once used to exclude Jewish people.

(1) Why the COMMA precedes the restrictive clause with "that"?

Originally posted by Hero8888 on 03 Jul 2018, 06:45.
Last edited by Hero8888 on 13 Jul 2018, 21:04, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: Besides volunteering on local Democratic campaigns, she’s working  [#permalink]

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03 Jul 2018, 07:15
Hero8888 wrote:
NYT is one of the recommended sources by GCLUB experts to improve SC. But I have some doubts about grammatical constructions it uses. Dear experts, please clarify this situation, thanks.

From a New York Times' article:

(1)Besides volunteering on local Democratic campaigns, she’s working to coordinate volunteers across campaigns[b],(2) to make sure they’re deployed to the candidates who most need help

(1) GMAT doesn't like preposition+[noun]+participle. But Magoosh says that if we can omit simple pronoun + be verb, then it is acceptable. Okay, that one I can understand, but this one:
(2) COMMA + to make. Is it correct?

From the same New York Times' article:

Gabriel’s family, (1)who live in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, (2)have private health insurance but rely on Medicaid to pay for treatments for Abby that her insurance doesn’t cover

(1) Relative pronoun "who" reffers to "famaly". Shouldn't it be correct to say The 's family "which"?
(2) In American English collective nouns (except police and a couple of other) are singular. Why plural here?

Hi Hero8888,

In the second sentence, as a non native speaker, I believe, you have identified the errors correctly.

Something what the GMAT doesn't prefer, isn't always wrong. For instance, usage of 'being' - Being is passive and makes the sentence wordy, it is not preferred on the GMAT but is absolutely fine. I think NYT can help you with correcting your idioms and maybe some other stuff, that i can't think of right now.
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As far as i remember from the magoosh lessons, i have seen only a couple of questions with that structure in the first sentence - preposition+[noun]+participle. I lookout for this structure when the preposition is WITH. I have never seen any Official GMAT question that doesn't start with 'WITH' + Noun + participle when one considers this structure.
Its best to wait for Experts.

In the meanwhile I would recommend that you visit the following links, if you haven't already done so.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/preposition- ... 63895.html
https://magoosh.com/gmat/2015/with-noun ... orrection/

Hope this Helps!

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