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Bioconservatives, a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate.

(A) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(B) a group who believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of what techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate, forecast

(C) a group that believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predicts the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(D) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of believing that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(E) believing that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate
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Eliminate A because group needs "believes" as the verb. US grammar presides.

Eliminate C because the word "bioconservatives" needs the verb "predict."

Eliminate D for the same reason we eliminate A

Eliminate E because we are contrasting the verb "predict" with the noun "techno-progressives."

B is the correct choice because it corrects choice E's problem, contrast "predict" with "forecast"

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Bio-conservatives predict X
techno-progressives forecast/predict Y.
X is opposite of Y.

Prediction X is to be compared with prediction Y.


(A) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate
prediction is compared to group. Incorrect due to above reason.
subject verb rule is flawed


(B) a group who believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of what techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate, forecast

(C) a group that believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order,predicts the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate
errors as in A repeat here

(D) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of believing that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate
predict the opposite of believing that is flawed construction.
In-addition techno-progressives word is removed misleading the sentence totally as we do not know who believes that.


(E) believing that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate
errors mentioned repeat here
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Bioconservatives, a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate.

(A) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(B) a group who believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of what techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate, forecast

(C) a group that believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predicts the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(D) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of believing that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(E) believing that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly
regulated, technology can empower and emancipate



The comparison is to be done between the prediction of bioconservatives and prediction of techno-progressives. All the other options get this comparison wrong. B is little close, but I am not sure if predict can really be ellipsed here.
This is the structure of B:
X predict the opposite of what Y (predict)
Here predict has been ellipsed.

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Bioconservatives, a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate.

(A) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(B) a group who believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of what techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate, forecast

(C) a group that believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predicts the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(D) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of believing that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(E) believing that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate


Hi, Can someone help me with this question.. I have two doubts with the OA..
Firstly, "Bioconservatives, a group"- has to be singular. So we have "believes" but why do we have "pridict"... Shouldn't it be "predicts"?
Secondly, shouldn't "that" be used for "a group" instead of "who"?
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Bioconservatives, a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate.

(A) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(B) a group who believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of what techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate, forecast

(C) a group that believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predicts the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(D) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of believing that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(E) believing that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly
regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

Hi, Can someone help me with this question.. I have two doubts with the OA..
Firstly, "Bioconservatives, a group"- has to be singular. So we have "believes" but why do we have "pridict"... Shouldn't it be "predicts"?
Secondly, shouldn't "that" be used for "a group" instead of "who"?
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First query: The subject of predict is bioconservatives, which is plural, so the verb predict has to be plural. The subject of believes is group, which is singular.
Second query: Technically speaking, group should be modified by that and not who. Well this is a veritas prep question, so dont worry about it. Veritas verbal is full of ambiguity. In real GMAT, this kind of ambiguity wont be present.

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The subject of ‘predict’ is ‘bioconservatives’ which is a plural subject. Hence predict is correct. The subject for 'believe’ is ‘group’ which is singular. Hence, it should be ‘believes’. So, we can eliminate A,D and E. Between B and C, we eliminate C because of ‘predicts’. Do not base your elimination on ‘that’ and ‘who’. 'That' is technically correct but ‘who’ is also acceptable. C has a major error with subject verb agreement. Hence, we choose the best of the lot which is B.
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for group, can we use relative pronoun 'who'? .i think who and whom are only used for persons. which and that has to be used for group.

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for group, can we use relative pronoun 'who'? .i think who and whom are only used for persons. which and that has to be used for group.

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yes you are right. who and whom are only used for persons.
and here the group is noun modifier or Appositive referring to the group of Bio-conservatives.
So group here refers to people.........hence is correct.
Group is a collective noun here just like team.
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Bioconservatives, a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate.

(A) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(B) a group who believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of what techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate, forecast

(C) a group that believes that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predicts the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(D) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of believing that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate

(E) believing that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate


Hi, Can someone help me with this question.. I have two doubts with the OA..
Firstly, "Bioconservatives, a group"- has to be singular. So we have "believes" but why do we have "pridict"... Shouldn't it be "predicts"?
Secondly, shouldn't "that" be used for "a group" instead of "who"?
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I agree, if bioconservatives is a group then how can it be plural. Please clarify moderators.

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Hi expert,
I have doubts with the construction of the correct option B.
1) Bioconservatives,a group who...
How can who refer to group correctly?
2) Bioconservatives...predict
If we treat "Bioconservatives" as a group,how can we use the plural verb "predict"

Please help clarify my doubt
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Hi expert,
I have doubts with the construction of the correct option B.
1) Bioconservatives,a group who...
How can who refer to group correctly?
2) Bioconservatives...predict
If we treat "Bioconservatives" as a group,how can we use the plural verb "predict"

Please help clarify my doubt
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I agree with both your points. Option B seems to be problematic for two reasons:

1. S-V agreement: "a group.." refers to "Bioconservatives". Therefore it is clear the "Bioconservatives" is considered a group here and hence is singular. So the verb "predict" is wrong.

2. The relative pronoun "who" wrongly refers to "group" (Not a person).

The correct option could be:
Bioconservatives, a group people who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict.....

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Bioconservatives: is mentioned as a group, therefore it should be singular.
Correct SV pair : Bioconservatives(Group)+ believes and : Bioconservatives(Group)+predicts.

Techno-progressives: is not shown as a group and therefore is plural form.
Correct SV pair : Techno-progressives+believe.
e.g: Lions, which are considered as man-eaters???.
Lions is not a group but an identity. Similar are techno-progressives.

Marked Option C as correct.

Usage of who for a group is wrong.
Compared Bioconservatives with techno-progressives.

Pl correct me.

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