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New post 25 Jul 2009, 18:01
I think semi colon is used to separate out independent clauses .

About your question on instead - as long as the clause is independent I think usage of instead is ok . In this sentence I am not comfortable with usage of they

I will go with Option D
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New post 25 Jul 2009, 19:54
alright
but one more Q
can we start a new clause with the word "instead"
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I think semi colon is used to separate out independent clauses .

About your question on instead - as long as the clause is independent I think usage of instead is ok . In this sentence I am not comfortable with usage of they

I will go with Option D

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D it is.

Rest are all wordy and awkward.

I have see some questions where ;Instead is used and is OA. Of course, it all depends on how coherent and self sufficient the clause is
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A : No change ..
whats the problem here
i think the sentence is correct....

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D it is.

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OA is A

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I thought the lab is pioneered in Brain circuits.

Point taken ==> Follow the intent of the original sentence.

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I just read in manhattan sc book that Instead of is frowned upon by GMAT. That would eliminate most of the "wrong" answers
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they have said of "instead of".... and nothing is said about "instead"
the difference is of "of"
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I just read in manhattan sc book that Instead of is frowned upon by GMAT. That would eliminate most of the "wrong" answers

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Can some one please explain to me how is A correct?
"They" looks ambiguous to me in A
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