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# Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level

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Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs.

A) Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs.

B) Career Switchers, beliveing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers avialable to graduating MBAs, often schedule interviews with high level managers

C) career switchers believind that scheduling interviews with the insight of high level prossional managers will help narrow down the many choices of careers availbale to graduating MBAS.

D) career switchers, believing that interviews with high level managers whose insight will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to hraduating MBAs, often schedule them

E) Career switchers often schedule intervies to narrow down the many choices of careers availableto graducating MBAs, believing that the insight of professionals with high level managers will help them

Source: Manhattan Review

Originally posted by Aleehsgonji on 09 Aug 2009, 07:49.
Last edited by broall on 14 Oct 2017, 20:11, edited 2 times in total.
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01 Nov 2016, 08:33
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believing is ver-ing modifier ,which modifies the preceding clause and not the noun when placed after comma.
b-incorrect modifies noun
a -correct modifies clause
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18 Oct 2017, 02:51
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Why is option A wrong? I chose option B between A and B but I had no concrete reason to eliminate A.

There is no problem with A - this question seems to be faulty. This explanation states correctly why A is also correct:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/career-switc ... l#p1754963
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27 Oct 2016, 23:26
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Aleehsgonji wrote:
Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs.
a) Same as above
B) Career Switchers, beliveing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers avialable to graduating MBAs, often schedule interviews with high level managers
c) career switchers believind that scheduling interviews with the insight of high level prossional managers will help narrow down the many choices of careers availbale to graduating MBAS.
d)career switchers, believing that interviews with high level managers whose insight will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to hraduating MBAs, often schedule them
e) Career switchers often schedule intervies to narrow down the many choices of careers availableto graducating MBAs, believing that the insight of professionals with high level managers will help them

This is from Manhattan Review and the OA is B.

I believe both A and B are correct. And there is no reason to choose B over A! As far as the GMAT is concerned no two options can be correct. So, Those who have not chosen A- Please share your reasoning.

Below is why i feel A is correct:

Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs.

The only difference between A and B is the placement of modifier 'believing ...'. I'm convinced that this placement in A is as good as the one in B.

A verb-ing modifier when placed after a comma, modifies the subject of the preceding clause. Hence, in the case of 'A', 'believing' clearly modifies Career switchers and not managers.

If above is correct, what is wrong with A? If not, please correct me...
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22 Mar 2019, 23:26
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Hy Yash,

This is where the confusion still exists, because ",+Verbing" modifier cannot modify a preceding noun, it only modifies a preceding verb or a complete clause.

Thanks

nikhilbhat , I know that this rule is taught by at least two major test prep companies,
so i can understand why you might assert what you did in this post. I would rethink that position.

Comma + verbING can modify a noun.

I have written a half-dozen posts on this issue in the last couple of weeks.

In this post, here, I responded to someone who asserted that a participial modifier preceded by a comma (comma + ING) could not modify a noun.

The question at issue was written by mikemcgarry.
I responded that the participial modifier absolutely could modify a noun, and called in Magoosh Expert Carolyn as double backup,
because this rule has been inaccurately taught for a long time.
(I already had one backup; the sentence was penned by by Mike McGarry.)

Here is another post in which I discuss the issue and cite to a renowned grammar book.

Please read one or both of the posts, both of which contain analysis. Both posts also contain an Official Guide Verbal Review question that breaks the rule you cite.
Hope that helps.
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09 Aug 2009, 08:08
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Aleehsgonji wrote:
Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs.
a) Same as above
B) Career Switchers, beliveing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers avialable to graduating MBAs, often schedule interviews with high level managers
c) career switchers believind that scheduling interviews with the insight of high level prossional managers will help narrow down the many choices of careers availbale to graduating MBAS.
d)career switchers, believing that interviews with high level managers whose insight will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to hraduating MBAs, often schedule them
e) Career switchers often schedule intervies to narrow down the many choices of careers availableto graducating MBAs, believing that the insight of professionals with high level managers will help them

I believe both A and B are correct ... modifier is present participle and can be placed anywhere since it modifes the main clause ( not just the subject).

and I dont see any other correction/change in B other than the place of the modifier..

in the exam I may pick B ..

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09 Aug 2009, 11:44
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ugimba wrote:
Aleehsgonji wrote:
Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs.
a) Same as above
B) Career Switchers, beliveing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers avialable to graduating MBAs, often schedule interviews with high level managers
c) career switchers believind that scheduling interviews with the insight of high level prossional managers will help narrow down the many choices of careers availbale to graduating MBAS.
d)career switchers, believing that interviews with high level managers whose insight will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to hraduating MBAs, often schedule them
e) Career switchers often schedule intervies to narrow down the many choices of careers availableto graducating MBAs, believing that the insight of professionals with high level managers will help them

I believe both A and B are correct ... modifier is present participle and can be placed anywhere since it modifes the main clause ( not just the subject).

and I dont see any other correction/change in B other than the place of the modifier..

in the exam I may pick B ..

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Agree with B..
A might be misinterpreted that the high level managers are the ones who believe...
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10 Aug 2009, 03:32
Source is manhattan review, sentence correction guide. There is no official answer for this question.
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10 Aug 2009, 03:36
Between A & B, I would prefer B
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19 Feb 2010, 20:52
source is Manhattan review I believe
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14 Oct 2011, 13:35
B too.

It seems a misplaced modifier.
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14 Oct 2017, 13:16
Hi, Calling the E-gmat experts to help me out with this one.

This is an example from Manhattan Review SC Guide pg65 (Test Prep & Admissions Consulting-Joern Meissner 4th edition 2012) for which there is no OA.

Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to
(A) Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers
(B) Career switchers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs, often schedule interviews with high-level managers
(C) Career switchers believing that scheduling interviews with the insight of high-level professional managers will help narrow down the many choices of careers
(D) Career switchers, believing that interviews with high-level managers whose insight will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs,
often schedule them
(E) Career switchers often schedule interviews to narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs, believing that the insight of professionals
with high-level managers will help them

I wanted to confirm with the experts whether the answer to this question is A? or B? or are both of them correct?
It appears to that A is a close contender, with B as the given answer (as discussed on a couple of other forums, but with no OA provided).

Now i have read that the rules for [clause] + [comma] + [-ing ] is that verb-ing modifiers modify the preceding clause and the subject. Here " career switchers often schedule ...with X, believing that Y" the subject career switchers are the ones who believe whatever whatever and that that whole 'believing ...' is modifying the preceding clause perfectly.

so why is A wrong?

Experts, your divine intervention would be most welcome...
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15 Oct 2017, 07:58
Why is option A wrong? I chose option B between A and B but I had no concrete reason to eliminate A.
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15 Oct 2017, 23:10
Could an expert support on this pls.
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28 Dec 2018, 08:33
IMHO “B” changes the meaning of the original sentence...it reverses the casual relationship between scheduling interviews with high level managers and insight of those professionals...Hence, “A”...Thoughts?? Thanks in advance..!

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18 Mar 2019, 07:33
ugimba wrote:
Aleehsgonji wrote:
Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs.
a) Same as above
B) Career Switchers, beliveing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers avialable to graduating MBAs, often schedule interviews with high level managers
c) career switchers believind that scheduling interviews with the insight of high level prossional managers will help narrow down the many choices of careers availbale to graduating MBAS.
d)career switchers, believing that interviews with high level managers whose insight will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to hraduating MBAs, often schedule them
e) Career switchers often schedule intervies to narrow down the many choices of careers availableto graducating MBAs, believing that the insight of professionals with high level managers will help them

I believe both A and B are correct ... modifier is present participle and can be placed anywhere since it modifes the main clause ( not just the subject).

and I dont see any other correction/change in B other than the place of the modifier..

in the exam I may pick B ..

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21 Mar 2019, 11:47
My choice is A.
1. As for A ",+Verbing" correctly modifies the preceding clause - proivding additional information why Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers.
2. As ",+Verbing" does not modifiy noun preceding it , so i think it is inccorect.
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21 Mar 2019, 12:05
A is incorrect.
Because A does not present either the result of the preceding clause or the how effect of the clause..
And it does not make sense to say believing makes sense with the Noun subject without including the verb along with subject

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21 Mar 2019, 23:17
Yash312 wrote:
A is incorrect.
Because A does not present either the result of the preceding clause or the how effect of the clause..
And it does not make sense to say believing makes sense with the Noun subject without including the verb along with subject

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Hy Yash,
Can you kindly guide which is the correct answer and why?

Thanks
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22 Mar 2019, 03:06
nikhilbhat wrote:
Yash312 wrote:
A is incorrect.
Because A does not present either the result of the preceding clause or the how effect of the clause..
And it does not make sense to say believing makes sense with the Noun subject without including the verb along with subject

Posted from my mobile device
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Hy Yash,
Can you kindly guide which is the correct answer and why?

Thanks

Hi

Please note that the Intended meaning of the sentence: Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, Because career switchers believe that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs.

A) Career switchers often schedule interviews with high-level managers, believing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs.----Error: here usage of ,Believing intends to modify the previous clause presenting either the result or the How effect of the clause. But if you see the , believing is wrong because NO RESULT is present and Neither it show HOW the Carrer switcher believed ......

B) Career Switchers, beliveing that the insight of professionals will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to graduating MBAs, often schedule interviews with high level managers ....Correct, because here ,believing intends to modify the preceding noun making complete sense.

C) career switchers believind that scheduling interviews with the insight of high level prossional managers will help narrow down the many choices of careers availbale to graduating MBAS. ---ERROR---In this sentence there is no VERB for the main clause

D) career switchers, believing that interviews with high level managers whose insight will help narrow down the many choices of careers available to hraduating MBAs, often schedule them ----ERROR---usage of THEM is wrong, because it is not clear what THEM refers to

E) Career switchers often schedule intervies to narrow down the many choices of careers availableto graducating MBAs, believing that the insight of professionals with high level managers will help them----Same error as A
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