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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
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by broall on 14 Oct 2017, 20:11, edited 2 times in total.
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New post 09 Aug 2009, 08:08
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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New post 09 Aug 2009, 11:44
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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Source is manhattan review, sentence correction guide. There is no official answer for this question.

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Between A & B, I would prefer B

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source is Manhattan review I believe

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B too.

It seems a misplaced modifier.
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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) 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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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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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
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, 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
available 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 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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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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New post 15 Oct 2017, 23:10
Could an expert support on this pls.

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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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