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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.

(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it
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I feel that the answer is C. I'm not sure why 'to stalk' is more appropriate than stalking.
Plus in B, I feel that 'to stalk....and get' breaks the parellelism law. It should be 'to stalk.....to get'


I agree with you on the first part, rekhabishop: I'm not sure that there's a clear reason why "to stalk" is fundamentally better than "stalking." In general, I'd be fine with either one of those, and the difference between "to stalk" and "stalking" really isn't the deciding factor, anyway (unless we're worried about the parallelism -- more on that in a moment). The bigger issue is that the pronouns are wrong in A, D, and E, so we're left with two options that feature "to stalk."

But the parallelism is completely fine in B and C: "get" is parallel with "stalk", and there's no reason to repeat the word "to." It might not be wrong, exactly, if we repeated "to", but it certainly isn't necessary.

And even if you want the sentence to say "to get", that's not an option, so it isn't something you should worry about. What's the only difference between B and C? Just a couple of extra, unnecessary words ("in order") in C. So B must be the correct answer.

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B is correct :

A is wrong as it messes between "Them" and 'it".

C here "in order to" indicates a actions for which we might need the person who is performing that action just after the commaa (as Dorset people did,).
but we have required instead.

D and E both are wrong in using "it" (singular) whereas "animals" is not singular.
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A) wrong. run-on sentence with "... stalking... getting..."
B) correct. "to stalk.... required"
C) wrong. "in order" is unneccesary
D) "and so" makes sentence awkward
E) "and so" makes sentence awkward
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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.
(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it

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"it" is not appropriate
between B and C

B looks concise..
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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.
(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it

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B-

"and so" gives it run-on feel
"kill one" v. "kill it", kill it seems inappropriate
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New post 06 Aug 2008, 06:30
It is an obvious 2/3 split between 'SO' and 'AND' in choices A,B,C and D,E. Choices D,E are eliminated straight away. Out of A, B, C; A ends with Kill It, which is not appropriate and this leaves us with only 2 choices, B and C. As pointed out by rigger, 'in order to' gives an unnecessary stretch to the sentence. B is the best option here.
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New post 06 Aug 2008, 06:56
thanks everyone.. even I was confused as OA - A

The question is from 1000 SC series

If anyone agrees with OA please explain why B is wrong? otherwise I assume B is better option :wink:
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New post 06 Aug 2008, 12:21
After looking more carefully -

the answer could be A (rather than B), but I'm unsure.

Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.

(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one - does not fit in with as Dorset people did

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Take the sentence like this.

To X and to Y

You have to maintain the consistency.

as for choice A, it does not keep up the parallel construction,
stalking, getting , kill <<---

Makes B a better choice
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Accordign to my source, OA is B, with which I completely agree.
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thanks everyone.. even I was confused as OA - A

The question is from 1000 SC series

If anyone agrees with OA please explain why B is wrong? otherwise I assume B is better option :wink:

this question appeared in GmatPrep and B (so to stalk....to kill one) is credited response.
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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.
(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it

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A, d, e, are all wrong at first sight coz -

In the non-underlined portion the sentence is "Caribou are...." which means the noun Caribou is plural . So, A, d, e are out in first go.
Between B and C I chose B for two reasons -
1. It is concise
2. C lacks the subject in the second clause which makes the second clause a fragment (In order to...can not act as subject)
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In B i think the parallelism is wrong because "to stalk....and kill". Can anysome show me where I am wrong? Thanks a lot
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The parallelism is between "stalk" and "get".

How can you know this? Look for markers that indicate the parallelism: for lists with more than two items, look for the commas; for lists with two items, look for the conjunctions.

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Can somebody tell when the use of 'one' is incorrect? In this case it appears to be correct. there are several sentences from OG that do not use 'one' in the correct choice
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There is a list of things in this sentence --> stalk and kill

So there must be
a) an and between the items in the list
b) the items in the list must be parallel and
c) the pronoun reference must be correct!

Non underlined portion says that the C ARE wary animals. So we need them and not it.

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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.

(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it Reasons A & C

(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one

(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one in order has the same function as to. redundant

(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it in order has the same function as to. redundant and it is used instead of them

(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it Reason C


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Can somebody tell when the use of 'one' is incorrect? In this case it appears to be correct. there are several sentences from OG that do not use 'one' in the correct choice


Go by the logic of the sentence.

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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.

(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
Stalking, getting – AND is required.

(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one

(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
So & in order are redundant

(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
And is used here, then where is the subject for second clause??
Stalk and getting

(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it
And is used here, then where is the subject for second clause??
Stalking them and getting to kill it
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Caribou are wary animals with excellent hearing, so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it with nothing but a handheld lance, as Dorset people did, required exceptional hunting skill.

(A) so stalking them over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
Stalking, getting – AND is required.

(B) so to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one

(C) so in order to stalk them over the treeless landscape and get close enough to kill one
So & in order are redundant

(D) and so in order to stalk it over the treeless landscape, getting close enough to kill it
And is used here, then where is the subject for second clause??
Stalk and getting

(E) and so stalking them over the treeless landscape and getting close enough in order to kill it
And is used here, then where is the subject for second clause??
Stalking them and getting to kill it



Hi ,
Please correct me if I am wrong . I read , and requires independent clause not just and .
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