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# Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world

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20 Mar 2017, 08:23
sayantanc2k wrote:
iMyself wrote:
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state???s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(E) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Expert,
I've a curiosity about the red part. In the red part, it has been written that ''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world''. I can simply write the above part as below.
x receives more rainfalls than y.
Is it:
Definitely the original sentence indicates the second one. right?
So, I think, there must have a verb for any other site of the world. The correct sentence must be like below.
''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than DOES any other site of the world''.
Thank you...

"Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than (Cheranpunji receives) any other sites."... this sentence does not make sense. The only possible meaningful construction is:
Hence omission is alright.

However in the following case omission would not be allowed:
I like chocolates more than Madhu.
Both the following constructions make sense:
I like chocolates more than (I like) Madhu.
I like chocolates more than Madhu (likes chocolates).
Hence in this case omission makes the sentence ambiguous.

HaHaHa. Brother, I mistakenly used the word DOES in the wrong place. The use of DOES should be fixed after the word 'world'.
Here is my example below about to fix the sentence.
I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k.
The above sentence is wrong. This one can be fixed by 2 ways like below.
1/ I love GMAT more than I love sayantanc2k.
or,
2/ I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k DOES.
The original question says:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world.
This sentence doesn't make any sense to me.
So, this sentence must be fixed by the following 2 ways.
1/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than Cherapunji receives any other site of the world. ---->But, unfortunately this sentence doesn't make any sense according the original sentence!
or,
2/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world DOES.
Am I right my honorable expert?
Thank you...
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22 Mar 2017, 05:02
iMyself wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:

"Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than (Cheranpunji receives) any other sites."... this sentence does not make sense. The only possible meaningful construction is:
Hence omission is alright.

However in the following case omission would not be allowed:
I like chocolates more than Madhu.
Both the following constructions make sense:
I like chocolates more than (I like) Madhu.
I like chocolates more than Madhu (likes chocolates).
Hence in this case omission makes the sentence ambiguous.

HaHaHa. Brother, I mistakenly used the word DOES in the wrong place. The use of DOES should be fixed after the word 'world'.
Here is my example below about to fix the sentence.
I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k.
The above sentence is wrong. This one can be fixed by 2 ways like below.
1/ I love GMAT more than I love sayantanc2k.
or,
2/ I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k DOES.
The original question says:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world.
This sentence doesn't make any sense to me.
So, this sentence must be fixed by the following 2 ways.
1/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than Cherapunji receives any other site of the world. ---->But, unfortunately this sentence doesn't make any sense according the original sentence!
or,
2/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world DOES.
Am I right my honorable expert?
Thank you...

Do you think the following sentence is correct? I mean can we make omission here, sayantanc2k? If not, how can we fix the sentence. It's too much urgent to know brother.
Nowadays online education is more organized than before.
Thank you brother...
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24 Mar 2017, 00:03
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(D) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Guys,

Can any of you tell me in the correct answer choice option B " were it to do so" , 'it' is referring back to which noun (land or water).
As per my understanding the pronoun must refer back to immediate preceding noun. Please correct me where am i going wrong.

Thanks
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26 Mar 2017, 04:44
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(D) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Guys,

Can any of you tell me in the correct answer choice option B " were it to do so" , 'it' is referring back to which noun (land or water).
As per my understanding the pronoun must refer back to immediate preceding noun. Please correct me where am i going wrong.

Thanks
Amaresh

https://gmatclub.com/forum/cherapunji-r ... l#p1818201
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26 Mar 2017, 04:50
sayantanc2k wrote:
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(D) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Guys,

Can any of you tell me in the correct answer choice option B " were it to do so" , 'it' is referring back to which noun (land or water).
As per my understanding the pronoun must refer back to immediate preceding noun. Please correct me where am i going wrong.

Thanks
Amaresh

https://gmatclub.com/forum/cherapunji-r ... l#p1818201

Can I have a response in the following link brother?
https://gmatclub.com/forum/cherapunji-r ... l#p1827024
Thank you...
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26 Mar 2017, 04:53
iMyself wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
iMyself wrote:

Hi Expert,
I've a curiosity about the red part. In the red part, it has been written that ''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world''. I can simply write the above part as below.
x receives more rainfalls than y.
Is it:
Definitely the original sentence indicates the second one. right?
So, I think, there must have a verb for any other site of the world. The correct sentence must be like below.
''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than DOES any other site of the world''.
Thank you...

"Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than (Cheranpunji receives) any other sites."... this sentence does not make sense. The only possible meaningful construction is:
Hence omission is alright.

However in the following case omission would not be allowed:
I like chocolates more than Madhu.
Both the following constructions make sense:
I like chocolates more than (I like) Madhu.
I like chocolates more than Madhu (likes chocolates).
Hence in this case omission makes the sentence ambiguous.

HaHaHa. Brother, I mistakenly used the word DOES in the wrong place. The use of DOES should be fixed after the word 'world'.
Here is my example below about to fix the sentence.
I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k.
The above sentence is wrong. This one can be fixed by 2 ways like below.
1/ I love GMAT more than I love sayantanc2k.
or,
2/ I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k DOES.
The original question says:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world.
This sentence doesn't make any sense to me.
So, this sentence must be fixed by the following 2 ways.
1/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than Cherapunji receives any other site of the world. ---->But, unfortunately this sentence doesn't make any sense according the original sentence!
or,
2/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world DOES.
Am I right my honorable expert?
Thank you...

You are right in that the sentence 1 does not make sense and the sentence 2 does. Therefore omission IS ACCEPTABLE because the meaning is not ambiguous in this case. If both made sense, then the meaning would be ambiguous, and then omission would NOT BE ACCEPTABLE.
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13 Sep 2018, 17:51
This question is a blatant copy of the official question, which can be found here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/antarctica-receives-more-solar-radiation-than-does-any-other-place-on-201871.html

Option C is incorrect because it is not parallel. On one hand, we have a full S/V clause = "the agriculture is so fertile"; however, on an another hand, we have clause with no verb = "the water reservoirs so efficient". Hence, why option C is incorrect and B is correct. For more information, please feel free to check the link that I posted above.
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05 Mar 2019, 08:00
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(D) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

This question talks about Cherapunji, an actual region in India, that gets a lot of rainfall. The middle portion of the sentence is underlined, but it is important to pay close attention to the few words leading up to the underlnied portion of the sentence.

Notice the keyword "and" and the use of "so" before that keyword. This is a big clue as to what's going on in the sentence.

Meaning-wise, the sentence is saying this region has a lot of rainfall so the area gets pretty wet. It suggests that the area would normally get flooded because of so much rain. But by using the words "yet" - the author tells you that although you might think the place floods a lot - it actually doesn't because of two reasons.

One is that the agriculture is very fertile. So listing this one as a reason implies that the fertility of agriculture has something to do with its ability to reduce the amount of water in the area.

The second reason is the efficiency of the water reservoirs in reducing the presence of water. Without these two reasons, the author suggests what could or might happen by using the word "otherwise." Whether "otherwise" is the right way to phrase it is up to you to decide based on the available choices.

source: GMAT Pill
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