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Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers, are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they
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I will go with A. There is nothing wrong with the sentence as it is.
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Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers, are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they


I also choose A, although cycle is a bit far from in which

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You are all correct, guys :P The reference answer is A indeed :)

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I chose A. Nothing wrong with the original sentence.

C/D are obv wrong.
B/E claim that the cycle is for the PC users :)

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OA is A.
I have 2 questions:
i) What's wrong with C?
ii) Would not "cycle" and "in which" have to be together?
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OA is A.
I have 2 questions:
i) What's wrong with C?
ii) Would not "cycle" and "in which" have to be together?
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A. You want "especially corporate consumers" to be as close as possible to "personal computer users". We can therefore eliminate B,E. Out the remain options A is the best becos its in the past perfect. Action has started and will continue into the future.
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Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers, are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they


A it is. No problem with the original answer choice.

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First look: S/V agreement, modifying phrases, pronoun agreement

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users OK - The areas of concern were tested, and all were okay.

B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they Wrong - Pronoun "They" has no referent. The modifier "for personal computer users" describes the cycle, making the sentence non-sensical. It is not a cycle of users, but a cycle in which users replace their computers.

C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users Wrong - The prepositional phrase cannot have a verb -- "for... users are replacing their PCs"

D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users Wrong - The prepositional phrase cannot have a verb -- "for... users are replacing their PCs"

E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they Wrong - Logical predication. Personal computer users cannot literally be "in the beginning of a cycle when they." Perhaps their behavior is in the beginning of a cycle, but not they themselves.

IMO - A

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Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers, are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users..... CORRECT
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in whichthey
C.there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they

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Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers, are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they :roll: :roll:
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A answer choice may be eliminated for pronoun ambiguity if another answer choice avoids the ambiguity and is free of errors.
In B and E, they has two eligible antecedents (economists and users).
Since A avoids this issue and is free of errors, eliminate B and E.
In C, are replacing lacks a subject.
Eliminate C.
In D, it lacks a viable referent.
Eliminate D.
The correct answer is A.
There are 2 prepositions that are confusing – when and “in which” and the confusion is when both of them are used when a reference to time has been made.

“When” is used when there is a specific time or a date that is being discussed.
Ex : 15th August 1947 is the day when India got its Independence.
“In which” is used when we are talking about a time period.
Ex : 1947 was the year in which the freedom struggle came to an end.
Here there is a cycle being referred to. And a cycle is usually a time period. That’s why usage of “which” makes more sense!
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First of all...I am fairly sure this isn't a sub 600 question. Secondly, I'm very puzzled at the high accuracy rate for this one. My guess here is that this is one of those questions..where you "use your ears" and just get it right.

This question can be eliminated purely by using meaning: economists have suggested that a new cycle is beginning (#PCMasterRace!!!)

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
=> Sounds legit (or..you may say leet)
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they
=> the cycle isn't for personal computers (it's for the whole universe to gasp and wonder!)
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
=> the cycle isn't for personal computers (it's for the whole universe to gasp and wonder!)
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
=> the cycle isn't for personal computers (it's for the whole universe to gasp and wonder!)
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they
=> users aren't in the cycle themselves (although I'd like to explore that continuum)
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nick_sun wrote:
Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers, are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they


I also choose A, although cycle is a bit far from in which


Hello Verbal Experts (e-Gmat/GMATNinja),

In option A, in which is far away from the noun (cycle) it is referring to. Is this correct behavior?
I had read somewhere that Noun Modifier cannot topple the verb to refer to the subject.
In this case it is toppling verb 'has begun' to refer to the subject 'cycle'.
Because of this I eliminated A & B.
Can someone please comment on this?

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Hello Verbal Experts (e-Gmat/GMATNinja),

In option A, in which is far away from the noun (cycle) it is referring to. Is this correct behavior?
I had read somewhere that Noun Modifier cannot topple the verb to refer to the subject.
In this case it is toppling verb 'has begun' to refer to the subject 'cycle'.
Because of this I eliminated A & B.
Can someone please comment on this

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Hello Verbal Experts (e-Gmat/GMATNinja),

In option A, in which is far away from the noun (cycle) it is referring to. Is this correct behavior?
I had read somewhere that Noun Modifier cannot topple the verb to refer to the subject.
In this case it is toppling verb 'has begun' to refer to the subject 'cycle'.
Because of this I eliminated A & B.
Can someone please comment on this


There are some exceptions to the modifier touch rule you are referring to - These exceptions are well explained in Manhattan SC guide. One such exception is that if the modifier of the subject of a sentence is very long compared to the predicate of the sentence, then the modifier can be separated from the subject and positioned AFTER the predicate. This is such an exception: The very long modifier "in which personal computer users....models" for the subject "a cycle" is separated and placed AFTER the short predicate "has begun".

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