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Takdir wrote:
can anyone explain the change of meaning between BUT & WHILE ? I'm really confused here :/



Hello Takdir,

I would be glad to help you out with this one. :-)

The word but is used to present a contrast. The word while is used to present either contrast or simultaneous action.

The official sentence in question intends to present the contrast. The World Bank and the the International Monetary Fund have struggled to meet the expectations of certain rich nations. But it has neglected those nations that were meant to be the beneficiary of these organizations.

However, use of while in Choices B and D seems to suggest simultaneous action. Usage of while seems to convey that the two organizations have struggled to meet the expectations of certain rich nations and neglected the intended beneficiaries at the same time. This is not the intended meaning of the sentence.

Hence, to clearly present the contrast with no room for any ambiguity, use of but is appropriate in this official sentence.


Hope this helps. :-)
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adkikani wrote:
Hi Experts GMATNinja mikemcgarry
can any one please explain clearly the contrast in (A)?



Hello adkikani /Arpit,

I would be glad to help you out with this one. :-)

Read the sentence very carefully. Right in the beginning, it presents the reason why the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund were created.

So the real beneficiaries of these two organizations should be the developing countries. But that is not the case.

These two organizations have struggled to keep certain rich nations happy and neglected the real beneficiaries.

However, it should be the other way round.

The two organizations have struggled to do what they are not meant to do but have neglected the real beneficiaries.


Hope this helps. :-)
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