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Edit: This discussion has retired. Find the new thread HERE Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective thinkers. A. if recognized and applied, students B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students C. if students recognize and apply them, that they D. that if recognized and applied, students E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they
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Edit: This discussion has retired. Find the new thread HERE prasannar wrote: Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective thinkers.
A. if recognized and applied, students B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students C. if students recognize and apply them, that they D. that if recognized and applied, students E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they Went for E. I think the line misplaced...it should start from "if" not "and"... parallel structure. ": that there are ~, and that ~" So, A, B, and C is out. In D, "if recognized and applied..." it's passive voice, not appropriate for the subject of "students".



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prasannar wrote: Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective thinkers.
A. if recognized and applied, students B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students C. if students recognize and apply them, that they D. that if recognized and applied, students E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they Construction needs "that" for parallelism. so between D & E. "that if recognized" in D seems ambiguous. I will go with "E" (though I don't like "they" in E)



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prasannar wrote: Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective thinkers.
A. if recognized and applied, students B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students C. if students recognize and apply them, that they D. that if recognized and applied, students E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they E Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that X that Y Xthere are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately Yif students recognize and apply these skills, they I wonder if we need an "and" between X and Y?



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I am going with E..it seems parallel..predicated on 2 assumptions that blah blah, THAT, blah...



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why is E better than B? B also has the  that that...
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Can you plz tell the OA I am stuck between D and E and I went with D
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E for me as well. E maintains ism by using THAT and it clearly mentions that students are going to recognize and apply. In D, "if applied" clause seems to be ambiguous.



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Hi everybody,
The original sentence contains two errors:I) Parallelism & II) modifier.
I) Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and (That required) if recognized and applied, students will become more effective thinkers.
II) Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective thinkers.  implies students are recognized and applied.
B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students  out due to error I C. if students recognize and apply them, that they out due to error I D. that if recognized and applied, students  out due to error II E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they
Correct option  E



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I dont like 'they' in E as 'they' can apply to 'skills' and 'students'
Hence D.



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seekmba wrote: I dont like 'they' in E as 'they' can apply to 'skills' and 'students'
Hence D. The sentence is checking the conditional tense with the form of a condition.
Since the condition is stated , hence both the IF and THAN clause should be in simple present.



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I know this is in theory a GMAT official source, but is the question wrong?
"criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions:" should be... "predicated"
Concepts are predicated on assumptions, and predicted by things.



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my opinion D. Please post OA. Very nice question, indeed. prasannar wrote: Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective thinkers.
A. if recognized and applied, students B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students C. if students recognize and apply them, that they D. that if recognized and applied, students E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they
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Hi Guys, plz explain it to me. In E, why 'they' can't refer to skills? PiyushK souvik101990 carcass



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THEY doesn't refer SKILLS. THEY refers STUDENTS. Its a speciality of IF..THEN construction.
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My understanding of pronouns in then clause of "If then construction" is: the pronoun always refer to the subject of if clause. In this case, subject is "students" so "they" refers to "students". Is it correct?
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prasannar wrote: Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective thinkers.
A. if recognized and applied, students B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students C. if students recognize and apply them, that they D. that if recognized and applied, students E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they To have parallel structure, we need 'that' A, B C are out 'If recognized and applied' incorrectly modifies 'students' E is the answer
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Hi Experts/ chetan2u, Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective thinkers. A. if recognized and applied, students B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students C. if students recognize and apply them, that they D. that if recognized and applied, students E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they the correct sentence is Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and that if students recognize and apply these skills, they will become more effective thinkers. Analysis 1If we are paralleling with "THAT" which is highlighted in non underlined portion. Then it means quite illogical. _____________________________________________________________ Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: 1) that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately 2) that if students recognize and apply these skills, they will become more effective thinkers. _____________________________________________________________ If we look at 2nd part of the assumptions we have "these skills". but sentence prior to it. Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that if students recognize and apply these skills, they will become more effective thinkers. We have nothing to refer to "these skills" ________________________________________________________________________Analysis 2I hope we must be trying to make it parallel with 2nd "That" Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and that if students recognize and apply these skills, they will become more effective thinkers. Now the sentence means Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills 1) that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and 2) that if students recognize and apply these skills, they will become more effective thinkers. Please share your opinion. Thanks
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Criticalthinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective thinkers.
A. if recognized and applied, students B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students C. if students recognize and apply them, that they D. that if recognized and applied, students E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they
Here is how I solved
Testing: 1) Parallelism 2)structure
Step 1) Identify what needs to be parallel. We have two ideas so we need THAT x and THAT Y > eliminate A/B/C
Step 2) If, Then construction is fine
Step 3) Notice in D > recognized and applied > What is recognized and applied? The students? Eliminate D
Arrive at E




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