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Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit, which once again shows that women can compete with men.
(A)which once again shows that women can compete with men
(B)which once again shows that women are able to complete with men
(C)a fact which once again shows that women can compete with men
(D)showing once again that women can compete with men
(E)proof once again that women can compete with men
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by abhimahna on 14 May 2017, 01:11, edited 3 times in total.
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(A)which once again shows that women can compete with men

==>> Which is wrong here, it nonsensically modifying Indy Circuit
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(B)which once again shows that women are able to complete with men

==>> Which is wrong here, it nonsensically modifying Indy Circuit

INCORRECT

(C)a fact which once again shows that women can compete with men

INCORRECT

A Fact which --> is wordy and awkward. No need of 'A fact"

(D)showing once again that women can compete with men
CORRECT, Best among all

Showing (Verb-ing) modifier is modfying the previous clause. Clear and Concise

(E)proof once again that women can compete with men

INCORRECT

Proof (doesn't sound good). We need to have a modifier here. 'Proving' should the better

IMO D
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Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit, which once again shows that women can compete with men. - Incorrect
(A)which once again shows that women can compete with men - which modifies the circuit and does not make sense - Incorrect
(B)which once again shows that women are able to complete with men - which modifies the circuit and does not make sense
(C)a fact which once again shows that women can compete with men - Correct option. In the first part of the sentence we have a fact that someone is a notable racer, in the second part we describe what this fact is.
(D)showing once again that women can compete with men - In the first half of the sentence we stated the fact who is Danica Patrick, there was no any action to use showing. If we change the first part to something like: Danica Patrick performed excellently as a racer on the Indy circuit this year then we could use option (d) as an answer. - Incorrect
(E)proof once again that women can compete with men - there was no debate to show the proof, there was just statement of the fact - Incorrect
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15 Jul 2013, 21:38
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Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit, which once again shows that women can compete with men. - Incorrect
(A)which once again shows that women can compete with men - which modifies the circuit and does not make sense - Incorrect
(B)which once again shows that women are able to complete with men - which modifies the circuit and does not make sense
(C)a fact which once again shows that women can compete with men - Correct option. In the first part of the sentence we have a fact that someone is a notable racer, in the second part we describe what this fact is.
(D)showing once again that women can compete with men - In the first half of the sentence we stated the fact who is Danica Patrick, there was no any action to use showing. If we change the first part to something like: Danica Patrick performed excellently as a racer on the Indy circuit this year then we could use option (d) as an answer. - Incorrect
(E)proof once again that women can compete with men - there was no debate to show the proof, there was just statement of the fact - Incorrect

Hi,
Don't you think that in option C, the word "which" is awkward or out of place, What is "which" modifing here..
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15 Jul 2013, 21:46
Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit, which once again shows that women can compete with men.
(A)which once again shows that women can compete with men
In this option WHICH does not refers to Circuit but the whole action "Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit". As per GMAT, WHICH can not refer to a action. Thus Incorrect

(B)which once again shows that women are able to complete with men
In this option WHICH does not refers to Circuit but the whole action "Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit". As per GMAT, WHICH can not refer to a action. Moreover, there is no need to use ABLE TO. Thus Incorrect

(C)a fact which once again shows that women can compete with men
"Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit" is not a FACT but just an INSTANCE (One Case). More use of WHICH is incorrect here as per GMAT. Instead, THAT should be used. Thus Incorrect

(D)showing once again that women can compete with men
Present participle SHOWING correctly modifies the previous clause. Correct

(E)proof once again that women can compete with men
"Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit" is not a PROOF but just an INSTANCE (One Case). Thus Incorrect
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15 Jul 2013, 21:51
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Hi,
Don't you think that in option C, the word "which" is awkward or out of place, What is "which" modifing here..

I do not think which is awkward or out of place, it modifies a fact (in our case it is: Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit).
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15 Jul 2013, 22:14
+1 for C.
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Re: Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit [#permalink]

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29 Jul 2013, 23:40
OE edited .

Here's the OA -

Vague use of pronoun. “Which” refers to the noun it follows, but in this sentence it is illogical, as not the Indy circuit shows that women can compete with men, but the whole situation. Therefore, A and B can be eliminated. In Choice (C), “which” clearly refers to “fact.” Choice (D) is too general and ambiguous. Choice (E) changes the original meaning by adding word “proof”.

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30 Jul 2013, 03:05
can someone please explain why D is incorrect??
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30 Jul 2013, 04:50
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can someone please explain why D is incorrect??

I will go with D on this one because it is concise and modifies the previous clause.
C can be correct but I would prefer a comma before which. -- compared to D its wordy
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Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit, -ing modifier blah blah blah

When we need a ing modifier.
1) if ing modifier explains how subject is performing that particular action.
2) if action done by the subject results into some outcome or result.

Here in option D.
D. Showing that women can also compete with men.

First half of the sentence is not stating any action performed; first half of the sentence is presenting a fact not any action is done by the subject.
Thus, usage of ing modifier is not correct here.
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02 Sep 2015, 22:19
Shouldn't 'which' always follow a comma ?
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22 Nov 2016, 07:05
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Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit, which once again shows that women can compete with men.
(A)which once again shows that women can compete with men
(B)which once again shows that women are able to complete with men
(C)a fact which once again shows that women can compete with men
(D)showing once again that women can compete with men
(E)proof once again that women can compete with men

Don't you think in C " a fact which once again shows that women can compete with Men " conveys that this fact has already shown the same and is showing again? :S
D on the other hand makes sense to me .
Her being a notable driver presents the effect that women can compete with men!

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guerrero25 wrote:
Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit, which once again shows that women can compete with men.
(A)which once again shows that women can compete with men
(B)which once again shows that women are able to complete with men
(C)a fact which once again shows that women can compete with men
(D)showing once again that women can compete with men
(E)proof once again that women can compete with men

Don't you think in C " a fact which once again shows that women can compete with Men " conveys that this fact has already shown the same and is showing again? :S
D on the other hand makes sense to me .
Her being a notable driver presents the effect that women can compete with men!

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X once again shows that ......
The above implies that the showing is happening again - previously X might have shown or someone / something else might have shown.

The reasoning is applicable for D as well.

The only problem I see in C is that no comma is used before the non-essential modifier "which" (though in GMAT an option would not be wrong just because of punctuation error).

I see no problem with D.
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Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit, which once again shows that women can compete with men.

(A) which once again shows that women can compete with men
--> which wrongly modifies the Indy circuit.

(B) which once again shows that women are able to complete with men
--> which wrongly modifies the Indy circuit. Active voice can is preferred.

(C) a fact which once again shows that women can compete with men

(D) showing once again that women can compete with men
--> we use comma + V-ing to modify the preceding clause; the subject of the preceding clause is the doer of the verb V-ing. In D, Danica Patrick (the subject) is not showing anything; instead, a fact that Danica Patrick is a notable racer on the Indy circuit show...

(E) proof once again that women can compete with men
--> There is no debate here, so the use of proof is inappropriate. Furthermore, there should be article a before proof.

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C uses the appositive noun --a fact -- that should modify or describe another noun available verbatim in the prior part; a fact should, therefore, refer to some noun. Where is such a noun in the prior part? There seems to be only a clause.
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13 May 2017, 04:24
can an expert please pitch in
which one is correct c or d
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can an expert please pitch in
which one is correct c or d

https://gmatclub.com/forum/danica-patri ... l#p1766697
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C uses the appositive noun --a fact -- that should modify or describe another noun available verbatim in the prior part; a fact should, therefore, refer to some noun. Where is such a noun in the prior part? There seems to be only a clause.

Sir, in my opinion "a fact which once again shows that women can compete with men" is an absolute phrase; "a fact" in this case is not not an appositive. Do you agree, Sir?
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