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# Degler does more than merely summarizing existing research;

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Degler does more than merely summarizing existing research; he constructs a coherent picture of two centuries of studies dealing with the changing roles of women.

A. Degler does more than merely summarizing

B. Deglers study is more than a mere summarizing of

C. Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of

D. Deglers study has done more than summarize merely

E. Degler does more than merely summarize

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04 Jun 2008, 16:58
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I think the answer is E.

"Summarizig" looks like a verb but is being used as a noun (a.k.a. Gerund), so uing "merely" with it doesn't make any sense. It would make sense if "summarizing" was the acting Degler did. (Degler was merely summarizing the deposition when I called him.)

In E, "summarize" is the direct object. "Degler does"....Degler does what? He does more than merely summarize...

You can have a verb in the direct object. You just have to use it properly. The verb is "summarize". It is often used in the form of the infinitive "to summarize". "He did summarize, He summarized. You can add -ing to it, but it is no longer a verb. It's a gerund...a [VERB + ING] that is ued as a noun. Once this happens the usage is completely changed and the answer choices with "summarizing" do not use it correctly.

"more than merely" is actually functioning as an adverbial phrase. It describes to what extent Degler does summarize.

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Degler does more than merely summarizing existing research; he constructs a coherent picture of two centuries of studies dealing with the changing roles of women.

A. Degler does more than merely summarizing

B. Deglers study is more than a mere summarizing of

C. Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of

D. Deglers study has done more than summarize merely

E. Degler does more than merely summarize

people , I need good explanation on this one .

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04 Jun 2008, 17:27
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Good one - Stumbled between A and E

Since “he” in the second part of the sentence refers a person, “Deglers study” is illogical to be the subject. Eliminate B and D

Parallel issue: X more than Y where both X and Y are parallel.

A. Degler does more than merely summarizing [[adverb] merely [modifies participle] summarizing [which in turn modifies another participle] existing [which finally modifies noun] research [ this results in a modifying phrase – so [verb] more than [modifying phrase] are not parallel – eliminate it]

B. Deglers study is more than a mere summarizing of

C. Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of [ [verb] has done more than [noun]a mere - not parallel – eliminate it]

D. Deglers study has done more than summarize merely

E. Degler does more than merely summarize [[verb]does more than [adverb]merely [modifies verb ]summarize – [verb] more than [verb] - parallel – hold it]

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04 Jun 2008, 18:52
E for me

and all the explaination is more than useful! Thanks!
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04 Jun 2008, 20:18
hanumayamma and jallenmorris , great explanation thanks so much !
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04 Jun 2008, 21:31
jallenmorris wrote:
I think the answer is E.

"Summarizig" looks like a verb but is being used as a noun (a.k.a. Gerund), so uing "merely" with it doesn't make any sense. It would make sense if "summarizing" was the acting Degler did. (Degler was merely summarizing the deposition when I called him.)

In E, "summarize" is the direct object. "Degler does"....Degler does what? He does more than merely summarize...

You can have a verb in the direct object. You just have to use it properly. The verb is "summarize". It is often used in the form of the infinitive "to summarize". "He did summarize, He summarized. You can add -ing to it, but it is no longer a verb. It's a gerund...a [VERB + ING] that is ued as a noun. Once this happens the usage is completely changed and the answer choices with "summarizing" do not use it correctly.

"more than merely" is actually functioning as an adverbial phrase. It describes to what extent Degler does summarize.

rpmodi wrote:
Degler does more than merely summarizing existing research; he constructs a coherent picture of two centuries of studies dealing with the changing roles of women.

A. Degler does more than merely summarizing

B. Deglers study is more than a mere summarizing of

C. Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of

D. Deglers study has done more than summarize merely

E. Degler does more than merely summarize

people , I need good explanation on this one .

Great explanation Jallen..

I was struck between A and E. Now it's clear.

Delger summarzies existing research [ unemphatic ]
Delger does summarize existing research [emphatic ]
Sub + do/does/did ( Aux Verb) + main verb in base form + Object.
When we use auxilary do verb in setence the main verb must be in base form

Good one..
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04 Jun 2008, 21:52
jallenmorris wrote:
I think the answer is E.

"Summarizig" looks like a verb but is being used as a noun (a.k.a. Gerund), so uing "merely" with it doesn't make any sense. It would make sense if "summarizing" was the acting Degler did. (Degler was merely summarizing the deposition when I called him.)

In E, "summarize" is the direct object. "Degler does"....Degler does what? He does more than merely summarize...

You can have a verb in the direct object. You just have to use it properly. The verb is "summarize". It is often used in the form of the infinitive "to summarize". "He did summarize, He summarized. You can add -ing to it, but it is no longer a verb. It's a gerund...a [VERB + ING] that is ued as a noun. Once this happens the usage is completely changed and the answer choices with "summarizing" do not use it correctly.

"more than merely" is actually functioning as an adverbial phrase. It describes to what extent Degler does summarize.

rpmodi wrote:
Degler does more than merely summarizing existing research; he constructs a coherent picture of two centuries of studies dealing with the changing roles of women.

A. Degler does more than merely summarizing

B. Deglers study is more than a mere summarizing of

C. Degler has done more than a mere summarizing of

D. Deglers study has done more than summarize merely

E. Degler does more than merely summarize

people , I need good explanation on this one .

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04 Jun 2008, 22:36
Great explanation Jallen!

Also, am I wrong to see parallelism between summarize and construct? This ultimately is what lead me to E. Summarize and construct... seems consistent and clean. The others sound off with reasons already mentioned.
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05 Jun 2008, 05:53
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raconteur,

There is nothing wrong with making sure that two words sound good and clean together, but don't get this confused with the words being parallel. Parallel deals with the structure of the sentence. If you use an infinitive in a series, all verbs should in that form in the series like this:

On his days off, he likes to golf, run, and sail.

Each of those, golf, run & sail are in the same form of conjugated verb. "to run", "to golf", and "to sail". The following form of that sentence is incorrect:

On his days off, he likes to golf, run, and sailing.

Sailing is a gerund and is used as a noun. This could be fixed with either "to go sailing" or back to the same sentence I wrote above.

If GMAT is testing parallelism, watch for verb structure in a series.

raconteur wrote:
Great explanation Jallen!

Also, am I wrong to see parallelism between summarize and construct? This ultimately is what lead me to E. Summarize and construct... seems consistent and clean. The others sound off with reasons already mentioned.

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