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Despite having discussed the matter with all his teachers, Lewis is still unable to decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application.

(A) Lewis is still unable to decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(B) Lewis is still confused between paying more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(C) it is still difficult for Lewis decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(D) Lewis is still not able to decide whether he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(E) there is still confusion in Lewis’ mind with regards to understanding the concepts or to their application

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Despite having discussed the matter with all his teachers, Lewis is still unable to decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application.

(A) Lewis is still unable to decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(B) Lewis is still confused between paying more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(C) it is still difficult for Lewis decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(D) Lewis is still not able to decide whether he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(E) there is still confusion in Lewis’ mind with regards to understanding the concepts or to their application


The initial modifier should modify Lewis. Eliminate C and E.
"If" is generally used for a conditional sense, ''whether'' is used when we have choice between two options.
Eliminate A.
''Between'' should be followed by ''and''. eliminate B.
Answer D.
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New post 08 Sep 2018, 08:14
Ans:- D
First sentence is modifying Lewis
Lewis is confused between 2 choices so weather x or y construction is better than if.. then (conditional form) construction.
But I think in D option it should be to understand than to understanding


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Harshgmat wrote:
Despite having discussed the matter with all his teachers, Lewis is still unable to decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application.

(A) Lewis is still unable to decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(B) Lewis is still confused between paying more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(C) it is still difficult for Lewis decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(D) Lewis is still not able to decide whether he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(E) there is still confusion in Lewis’ mind with regards to understanding the concepts or to their application


The way I understood, this question is testing the usage of IF vs WHETHER.

If: represents a condition
Whether: represent an option between two options.

From the question statement, it's clear that Lewis have two choices.
1) to understand the concept.
2) to understand the application,

Therefore, Option D correctly summarized this idea with the usage of whether.


Please correct me if I am wrong (see the usage of IF, it represent a condition that if wrong correct this idiot :grin: )
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Harshgmat wrote:
Despite having discussed the matter with all his teachers, Lewis is still unable to decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application.

(A) Lewis is still unable to decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(B) Lewis is still confused between paying more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(C) it is still difficult for Lewis decide if he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(D) Lewis is still not able to decide whether he should pay more attention to understanding the concepts or to their application
(E) there is still confusion in Lewis’ mind with regards to understanding the concepts or to their application


According to the modifier at the beginning, the subject must be a person. From this rule, we can eliminate C and E.

A - In GMAT, "if" is only used for conditional purpose.
B - incorrect usage of between, it should be between X and Y.
D - This is the only choice left.
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