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09 Apr 2016, 23:05
TooLong150 wrote:
This is one of the worst transcribed SC questions that I have ever seen. For people who want a better transcription, see http://gmatclub.com/forum/despite-the-growing-number-of-people-who-purchase-plane-77434.html

Couldn't agree more.. If you want to share, can you please put more effort.. Thanks.
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19 Apr 2016, 01:49
daagh wrote:
The first aberration is the use of the phrase the fact, considered crispless in contemporary writing . So D and E are out. The second clue is that we do require the connecting conjunction ‘that’ to be in place after the word ‘convinced’. ‘Convinced that’ brings out the succeeding factor wholly to merge with the text. Only A uses ‘that’. So B and C are out, leaving A as the right choice.

It will be prudent not to get into the nuance of using ‘compared with’ and ‘compared to’, which is not being tested here; please note the right choice uses neither. IMO, neither ‘compared to’ nor ‘compared with’ is the decider in GMAT SC these days.

The first aberration is the quality of this transcript
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05 Jun 2016, 21:59
We do not need to use "the fact", Eliminate D and E
We need a "that" after convinced. Eliminate B and C

Correct Option: A
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06 Jun 2016, 06:25
pmal04 wrote:
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machine, many travelers will still use travel agents

A) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

B) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

C) growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

D) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline execituves are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

E) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as obe-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would

A) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will. 'That' is required to make comparison between 'preference of bank customers' with 'airlines travelers'

B) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would 'that' is missing before 'just as one- third....'

C) growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will 'that' is missing

D) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline execituves are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would 'that' is missing before 'just as one- third....'

E) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as obe-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would 'is' is required with 'the number'
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27 Jul 2016, 10:28
Its the game of IDIOM here.

Right IDIOM IS PREFER "X" TO "Y" not Prefer "X" compared to or compare with "Y". Can quickly eliminate C, D, E.

B/W A & B:

A) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will..

Strike of bold and underline portion and you will find sentence still makes sense. IN GMAT: striking of prepositional phrase or unnecessary phrases or fillers is important to find right meaning.
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02 Sep 2016, 00:05
daagh wrote:
The first aberration is the use of the phrase the fact, considered crispless in contemporary writing . So D and E are out. The second clue is that we do require the connecting conjunction ‘that’ to be in place after the word ‘convinced’. ‘Convinced that’ brings out the succeeding factor wholly to merge with the text. Only A uses ‘that’. So B and C are out, leaving A as the right choice.

It will be prudent not to get into the nuance of using ‘compared with’ and ‘compared to’, which is not being tested here; please note the right choice uses neither. IMO, neither ‘compared to’ nor ‘compared with’ is the decider in GMAT SC these days.

Hi Daagh,
The airline executives are convinced that....many customers will still use travel agents.
Isn't this a prediction which involves uncertainty? Hence use of WOULD is preferred?
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daagh wrote:
The first aberration is the use of the phrase the fact, considered crispless in contemporary writing . So D and E are out. The second clue is that we do require the connecting conjunction ‘that’ to be in place after the word ‘convinced’. ‘Convinced that’ brings out the succeeding factor wholly to merge with the text. Only A uses ‘that’. So B and C are out, leaving A as the right choice.

It will be prudent not to get into the nuance of using ‘compared with’ and ‘compared to’, which is not being tested here; please note the right choice uses neither. IMO, neither ‘compared to’ nor ‘compared with’ is the decider in GMAT SC these days.

Hi Daagh,
The airline executives are convinced that....many customers will still use travel agents.
Isn't this a prediction which involves uncertainty? Hence use of WOULD is preferred?

For beliefs, "will" rather than "would" is used. You may find the following link helpful:
https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org ... l-or-would
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24 Sep 2016, 01:24
Thanks Daagh..
as per your explanation,we could have cracked this question in less than 30 seconds

daagh wrote:
The first aberration is the use of the phrase the fact, considered crispless in contemporary writing . So D and E are out. The second clue is that we do require the connecting conjunction ‘that’ to be in place after the word ‘convinced’. ‘Convinced that’ brings out the succeeding factor wholly to merge with the text. Only A uses ‘that’. So B and C are out, leaving A as the right choice.

It will be prudent not to get into the nuance of using ‘compared with’ and ‘compared to’, which is not being tested here; please note the right choice uses neither. IMO, neither ‘compared to’ nor ‘compared with’ is the decider in GMAT SC these days.
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16 Nov 2016, 07:22
pmal04 wrote:
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machine, many travelers will still use travel agents

A) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

B) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

C) growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

D) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline execituves are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

E) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as obe-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would

For option B, if we remove fluff, we will be left with:
growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

Hence, we still have that. Is this option incorrect because of the wrong usage of would:
It should be will, since this is certain to happen in future and it is not a hypothetical situation.

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18 Nov 2016, 21:24
TooLong150 wrote:
This is one of the worst transcribed SC questions that I have ever seen. For people who want a better transcription, see http://gmatclub.com/forum/despite-the-growing-number-of-people-who-purchase-plane-77434.html

I want to say this too but it seems people here are too smart to be concerned about it.. haha
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19 Nov 2016, 15:45
antztheman wrote:
TooLong150 wrote:
This is one of the worst transcribed SC questions that I have ever seen. For people who want a better transcription, see http://gmatclub.com/forum/despite-the-growing-number-of-people-who-purchase-plane-77434.html

I want to say this too but it seems people here are too smart to be concerned about it.. haha

The wrongly transcribed version is now merged with the better one - thank you for pointing out.
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18 Dec 2016, 02:00
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machine, many travelers will still use travel agents

A) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

B) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

C) growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will NO THAT

D) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline execituves are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

E) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as obe-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would

I got A quickly
But I have some doubt regarding people purchasing vs people who purchase
Do both mean same?

& growing number of people VS the number of people is growing
Do both mean same?
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08 Mar 2017, 23:53
A. The subject and Verb agree, there is no Verb Tense Error or any other commonly tested errors on the GMAT, so we will hold on to this answer choice . Correct answer
B. ‘That’ should be placed immediately after ‘convinced’; this option changes the intended meaning of the sentence; usage of ‘ would ‘ is incorrect. Incorrect
C. ‘That’ should be placed immediately after ‘convinced’; the placement of that after the second comma changes the intended meaning of the sentence.Incorrect
D. Fact that the number of is too wordy; ‘That’ should be placed immediately after ‘convinced’; (same error as in B and C) Incorrect
E. Subject Verb Agreement Error- Subject: Number of People- Singular; Verb : are- Plural; fact that the number ….too wordy,incorrect usage of “would” Incorrect

Point to Remember: ⅓ of the GMAT questions are correct as written.
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Point to Remember: ⅓ of the GMAT questions are correct as written.
Really? SC questions have 5 options. This would be a massive oversight on the part of the GMAT, if it were true.
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09 Mar 2017, 11:48
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.

a) gowing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bsik customers still prefer hummn tellers to itomatic teller machines, many travelers will

b) gowing number of people who purchase plare tickets online, airline executives e convinced, Just as one-hhird of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, hhat many travelers would

c) gowing number of people pu-chasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

d) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

e) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online e growing, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bak customers still prefer human tellers compared with utomatic teller machines, many travelers would
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22 Mar 2017, 04:20
A. Convinced is followed by ‘that’ ; correct usage of the future tense, correct comparison between bank customers and travellers. Correct Answer
B. The usage of ‘would’ is incorrect to refer to a future action. Convinced should be immediately followed by ‘that’ to retain the intended meaning of the sentence. (INCORRECT)
C. Can be knocked off due to the absence of that after convinced; gives rise to a run on error. (INCORRECT)
D. Fact that the number of people,,,,,too wordy; No reporting word ‘that’ after convinced; incorrect usage of ‘would’ to refer to a future action..(INCORRECT)
E. Fact that the number of people….too wordy; prefer should be followed by ‘to’; the presence of two comparison words, ‘ prefer’ and ‘to’ make the sentence awkward.
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09 Jun 2017, 00:47
pranrasvij wrote:
this sentence is too convoluted already! not clear on how to narrow down the choices.....

you need convinced that

so you can narrow it down to A and E within few seconds.

E: many travellers would so E is out

Choice A
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12 Jun 2017, 03:08
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machine, many travelers will still use travel agents.

(A) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

(B) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

(C) growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

(D) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would
--> wordy.

(E) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would
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01 Jul 2017, 03:58
Why is the answer A and not E ? ( In particular asking since the ending should be "would" and not "will" given the expectation of an event in the future.. This will automatically eliminate option A ?
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02 Jul 2017, 10:31
VidyaIyengar wrote:
Why is the answer A and not E ? ( In particular asking since the ending should be "would" and not "will" given the expectation of an event in the future.. This will automatically eliminate option A ?

Hi VidyaIyengar ,

Welcome to GMATClub .

There is a solid reason for rejecting option E.

The number MUST always be singular. But E says "the number are". Hence, INCORRECT.

(E) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would

P.S: Will vs would comparison should not be a reason for rejecting any option.(Provided you have a better option with would.)
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