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Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk are mountain dwellers, while they once ranged over virtually all of the continental United States except for a small strip in the extreme Southwest.

A. Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk are mountain dwellers, while
B. The fact that elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains would make it seem that they are mountain dwellers, but
C. It would seem that elk would be mountain dwellers because of their living now solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, but still
D. Now living almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, it would seem that elk were mountain dwellers, although
E. It seems that elk would be mountain dwellers from the fact that they now live solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, since
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I am in for D- tried to avoid pronoun error, which is there in other choices!

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I am in for D- tried to avoid pronoun error, which is there in other choices!


Going with B here.

For D "Now living almost solely in the Rocky Mountains," should be immediately followed by elk.

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Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk are mountain dwellers, while they once ranged over virtually all of the continental United States except for a small strip in the extreme Southwest.

A. Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk are mountain dwellers, while
B. The fact that elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains would make it seem that they are mountain dwellers, but
C. It would seem that elk would be mountain dwellers because of their living now solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, but still
D. Now living almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, it would seem that elk were mountain dwellers, although
E. It seems that elk would be mountain dwellers from the fact that they now live solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, since


Hard decision between B and D.

I went with D, because "The fact that" in B is needlessly wordy.

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Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk are mountain dwellers, while they once ranged over virtually all of the continental United States except for a small strip in the extreme Southwest.

A. Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk are mountain dwellers, while
B. The fact that elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains would make it seem that they are mountain dwellers, but
C. It would seem that elk would be mountain dwellers because of their living now solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, but still
D. Now living almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, it would seem that elk were mountain dwellers, although
E. It seems that elk would be mountain dwellers from the fact that they now live solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, since


'E' - incorrect - usage of 'would be' - a future tense. Also usage of 'Since' incorrect

'C' - incorrect - same as 'E'

'A' - incorrect - 'it' - Ambiguous and Farway Antecedent

'D' - incorrect - 'were' and 'now' doesn't reconcile.

Hence 'B' will be my choice of answer

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Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk are mountain dwellers, while they once ranged over virtually all of the continental United States except for a small strip in the extreme Southwest.

A. Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk are mountain dwellers, while
B. The fact that elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains would make it seem that they are mountain dwellers, but
C. It would seem that elk would be mountain dwellers because of their living now solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, but still
D. Now living almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, it would seem that elk were mountain dwellers, although
E. It seems that elk would be mountain dwellers from the fact that they now live solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, since


B.

A: which incorrectly refers to rocky mountains.
C: long awkward phrase. "because of their living" should signal a red flag.
D: Now living almost soley in the rocky mountains... should be followed by the Elk, but the modifier is not so this choice is incorrect.
E: I didn't like this choice because it seemed to change the meaning.

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Agree with A. In a "which" is modifying the entire clause.

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New post 21 Oct 2007, 12:47
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Agree with A. In a "which" is modifying the entire clause.


I see a lot of people going for B...

B. The fact that elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains would make it seem that they are mountain dwellers, but

I would go for B if you can explain who "it" and "they" are referring tooo..

Is elk - singular or plural -- thats my doubt...I see in choice A -- "are" referring to elk ...confuses me a lot.

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New post 21 Oct 2007, 18:27
After elimination A & B remain.

A. Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk are mountain dwellers, while

If I ignore the modifying phrase "which would make it seem that elk are mountain dwellers", the sentence would become:

Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains while they once ranged over virtually all of the continental United States except for a small strip in the extreme Southwest.

The sentence becomes nonsensical.

B. The fact that elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains would make it seem that they are mountain dwellers, but

Although wordy, B coveys the idea correctly.

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OA is A

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OA is A


Can you please post the official explanation.

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singh_amit19 wrote:
OA is A


Can you please post the official explanation.

Thank you...


Don't have official explanations just answers! Apologies!

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OA is A


While I agree that the construction "The fact that..." in B is not the best of constructions yet it's the only answer choice that's error free.

In A - which does NOT have a noun which it can refer to... and in GMAT which usually refers to the nearest preceding noun which in this case is mountains - but that would make the sentence illogical.

I disagree sadly but whole heartedly with the OA.

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OA is A?

I would have said B. The "but" in B shows there is some contradiction to the original clause.

A has "while" which also works--however, B would appear to have a stronger stance.

If the OA is truly A, I'm in need of much more SC practice!

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Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk
are mountain dwellers, while
they once ranged over virtually all of the continental United
States except for a small strip in the extreme Southwest.
A. Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem
that elk are mountain dwellers, while
B. The fact that elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains would make it
seem that they are mountain dwellers, but
C. It would seem that elk would be mountain dwellers because of their living now
solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, but still
D. Now living almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, it would seem that elk were
mountain dwellers, although
E. It seems that elk would be mountain dwellers from the fact that they now live
solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, since

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uf! this is a tough one!

I'd say B because for me it's the less worse :oops:

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JL,

I am not sure what makes B the less worse. IMO, B does not have any issues and the correct answer.

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JL,

I am not sure what makes B the less worse. IMO, B does not have any issues and the correct answer.


yep, reviewing the question again B doesn't sound so bad...

However, I try to avoid answers beginning with "The fact that" because it sounds wordy to me...
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Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem that elk
are mountain dwellers, while
they once ranged over virtually all of the continental United
States except for a small strip in the extreme Southwest.
A. Elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, which would make it seem
that elk are mountain dwellers, while
B. The fact that elk now live almost solely in the Rocky Mountains would make it
seem that they are mountain dwellers, but
C. It would seem that elk would be mountain dwellers because of their living now
solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, but still
D. Now living almost solely in the Rocky Mountains, it would seem that elk were
mountain dwellers, although
E. It seems that elk would be mountain dwellers from the fact that they now live
solely almost in the Rocky Mountains, since


This consumed time..phew! whats the source & OA?

B

A - which & usage of it
B - I feel the usage of it is wrong, but went for this. I'm not convinced though.
C - because of their
D - it modifies mountains, which is wrong
E - makes no sense, lots of errors

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I read somewhere that GMAT will never work on facts like in B, but yes B is good among all of the remaining...can somebody explain this?

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