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Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and the obsession for Beanie Babies in the 1990s.

A) Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and
B) Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, and the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, as well as
C) Coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, examples of "tulipomania" include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, and the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, as well as
D) Coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, "tulipomania" includes examples such as speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and
E) "Tulipomania," coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, included speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and

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I chose E.

Rationale: "coined from the 17th-century tulip craze in the Netherlands" is IMO the correct way to phrase this parenthetical phrase. The verb tense of the sentence is the same (coined and included).

BTW, please forgive me. I'm new to the forum and don't know the appropriate terms, yet.

What's the answer? I'm curious! :|

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I would go with E. This is the only statement that has 'includes' in the past tense.....> 'included'. The fact that Tulipomania was coined from the 17th century craze, indicates the need for the past tense.

However I have to be honest I did go for A initially. This one is tough!! :?
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I echo ventivish -

A) Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and – Hold

B) Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, and the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, as well as – Parallel issue

C) Coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, examples of "tulipomania" include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, and the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, as well as – Modifier issue

D) Coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, "tulipomania" includes examples such as speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and – S/V Issue

E) "Tulipomania," coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, included speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and – Hold


Between A and E

E - is more idiomatic than A
E - coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands
A - a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands

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I pick B.

we require "as well as" .... Only choice B and C have it. Choice C has serious modifier error.

A has parallelism problem.
C has modifier problem.
D has parallelism problem and "tulipomania" does not include the examples
E included is wrong. And "Tulipomania" did not include the examples ..

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Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and the obsession for Beanie Babies in the 1990s.

A) Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and
B) Examples of "tulipomania," a term coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, and the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, as well as
C) Coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, examples of "tulipomania" include speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, and the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, as well as
D) Coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, "tulipomania" includes examples such as speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and
E) "Tulipomania," coined from the seventeenth-century tulip craze in the Netherlands, included speculative bubbles in South Seas trading rights in the 1720s, Victorian real estate in the 1880s, the U.S. stock market in the 1920s, and

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It is B.

Examples include bubbles and obsession.
Since, the sentence also combines examples of bubbles, hence the sentence should have "as well as obsession".

Between B and C, C has the modifier issue. Hence, B.
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I pick B.

we require "as well as" .... Only choice B and C have it. Choice C has serious modifier error.

A has parallelism problem.
C has modifier problem.
D has parallelism problem and "tulipomania" does not include the examples
E included is wrong. And "Tulipomania" did not include the examples ..



Can you be a little bit more clear on why we need as well as?
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amitdgr wrote:
I pick B.

we require "as well as" .... Only choice B and C have it. Choice C has serious modifier error.

A has parallelism problem.
C has modifier problem.
D has parallelism problem and "tulipomania" does not include the examples
E included is wrong. And "Tulipomania" did not include the examples ..



Can you be a little bit more clear on why we need as well as?



let us have a look at the structure of the original sentence
ignore the part of sentence in green for a while, because it does not-essential for our discussion
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Examples of "tulipomania", a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include

A) speculative bubbles in
1) South Seas trading rights in the 1720s,
2) Victorian real estate in the 1880s,
3) the U.S. stock market in the 1920s,

and

B) obsession for (obviously we cannot have speculative bubble in obsession !!)
1) Beanie Babies in the 1990s.

here we see there are 2 different lists A and B. (I take liberty to call B a list).

First, we need an "and" before the last item in list A --> speculative bubbles in X, Y and Z
second, we need "as well as" which means "in addition to" to join the two lists.

Now, Why "as well as" ?
We need "as well as" to join the two lists .. If we use "and" the sentence may sound awkward ... It would read -- X,Y and Z and P and Q whereas it should read "X,Y and Z as well as P and Q".

[I read this rule(if I can call it that) somewhere on gmatclub .. unfortunately I do not remember which thread and the search is not throwing up any results :(]

Only choices B and C have "as well as". Choice C has modifier issue.
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Other way to look at it is .... we recognize there are 2 lists of examples. The first list needs an "and" before the last item in the list. Only choices B and C have that in place.

Hope this helps.
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New post 30 Oct 2008, 15:28
So i did this question and agreed with everyone else about (A) and could not understnad how it could be (B).

But amit, very good explanation. I could not see the two lists..... but your explanation and concentration are fantastic (and sings "I can see clearly now"......)

Well done!

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icandy, whats the source?

can we expect these hybrid CR/SC questions on the GMAT?
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I found a simpler example .... I felt this will help in our discussion ...

Source: GMAT Paper test 48

All-terrain vehicles have allowed vacationers to reach many previously inaccessible areas, but they have also been blamed for causing hundreds of deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging the nation's recreational areas.
(A) deaths, injury to thousands, and seriously damaging
(B) deaths and injuring thousands, and serious damage to
(C) deaths, thousands who are injured, as well as seriously damaging
(D) deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as doing serious damage to
(E) deaths, thousands are injured, and they do serious damage to

Let us analyze the structure of the original sentence

All-terrain vehicles have allowed vacationers to reach many previously inaccessible areas, but they have also been blamed for

A) causing hundreds of
1) deaths,
2) injury to thousands,

and

B)seriously damaging
1) the nation's recreational areas.


We need "and" before "injury" to complete list A properly.
Only Choices B and D have "and". And we need "as well as" here to join the two lists.

So choice D must be correct.

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@amitdgr: nice explanation, I definitely would have missed this one in the real test - or at least wasted a lot of time on it. Kudos.
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amitdgr wrote:
icandy wrote:
amitdgr wrote:
I pick B.

we require "as well as" .... Only choice B and C have it. Choice C has serious modifier error.

A has parallelism problem.
C has modifier problem.
D has parallelism problem and "tulipomania" does not include the examples
E included is wrong. And "Tulipomania" did not include the examples ..



Can you be a little bit more clear on why we need as well as?



let us have a look at the structure of the original sentence
ignore the part of sentence in green for a while, because it does not-essential for our discussion
Quote:
Examples of "tulipomania", a term coined from the tulip craze of the seventeenth-century in the Netherlands, include

A) speculative bubbles in
1) South Seas trading rights in the 1720s,
2) Victorian real estate in the 1880s,
3) the U.S. stock market in the 1920s,

and

B) obsession for (obviously we cannot have speculative bubble in obsession !!)
1) Beanie Babies in the 1990s.

here we see there are 2 different lists A and B. (I take liberty to call B a list).

First, we need an "and" before the last item in list A --> speculative bubbles in X, Y and Z
second, we need "as well as" which means "in addition to" to join the two lists.

Now, Why "as well as" ?
We need "as well as" to join the two lists .. If we use "and" the sentence may sound awkward ... It would read -- X,Y and Z and P and Q whereas it should read "X,Y and Z as well as P and Q".

[I read this rule(if I can call it that) somewhere on gmatclub .. unfortunately I do not remember which thread and the search is not throwing up any results :(]

Only choices B and C have "as well as". Choice C has modifier issue.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Other way to look at it is .... we recognize there are 2 lists of examples. The first list needs an "and" before the last item in the list. Only choices B and C have that in place.

Hope this helps.


Pretty much convincing----> There is a long pause in between 1920 and 1990. so "as well as" fits better.

Nice one. +1

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