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# Except for one class in history and one class in biology,

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30 Apr 2006, 20:10
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Except for one class in history and one class in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.

A
B Except for needing to take once class in history and one in biology, the student has fulfilled all of his requirements for graduation.
C The student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.
D Except for one history class and one one biology class, the student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements.
E Aside from the history class and biology class that he needs to take, teh student's graduation requirements have all been fulfilled.

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30 Apr 2006, 20:49
cindyn wrote:
Except for one class in history and one class in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.
A
B Except for needing to take once class in history and one in biology, the student has fulfilled all of his requirements for graduation.
C The student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.
D Except for one history class and one one biology class, the student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements.
E Aside from the history class and biology class that he needs to take, teh student's graduation requirements have all been fulfilled.

C The student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.
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30 Apr 2006, 23:38
(A)
==> All the student's is awkward? It is the whole class or a student who needs to fulfill the requirement?

(B) Except for needing to take once class in history and one in biology, the student has fulfilled all of his requirements for graduation.
==> 'except for needing to take' is awkward

(C) The student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.
==> Sounds okay!

(D) Except for one history class and one one biology class, the student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements.
==> Guess its okay too but prefer (C) for the active voice

(E) Aside from the history class and biology class that he needs to take, teh student's graduation requirements have all been fulfilled.
==> Inactive voice
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01 May 2006, 03:49
The OA is D
I was confused between C and D and chose C for similar reasons as outlined by TeHCM
This is from Kaplan 800.
The OE to choose D over C is, "the meaning of C is less clear than that of D because of the confusing word order of C. Therefore, D wins."
I am not convinced of the OA and OE.
Any explanations?
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01 May 2006, 04:39
cindyn wrote:
The OA is D
I was confused between C and D and chose C for similar reasons as outlined by TeHCM
This is from Kaplan 800.
The OE to choose D over C is, "the meaning of C is less clear than that of D because of the confusing word order of C. Therefore, D wins."
I am not convinced of the OA and OE.
Any explanations?

Seems Kaplan needs to participate in this forum before writing a gmat book. we should teach these people that D is confusing not C.
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01 May 2006, 05:56
I picked C, can anyone explain me why D is better? I don't think it is as the Professor said.
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01 May 2006, 08:46
I also choose C......
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01 May 2006, 09:00
shampoo wrote:
I picked C, can anyone explain me why D is better? I don't think it is as the Professor said.

In D, the phrase "Except for one history class and one one biology class" is followed/modified by "the student", which cannot. if "Except for one history class and one one biology class" were modified by related nown such "all classes orrequirements", it would be ok.
again OA according to kaplan could be D, imo its not correct.

cindyn wrote:
Except for one class in history and one class in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.

A.
B. Except for needing to take once class in history and one in biology, the student has fulfilled all of his requirements for graduation.
C. The student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.
D. Except for one history class and one one biology class, the student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements.
E. Aside from the history class and biology class that he needs to take, teh student's graduation requirements have all been fulfilled.

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01 May 2006, 09:54
I also picked C...

But looking closely, D looks more parallel - "one history class and one one biology class"
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01 May 2006, 23:20

A) The sentence implies that all students need to take one history class and one biology class.
B) Needing to takeâ€¦â€¦. Wrong
E) Wrong Construction
D fixes the misplaces modifier problem.
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02 May 2006, 00:41
cindyn wrote:
Except for one class in history and one class in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.

A
B Except for needing to take once class in history and one in biology, the student has fulfilled all of his requirements for graduation.
C The student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.
D Except for one history class and one one biology class, the student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements.
E Aside from the history class and biology class that he needs to take, teh student's graduation requirements have all been fulfilled.

E - aside is incorrect
B - awkward - except for needing
A - passive
C - think it as not parallel. <b>class</b> in history and one<u>class</u> in biology
Thus D
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05 May 2006, 21:42
cindyn wrote:
Except for one class in history and one class in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.

A
B Except for needing to take once class in history and one in biology, the student has fulfilled all of his requirements for graduation.
C The student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.
D Except for one history class and one one biology class, the student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements.
E Aside from the history class and biology class that he needs to take, teh student's graduation requirements have all been fulfilled.

It's between C and D.

I would go with D.
I don't think D is confusing rather more clear than C.
In C , I can see 'one class in history' is not || with 'one in biology'

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07 May 2006, 21:42
After closely examination i will go for D as it is more paralell
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Re: Except for one class in history and one class in biology,  [#permalink]

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10 Oct 2016, 07:49
choice C SHOULD BE THE answer, modifier "except for one class in history and one in biology" is modifying the "requirements" or "student"?

i strongly believe it should be the requirements, student completed all the requirements except one, makes more sense to me

choice c - modifier is close to the requirements

The student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.
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16 Sep 2017, 03:51
cindyn wrote:
Except for one class in history and one class in biology, all the student's graduation requirements have been fulfilled.

A
B Except for needing to take once class in history and one in biology, the student has fulfilled all of his requirements for graduation.
C The student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements except for one class in history and one in biology.
D Except for one history class and one one biology class, the student has fulfilled all of his graduation requirements.
E Aside from the history class and biology class that he needs to take, teh student's graduation requirements have all been fulfilled.

OA D is ok it seems

"History class" is better than " one class in history "
C is wordier.

also modifier " Except for one history class and one one biology class " seems ok in D.
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Re: Except for one class in history and one class in biology,  [#permalink]

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05 Feb 2018, 00:38
I am unsure how the issue of "except for" is tested on the actual exam. Can you help me, experts, pls?
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Re: Except for one class in history and one class in biology,  [#permalink]

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05 Feb 2018, 02:52
GMATNinja

Can you please clear the confusion? C or D?

Pretty close but I would choose D because it is less wordier and more parallel than C.
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Re: Except for one class in history and one class in biology,  [#permalink]

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05 Feb 2018, 05:20
I too have opted for C.
Attending 'one class in X' is a requirement, whereas 'one X class' cannot be a requirement.
Although the 'attending' part is not mentioned, I believe we are using ellipsis for this part.
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Re: Except for one class in history and one class in biology,  [#permalink]

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07 Feb 2018, 11:12
I am really confusing between C and D.

Since Kaplan says D is correct, I assume that "one x class" is better expression than "on class in x".
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Re: Except for one class in history and one class in biology,  [#permalink]

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24 Mar 2018, 21:39
Odd. The OE just says that C has a "confusing word order." I don't see anything confusing there. In fact, I find C preferable. I guess we can just "agree to disagree."
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