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27 Nov 2007, 18:22
The failing of the book lies not in a lack of attention to scientific detail but in the depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that reduce the credibility of the work.

(A) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that
(B) fact that it depicts marine world scenes of life and death as having emotional overtones that
(C) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones
(D) depiction of marine world scenes of life and death, which have emotional overtones and thus
(E) fact that it depicts scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones

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27 Nov 2007, 18:28
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
The failing of the book lies not in a lack of attention to scientific detail but in the depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that reduce the credibility of the work.

(A) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that
(B) fact that it depicts marine world scenes of life and death as having emotional overtones that
(C) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones
(D) depiction of marine world scenes of life and death, which have emotional overtones and thus
(E) fact that it depicts scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones

Amar

A. no error.
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27 Nov 2007, 19:54
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
The failing of the book lies not in a lack of attention to scientific detail but in the depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that reduce the credibility of the work.

(A) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that
(B) fact that it depicts marine world scenes of life and death as having emotional overtones that
(C) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones
(D) depiction of marine world scenes of life and death, which have emotional overtones and thus
(E) fact that it depicts scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones

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the fact that is a no no on the GMAT.

C: whose is incorrect.
D: which is incorrect.

A is the best.
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27 Nov 2007, 20:26
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
The failing of the book lies not in a lack of attention to scientific detail but in the depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that reduce the credibility of the work.

(A) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that
(B) fact that it depicts marine world scenes of life and death as having emotional overtones that
(C) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones
(D) depiction of marine world scenes of life and death, which have emotional overtones and thus
(E) fact that it depicts scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones

Amar

Will go for 'A'
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28 Nov 2007, 08:06
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
The failing of the book lies not in a lack of attention to scientific detail but in the depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that reduce the credibility of the work.

(A) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that
(B) fact that it depicts marine world scenes of life and death as having emotional overtones that
(C) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones
(D) depiction of marine world scenes of life and death, which have emotional overtones and thus
(E) fact that it depicts scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones

Amar

A

Was debating b/w A & C. Eliminated C because 'whose' incorrectly modifies 'marine world'.
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28 Nov 2007, 18:22
Good work guys... OA is A

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29 Nov 2007, 03:00
would someone be able to provide a grammatical explanation to this one? i got confused between "the fact that" and "depiction." what would be us to choose one over the other? i'd really appreciate it
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29 Nov 2007, 16:20
In my opinion its for parallelism. Here not.....but are correct idiom

not in X ....... but in Y makes the structure parallel, as "lack of attention to the depiction of scenes"

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29 Nov 2007, 19:03
tarek99 wrote:
would someone be able to provide a grammatical explanation to this one? i got confused between "the fact that" and "depiction." what would be us to choose one over the other? i'd really appreciate it

depiction - in noun form is more appropriate than depict itself in 'fact that it depicts'.

Moreover 'it' in 'fact that it depicts' is far away from home and it doesn't fit in to modify 'The failing of books' - subject

Usage of fact is used mostly to modify a hidden premise in its noun form. As depiction is already available in its noun form I think 'A' is a better choice
29 Nov 2007, 19:03
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