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Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who are interviewed by the selection committee.


A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee

B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them

C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them

D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them

E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee

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Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who are interviewed by the selection committee.

A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee
This is a run-on sentence.

B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them

C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them

D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them
Them has no proper antecedent.Also the sentence talks about for every hundred but here it is talking about only one hundred.

E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee

IMO E should be the correct answer.
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Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who are interviewed by the selection committee.

A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee
B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them
C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them
D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them
E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee


+1 for E

A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee
B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them
C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them
D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them --> Change in meaning
E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee --> No grammatical errors.
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It should be E as it is clear, precise and conveys the meaning evidently.
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Choice (A): “Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who … are the ones who …” Something is unusually indirect and tedious about identifying these same people with multiple “who” clauses. Notice that this choice is the longest of the five. This is long, indirect, and awkward. It should be taken out back and shot. This choice is incorrect.

Choice (B): The “selection committee” presumably has multiple members, but as a noun it is singular and requires a singular pronoun. The pronoun “them” is plural and doesn’t match this—a pronoun mistake. This choice is incorrect.

Choice (C): “applicants” are countable—we would ask “how many applicants?” not “how much applicants?”—and for countable nouns, we need to use “fewer,” not “less.” This choice also repeats the pronoun mistake of (B). This choice is incorrect.

Choice (D): this choice also says “less than six of them,” repeating the countable/uncountable mistake of (C). Also, the use of “when” is colloquial and logically sloppy—a structure that should not appear in formal writing. This choice is incorrect.

Choice (E): The idiom

For every [member of large group], [some portion] do X

is a standard and correct idiom. This idiom is used perfectly in this choice. This is directly, elegant, and clear.

The only possible answer is (E).
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Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who are interviewed by the selection committee.

A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee
This is a run-on sentence.

B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them

C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them

D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them
Them has no proper antecedent.Also the sentence talks about for every hundred but here it is talking about only one hundred.

E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee

IMO E should be the correct answer.



A is not a run on sentence.. fewer than six ARE the ones.....

In fact, A is grammatically correct but is very indirect and wordy...
Reject with the right reasons..

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Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who are interviewed by the selection committee.

A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee
B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them
C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them
D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them
E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee


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Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who are interviewed by the selection committee.

A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee
B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them
C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them
D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them
E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee


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E is the correct answer .
To understand the correctness of E neglect the line from who to comma because it acts as modifier and modifiers can be neglected.

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Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who are interviewed by the selection committee.


A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee

B. The selection committee at the state’s premier consulting firm will interview fewer than six applicants from every hundred who send their resumes to them

C. The state’s premier consulting firm’s selection committee will interview less than six applicants for each hundred who send resumes to them

D. When one hundred applicants send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, the selection committee will interview less than six of them

E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee


Options B and C are eliminated for the use of "Them" as there is no relevant antecedent.
Option D is eliminated for the usage of "less" for the countable noun. We should use "few/fewer".

I feel A and E are equally correct and incorrect.

Option A
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A. Fewer than six out of one hundred applicants who have sent their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee

This sentence is presenting a current scenario. Currently, one hundred applicants have sent their resumes and they are ones who will be interviewed by the selection committee

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E. For every one hundred applicants who send their resumes to the state’s premier consulting firm, fewer than six will be interviewed by the selection committee

This option is presenting a general statement/fact that the committee interviews fewer than six for every one hundred applicants.

MartyTargetTestPrep daagh Bunuel GMATNinja , I would like your inputs on this question and my reasoning for the same.

Originally posted by Vinit800HBS on 16 Mar 2019, 03:03.
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I realize the grammatical reasoning for choice E. However, it seems to me that the meaning of the sentence is changed. As Vinit pointed out, the original sentence seems to refer to a SET of applicants whereas choice E refers to a RATE applied to applicants. Are subtle changes in meaning something I can expect on valid GMAT question answers? Am I interpreting these choices incorrectly?
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