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Financial analysts said they were surprised that despite higher inflation and shrinking profits margins, investors continue pouring money into the stock market, believing that the American economy was nicely balanced, with little inflation.

(a) continue pouring money into the stock market, believing that the American economy was

(b) continue pouring money into the stock market, believing in the American economy as

(c) still continue pouring money into the stock market in the belief that the American economy as

(d) still continued pouring money into the stock market, believing in the American economy as

(e) continued to pour money into the stock market in the belief that the American economy was

Originally posted by inakihernandez on 25 Apr 2016, 09:14.
Last edited by Skywalker18 on 28 Jan 2018, 01:26, edited 3 times in total.
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16 Jun 2016, 14:12
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What is the OE for this question? I got it wrong in the test, hence asking..

Probably the most efficient way to solve this problem is to remember the idiom "continue to".

Although "continue + verb-ing" has not been proven to be wrong, in GMAT it is generally not used. Following is an excerpt from Manhattan GMAT SC guide:

Correct: The danger will CONTINUE TO GROW.
Suspect: The danger will CONTINUE GROWING.

This is definitely not one of the most convincing explanations, but in the real test all that matters is whether you click on the right option as per judgement of GMAC.
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25 Apr 2016, 09:55
"was nicely balanced "is missing in OA.
Is it correct?
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25 Apr 2016, 12:09
Yes, you are right! there were couple of mistakes... I already changed them. Thank you
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26 Apr 2016, 12:52
Got the same question. I was stuck between A and E. I picked E because i felt that the Verbing usage is not. It would be great to get some insight from some experts regarding A and E.
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26 Apr 2016, 21:01
Hi daagh, I am confused with the usage of infinitive and gerund. I chose A in this question. Please help. Thanks!
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Hi daagh, I am confused with the usage of infinitive and gerund. I chose A in this question. Please help. Thanks!

Hi,
Continued is the VERB and to pour is Infinitive..
infinitive can come after a verb..

also since the analysts are talking of an earlier time when they were surprised, continued is correct..
the problem is not between 'to pour' and 'pouring' as much it has to do with the VERB 'was'..

another Point about the Q-- you are not likely to see a 3-2 split in terms of AS vs WAS..

inakihernandez, could you please share the source.. and please mention SOURCE next time onwards, so that students know which Qs to spend time on..
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Hi daagh, I am confused with the usage of infinitive and gerund. I chose A in this question. Please help. Thanks!

Hi,
Continued is the VERB and to pour is Infinitive..
infinitive can come after a verb..

also since the analysts are talking of an earlier time when they were surprised, continued is correct..
the problem is not between 'to pour' and 'pouring' as much it has to do with the VERB 'was'..

another Point about the Q-- you are not likely to see a 3-2 split in terms of AS vs WAS..

inakihernandez, could you please share the source.. and please mention SOURCE next time onwards, so that students know which Qs to spend time on..

The source is gmatprep, just got the same Q. Thanks for explanantion
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15 Jun 2016, 05:32
What is the OE for this question? I got it wrong in the test, hence asking..
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rs47 wrote:
What is the OE for this question? I got it wrong in the test, hence asking..

Probably the most efficient way to solve this problem is to remember the idiom "continue to".

Although "continue + verb-ing" has not been proven to be wrong, in GMAT it is generally not used. Following is an excerpt from Manhattan GMAT SC guide:

Correct: The danger will CONTINUE TO GROW.
Suspect: The danger will CONTINUE GROWING.

This is definitely not one of the most convincing explanations, but in the real test all that matters is whether you click on the right option as per judgement of GMAC.

Financial analyst said they were surprised that despite higher inflation and shrinking profits margins, investors continued to pour money into the stock market in the belief that the american economy was nicely balanced, with little inflation.

Is this idiomatic? Can you specify a couple of examples for this usage
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sayantanc2k wrote:
rs47 wrote:
What is the OE for this question? I got it wrong in the test, hence asking..

Probably the most efficient way to solve this problem is to remember the idiom "continue to".

Although "continue + verb-ing" has not been proven to be wrong, in GMAT it is generally not used. Following is an excerpt from Manhattan GMAT SC guide:

Correct: The danger will CONTINUE TO GROW.
Suspect: The danger will CONTINUE GROWING.

This is definitely not one of the most convincing explanations, but in the real test all that matters is whether you click on the right option as per judgement of GMAC.

Financial analyst said they were surprised that despite higher inflation and shrinking profits margins, investors continued to pour money into the stock market in the belief that the american economy was nicely balanced, with little inflation.

Is this idiomatic? Can you specify a couple of examples for this usage

A relative clause "that American economy...." is used to refer to (modify) a noun "belief", a very common usage.

Moreover "in the belief" is also not very uncommon phrase. Search on the internet "in the belief that phrase" - you will have plenty of authentic examples.
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Financial analyst said they were surprised that despite higher inflation and shrinking profits margins, investors continue pouring money into the stock market, believing that the American economy was nicely balanced, with little inflation.

(a) continue pouring money into the stock market, believing that the American economy was

(b) continue pouring money into the stock market, believing in the American economy as

(c) still continue pouring money into the stock market in the belief that the American economy as

(d) still continue pouring money into the stock market, believing in the American economy as

(e) continued to pour money into the stock market in the belief that the american economy was

The sentence must continue in the past tense-> He said.....Continued. STILL and continue points redundancy.
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13 Jul 2016, 08:54
Imo E.. what's OA?

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16 Jul 2016, 21:24
Even though I got this one right, I struggled between A and E.

Why I chose E was because the sentence felt like it was narrating something that had happened (as in, happened in the past) - and that it was a narrative - option E - vs. option A - which was more of an ongoing thing...
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Even though I got this one right, I struggled between A and E.

Why I chose E was because the sentence felt like it was narrating something that had happened (as in, happened in the past) - and that it was a narrative - option E - vs. option A - which was more of an ongoing thing...

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Imo E.. what's OA?

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Probably, you missed this post above:

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19 Jul 2016, 01:21
inakihernandez wrote:
Financial analyst said they were surprised that despite higher inflation and shrinking profits margins, investors continue pouring money into the stock market, believing that the American economy was nicely balanced, with little inflation.

(a) continue pouring money into the stock market, believing that the American economy was

(b) continue pouring money into the stock market, believing in the American economy as

(c) still continue pouring money into the stock market in the belief that the American economy as

(d) still continue pouring money into the stock market, believing in the American economy as

(e) continued to pour money into the stock market in the belief that the american economy was

Does the use of different tense- continue and continued in option A and E respectively also contribute to error analysis or usage of either is correct?
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inakihernandez wrote:
Financial analyst said they were surprised that despite higher inflation and shrinking profits margins, investors continue pouring money into the stock market, believing that the American economy was nicely balanced, with little inflation.

(a) continue pouring money into the stock market, believing that the American economy was

(b) continue pouring money into the stock market, believing in the American economy as

(c) still continue pouring money into the stock market in the belief that the American economy as

(d) still continue pouring money into the stock market, believing in the American economy as

(e) continued to pour money into the stock market in the belief that the american economy was

Does the use of different tense- continue and continued in option A and E respectively also contribute to error analysis or usage of either is correct?

Yes, the difference in tense in one major "split" that can be used to eliminate answer(s).

Since this verb (continue) occurs within a statement that occured in past (said), simple present is applicable ONLY when the statement is an universal truth (e.g., sun rises in the east). However this statement is not a universal truth and therefore use of simple present is wrong.
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Hi All,

I got a different statement in option D. it said " still continued". While i understand that we need to use past tense since the author is narrating a past event secondly still and continue present redundancy but i am still struggling to find out if " in the belief" is the correct usage.

chetan2u & sayantanc2k, can you guys please take a stab at ruling out option D for me ? Unless redundancy in still continued is the deciding factor. Please find attached the screenshot.

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12 Oct 2016, 03:32
It would be great if someone can throw light on options B, C , and D as well.
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