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For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost

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For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.
(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would cost originally
(D) it seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.
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A , B and C are wrong for using they where usage of it( cost) was required
confused between D and E
usage of would looks right will go with E
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Hi sayantanc2k,

Here is the problem where omission is not preferred. Could you please help me understand how this problem is different from the previous one?

Thanks!!

Omission is not recommended when the meaning is not clear.

I like sweets more than Jane.

The above sentence has two meanings:
1. I like sweets more than Jane (likes sweet).
2. I like sweets more than (I like) Jane.

In such ambiguous cases, the omission would not be correct. Generally such ambiguity arises with comparative adjectives.

Now a bit on placeholder "it":
It is good that you came.
The place holder "it" is used to take place of "that you came", which if used as the subject would make the sentence awkward - the meaning is: That you came is good. (Note that placeholder "it" does not have a noun antecedent.)

In option D and E "it" is a placeholder - it is used to hold the place of a subject phrase "they would" - what seemed ? "it" seemed - "it" is used to take "they would" to the end of the sentence since "they would seemed" is awkward.

Hence a placeholder "it" without the subject phrase (or object phrase) it refers to is meaningless. Hence omission of "they would" is not allowed because the meaning would not be clear.
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01 Aug 2009, 11:54
I gill go with E

In A, B, C - it is not clear what "they" is referring to. "would" is required to correctly refer to the cost.
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For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.
(A) they originally seemed - wrong modifier
(B) [color=# BF0000]they [/color] originally seem to - wrong modifier
(C) they seemingly would cost originally - wrong modifier and 'seemingly' changes meaning
(D) it seemed originally - compares cost with charter vacations.
when we say x costs more than y . then we compare y and cost . so it should be x costs more than y does.

(E) it originally seemed they would - correct

IMO E.
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03 Aug 2009, 15:42
OA is A.
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03 Aug 2009, 18:22
chalven wrote:
For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.
(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would cost originally
(D) it seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.

'charter vacations ' is plural so we need 'they' ..D and E are out.

C is awkward.

it is between A and B. I chose B thinking 'turn out to ' and 'seem to' are in parallel. but after seeing OA as A .. it made sense. we need a past verb here to reflect the past time.
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09 Aug 2009, 01:48
ugimba wrote:
chalven wrote:
For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.
(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would cost originally
(D) it seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.

'charter vacations ' is plural so we need 'they' ..D and E are out.

C is awkward.

it is between A and B. I chose B thinking 'turn out to ' and 'seem to' are in parallel. but after seeing OA as A .. it made sense. we need a past verb here to reflect the past time.

I'm not sure between A and B also,
At first I thought we shouldn't omit "to"
OA is A, so we can omit "to" ?
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09 Aug 2009, 23:43
I think OA in 1000 SC is incorrect.
It was discussed earlier and OA is E.
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12 Aug 2009, 11:18
sudeep wrote:
I think OA in 1000 SC is incorrect.
It was discussed earlier and OA is E.

thank you ... but in E.it originally seemed they would .. 'it' refers to what? charter vacations? or just expletive/dummy subject?
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12 Aug 2009, 11:43
ugimba wrote:
sudeep wrote:
I think OA in 1000 SC is incorrect.
It was discussed earlier and OA is E.

thank you ... but in E.it originally seemed they would .. 'it' refers to what? charter vacations? or just expletive/dummy subject?

it refers to just dummy subject.
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12 Aug 2009, 21:13
sudeep wrote:
I think OA in 1000 SC is incorrect.
It was discussed earlier and OA is E.

can you please send that link where this question was dicussed. IMO the answer should be A. (the reason is 'they' refers to vacations)
Also, can you please let me know where can I find the answers to 1000 SC ques. I just found questions on internet.
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13 Aug 2009, 00:07
sakshiag28 wrote:
sudeep wrote:
I think OA in 1000 SC is incorrect.
It was discussed earlier and OA is E.

can you please send that link where this question was dicussed. IMO the answer should be A. (the reason is 'they' refers to vacations)
Also, can you please let me know where can I find the answers to 1000 SC ques. I just found questions on internet.

I think answer should be B....A is wrong because it used "seemed" past tense. Another think, could you pls give me the 1000Sc questions and if anyone can provide the solutions that will be great.
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13 Aug 2009, 02:44
I hope following links would help:

http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... #post88322

http://www.sentencecorrection.com/forum ... ut+to+cost
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13 Aug 2009, 05:01
there has been lot of discussion but whats the final answer... ?
In option E -
if 'it' refers to cost then 'they ' refers to ??
it is unclear as to what they refer to and it refer to....

I prefer B because IMO, they refer to charter vacations ( as they turned out to be costly than they originally thought of )
and seemed because they thought of vacations' cost in the past...hence originally seemed.....

Please tell me where I am going wrong in my explanation....
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19 Aug 2009, 20:44
For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.

If you complete the sentence according to A & B booth -

(A) For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed to cost.

(B) For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seem to cost.

Now you can clearly see that B is wrong and A clearly indicates the meaning. A is correct. I originally went for B but then I found why is it wrong.
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19 Aug 2009, 22:12
kaushika wrote:
Now you can clearly see that B is wrong and A clearly indicates the meaning. A is correct. I originally went for B but then I found why is it wrong.

Both A and B are wrong , read the link posted by sudeep It clearly explains why E is the answer..
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24 Aug 2009, 13:38
D & E are singular, costs is plural.
C distorts the meaning
B seem is the wrong tense.
A it is.
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24 Aug 2009, 19:33
mendelay wrote:
D & E are singular, costs is plural.
C distorts the meaning
B seem is the wrong tense.
A it is.

mendelay
Read the previous post, and check the links, to get a clear view.. it is E.
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24 Aug 2009, 21:02
I checked all the pages of both the links posted by sudeep. It is still not explained what "it" refers to in E?
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