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# For members of the seventeenth century Ashanti nation in Africa,

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27 Dec 2018, 06:09
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I never said so; you are making wrong assumptions. We always evaluate in comparison to official clues. if you don't want to do it', You are welcome not to do it. No one is stopping you. Good luck.
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27 Dec 2018, 06:20
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I never said so; you are making wrong assumptions. We always evaluate in comparison to official clues. if you don't want to do it', You are welcome not to do it. No one is stopping you. Good luck.

I got it. I'm going to find out some questions from Official source so that I can evaluate this one with official one. Thanks__
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27 Dec 2018, 13:41
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Is the question that you have cited an official question? It is said to be from the Gmatclub. Let's evaluate vis-a-vis some official examples. Can you pl. sift through the OG lot and find some so that they can help us learn more?

Hi daagh,
Here is a RC passage where the use of COMMA+to still make sense. What's your opinion about the highlighted part?
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This passage is excerpt from Official guide 17th edition, page# 382
When Jamaican-born social activist Marcus Garvey came to the United States in 1916, he arrived at precisely the right historical moment. What made the moment right was the return of African American soldiers from the First World War in 1918, which created an ideal constituency for someone with Garvey's message of unity, pride, and improved conditions for African American communities.

Hoping to participate in the traditional American ethos of individual success, many African American people entered the armed forces with enthusiasm, only to find themselves segregated from white troops and subjected to numerous indignities. They returned to a United States that was as segregated as it had been before the war. Considering similar experiences, anthropologist Anthony F. C. Wallace has argued that when a perceptible gap arises between a culture’s expectations and the reality of that culture, the resulting tension can inspire a revitalization movement: an organized, conscious effort to construct a culture that fulfills longstanding expectations.

Some scholars have argued that Garvey created the consciousness from which he built, in the 1920s, the largest revitalization movement in African American history. But such an argument only tends to obscure the consciousness of identity, strength, and sense of history that already existed in the African American community. Garvey did not create this consciousness; rather, he gave this consciousness its political expression.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/when-jamaica ... 36802.html
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I don't know the full scope of an RC passage and grammar, and there have been many instances in the past, wherein
Rc passages have been at variance with SC norms and we used to just not bother about it. But, if you are bent on saying the given SC passage has been wrongly rejected by GMAT, you should now take it up with GMAT directly.

It seems to be a surprise that in spite of your great efforts, you couldn't get any passage from Sc. Is it because there may be none?

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28 Dec 2018, 01:36
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It seems to be a surprise that in spite of your great efforts, you couldn't get any passage from Sc. Is it because there may be none?

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No, I've not tried to find out a single SC yet.
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07 Jan 2019, 05:50
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It seems to be a surprise that in spite of your great efforts, you couldn't get any passage from Sc. Is it because there may be none?

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Hi daagh,
The following question is from Official Guide for GMAT Review Question# 88 (diagnostic test).

https://gmatclub.com/forum/in-1995-rich ... s#p2203202

The correct choice is:

In 1995 Richard Stallman, a well-known critic of the patent system, testified in Patent Office hearings that, to test the system, a colleague of his had managed to win a patent for one of Kirchhoff's laws, an observation about electric current first made in 1845 and now included in virtually every textbook of elementary physics.

What about you thinking/judgement about the green part where infinitive has been used after comma?
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