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Geologists in California have discovered a fault near the famous San Andreas Fault, one that they believe to be a trigger for major quakes on the San Andreas.
(A) one that they believe to be a trigger for
(B) one they believe to be a trigger for
(C) one that they believe triggers
(D) that they believe to be a trigger for
(E) one they believe acts as a trigger for
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Geologists in California have discovered a fault near the famous San Andreas Fault, one that they believe to be a trigger for major quakes on the San Andreas.
(A) one that they believe to be a trigger for
(B) one they believe to be a trigger for
(C) one that they believe triggers
(D) that they believe to be a trigger for
(E) one they believe acts as a trigger for


BELIEVE AS ==> UNIDOMATIC.
CORRECT IDIOMATIC USAGE : BELIEVE ..TO BE

MOREOVER ONE and THAT is acting as a pronoun ==> both are refering to same thing hence use of ONE and THAT together is redundant.
basing this OPTION B is correct answer.
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Geologists in California have discovered a fault near the famous San Andreas Fault, one that they believe to be a trigger for major quakes on the San Andreas.
(A) one that they believe to be a trigger for
(B) one they believe to be a trigger for
(C) one that they believe triggers
(D) that they believe to be a trigger for
(E) one they believe acts as a trigger for


BELIEVE AS ==> UNIDOMATIC.
CORRECT IDIOMATIC USAGE : BELIEVE ..TO BE

MOREOVER ONE and THAT is acting as a pronoun ==> both are refering to same thing hence use of ONE and THAT together is redundant.
basing this OPTION B is correct answer.


I agree with your submission, but what is wrong with option D

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Geologists in California have discovered a fault near the famous San Andreas Fault, one that they believe to be a trigger for major quakes on the San Andreas.
(A) one that they believe to be a trigger for
(B) one they believe to be a trigger for
(C) one that they believe triggers
(D) that they believe to be a trigger for
(E) one they believe acts as a trigger for


BELIEVE AS ==> UNIDOMATIC.
CORRECT IDIOMATIC USAGE : BELIEVE ..TO BE

MOREOVER ONE and THAT is acting as a pronoun ==> both are refering to same thing hence use of ONE and THAT together is redundant.
basing this OPTION B is correct answer.


I agree with your submission, but what is wrong with option D



firstly you will probably never see COMMA before that in right option.
moreover THAT is incorrectly ambiguously refering to San Andreas Fault INSTEAD OF other fault.

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Geologists in California have discovered a fault near the famous San Andreas Fault, one that they believe to be a trigger for major quakes on the San Andreas.
(A) one that they believe to be a trigger for
(B) one they believe to be a trigger for
(C) one that they believe triggers
(D) that they believe to be a trigger for
(E) one they believe acts as a trigger for


BELIEVE AS ==> UNIDOMATIC.
CORRECT IDIOMATIC USAGE : BELIEVE ..TO BE

MOREOVER ONE and THAT is acting as a pronoun ==> both are refering to same thing hence use of ONE and THAT together is redundant.
basing this OPTION B is correct answer.


Impossible! I've read this 'one that' phrase in new yorker and it did strike my eye.

And for everyone's reference. This is a question statement from OG13.
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Didn't really understand why B
the way i have done this since the pronoun is singular the verb needs to be triggers and hence chose C

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Well I feel every answer choice is wrong

Geologists.....have discovered a fault (This is your independent clause) so what comes after it should be a noun clause and noun clauses don't have verbs in it while all the answer choices have verbs

(A) one that they believe to be a trigger for
(B) one they believe to be a trigger for
(C) one that they believe triggers
(D) that they believe to be a trigger for
(E) one they believe acts as a trigger for
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Can an expert please give a detailed explanation on why B is the OA?
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Isn't A fine? Not sure what is wrong with A. :(
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Would you please explain what's wrong with C ?
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I also feel like C could be right. It's grammatically correct, and it's the most active choice in my opinion.

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Geologists in California have discovered a fault near the famous San Andreas Fault, one that they believe to be a trigger for major quakes on the San Andreas.
(A) one that they believe to be a trigger for
(B) one they believe to be a trigger for
(C) one that they believe triggers
(D) that they believe to be a trigger for
(E) one they believe acts as a trigger for



whats wrong with C, it looks better than B. Can you specify the source and its OA.

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Geologists in California have discovered a fault near the famous San Andreas Fault, one that they believe to be a trigger for major quakes on the San Andreas.
(A) one that they believe to be a trigger for
(B) one they believe to be a trigger for
(C) one that they believe triggers
(D) that they believe to be a trigger for
(E) one they believe acts as a trigger for



whats wrong with C, it looks better than B. Can you specify the source and its OA.



Two Independent clauses need to be connected with either ; or ,FANBOYS otherwise the sentence is fragmented

As in C. Geologist...have discovered ...., one .... triggers

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Would you please explain what's wrong with C ?
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I also feel like C could be right. It's grammatically correct, and it's the most active choice in my opinion.


Please referred to my comment below


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polpanumas, I'm afraid that isn't quite right. The second part of the sentence is not an independent clause. Everything after "one" is a modifier, so there's no actual verb for "one." Compare it to this: "One movie that I think is really great." We have nouns and verbs ("I think" that "the movie is really great"), but the way the clause is structured, we still need a main verb: "One movies that I think is really great IS _____."

A quick Google search turns up the original source and explanation for this question. The authors felt that "one that" is redundant, but I don't think that would be sufficient grounds for elimination on a real GMAT question.
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