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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

what is wrong in (D)?

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(A) one that they believe to be a trigger for - Hold
(B) one they believe to be a trigger for – One can point to San Andreas Fault
(C) one that they believe triggers – Changes meaning
(D) that they believe to be a trigger for - that can point to “San Andreas Fault” nearest noun
(E) one they believe acts as a trigger for - Changes meaning


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(A) one that they believe to be a trigger for - Hold
(B) one they believe to be a trigger for – One can point to San Andreas Fault
(C) one that they believe triggers – Changes meaning
(D) that they believe to be a trigger for - that can point to “San Andreas Fault” nearest noun
(E) one they believe acts as a trigger for - Changes meaning


Answer: A


Thanks for the explanation.

Sorry OA is not A. "that" in "one that" is redundant.

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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

what is wrong in (D)?


C. "to be" is not much preffered in gmat.
Also, most aparantly a coma before that is not a common in gmat.
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goalsnr wrote:
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

what is wrong in (D)?


1. without comma, D is correct
2. with comma, B is correct
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goalsnr wrote:
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

what is wrong in (D)?


near the famous San Andreas Fault, that -- with , the sentence is awkward
Between A &B, B is more succint. HENCE IMO its B
E is wrong as it changes meaning.
C also changes the meaning..adds more certainity.
Still If the expert could throw more light on one that and one they..it would be highly appreciated.

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D does not seem wrong. However, between D and C, C is more concise and GMAT prefers concision. Hence, C should be the answer.

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OA is B.

In D "that" points to the Sandreus fault and not to the discoverd fault. Hence the meaning of the sentence is changed in D.

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goalsnr wrote:
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

what is wrong in (D)?


near the famous San Andreas Fault, that -- with , the sentence is awkward
Between A &B, B is more succint. HENCE IMO its B
E is wrong as it changes meaning.
C also changes the meaning..adds more certainity.
Still If the expert could throw more light on one that and one they..it would be highly appreciated.


Noted: C also changes the meaning..adds more certainity.
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lgon wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
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

what is wrong in (D)?


near the famous San Andreas Fault, that -- with , the sentence is awkward
Between A &B, B is more succint. HENCE IMO its B
E is wrong as it changes meaning.
C also changes the meaning..adds more certainity.
Still If the expert could throw more light on one that and one they..it would be highly appreciated.


Noted: C also changes the meaning..adds more certainity.


Tiger,

Anothyer point: According to the OE , that in "one that" is redundant. This can be a reason for elimination as well.

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GMAT TIGER wrote:
lgon wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
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

what is wrong in (D)?


near the famous San Andreas Fault, that -- with , the sentence is awkward
Between A &B, B is more succint. HENCE IMO its B
E is wrong as it changes meaning.
C also changes the meaning..adds more certainity.
Still If the expert could throw more light on one that and one they..it would be highly appreciated.


Noted: C also changes the meaning..adds more certainity.


Tiger,

Anothyer point: According to the OE , that in "one that" is redundant. This can be a reason for elimination as well.

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