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Hello everyone. Another Round of questions - this time from a different test writer. (In case you missed postings ealier this week - we are evaluating several test writers to create a set of GMAT Club's verbal tests and need your help!
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As the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance is unlikely to bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants should find wholly different lines of work.
A. As the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance is unlikely to bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants should
B. The booming industries of recent years from construction to finance will not bounce back; millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants should
C. Just as the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance will not bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants have to
D. Since the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance will not bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants will need to
E. Since the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance is not likely to bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants need to

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19 Mar 2009, 12:48
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Hello everyone. Another Round of questions - this time from a different test writer. (In case you missed postings ealier this week - we are evaluating several test writers to create a set of GMAT Club's verbal tests and need your help!
Similar feedback request as before - how close is the question to the real GMAT? And, what recommendation for improvement would you give to the test writer? Please Vote.

As the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance is unlikely to bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants should find wholly different lines of work.
A. As the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance is unlikely to bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants should
B. The booming industries of recent years from construction to finance will not bounce back; millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants should
C. Just as the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance will not bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants have to
D. Since the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance will not bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants will need to
E. Since the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance is not likely to bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants need to

D in my opinion.

A - uses "is" instead of "are"
B - "will not" sound very rigid and extreme.
C - I'm not sure about the "Just as" usage. Also, this choice misses "will" before "have to".
D - Correct one.
E - misses "will" before "have to".

A suggestion for the test writer - for this question, a comparison between since/because would have been more appropriate. With the choices as is, this is a very easy question (unless I'm missing something).
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20 Mar 2009, 03:23

Just wish to point out that 'since' cannot replace 'because. Since refers to time. 'Since the past 3 years ....' or 'since we last met'.

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20 Mar 2009, 04:02
Legend wrote:

Just wish to point out that 'since' cannot replace 'because. Since refers to time. 'Since the past 3 years ....' or 'since we last met'.

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Since has multiple functions:

since   /sɪns/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sins] Show IPA
–adverb 1. from then till now (often prec. by ever): He was elected in 1978 and has been president ever since.
2. between a particular past time and the present; subsequently: She at first refused, but has since consented.
3. ago; before now: long since.

–preposition 4. continuously from or counting from: It has been warm since noon.
5. between a past time or event and the present: There have been many changes since the war.

–conjunction 6. in the period following the time when: He has written once since he left.
7. continuously from or counting from the time when: He has been busy since he came.
8. because; inasmuch as: Since you're already here, you might as well stay.

In this question, since act as conjunction (because)

even "for" --> can act as conjunction ("because") some times
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20 Mar 2009, 05:13
x2suresh wrote:
Legend wrote:

Just wish to point out that 'since' cannot replace 'because. Since refers to time. 'Since the past 3 years ....' or 'since we last met'.

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Since has multiple functions:

since   /sɪns/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sins] Show IPA
–adverb 1. from then till now (often prec. by ever): He was elected in 1978 and has been president ever since.
2. between a particular past time and the present; subsequently: She at first refused, but has since consented.
3. ago; before now: long since.

–preposition 4. continuously from or counting from: It has been warm since noon.
5. between a past time or event and the present: There have been many changes since the war.

–conjunction 6. in the period following the time when: He has written once since he left.
7. continuously from or counting from the time when: He has been busy since he came.
8. because; inasmuch as: Since you're already here, you might as well stay.

In this question, since act as conjunction (because)

even "for" --> can act as conjunction ("because") some times

that's what I had meant. Suresh, thanks for taking pains to elaborate the usage of "since".
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20 Mar 2009, 10:24
Went for D too.

And I agree, introduction of Due to, because of would have made it a little more complicated.
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21 Mar 2009, 04:26
To discuss D:
I am not sure whether in real life (and I suspect in the GMAT world) we use future tense in this way. Sentence would make more sense if we'd use a simple present in the second part of the sentence.

The sentence is saying "the problem is already there and will stay there for some time. So, we need to do blah blah blah".
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To discuss D:
I am not sure whether in real life (and I suspect in the GMAT world) we use future tense in this way. Sentence would make more sense if we'd use a simple present in the second part of the sentence.

The sentence is saying "the problem is already there and will stay there for some time. So, we need to do blah blah blah".

This sentence is a much better and closer to GMAT (or) Is it because I feel so?

Any way, A & E clearly have S-V disagreement. C has idiom issue and actually no need for Just as X so Y.

B & D remain.

Should/must cannot be used unless it is some thing like a rule by a court or act of congress

D remains

@botirvoy,

The sentence is extending what you are saying into future. because x & Y will not happen for some time in future, we will have to do some thing else. By using present tense we will restrict that action.
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Here are the OA and Explanation - would be fantastic if you could post your feel for the difficulty of this question - let's just put on a level between 600 and 800 - that will of course vary by each test-taker but still:

Below 600
600-650
650-700
700-750
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OA: D

The correct answer is D. “should” in A and B, “have to” in C and “need to” in E change the meaning of the sentence and make the sentence more stronger than the sentence with “will not”. “unlikely” in A is less preferred than “not likely” in E, however E is the most strongest in terms of predicting the trends in various industries. B correctly uses to independent clauses but changes the meaning. C: “just as ..., noun ” in C is not a correct idiom. “Since’ in D is used as “for” or “because”, so it shows a cause-effect relationship.
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22 Mar 2009, 07:17
bb,

It would be good to have the OE's more consistent, for example the way it is done in OG. Currently, it is not the case and it is sometimes difficult to follow the explanations.

On a separate note, I am currently refraining from opining on the difficulty of questions as I think it would not be a meaningful exercise while the questions are still in development stage; a small change can be a difference between a 600 or 700-level question.
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22 Mar 2009, 07:40
A. As the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance is unlikely to bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants should
is unlikely to bounce back... should is not correct[color=#0000FF][/color]
B. The booming industries of recent years from construction to finance will not bounce back; millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants should
will not bounce back.... should is not correct
C. Just as the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance will not bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants have to
have to is not correct
D. Since the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance will not bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants will need to
will not bounce back.... will need to is most apt
E. Since the booming industries of recent years from construction to finance is not likely to bounce back, millions of people from Wall Street bankers to Chinese migrants need to
is not likely.... need to is not correct
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08 Dec 2011, 22:44
Though the sentence is lengthy, i think most of the people who completed 1 round of prep will get this correct. So the difficulty band would be 650 - 700. I got this right and i scored 680 in the first attempt.
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08 Dec 2011, 22:57
Hey bb,

Are you also planning to include "Meaning" oriented questions? It will great to practise by reviewing those questions
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09 Dec 2011, 02:25
Got wrong, this sentence looks simple but is the huge attack to one who lacks of tense principle like me. Thank bb for explanation.
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