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# GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #171

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GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #171 [#permalink]

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15 Dec 2004, 11:57
Submarine exploration reveals both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports diverse life forms in the complete absence of light.

(A) both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports diverse life forms
(B) both hot water venting through the sea floor at great depths, as well as their supporting diverse life forms
(C) that the support of diverse life forms at great depths where hot water vents through the sea floor
(D) both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, and that it supports diverse life forms
(E) that hot water both vents through the sea floor at great depths, and the support of diverse life forms

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15 Dec 2004, 12:30
Tough one, but I will stick with "A".

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15 Dec 2004, 16:07
I will go with D

(A) both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports diverse life forms
both .. but also not idiomatic

(B) both hot water venting through the sea floor at great depths, as well as their supporting diverse life forms
both .. as well not idiomatic

(C) that the support of diverse life forms at great depths where hot water vents through the sea floor

the clause after 'that' does not seem to have a verb

(D) both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, and that it supports diverse life forms
OK

(E) that hot water both vents through the sea floor at great depths, and the support of diverse life forms

... and the support of diverse life forms - Verb missing

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15 Dec 2004, 16:19
I would also pick D.

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15 Dec 2004, 16:56
C for me

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15 Dec 2004, 17:11
D for me

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30 Jul 2011, 13:26
nocilis wrote:
I will go with D

(A) both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports diverse life forms
both .. but also not idiomatic

(B) both hot water venting through the sea floor at great depths, as well as their supporting diverse life forms
both .. as well not idiomatic

(C) that the support of diverse life forms at great depths where hot water vents through the sea floor

the clause after 'that' does not seem to have a verb

(D) both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, and that it supports diverse life forms
OK

(E) that hot water both vents through the sea floor at great depths, and the support of diverse life forms

... and the support of diverse life forms - Verb missing

what is the Antecedent of "it" in option D
it is Sea floor or Hot water........(nearest is sea floor)
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Re: GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #171 [#permalink]

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31 Jul 2011, 22:37
Gears46 wrote:
Submarine exploration reveals both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports diverse life forms in the complete absence of light.

(A) both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports diverse life forms
(B) both hot water venting through the sea floor at great depths, as well as their supporting diverse life forms
(C) that the support of diverse life forms at great depths where hot water vents through the sea floor
(D) both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, and that it supports diverse life forms
(E) that hot water both vents through the sea floor at great depths, and the support of diverse life forms

Hi All,
I selected C.

Correct idioms are reveal that, Both X and Y.
A) Wrong , Both is there but no and so idiom Both x and Y is not applied correctly.
B)Wrong , Both and "as well as" can not be used together because "as well as" is additive and makes subject singular.
C) looks correct.
D) Tried to save from unclear antecedent "it".
E) Use of both is wrong.

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Re: GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #171   [#permalink] 31 Jul 2011, 22:37
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