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# Here's the next batch of the most brutal 35 SCs posted on

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26 Sep 2010, 11:13
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I am baffled by # 32:

A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced can give a company a significant edge on its competitors.
a. A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced
b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier
c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process
d. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier
e. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process

I thought it was E, but OA is D. The meaning in D is not clear to me. D seems to imply that "a year earlier" is the method by which the product was introduced.

Can anyone offer justification for why D is correct?

First of all being is generally wrong on gmat in most of the cases.What can give a significant edge?Introducing new product right?So eliminate a,c,e.Down to b and d.In b gerund use is not required instead of 'to introduce' which clears the ambiguity and provides correct meaning.D says its not the year earlier but the introduction of product which gives a significant edge.

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26 Sep 2010, 12:28
Is there any overlap between brutal sc questions and the sc questions in Gmatprep?
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01 Oct 2010, 01:54
manjot77 wrote:
These are the most pathetic questions hopefully we should never come across in the GMAT .Very few questions have clarity in them and the answers are very ambigious . A wastage of time doing these questions .

Do these questions include any from gmatprep tests or MGMAT cats or kaplan tests ?
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05 Oct 2010, 08:11
Hey thanks for the Questions...

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11 Oct 2010, 09:37
I can't believe I am thanking you for the brutal beating I am going to receive when I run through these SC Questions. . .

+1 kudos to you and thanks

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13 Oct 2010, 00:59
Given the frankly horrific number of typos in the questions, I am not sure how useful this set is. I would be unsurprised if there are also typos in some of the answers that should not be there, leading to incorrect analysis by the testee.

To use the example quoted a few posts above "To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier" is given as the correct answer. However, "by" is not the correct modulator of "introduce", you can't "introduce by" a relative time period.

Another example, question 21:
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21. 2). Among lower- paid workers, union members are less likely than non union members to be enrolled in lower- end insurance plans imposing stricter limits on medical services and requiring doctors to see more patients, and spend less time with each.

a). imposing stricter limits on medical services and requiring doctors to see more patients, and spend
b). imposing stricter limits on medical services , requiring doctors to see more patients, and spending
c). that impose stricter limits on medical services, require doctors to see more patients, and spend
d). that impose stricter limits on medical services and require doctors to see more patients, and spending
e). that impose stricter limits on medical services, requiring doctors to see more patients and spending

D is wrong, in fact, all A-E are wrong and therefore there must be a typo somewhere. D is wrong because "to see" and "spending" are not paralleled, despite both being dependant on "doctors". "spending" would be correct only if it was the insurance plans that were spending less time with patients, which is clearly absurd.

The correct answer (not given) is "that impose stricter limits on medical services and require doctors to see more patients, and spend"

I draft contracts for a living (corporate lawyer) and this shitty grammer simply wouldn't fly.

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29 Oct 2010, 02:24
27. However much United States voters may agree that there is waste in government and that the government as a whole spends beyond its means, it is difficult to find broad support for a movement toward a minimal state.
A) However much United States voters may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among United States voters to the fact
C) Although United States voters agree
D) Even though United States voters may agree
E) There is agreement among United States voters that

I have no clue why the right answer is A! please explain??

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11 Nov 2010, 10:28
Hi, guys. Please, have a look at 63 q. The answer should be A. Sequence of tenses.

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15 Nov 2010, 11:11
Aren't there any explanations for the questions posed . I am not getting a lot of them . I would like to see some explanation.

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15 Nov 2010, 11:38
Aren't there any explanations for the questions posed . I am not getting a lot of them . I would like to see some explanation.

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15 Nov 2010, 12:02
Out of every 5 , I am just getting one right... Can sm1 pls post the explanation as well . I really need them.

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23 Nov 2010, 01:38
Thanks for sharing>? but no explanation?

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26 Nov 2010, 18:27
Can any body give the answers for the these 70Q. I followed the link below for the answers but, no luck. Thx.

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09 Dec 2010, 01:35
I have updated the first post to include the answers (were available a few posts down)
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20 Dec 2010, 21:32
thanks for sharing,now I can pick up something new now.
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23 Dec 2010, 10:57
great post. I am gonna attempt these as well. thanks for the effort

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27 Dec 2010, 03:55
great post! I will certainly do them!

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11 Feb 2011, 05:36
I am new to this forum, i logged in but unable to find the question, please help

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16 Feb 2011, 00:42
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NOTE to everyone:

Question 22 should be read as in the post here
low-paid-workers-78730.html

Specifically option (D) needs to be corrected since the DOC includes an "and, spending...".

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16 Feb 2011, 21:25
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Q 35) Also has wrongly formed options. Specifically Option (C) does not have a "which".

Please look here for correct question:
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/an- ... t1071.html

PS: I'll add any other questions I find wrong so that they could be recompiled later in the doc.
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