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# I have a doubt in the following sentence correction

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I have a doubt in the following sentence correction [#permalink]

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27 Mar 2012, 17:57
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I have a doubt in the following sentence correction question:

Although William Pereira first gained national recognition for his movie set designs, including those for the film "Reap the Wild Wind", future generations remember him as the architect of the Transamerica Tower, the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University, and the city of Irvine.

a. including those for the 1942 film "Reap the Wild Wind", future generations
b. including those for the 1942 film "Reap the Wild Wind", future generations will

Haven't included other options as errors in those are easily identifiable. The official answer is b but I don't understand what's wrong with a.

Consider this example,

Although Sir Isaac Newton first gained worldwide recognition for inventing Calculus, future generations remember him as the propounder of the laws of the motion.

In this sentence, "future generations" could refer to present generation or to any generation that existed after Newton's death. Why is 'will' required?

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27 Mar 2012, 20:44
I'm assuming you've framed this sentence on your own, or copied from a non-GMAT source :

Although Sir Isaac Newton first gained worldwide recognition for inventing Calculus, future generations remember him as the propounder of the laws of the motion.

Then again, your claim is - In this sentence, "future generations" could refer to present generation or to any generation that existed after Newton's death.

Please explain why you think so ?

Try to think like this -> "Future Generations" refers to any generation(s) that exists after the statement is spoken.

As per GMAT rules, the present tense here is indeed wrong.
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28 Mar 2012, 00:51
yash23 wrote:
I have a doubt in the following sentence correction question:

Although William Pereira first gained national recognition for his movie set designs, including those for the film "Reap the Wild Wind", future generations remember him as the architect of the Transamerica Tower, the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University, and the city of Irvine.

a. including those for the 1942 film "Reap the Wild Wind", future generations
b. including those for the 1942 film "Reap the Wild Wind", future generations will

Haven't included other options as errors in those are easily identifiable. The official answer is b but I don't understand what's wrong with a.

Consider this example,

Although Sir Isaac Newton first gained worldwide recognition for inventing Calculus, future generations remember him as the propounder of the laws of the motion.

In this sentence, "future generations" could refer to present generation or to any generation that existed after Newton's death. Why is 'will' required?

Thanks.

for future generation we will use future tense
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28 Mar 2012, 02:01
B should be the answer because future generations are referred to the generations after the statement was delivered.
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28 Mar 2012, 18:49
Abhii46 wrote:
B should be the answer because future generations are referred to the generations after the statement was delivered.

This,

which is why the "will" is needed after "future generations."
Re: SC MGMAT Question   [#permalink] 28 Mar 2012, 18:49
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