If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
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# If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value

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If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value of the copper in a penny will soon be greater than the face value of the coin.

a. If present metal prices continue to sharply rise,
b. If present metal prices are continuing their sharp rise,
c. Should present metal prices continue their sharp rise,
d. Continuation of sharply rising metal prices should mean that
e. Metal pricesâ€™ sharp rise continuing should mean that

can anyone explain why A is wrong?

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28 Dec 2004, 03:19
Hi,

The mistake here is called " split infinitive" though GMAT rarely tests on this topic and but still .. you have brought up this question so let me discuss:

Statement2 is always WRONG

Now check the ori sentence: "to sharply rise"

I hope now you c the difference.
Do you c the difference...?
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28 Dec 2004, 04:16
saurabhmalpani thanks
i've suspected that the location of the adverb in the sentence was the reason but i didn't know the rule.
28 Dec 2004, 04:16
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