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# IN 1805 Lecotia Mott published Discourse on Women, arguing

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9. IN 1805 Lecotia Mott published Discourse on Women, arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right and for the changes in the women's legal properties.

(A) arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right
(B) arguing in a treatise for the equal legal and political right for women
(C) a treatise that advocates for the women's equal legal and political right
(D) a treatise advocating for the women's equal legal and political right
(E) a treatise arguing for the women's equal legal and political right
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27 Nov 2005, 08:36
(C) a treatise that advocates for the women's equal legal and political right
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27 Nov 2005, 16:10
C sounds good to me.

E seems wrong because it implies that the treatise is arguing directly.
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27 Nov 2005, 21:34
'C' sounds good.

'C' correctly implies that "it's a treatise that advocated"
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27 Nov 2005, 21:55
gamjatang wrote:
9. IN 1805 Lecotia Mott published Discourse on Women, arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right and for the changes in the women's legal properties.

(A) arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right
(B) arguing in a treatise for the equal legal and political right for women
(C) a treatise that advocates for the women's equal legal and political right
(D) a treatise advocating for the women's equal legal and political right
(E) a treatise arguing for the women's equal legal and political right

C it is.

"a treatise" needs to modify Discourse on Women

"That" is needed to modify treatise & introduce a restrictive clause following it.
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28 Nov 2005, 00:08
The OA is (E).
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29 Nov 2005, 07:03
i chose C) as well ! but i think its E) because "advocate" is different from "argue" and when 2 sentences are correct we should use the one with "argue" b/c it reflects the intended meaning of the original sentence...
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29 Nov 2005, 17:22
I go for E.

"arguing in a treatise" seems to convey that author is arguing instead book is arguing. So A, B are out.

C and D uses "advocates". Here I think "christoph" explanation is correct

So I think "a treatise arguing" seems correct, which is E.
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29 Nov 2005, 19:56
I would go with E on this...

here is why...what is being tested is the "connectors"...here that in C is a restrictive clause and is not needed...E is best..
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30 Nov 2005, 06:15
gamjatang wrote:
9. IN 1805 Lecotia Mott published Discourse on Women, arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right and for the changes in the women's legal properties.

(C) a treatise that advocates for the women's equal legal and political right
(E) a treatise arguing for the women's equal legal and political right

yes, the slight difference between C and E: the use of "advocates" versus the use of "arguing"

the title of the book/ document( or sort of ) "Discourse on Women" . "Discourse" means "debate" ---->suggest that the book's content involves arguing -----> "arguing" is more precise than "advocates" in the context.

Also, I doubt the use of present tense for "advocate" in C is correct. It should be expressed in past tense.
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30 Nov 2005, 09:12
gamjatang wrote:
9. IN 1805 Lecotia Mott published Discourse on Women, arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right and for the changes in the women's legal properties.

(A) arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right
(B) arguing in a treatise for the equal legal and political right for women
(C) a treatise that advocates for the women's equal legal and political right
(D) a treatise advocating for the women's equal legal and political right
(E) a treatise arguing for the women's equal legal and political right

This question appeared on my real gmat test today! Wow!
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30 Nov 2005, 12:11
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gamjatang wrote:
9. IN 1805 Lecotia Mott published Discourse on Women, arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right and for the changes in the women's legal properties.

(A) arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right
(B) arguing in a treatise for the equal legal and political right for women
(C) a treatise that advocates for the women's equal legal and political right
(D) a treatise advocating for the women's equal legal and political right
(E) a treatise arguing for the women's equal legal and political right

This question appeared on my real gmat test today! Wow!

Laxie...thanks for the clarification
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30 Nov 2005, 13:08
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I would go with E on this...

here is why...what is being tested is the "connectors"...here that in C is a restrictive clause and is not needed...E is best..

Could you explain more in detail your reasoning?
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Re: SC - Lecotia Mott [#permalink]

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30 Nov 2005, 23:16
gamjatang wrote:
This question appeared on my real gmat test today! Wow!

gamjatang wrote:
This question is from actual gmat test in 2005.

if so, then how do you know the OA and OE?
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Re: SC - Lecotia Mott [#permalink]

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30 Nov 2005, 23:20
laxieqv wrote:
gamjatang wrote:
9. IN 1805 Lecotia Mott published Discourse on Women, arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right and for the changes in the women's legal properties.
(C) a treatise that advocates for the women's equal legal and political right
(E) a treatise arguing for the women's equal legal and political right

yes, the slight difference between C and E: the use of "advocates" versus the use of "arguing"

the title of the book/ document( or sort of ) "Discourse on Women" . "Discourse" means "debate" ---->suggest that the book's content involves arguing -----> "arguing" is more precise than "advocates" in the context.

Also, I doubt the use of present tense for "advocate" in C is correct. It should be expressed in past tense.

IMO, present tense in C is nothing wrong because what the book advocates cannot be in past and is always in present tense. SO the tense is ok.

but i doubt "advocates for" is not correct and the correct one is "advocates" only....
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Re: SC - Lecotia Mott [#permalink]

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30 Nov 2005, 23:31
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laxieqv wrote:
gamjatang wrote:
9. IN 1805 Lecotia Mott published Discourse on Women, arguing in a treatise for women to have the equal legal and political right and for the changes in the women's legal properties.
(C) a treatise that advocates for the women's equal legal and political right
(E) a treatise arguing for the women's equal legal and political right

yes, the slight difference between C and E: the use of "advocates" versus the use of "arguing"

the title of the book/ document( or sort of ) "Discourse on Women" . "Discourse" means "debate" ---->suggest that the book's content involves arguing -----> "arguing" is more precise than "advocates" in the context.

Also, I doubt the use of present tense for "advocate" in C is correct. It should be expressed in past tense.

IMO, present tense in C is nothing wrong because what the book advocates cannot be in past and is always in present tense. SO the tense is ok.

but i doubt "advocates for" is not correct and the correct one is "advocates" only....

well, i soon knew the tense in C can be present ...just that i wondered if the book still exists now

like you, i also think there's no preposition "for " for "advocates" ...the verb can stand alone
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03 Dec 2005, 05:26
Late, but the OA should be C. The idiom is advocate for..
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