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In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing Shopping

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New post 18 Jan 2020, 07:22
please explain ,whose usage

what "whose" modifying and how,
I thought whose work similar to , plus which.
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New post 18 Jan 2020, 12:27
'whose' is possessive form for 'who'.
This can modify the user : e.g. The teacher, whose teaching skill is excellent, gets along with the child's parent.

Another example for possessive 'whose':
Whose wallet is this?
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New post 19 Jan 2020, 21:32
Dear Friends,

Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

hoogie wrote:
In 1988, the Council on Economic Priorities began publishing Shopping for a Better World, with the simple thesis of consumers having the power to change companies by the simple expedient of refusing to buy.

(A) with the simple thesis of consumers having

(B) which had the simple thesis of consumers having

(C) where the thesis was simple: consumers having

(D) with a thesis that is a simple one: consumers have

(E) whose thesis was simple: consumers have


Choice A: In this answer choice, the word "with" is incorrectly used to link two clauses; the only relative pronouns that can link clauses are "which" and "whose". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice B: This answer choice incorrectly utilizes the present continuous tense to express a general idea; general ideas are always expressed in the simple past tense. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice C: In this answer choice, the pronoun "where" is used to connect two clauses; the only relative pronouns that can link clauses are "which" and "whose". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice D: This answer choice repeats the error displayed in Option A. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice E: This answer choice maintains proper pronoun use and tense use throughout the sentence. Thus, this answer choice is correct.

Hence, E is the best answer choice.

To understand the concept of "Simple Tenses on GMAT", you may want to watch the following video (~1 minute):



To understand the concept of "Which, Who, Whose, and Where on GMAT" you may want to watch the following video (~1 minute):



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