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# In addition to her work on the miocene homicide fosiil

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30 Jul 2006, 17:03
Impossible, "D" can't be the answer, there is a grammar problem in "D".

Come on folks, how do you defend, the pronoun, "her", usage in "D".
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30 Jul 2006, 17:20
From MGMAT book page 63
Jose's room is so messy that his mother calls HIM a pig.
HIS can refer to Jose's BUT HIM can't refer to anything
change HIM to Jose and the sentence will be fine.

Doing an analogy with this question
her can refer to "Leakey's" eventhough there is no woman named Leakey in preceding sentence BUT just the possesion of Leakey,
" Leakey's " is OK to refer to "HER"

the rest of sentence is about parallel stuff
Discovery matching with Documentation NOT documenting
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30 Jul 2006, 18:12
CHEN wrote:
From MGMAT book page 63
Jose's room is so messy that his mother calls HIM a pig.
HIS can refer to Jose's BUT HIM can't refer to anything
change HIM to Jose and the sentence will be fine.

Doing an analogy with this question
her can refer to "Leakey's" eventhough there is no woman named Leakey in preceding sentence BUT just the possesion of Leakey,
" Leakey's " is OK to refer to "HER"

the rest of sentence is about parallel stuff
Discovery matching with Documentation NOT documenting

oh... my buddy Jose... and his mom... How could I forget about "him" and "his messy room" This is the rule after all... not the exception... I didn't make it up though I have it on page 59 is there a new edition of MGMAT SC?

come on vivek... not you gotta bend over towards D... A is just plain awkward and not parallel... if anything... it could be B IMO... not A... in any case... thanks for making me think I won't forget this question for sure!

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30 Jul 2006, 18:30
I just practice this a lot due to unacceptable V score on my first try on GMAT
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30 Jul 2006, 19:12
u2lover wrote:
CHEN wrote:
From MGMAT book page 63
Jose's room is so messy that his mother calls HIM a pig.
HIS can refer to Jose's BUT HIM can't refer to anything
change HIM to Jose and the sentence will be fine.

Doing an analogy with this question
her can refer to "Leakey's" eventhough there is no woman named Leakey in preceding sentence BUT just the possesion of Leakey,
" Leakey's " is OK to refer to "HER"

the rest of sentence is about parallel stuff
Discovery matching with Documentation NOT documenting

oh... my buddy Jose... and his mom... How could I forget about "him" and "his messy room" This is the rule after all... not the exception... I didn't make it up though I have it on page 59 is there a new edition of MGMAT SC?

come on vivek... not you gotta bend over towards D... A is just plain awkward and not parallel... if anything... it could be B IMO... not A... in any case... thanks for making me think I won't forget this question for sure!

Yeah, this is new for me, but very good one.
Nope, I didn't fight for "A" dear I said, 'with' or 'by', I just didn't think much over there, I was just not convinced on "D", now that Chen did it, I have nothing to say....I'm opening bud can
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30 Jul 2006, 19:17
vivek123 wrote:
Yeah, this is new for me, but very good one.
Nope, I didn't fight for "A" dear I said, 'with' or 'by', I just didn't think much over there, I was just not convinced on "D", now that Chen did it, I have nothing to say....I'm opening bud can

where is my Chilean wine i think we need some wine glass smiley face under "emotions"... but for now beer glass will do it.

cheers
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30 Jul 2006, 19:21
u2lover wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Yeah, this is new for me, but very good one.
Nope, I didn't fight for "A" dear I said, 'with' or 'by', I just didn't think much over there, I was just not convinced on "D", now that Chen did it, I have nothing to say....I'm opening bud can

where is my Chilean wine i think we need some wine glass smiley face under "emotions"... but for now beer glass will do it.

cheers

haha.....you forgot to ask for the pasta lovergirl..we should 2 smileys here, one for the chilean wine and the other for the pasta..
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30 Jul 2006, 21:24
Will go with D.

Her work ........... her contributions.... is the correct modifier.
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31 Jul 2006, 14:47
shahnandan wrote:
u2lover wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
Yeah, this is new for me, but very good one.
Nope, I didn't fight for "A" dear I said, 'with' or 'by', I just didn't think much over there, I was just not convinced on "D", now that Chen did it, I have nothing to say....I'm opening bud can

where is my Chilean wine i think we need some wine glass smiley face under "emotions"... but for now beer glass will do it.

cheers

haha.....you forgot to ask for the pasta lovergirl..we should 2 smileys here, one for the chilean wine and the other for the pasta..

Pasta? Oh Not again
Nandan, this is for you for talking about Pasta --> Ha ha ha
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04 Aug 2006, 23:03
guys, did we conclude on this one? I chose C the first time. But, I think B is the right answer (C is better than D though )

Paddyboy, why do you think the two sentence correction questions are different?
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05 Aug 2006, 12:03
Awesome discussion and one really good learning about possessive pronoun.
Thanks a lot guys.

I went for D the first time because "Leakey" was not modified by her works and between D and E, D looked better. However, I never thought of the problem regarding pronoun referrent in such a case.

I think CHEN's reference clears all of this up.
Thanks man.
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05 Aug 2006, 12:16
Leakey 's still around here?
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21 Aug 2006, 04:47
CHEN wrote:
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D 70%

her work...her contributions...

CHEN got it right off the top. Way to go!!

Excellent SC, went straight to the notes for this Friday`s review.
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21 Aug 2006, 12:34
agsfaltex wrote:
I'm confused.

"her" has no antecedent in (D)

it isn't just "HER"... her work=her contributions
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21 Aug 2006, 13:27
this should be D...

i belive i saw this on a cambridge test once...
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21 Aug 2006, 13:46
(D) Leakey's contributions to archaelogy include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of

Very-Very late on this .. but..

Modifier talks about "Leakey's contributions" ...
In addition to her work... , Leakey's contributions...
21 Aug 2006, 13:46

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