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In addition to providing more course offerings than Willow High School, the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at Willow, having received more information on instructing a multilingual and culturally diverse student body.


A. the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at

B. Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than those at

C. Menlo High School teachers are better trained than they are at

D. the teachers at Menlo High School are better in training than those at

E. Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than at


I want to understand two points :
1. What is the modifier *having received ......body* modifying. We know that +ing modifiers can modify either subject or subject+verb of preceding clause.
2. At the start of sentence the construction *to providing * is correct of wrong usage.

Please help !!! :roll:
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In addition to providing more course offerings than Willow High School, the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at Willow, having received more information on instructing a multilingual and culturally diverse student body.

A) the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at
B) Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than those at
C) Menlo High School teachers are better trained than they are at
D) the teachers at Menlo High School are better in training than those at
E) Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than at

I want to understand two points :
1. What is the modifier *having received ......body* modifying. We know that +ing modifiers can modify either subject or subject+verb of preceding clause.
2. At the start of sentence the construction *to providing * is correct of wrong usage.

Please help !!! :roll:

CORRECT SENTENCE:

In addition to providing more course offerings than Willow High School, Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than those at Willow, having received more information on instructing a multilingual and culturally diverse student body.

1) it is modifying teachers. ing modifier fr the subject 'teachers'

2)Yes,it is correct usage , here 'to' is a preposition and not part of infinitive 'to provide'

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1."In addition to providing more course offerings than Willow High School" indicates that the subject of this sentence is Menlo High School school.
2.We need "those" to substitue teachers .
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Thumb rules of verb + ing modifier usage:
1. Present participle modifiers placed at the beginning of the sentences, and separated by a comma from the main clause, will modify the subject of the sentence.

E.g: Having received more information on instructing a multilingual and culturally diverse student body, the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at Willow.
Here ‘having received’ modifies the teachers.
2. Present participles placed other than at the beginning and separated by the comma will modify the entire preceding clause. Since their main focus is on the verb of the previous part, they are called adverbial modifiers.
E.g. The teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at Willow, having received more information on instructing a multilingual and culturally diverse student body.

Here, having received modifies the action of the previous clause namely ‘are better trained’; the modifier answers the question how the teachers are better trained (by having received etc)
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This is not 700+ level question, its easier...

In addition to providing more course offerings than Willow High School, the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at Willow, having received more information on instructing a multilingual and culturally diverse student body.

A) the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at INCORRECT PARALLELISM
B) Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than those at CORRECT (draws correct parallelism between Willow and Menlo High School)
C) Menlo High School teachers are better trained than they are at INCORRECT PARALLELISM
D) the teachers at Menlo High School are better in training than those at INCORRECT PARALLELISM
E) Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than at INCORRECT (missing pronoun THOSE)
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Stiv wrote:
This is not 700+ level question, its easier...

In addition to providing more course offerings than Willow High School, the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at Willow, having received more information on instructing a multilingual and culturally diverse student body.

A) the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at INCORRECT PARALLELISM
B) Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than those at CORRECT (draws correct parallelism between Willow and Menlo High School)
C) Menlo High School teachers are better trained than they are at INCORRECT PARALLELISM
D) the teachers at Menlo High School are better in training than those at INCORRECT PARALLELISM
E) Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than at INCORRECT (missing pronoun THOSE)



Please could you re-explain why B not C? I could not get " incorrect parallelism" - please explain.thanks
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[quote="psdeol"]In addition to providing more course offerings than Willow High School, the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at Willow, having received more information on instructing a multilingual and culturally diverse student body.

A) the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at ( The teachers at while using in addition /change of sentence structure required/ eliminate)
B) Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than those at ( correct)
C) Menlo High School teachers are better trained than they are at ( Than they are at /clause by itself makes sense/ no justification for[color=#fff200] in addition / eliminate) )[/color]
D) the teachers at Menlo High School are better in training than those at ( training than/ sentence structure)
E) Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than at (comparison error / eliminate)

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Can some one from master faculty help us to Understand.

1. A and E can be eliminated as they have Modifiers issue.

2. Can some one help to select between B,C and D?
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Can some one from master faculty help us to Understand.

1. A and E can be eliminated as they have Modifiers issue.

2. Can some one help to select between B,C and D?


In addition to providing more course offerings than Willow High School, the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at Willow, having received more information on instructing a multilingual and culturally diverse student body.

NOW if you read the sentence what is going to provide more course offerings?
teachers or MENLO high school.
obviously the school.
therefore we can easily eliminate option A and D.

NOW LEFT WITH B,C,E


B) Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than those at==>CORRECT

C) Menlo High School teachers are better trained than they are at==>USE of they is wrong here.
meaning:
Menlo High School teachers are better trained than menlo high school teachers at willow..
THEY/THEM is used for same thing ,for different basket of thing you always THAT/THOSE.
THE money spent by my parents was less than that spent by me. ==>see here my money and parents money are different so we use that.
PAUL EARNED 100 $ TODAY NOW HE IS GOING TO USE IT.==>See IT here is refering to same money..
so for same thing use they/them ..and fore different thing use that/those

E) Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than at willow==>here what is compared to teachers is not clear..hence wrong.

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Originally posted by blueseas on 10 Aug 2013, 14:37.
Last edited by blueseas on 10 Aug 2013, 15:05, edited 1 time in total.
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PAUL EARNED 100 $ TODAY NOW HE IS GOING TO USE THEM.==>See THEM here is refering to same money..

Is the above statement correct or this is correct-
PAUL EARNED 100 $ TODAY NOW HE IS GOING TO USE IT.

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trafficspinners wrote:
PAUL EARNED 100 $ TODAY NOW HE IS GOING TO USE THEM.==>See THEM here is refering to same money..

Is the above statement correct or this is correct-
PAUL EARNED 100 $ TODAY NOW HE IS GOING TO USE IT.


Hi,

your sentence is correct ..but i think i cleared your doubt.
more examples regarding the same:
Her products are unusual; many consider THEM unique.(refering to same thing)
The money spent by her parents is more than IT was expected to be.(refering to same thing)

hope it is clear.
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In addition to providing more course offerings than Willow High School, the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at Willow, having received more information on instructing a multilingual and culturally diverse student body.


A. the teachers at Menlo High School are better trained than those at

B. Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than those at

C. Menlo High School teachers are better trained than they are at

D. the teachers at Menlo High School are better in training than those at

E. Menlo High School has teachers who are better trained than at


I want to understand two points :
1. What is the modifier *having received ......body* modifying. We know that +ing modifiers can modify either subject or subject+verb of preceding clause.
2. At the start of sentence the construction *to providing * is correct of wrong usage.

Please help !!! :roll:


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Again we have an introductory modifying phrase. Here, it describes something with better course offerings than those of Willow High School, so clearly it modifies another school, later named as Menlo High School. Because the modifier describes Menlo High, Menlo must be named directly after the comma. Eliminate (A) and (D). Scanning for differences among the remaining choices, we see that they end differently: does than those at, than they are at, or than at work best with the rest of the sentence? The first works fine; we're dealing with teachers, so the pronoun (here those) should be plural, and it is; at is parallel with the at earlier in the choice, so that's fine; and than is necessary in a comparison begun with better. The second option is not grammatically incorrect but it's wordier than the first, so eliminate (C). The final is grammatically incorrect since those is necessary in order for the sentence to compare (as it must) teachers to teachers. We'll return to pronouns and word pairs later. (B) is correct.

An 800 test taker can identify modifiers effortlessly. In order to become perfectly familiar with them, practice identifying them in the articles or books you read and apply your skill to the GMAT.
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