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# In addition to those of gasoline and sugar, the consumer

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In addition to those of gasoline and sugar, the consumer must face higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry.

A. the consumer must face higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry.
B. the consumer must face the higher prices of meat and poultry caused by more expensive wheat.
C. higher wheat prices lead to more expensive meat and poultry, and the consumer must face these.
D. the higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry, must be faced by the consumer.
E. the wheat consumer must face higher prices in meat and poultry.

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19 Sep 2007, 04:53
laxieqv wrote:
In addition to those of gasoline and sugar, the consumer must face higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry.

A. the consumer must face higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry.
B. the consumer must face the higher prices of meat and poultry caused by more expensive wheat.
C. higher wheat prices lead to more expensive meat and poultry, and the consumer must face these.
D. the higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry, must be faced by the consumer.
E. the wheat consumer must face higher prices in meat and poultry.

I would take D here.

"the higher wheat prices" will modify correctly this phrase below
"In addition to those of gasoline and sugar,"

"those" signals that prices of something should modify.

"the" is needed to emphasize the higher wheat prices

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19 Sep 2007, 09:00
laxieqv wrote:
In addition to those of gasoline and sugar, the consumer must face higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry.

A. the consumer must face higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry.
B. the consumer must face the higher prices of meat and poultry caused by more expensive wheat.
C. higher wheat prices lead to more expensive meat and poultry, and the consumer must face these.
D. the higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry, must be faced by the consumer.
E. the wheat consumer must face higher prices in meat and poultry.

Modifier error in A, B & C; 'In addition to... & sugar' must be followed by a quality of prices (eg: higher prices, prices, etc.).

I'm struggling b/w C & D. Though D is in passive voice, I still prefer it over C.

I pick D.

What's the OA?

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21 Sep 2007, 12:42
A looks fine to me.
B, C and E say that consumer must face higher meat and poultry prices, which are only consequences of rising wheat prices. A and D are left. D uses passive voice, what makes A better...

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21 Sep 2007, 16:35
laxieqv wrote:
In addition to those of gasoline and sugar, the consumer must face higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry.

A. the consumer must face higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry.
B. the consumer must face the higher prices of meat and poultry caused by more expensive wheat.
C. higher wheat prices lead to more expensive meat and poultry, and the consumer must face these.
D. the higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry, must be faced by the consumer.
E. the wheat consumer must face higher prices in meat and poultry.

Just because 'D' is passive does not mean that it cannot be correct. A is wrong because it says ...."The consumer in addition to those of "

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22 Sep 2007, 23:26
Sorry for my procrastination. OA is indeed D; OE is well provided by trivikram .

C doesn't seem right because "these" has no specific antecedent.
Besides, as we read more closely the sentence with choice C, what it means to us is like: "those of gasoline and sugar" also "lead to more expensive meat and poultry"

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Re: In addition to those of gasoline and sugar, the consumer [#permalink]

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24 Jun 2012, 04:38
Option A works better, taking into account the GMAT's new focus on meaning.

What is OA?

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Re: In addition to those of gasoline and sugar, the consumer [#permalink]

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24 Jun 2012, 05:18
OldFritz wrote:
Option A works better, taking into account the GMAT's new focus on meaning.

What is OA?

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Nope, A is incorrect because of a misplaced modifier.

A is modifying "gasoline and sugar" and "the consumer."
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24 Jun 2012, 05:44
This topic, suddenly sprung from 2007, is totally ungmattish. None of the answer choices is above - board.

A. the consumer must face higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry. ------ The touch- rule of ther relative pronoun ‘which’ is seriously flouted here. 'Which' seems to refer to the higher wheat prices alone, and not those of gas and sugar.

B. the consumer must face the higher prices of meat and poultry caused by more expensive wheat. --- meaning distorted. The text never says the consumer must face the higher prices of meat and poultry; it only says higher wheat prices
C. higher wheat prices lead to more expensive meat and poultry, and the consumer must face these. --- the problem of dangling demonstrative pronoun ‘these’
D. the higher wheat prices, which lead to more expensive meat and poultry, must be faced by the consumer. – The touch rule of which is the problem
E. the wheat consumer must face higher prices in meat and poultry. --- face higher prices in meat and poultry --- distorted menaing. Because of absence of comma between wheat and the costumer, one can fancy that there is a special type of customer known as the wheat customer

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Re: In addition to those of gasoline and sugar, the consumer [#permalink]

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26 Jun 2012, 07:34
gmatsaga wrote:
OldFritz wrote:
Option A works better, taking into account the GMAT's new focus on meaning.

What is OA?

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Nope, A is incorrect because of a misplaced modifier.

A is modifying "gasoline and sugar" and "the consumer."

Keep thinking in blanket terms like that, and you might miss points in the "new" SC. But I agree that the question is slightly sketchy.
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