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# In bourgeois culture, where it is considered that

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In bourgeois culture, where it is considered that running a machine is less noble than to be a lawyer or a metaphysician, parents often make great sacrifices to put their children through secondary school and college.

(A) where it is considered that running a machine is less noble than to be a lawyer or a metaphysician

(B) where it is considered more noble to be a lawyer or a metaphysician than to run machines

(C) which consider that running machines is less noble than to be a lawyer or a metaphysician

(D) which considers it more noble to be a lawyer or a metaphysician than running machines

(E) considering it more noble being a lawyer or a metaphysician than to run a machine

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16 Jul 2017, 09:30
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Hi there Experts,
From what I've read and learnt so far, 'where' can only be used to modify places, but in this instance we're using 'where' to modify a thing i.e. bourgeois culture. Is there something I'm missing?
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16 Jul 2017, 09:44
akshayk wrote:
Hi there Experts,
From what I've read and learnt so far, 'where' can only be used to modify places, but in this instance we're using 'where' to modify a thing i.e. bourgeois culture. Is there something I'm missing?
Thanks

I would not look at this question from a strict grammar rule and attacking the question from non-obvious issues with the statement.

But first, to your point of usage of where, read quote unquote line from MGMAT SC guide book:

"where can be used to modify a noun place, such as area, site, country, etc."

Given this understanding, where obviously can be used in other situations too such as this question.

Coming back to my point of not attacking the question from non-obvious issues perspectives, if you look at all the other options they have some obvious wrong with them making the OA a clear winner. Takeaway, look for obvious issues with SC options and then look for non-obvious ones to decide between last 2 options.

Hope this helps.
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17 Jul 2017, 05:37
Why is option D wrong? Which correctly modifies the word culture before it and considers is singular because culture is singular. What am I missing? I also thought where is only referred to places. Culture here is not a place .....
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Why is option D wrong? Which correctly modifies the word culture before it and considers is singular because culture is singular. What am I missing? I also thought where is only referred to places. Culture here is not a place .....

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D have a comparison error --
which considers it more noble to be a lawyer or a metaphysician than running machines...

being a lawyer is compared with running machines ...that is illogical..
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17 Jul 2017, 08:20
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Hi there Experts,
From what I've read and learnt so far, 'where' can only be used to modify places, but in this instance we're using 'where' to modify a thing i.e. bourgeois culture. Is there something I'm missing?
Thanks

Yeah, I'm highly skeptical of the source of this question. I think it's from one of those random sets that was floating around the internet 10 or 15 years ago, and it may or may not be a legit question.

Sure, we can argue that there more severe errors in the other answer choices than in (B), but that whole business with the word "where" is highly, highly suspect. On actual GMAT questions, "where" always modifies some sort of location or place. I'm not aware of any official exceptions to this at all.

So please take this question with a grain of salt -- I don't think that it's a good representation of actual, official GMAT questions.
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26 Oct 2017, 08:46
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In bourgeois culture, where it is considered that running a machine is less noble than to be a lawyer or a metaphysician, parents often make great sacrifices to put their children through secondary school and college.

(A) where it is considered that running a machine is less noble than to be a lawyer or a metaphysician

(B) where it is considered more noble to be a lawyer or a metaphysician than to run machines

(C) which consider that running machines is less noble than to be a lawyer or a metaphysician

(D) which considers it more noble to be a lawyer or a metaphysician than running machines

(E) considering it more noble being a lawyer or a metaphysician than to run a machine

I dont think 'where" is appropriate in B. I would have preferred " in which"
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