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In medieval times, Libya was the principal corridor for the transmission of goods by merchants between Europe and Africa.

a) for the transmission of goods by merchants between
b) in which the transmission of merchants' goods took place among
c) where the transmission of merchants' goods occurred between
d) which was transmitting merchants' goods among
e) through which merchants' goods were transmitted between

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Originally posted by singhaldheeraj on 27 Jun 2014, 06:26.
Last edited by Bunuel on 24 May 2018, 00:32, edited 3 times in total.
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27 Jun 2014, 07:20
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singhaldheeraj wrote:
In medieval times, Libya was the principal corridor for the transmission of goods by merchants between Europe and Africa.

a) for the transmission of goods by merchants between
b) in which the transmission of merchants' goods took place among
c) where the transmission of merchants' goods occurred between
d) which was transmitting merchants' goods among
e) through which merchants' goods were transmitted between

folks check out this real difficulty between a and c

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Hello mate..

IMO,ders lots of ambiguity in main sentence,it says

tranmission of goods by merchant..means transmission is carried out by the merchant..

in other sentences however, they mean transmission of merchants goods...A being the main sentence,every option must provide the intended meaning.....

Dts y m confused....guys,could anyone elaborate?
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27 Jun 2014, 08:29
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singhaldheeraj wrote:
In medieval times, Libya was the principal corridor for the transmission of goods by merchants between Europe and Africa.

a) for the transmission of goods by merchants between
b) in which the transmission of merchants' goods took place among
c) where the transmission of merchants' goods occurred between
d) which was transmitting merchants' goods among
e) through which merchants' goods were transmitted between

folks check out this real difficulty between a and c

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Hello mate..

IMO,ders lots of ambiguity in main sentence,it says

tranmission of goods by merchant..means transmission is carried out by the merchant..

in other sentences however, they mean transmission of merchants goods...A being the main sentence,every option must provide the intended meaning.....

Dts y m confused....guys,could anyone elaborate?

OA IS E AS principal corridor THIS IS THE MAIN CULPRIT HERE WHICH IS A PLACE FROM WHERE SOMETHING STARTED
HENCE

WHICH IN B/D IS WRONG CORRIDOR ITSELF CANNOT TRANSFER
WHERE IS ALSO WRONG AS WHERE IS REFERS TO A PLACE WHERE AS THE PLACE HERE IS LIBYA NOT CORRIDOR

NOW BETWEEN A ND E JUDGE BY MEANING FOR CANNOT BE TRUE AS IT MERCHANT NOT CORRIDOR WHO DO THE TRANSMISSION

HENCE E IS IS CORRECT HOWEVER IT IS A BIT WORDY BUT CONVEY THE CORRECT MEANING

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27 Jun 2014, 08:59
singhaldheeraj wrote:
vards wrote:
singhaldheeraj wrote:
In medieval times, Libya was the principal corridor for the transmission of goods by merchants between Europe and Africa.

a) for the transmission of goods by merchants between
b) in which the transmission of merchants' goods took place among
c) where the transmission of merchants' goods occurred between
d) which was transmitting merchants' goods among
e) through which merchants' goods were transmitted between

folks check out this real difficulty between a and c

kudos if you like the post

Hello mate..

IMO,ders lots of ambiguity in main sentence,it says

tranmission of goods by merchant..means transmission is carried out by the merchant..

in other sentences however, they mean transmission of merchants goods...A being the main sentence,every option must provide the intended meaning.....

Dts y m confused....guys,could anyone elaborate?

OA IS E AS principal corridor THIS IS THE MAIN CULPRIT HERE WHICH IS A PLACE FROM WHERE SOMETHING STARTED
HENCE

WHICH IN B/D IS WRONG CORRIDOR ITSELF CANNOT TRANSFER
WHERE IS ALSO WRONG AS WHERE IS REFERS TO A PLACE WHERE AS THE PLACE HERE IS LIBYA NOT CORRIDOR

NOW BETWEEN A ND E JUDGE BY MEANING FOR CANNOT BE TRUE AS IT MERCHANT NOT CORRIDOR WHO DO THE TRANSMISSION

HENCE E IS IS CORRECT HOWEVER IT IS A BIT WORDY BUT CONVEY THE CORRECT MEANING

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OHK.I THOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND..HOWEVER THANX FOR THE EXPLANATION..U R RITE..THROUGH IS CORRECTLY USED..HERE U GO
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27 Jun 2014, 12:52
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If you type in all caps because you find it faster and more convenient, consider using lower case only. You will annoy some people, of course, but all in all all lower case seems more widely accepted than all caps.

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27 Jun 2014, 19:58
PiyushK wrote:
WHAT IF EVERYONE STARTS WRITING COMMENTS IN CAPITAL. ITS A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE SPREADS FROM PERSON TO PERSON, AND EVEN I AM WRITING IN CAPITAL.

Its really difficult to read or comprehend sentences written in capital as comfortably as those in lowercase.

Further asking for kudos at CAPITAL-GUN-POINT doesn't make sense.

text in upper case is significantly more difficult to read than lower and mixed case text.
If you type in all caps because you find it faster and more convenient, consider using lower case only. You will annoy some people, of course, but all in all all lower case seems more widely accepted than all caps.

Literal meaning of Annoy : make (someone) a little angry; irritate

I hope you got message.

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yes mate..you r absolutely rite..lower case always seem better to read than cap. letters..cap. letters do sumtimes irritate while reading long messages especially..henceforth wont b doing that until required to specify intent and meaning of messages correctly..thnx
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27 Jun 2014, 20:07
PiyushK wrote:
WHAT IF EVERYONE STARTS WRITING COMMENTS IN CAPITAL. ITS A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE SPREADS FROM PERSON TO PERSON, AND EVEN I AM WRITING IN CAPITAL.

Its really difficult to read or comprehend sentences written in capital as comfortably as those in lowercase.

Further asking for kudos at CAPITAL-GUN-POINT doesn't make sense.

text in upper case is significantly more difficult to read than lower and mixed case text.
If you type in all caps because you find it faster and more convenient, consider using lower case only. You will annoy some people, of course, but all in all all lower case seems more widely accepted than all caps.

Literal meaning of Annoy : make (someone) a little angry; irritate

I hope you got message.

Thanks.

yes you are right will watch out next time thanks
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22 Jul 2014, 22:14
In medieval times, Libya was the principal corridor for the transmission of goods by merchants between Europe and Africa.

a) for the transmission of goods by merchants between
b) in which the transmission of merchants' goods took place among
c) where the transmission of merchants' goods occurred between
d) which was transmitting merchants' goods among
e) through which merchants' goods were transmitted between

a) wrong because --- Goods by merchants wordy
b) among is wrong- between is correct as it tells about two regions-Europe and Africa
c) where-wrong because it modifies Libya which is a noun and it is far away
d)again wrong modifier and among is a wrong usage
e)best of the options through which is a correct modifier and usage of between is correct

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22 Jul 2014, 22:53
singhaldheeraj wrote:
In medieval times, Libya was the principal corridor for the transmission of goods by merchants between Europe and Africa.

a) for the transmission of goods by merchants between
b) in which the transmission of merchants' goods took place among
c) where the transmission of merchants' goods occurred between
d) which was transmitting merchants' goods among
e) through which merchants' goods were transmitted between

folks check out this real difficulty between a and c

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among is used for more than two, here we have two only ( Europe and Africa). so, eliminate (b) and (d) options.
for option (a) and (c) instead of transmitted, transmission is used. because it is past
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22 Jul 2014, 22:57
among is used for more than two, here we have two only ( Europe and Africa). so, eliminate (b) and (d) options.
for option (a) and (c) instead of transmitted, transmission is used. because it is past
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08 Sep 2017, 22:57
chetan2u mikemcgarry sayantanc2k

This question remains a dichotomy. I dont see why A is considered in any way to be understood as corridor passes the merchant goods. Its clearly mentioned that transmission happens by merchants. However is the use of IDIOM "for", which means that corridor is transmitting goods is now superseding the second part of the underlined sentence.
I would really urge a solid verbal perspective from the experts!
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chetan2u mikemcgarry sayantanc2k

This question remains a dichotomy. I dont see why A is considered in any way to be understood as corridor passes the merchant goods. Its clearly mentioned that transmission happens by merchants. However is the use of IDIOM "for", which means that corridor is transmitting goods is now superseding the second part of the underlined sentence.
I would really urge a solid verbal perspective from the experts!
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Hi...

If I have to eliminate Choice A, it would be for wrong placement of PREPOSITIONAL phrase " Between Europe and Africa"

This should be placed next to the noun it modifies and that is GOODS.
In A, it wrongly conveys that merchants were between Europe and Africa.
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24 May 2018, 00:29
transmission was between Africa and Europe, not merchants. So, A out.
C provides good placement but too redundant

E fits despite the use of passive
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24 May 2018, 03:17
a) for the transmission of goods by merchants between
b) ((in which)) the transmission of merchants' goods took place among
- completely incorrect. Meaning error.

c) where the transmission of merchants' goods occurred between - meaning error.

d) which was transmitting merchants' goods among - seems as if Libya is transmitting. Illogical and meaning error.

e) through which merchants' goods were transmitted between - yes. A transmission is happening through a corridor. Meaning is well conveyed.

Thus, between A and E is is more concise, uses the most appropriate grammar and conveys the true meaning.

IMO E.

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24 May 2018, 05:38
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Not sure how A wins over E. Doesn't "merchants goods" in E change the meaning. Please advise.

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25 May 2018, 07:18
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A is wrong coz it distorts the intended meaning.
As chetan2u has already explained, it says that goods were transmitted by merchants who were between Europe & Africa.
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24 Jul 2018, 09:40
Don't even bother to think about this question if you have got wrong answer. OA is E, in which merchants' goods are moved (by someone) instead of merchants themself. This would be wrong on GMAT.
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