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In numerous political accounts, the definition most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of a person who is cognizant of but undeterred by the fluctuations of public opinion.

A) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of a person who is cognizant of but

B) that is most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a person who is cognizant of but

C) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a person who is cognizant but

D) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a that of a person who is cognizant but

E) that is most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of person who is cognizant of but also
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In numerous political accounts, the definition most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of a person who is cognizant of but undeterred by the fluctuations of public opinion.

A) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of a person who is cognizant of but

B) that is most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a person who is cognizant of but

C) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a person who is cognizant but

D) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a that of a person who is cognizant but

E) that is most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of person who is cognizant of but also


Tough question. A is correct.

First of all, we should split the question by meaning. We have two options:

(1) A definition of X is that of (definition of) Y
--OR--
(2) A definition of X is Y (a person).

Clearly a definition CAN'T be a person --> B and C are out immediately. How about A, D and E.

A) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of a person who is cognizant of but
Correct.

D) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a that of a person who is cognizant but
Wrong. A correct use is "cognizant of".

E) that is most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of person who is cognizant of but also
Wrong. A correct idiom is "not only..... but also".

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I somehow don't agree. check this link.

1 ) http://www.yourdictionary.com/love

2) What is the definition of GMAT?
Would you say
- Definition of GMAT is an exam which is conducted world-wide blah blah blah.
OR
- Definiton of GMAT is that of an exam which is conducted worldwide blah blah blah.

3) I read it in NEW YORKER once -
'I learnt long ago that the definition of a split second is the time which it takes for the light to change from red to green and the man behind you to blow his horn.'
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I too don't agree with OA. I believe D) is the best choice.

The reason that I have not selected A) or E) is Modifiers (" who is cognizant") are not allowed to end with a PREPOSITION

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Modifiers (" who is cognizant") are not allowed to end with a PREPOSITION


where have u learned that this cannot happen? the rule is that complete sentence should not end in a preposition !!
also A is best out of all

D is wrong because of following bold portion
D says : most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a that of a person who is cognizant [ u need a preposition here] but
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I am confused by A...maybe my interpretation is wrong, but the "that" seems to imply:

....the definition most commonly used to describe a strong leader is [the definition] of a person who is cognizant of but undeterred by the fluctuations of public opinion.
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We can eliminate C and D straight away because definition is a person is wrong.

Left with A,C and D and I was so much confused between these three choices.

I eliminated D, because I did not like and a that of
E, because but also is wordy compared to succinct construction of option A.

So I selected A and booomm!!, it was right answer. I was lucky.

In numerous political accounts, the definition most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of a person who is cognizant of but undeterred by the fluctuations of public opinion.

A) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of a person who is cognizant of but

B) that is most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a person who is cognizant of but

C) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a person who is cognizant but

D) most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a that of a person who is cognizant but

E) that is most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of person who is cognizant of but also
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Daagh Sir / Souvik,
Can you pls help. IMO B is correct.
A question can be of the form "what is the definition of a strong leader ?". Response to it can be "Definition of a strong leader is a person who is .........." I agree "Definition of" is redundant; we can directly start as "A strong leader is a person who ....."

Secondly, "cognisant OF fluctuation of public opinion" is correct.
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