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# In numerous political accounts, the definition most commonly

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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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22 Jun 2014, 19:50
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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22 Jun 2014, 20:13
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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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03 Jul 2014, 19:31
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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04 Jul 2014, 04:42
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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15 Jul 2015, 12:47
In choice A, why do we need cognizant of??

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15 Jul 2015, 22:14
applebus - Cognizant of is the correct idiom : a person who is cognizant of but undeterred by the fluctuations of public opinion.

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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(The choice is correct when you read it.)
B. that is most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a person who is cognizant of but(The choice is incorrect because "most" is an adjective referring to "is" which is a verb here. An adjective can't modify a verb. While in choice A it correctly modifies "Definition".)
C. most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a person who is cognizant but(The choice is incorrect because we need a "cognizant of " to refer to fluctuation of public opinion. Also here when we have a but placed without a comma. So, we can't have an independent clause before but.)
D. most commonly used to describe a strong leader is a that of a person who is cognizant but(The choice is incorrect for reasons mentioned in option C.)
E. that is most commonly used to describe a strong leader is that of person who is cognizant of but also(The choice is incorrect for the reasons mentioned for option C and option B)
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11 Mar 2018, 02:26
Couldn't understand why Option A is preferred over Option E. Could someone please explain it in detail

Thanks!
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Couldn't understand why Option A is preferred over Option E. Could someone please explain it in detail

Thanks!

Hey Novice90 ,

Here I go:

E is wrong because using 'But also' changes the meaning. As per the meaning of the sentence, I am trying to say "Although the person is cognizant of fluctuations, he/she is undeterred by fluctuations. ". E is trying to say person is both cognizant and undeterred by fluctuations. So, a contrast is missing in E.

Does that make sense?
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Novice90 wrote:
Couldn't understand why Option A is preferred over Option E. Could someone please explain it in detail

Thanks!

Hey Novice90 ,

Here I go:

E is wrong because using 'But also' changes the meaning. As per the meaning of the sentence, I am trying to say "Although the person is cognizant of fluctuations, he/she is undeterred by fluctuations. ". E is trying to say person is both cognizant and undeterred by fluctuations. So, a contrast is missing in E.

Does that make sense?

Hi abhimahna,

Thank you for the response.

Doesn't the "but" in the "but also" indicate a contrast?
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Hi abhimahna,

Thank you for the response.

Doesn't the "but" in the "but also" indicate a contrast?

Hey Novice90 ,

Nope. Not only X but also Y rules says It's not just X but also Y.

e.g. : I will not only drink water but also drink beer.

It is not used to show contrast. It is just used to add another item to the list. One should be very carefull in using such idioms.

The moment I have 'but' with 'also', it means I am adding another item to the list "without any contrast".

Does that make sense?
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03 Nov 2018, 20:17
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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