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In the history of Major League Baseball, the hitters that have career

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In the history of Major League Baseball, the hitters that have career batting averages that are the highest also have correspondingly high on-base percentages.

A the hitters that have career batting averages that are the highest also have correspondingly high
B the hitters which have the highest career batting averages also have corresponding high
C the hitters who have the highest career batting averages also have correspondingly high
D the hitters who have career batting averages which are the highest also have corresponding high
E the hitters that have the highest career batting averages also have corresponding high
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In the history of Major League Baseball, the hitters that have career batting averages that are the highest also have correspondingly high on-base percentages.

A the hitters that have career batting averages that are the highest also have correspondingly high
B the hitters which have the highest career batting averages also have corresponding high
C the hitters who have the highest career batting averages also have correspondingly high
D the hitters who have career batting averages which are the highest also have corresponding high
E the hitters that have the highest career batting averages also have corresponding high


Options are wrong for highlighted reason -

A the hitters that have career batting averages that are the highest also have correspondingly high
B the hitters which have the highest career batting averages also have corresponding high
C the hitters who have the highest career batting averages also have correspondingly high -correct
D the hitters who have career batting averages which are the highest also have corresponding high
E the hitters that have the highest career batting averages also have corresponding high
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can anyone explain the grammer rule 'that' and 'which' is not correct
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Heya kurien.
I found this article that should help you spot the difference between That and Which.

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/that-vs-w ... -the-gmat/
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can anyone explain the grammer rule 'that' and 'which' is not correct


use 'who' to refer to people. 'that' and 'which' should mostly refer to things.
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can anyone explain the grammer rule 'that' and 'which' is not correct


Who : for people
that : can modify the noun preceding it or can act as connector btw two clauses.
when that act as modifier there should be no comma preceding it as it serves only as essential modifer ( essesntial modifier are those which must be needed to make the clause meaningful)

which : act as non-essential modifier, can modify noun just preceding it , always preceded by comma

This question is checking two things
1st : use of that,who & which
2nd : knowledge of adjective & adverb
adjective : can modify noun & pronoun adverb : can modify anything but a noun & pronoun

In option d) corresponding is not modifying high so it's wrong option c is right
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chesstitans wrote:
In the history of Major League Baseball, the hitters that have career batting averages that are the highest also have correspondingly high on-base percentages.

A the hitters that have career batting averages that are the highest also have correspondingly high
B the hitters which have the highest career batting averages also have corresponding high
C the hitters who have the highest career batting averages also have correspondingly high
D the hitters who have career batting averages which are the highest also have corresponding high
E the hitters that have the highest career batting averages also have corresponding high


In option C correspondingly is adverbial modifier which modifies the preceding verb phrase and is therefore correct.
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In option C, 'correspondingly' is an adverb that correctly modifies the following adjective high.
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Split #1: the word "hitters" is followed by a modifying clause ---- what word should begin this clause? In informal language, one could say "hitters that …", but technically we need "hitters who …", because we use "who" for people and "that/which" for objects. The GMAT upholds this distinction in its own writing, although it rarely tests a "who" vs. "that" split in the context, so this aspect of this question focuses on a subtlety rarely tested on the GMAT. Only (C) & (D) use "hitters who …", so only these two are correct.

Split #2: "corresponding" vs. "correspondingly". The GMAT loves adverb vs. adjective splits, especially with a tricky adjective such as "corresponding." Adjectives modify nouns and adverbs modify verbs or adjectives. Here, the adjective "corresponding" would have to modify the noun "on-base percentages" ---- these OBPs correspond to what? What the sentence is trying to say is: when the batting average is high, the OBP is also high --- the thing that "corresponds" is the fact that when one is high, the other is high. Therefore, we need the adverb "correspondingly" modifying the adjective "high", to emphasize that the "highness" of one corresponds to the "highness" of the other. Only (A) & (C) have the correct choice "correspondingly high."

Split #3: three choices, (B) & (C) & (E) have the sleek elegant phrase "the highest career batting average" --- clear and direct. Choice (A) has the wordy phrase "career batting averages that are the highest" and choice (D) similarly has "career batting averages which are the highest." Arguably, either "that" or "which" could be grammatically correct in this context, but the point is: both of these, even if grammatically correct, are far too wordy and indirect. Such overblown indirect phrasing will never be correct on the GMAT SC.

For all of these reasons, the best answer is (C).
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