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In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures shoes and handbags for retailers around the world.


A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures

B. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels is a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, which manufactures

C. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufacture

D. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufactures

E. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, manufacture

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A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures - Illogical.

B. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels is a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, which manufactures - Passive.

C. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufacture - Subject verb agreement error.

D. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufactures - Correct.

E. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, manufacture - Illogical

Answer: D
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A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures - Illogical.

B. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels is a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, which manufactures - Passive.

C. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufacture - Subject verb agreement error.

D. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufactures - Correct.

E. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, manufacture - Illogical

Answer: D


Hi,
In my 2 cents,a towering is a factory which manufactures shoes and handbags.
Thus,we need a pair of comma to set off long modifier--"two-million.....labels".
Did I miss anything?

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The comma after "labels" is incorrect. A comma should not be there between a subject and the verb. However the following would be correct:

In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound, jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures .....

In this case "jointly owned by several top European fashion labels" is a non-essential modifier separated by two commas.

Note: In the real GMAT, it is not expected that an option would be wrong just because of punctuation issues.
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I think A is correct. Can anyone clarify


The comma after "labels" is incorrect. A comma should not be there between a subject and the verb. However the following would be correct:

In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound, jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures .....

In this case "jointly owned by several top European fashion labels" is a non-essential modifier separated by two commas.

Note: In the real GMAT, it is not expected that an option would be wrong just because of punctuation issues.


Hi ,
I got a doubt in option A

A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures ...

Why this option is wrong . The 2nd red clause is modifying "a towering" .
Am i missing anything in the meaning or grammar can you please guide me.

I don't understand why A is wrong, even though i agree D is right.
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paulsanil wrote:
I think A is correct. Can anyone clarify


The comma after "labels" is incorrect. A comma should not be there between a subject and the verb. However the following would be correct:

In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound, jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures .....

In this case "jointly owned by several top European fashion labels" is a non-essential modifier separated by two commas.

Note: In the real GMAT, it is not expected that an option would be wrong just because of punctuation issues.


Hi ,
I got a doubt in option A

A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures ...

Why this option is wrong . The 2nd red clause is modifying "a towering" .
Am i missing anything in the meaning or grammar can you please guide me.

I don't understand why A is wrong, even though i agree D is right.


towering is an adjective. So the sentence should be like this
A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures ...
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Can anyone explain why D is correct?

I think A is better.

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Can anyone explain why D is correct?

I think A is better.

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I think when a modifier is placed between two "," ( commas ) its a non-essential modifier. therefore per sentence A - a towering.... manufactures which is illogical.
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Can anyone please tell why B is wrong?
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Can anyone please tell why B is wrong?

Hi Prashant10692, couple of issues with B:

i) B needlessly uses an inverted sentence structure (verb is used before the subject)

ii) which modifies Dar es Salaam, while it is intended to modify factory compound

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In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures shoes and handbags for retailers around the world.


A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures

B. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels is a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, which manufactures

C. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufacture

D. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufactures

E. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, manufacture


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What looks here at first to be a subject-verb agreement problem (note the last-word differences between "manufacture" and "manufactures") is actually a modifier problem. Only one of the answer choices (choice C) specifically botches a subject-verb agreement, but you might notice that as you search for the subjects in answer choices A and E, you actually cannot find a direct subject for that verb. Each of those answer choices places the verb manufacture(s) right after a comma, meaning that you'll need to look back before a modifier to find the subject. And when you get to the opposite side of the modifier, you'll notice in both cases that the only thing there is another modifier. So choices A and E are incorrect, and you should turn your attention to modifier errors in this problem as your next decision point.

Choice B, then, can be eliminated given the restrictive "which" relative pronoun. That would suggest that it is Dar es Salaam (the city) doing the manufacturing, and not the factory compound.

Only choice D is left standing, and you should notice that its only difference from choice A is that D does not include a comma before "manufactures." This means that you're not dealing with a modifier separating the "manufactures" from its subject. As you work back you'll find that the subject is "factory compound," a singular subject, so "manufactures" is the correct verb and D is the correct answer.
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I was confused between B and D.
after the explanation I have understood it.
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