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# International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters,

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International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact.

(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact
(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful
(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful
(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
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07 Feb 2008, 09:53
E for me.

Choice was between E & A; found E to be more concise.

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07 Feb 2008, 10:10
I think it is E.

For a moment, I was confused between C and E as the final choice.
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07 Feb 2008, 10:22
bhatia_ash2002 wrote:
I think it is E.

For a moment, I was confused between C and E as the final choice.

I don't think C or E or correct. To me the 1992 Olympic Games "demonstrated" not demonstrates. This imples they are still operating now. That also rules out A. B and D is wrong because the olympic games is singular and should be followed by was instead of were.

So im confused
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07 Feb 2008, 12:40
Collins dictionary: Olympic Games (functioning as singular or plural)

What is wrong with B?
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Collins dictionary: Olympic Games (functioning as singular or plural)

What is wrong with B?

I guess it depends on how your using Olympic Games if it's singular then B is wrong if it's plural then B is right.

To me it should be singular. Olympic Games is being refered to as one event. So if you replace Olympic games with event you get:

for example, the 1992 event were financially successful

Clearly wrong and it should be "was" instead of "were".
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Collins dictionary: Olympic Games (functioning as singular or plural)

What is wrong with B?

Walker,

B is incorrect "for example..." is a clause that is attached to the first clause, but independent, so it would be better to seperate it by a semicolon. Here the seperation is by a comma, and we have no control over that
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07 Feb 2008, 14:35
Walker,

B is incorrect "for example..." is a clause that is attached to the first clause, but independent, so it would be better to seperate it by a semicolon. Here the seperation is by a comma, and we have no control over that

"International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, for example, the 1992 Olympic Games." is correct?
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07 Feb 2008, 17:14
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Walker,

B is incorrect "for example..." is a clause that is attached to the first clause, but independent, so it would be better to seperate it by a semicolon. Here the seperation is by a comma, and we have no control over that

"International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, for example, the 1992 Olympic Games." is correct?

I guess this is not the most appropriate way of using "for example" because it can be ambiguous (i.e. the Olympic Games is not a "fiscal disaster"). This might be better: "International sporting events, for example, the 1992 Olympic Games, need not be fiscal disasters". But then, as the previous post points out, "for example" is most often used as an independent clause. We usually start a sentence with "For example..." instead of using the clause in the middle of a sentence. That's why (B) is not the correct (or the best) choice. Hope that clarifies things a bit!
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07 Feb 2008, 18:59
JCLEONES wrote:
International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact.

(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact
(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful
(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful
(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates

I am more inclined with D but also go with E. B is run-on.
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07 Feb 2008, 21:56
I am weighing between D and E. But both for me are not best.
D seems verbose (the bold part is unnecessary, it is implicit)
(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful

E is bit clumsy and could be more appropriate as first clause rather than second
(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates

Since I have to choose one, I will take chances with E.

If I have to express this in my own sentence I would perhaps go with
Financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that international sporting events need not be fiscal disasters.
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08 Feb 2008, 00:18
Sentence has tense and passive voice issues

(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact (That refers action of the previous clause – financial success – eliminate it)

(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful (The first portion of the sentence is simple present tense – why to switch to simple past – eliminate it)

(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates (like is used to compare two nouns but here we are comparing two clauses – “as” preferred – eliminate it)

(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful ( Sentence is OK, but passive voice – eliminate it)

(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates (Hold it)

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11 Feb 2008, 08:31
The OA is E from 1000SC

varunk wrote:
What is OA? I like A more than E.
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11 Feb 2008, 19:58
JCLEONES wrote:
International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact.

(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact
(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful
(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful
(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates

Good SC. I came to E more on intuition than anything else.

A: wordy
B: this was my runner up. But I didnt like how "for example" was placed. I usually find this used for seperating two independent thoughts.
C: use of like is inappropriate here
D: i dont see why this is wrong, but it is wordy

E: no errors.
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13 Feb 2008, 21:16
hanumayamma wrote:
Sentence has tense and passive voice issues

(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact (That refers action of the previous clause – financial success – eliminate it)

(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful (The first portion of the sentence is simple present tense – why to switch to simple past – eliminate it)

(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates (like is used to compare two nouns but here we are comparing two clauses – “as” preferred – eliminate it)

(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful ( Sentence is OK, but passive voice – eliminate it)

(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates (Hold it)

So usage of passive voice is never desired in GMAT SC ,eh?
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08 Oct 2009, 20:48
1.International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact.
(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact
(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful
(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful
(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates

Can anyone explain this qn???????
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08 Oct 2009, 21:31
vgmat24 wrote:
1.International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact.
(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact
(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful
(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful
(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates

Can anyone explain this qn???????

IMO D.
A- run-on
B- run-on
C - wrong comparison
E- "as" modifies disasters
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08 Oct 2009, 23:06
agree with economist.

what is the source anyway..
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20 Oct 2009, 18:24
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
JCLEONES wrote:
International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact.

(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact
(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful
(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful
(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates

Good SC. I came to E more on intuition than anything else.

A: wordy
B: this was my runner up. But I didnt like how "for example" was placed. I usually find this used for seperating two independent thoughts.
C: use of like is inappropriate here
D: i dont see why this is wrong, but it is wordy

E: no errors.

dont we need past tense in E?

demonstrated, not demonstrates
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24 Oct 2009, 08:15
E for me too

A and B : run-on sentence

C : not idiomatically correct

D : subject-verb agreement - were should be was
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