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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
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(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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19 May 2010, 06:50
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achan 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

A. Not good construction after the comma. There is a need of a connector.
B. I don't think that "for example" between commas is the best connector between the 2 phrases.
C. "Like" is used to compare people not things. For things use "as".
D. This sentence gives the idea that the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrate the fiscal disasters, but after the comma the modifier contradicts that idea.
E. The correct answer for me. "As" used properly. There is a clear meaning through the sentence.
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19 May 2010, 07:04
OA is E.

Not very convinced with your rejection of choice (D). Can you explain further?
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19 May 2010, 07:19
I'll try again.

When reading the sentence, stop at the second comma for a second:
International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games,
Everything between the commas seems to modify "fiscal disasters", the closest nouns in the sentence. If the sentence was constructed in a different way that could be the best choice: International sporting events need to be fiscal successes, a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games. Now do you see the difference?

Try to read the sentence backwards (very incorrect grammatically, but just to see the reference): 1992 Olympic Games demonstrated the fact of fiscal disasters, that international sporting events need not be...

So, if what is between the commas modifies "fiscal disasters", the last part of the sentence "which were financially successful" contradicts the first part of the sentence.

It's a little confusing, and maybe I'm not able to explain it properly, but the sentence in D is not conveying the real meaning. It could be written more clearly.

I hope it helped!
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19 May 2010, 07:23
To say it in another words:

"a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games" modifies "fiscal disasters".
"which were financially successful" modifies "a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games".

Logically, if B=A, and C=B, then C=A. But in this case, C is the opposite of A.
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19 May 2010, 07:41
thanks a lot ..it was helpful

I thought that the second sentence if modifying the whole clause rather than only "financial disasters"
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19 May 2010, 12:50
my pick is (E) and I did not like D because it is not conveying the right meaning and is also very wordy.
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19 May 2010, 21:28
achan wrote:
thanks a lot ..it was helpful

I thought that the second sentence if modifying the whole clause rather than only "financial disasters"

Yeah, that happens to me a lot of times. Slowly getting it. Maybe by the time I write the GMAT I'll know all those modifiers very well.
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