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It may someday be feasible to try to retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents, but at the present time submersibles require such thick walls to withstand the high pressure that it is impossible.

(A) It may someday be feasible to try to retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents

(B) Someday, it may be feasible to try and retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents

(C) Trying to retrieve organisms out of tiny undersea vents may someday be feasible

(D) To try for the retrieval of organisms out of tiny undersea vents may someday be feasible

(E)Retrieving organisms out of tiny undersea vents may be feasible to try someday

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[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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09 Sep 2015, 00:13
It may someday be feasible to try to retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents, but at the present time submersibles require such thick walls to withstand the
high pressure that it is impossible.

(A) It may someday be feasible to try to retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents

(B) Someday, it may be feasible to try and retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents

(C) Trying to retrieve organisms out of tiny undersea vents may someday be feasible

(D) To try for the retrieval of organisms out of tiny undersea vents may someday be feasible

(E)Retrieving organisms out of tiny undersea vents may be feasible to try someday.

We retrieve something from and not out-of. Hence C,D, E are out.

IMO B is correct. A seems wordy.
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09 Sep 2015, 02:01
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It may someday be feasible to try to retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents, but at the present time submersibles require such thick walls to withstand the
high pressure that it is impossible.

(A) It may someday be feasible to try to retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents

(B) Someday, it may be feasible to try and retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents

(C) Trying to retrieve organisms out of tiny undersea vents may someday be feasible

(D) To try for the retrieval of organisms out of tiny undersea vents may someday be feasible

(E)Retrieving organisms out of tiny undersea vents may be feasible to try someday

OA after three attempts

Infinitive to try to retrieve is awkward,in A.
B.Someday but at prsent,perfect parallelism Correct
c.Awkward and wordy
d.Awkward
E.Changes meaning

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in og books, there is one question, "it is fastionalbe to be an expariate" which show that gmat prefer

it is to do

than

to do/doing is

so, C, D, E are gone

A use to try to do
is correct

B uses "to try and treive"

is incorrect.

IMO A.
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09 Sep 2015, 08:35
IMO : A
It may someday be feasible to try to retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents, but at the present time submersibles require such thick walls to withstand the
high pressure that it is impossible.

(A) It may someday be feasible to try to retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents : Correct

(B) Someday, it may be feasible to try and retrieve organisms from tiny undersea vents : Changes the meaning (to try and retrieve)

(C) Trying to retrieve organisms out of tiny undersea vents may someday be feasible : What does trying modify ?

(D) To try for the retrieval of organisms out of tiny undersea vents may someday be feasible : Changes the meaning

(E)Retrieving organisms out of tiny undersea vents may be feasible to try someday : What does Retrieving modify ?

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03 Jan 2016, 12:04
Hi there, I got the answer to the above question right but I was not convinced with my reasoning.. what is the official explanation for the above question?

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03 Jan 2016, 15:37
Same her rs47..
I too got it correct but don't know what's wrong with other options.

Hi Daagh,

Can you please share official explanation..

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The OE: The correct expression is ‘to try to do something’, not ‘to try and do something’. Eliminate B. It is ‘retrieve from’, not ‘retrieve out of’. Eliminate C, D and E. Choice A is the correct answer.
Sentence Correction Training set Q# 241.

(Manhattan Review is different from MGMAT).
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04 Jan 2016, 00:54
Hi Daagh,

Thanks alot for quick response.
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13 Aug 2017, 05:40
Can someone please explain what's wrong with choice C?

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It is ‘retrieve from' which is the correct idiom, not ‘retrieve out of’. C is therefore wrong.
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14 Aug 2017, 03:17
daagh wrote:
It is ‘retrieve from' which is the correct idiom, not ‘retrieve out of’. C is therefore wrong.

Thanks, Daagh! I was also curious if there's a problem beginning the sentence with "Trying"? Or is the only error the idiom?

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Hi
It looks like just an idiom fault. I do not also see any problem in a sentence starting with the gerund 'trying'when it could be part of a substantive phrase acting as the subject. here is some theory on that

There is a class of noun phrases called substantive phrases that act as the subjects of a clause. While of course substantive phrases multifunctional such as acting as subjects, subject complements, direct objects and so on. Here is one aspect of them where they start a sentence. The important thing is that these noun phrases should be followed by a relevant verb.

1. With a gerund
Eating ice cream on a windy day can be a messy experience if you have long, untamed hair.
Arguing which color is the most beautiful is not going to help anyone

2. With the connector 'that'
That he will refuse the offer is unbelievable.
That the brothers are triplets is amazing.
That cigarette smoking results in malignant cancer has been empirically supported

3.With an infinitive 'to +verb'
To see the rainbow on a showery evening is incredible
To dance in the rains and to make merry are the favorite hobbies of the kids.

4. With " what'
What the committee members counter-argue are just a load of bullshit.
What you are doing seems very difficult to repeat.

5. With 'whether'
Whether they can get here in time does not have anything to do with our plan
Whether capital punishment should be replaced with sentence imprisonment is the central theme of the short story “The Bet”.
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30 Aug 2017, 04:19
Just one small question. If the option B had 'Someday, it may be feasible to try to retrieve...', would the sentence be correct? Are there any other problems with this sentence? At first glance, this option looked very tempting.
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In that case, there would not be any grammatical error between A and B. However, the adverb 'someday' modifies the entire clause in B, while in a, it modifies only the first part. Modifying the entire clause would be a better proposition.IMO.
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