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It was done by meticulously typesetting manuscripts letter by letter, before the development of digital typesetting, which allows typographers to not only finalize a copy-edited script for publishing but also create page layouts in a virtual setting.

A) It was done by meticulously typesetting manuscripts letter by letter, before the development of digital typesetting
B) Manuscripts had to be meticulously typeset letter by letter before the development of digital typesetting
C) Typographers had to meticulously typeset letter by letter before they developed digital typesetting
D) Before developing digital typesetting, manuscripts were meticulously typeset letter by letter
E) Before the development of digital typesetting, manuscripts had to be meticulously typeset letter by letter
meticulously typeset letter by letter

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Came down to B and C.
Chose C because I felt B is wrong as actual doer of action i.e typograper is mentioned in the underlined section.

Kindly correct my reasoning if wrong.

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I will go with B. We need digital typesetting at the end because which modifies digital typesetting
So D and E are out.

A is vague

I am confused between B and C but I chose B. I think it boiled down to the meaning of the sentence.
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New post 11 Aug 2017, 07:12
I think that it should be B because typographers didn't have to be typeset. Additionally this question has comma which introduces a relative clause.
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Go for B because Typographers are not persons who develop the new technique.
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Chose B

A) Pronoun it is ambiguous. It is not clear, what was done by meticulously type setting
B) Correct
C) Usage of pronoun "they" is erraneous
D) "which" in the non underlined portion is not referring to digital type setting
E) "which" in the non underlined portion is not referring to digital type setting
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It was done by meticulously typesetting manuscripts letter by letter, before the development of digital typesetting, which allows typographers to not only finalize a copy-edited script for publishing but also create page layouts in a virtual setting.

A) It was done by meticulously typesetting manuscripts letter by letter, before the development of digital typesetting
B) Manuscripts had to be meticulously typeset letter by letter before the development of digital typesetting
C) Typographers had to meticulously typeset letter by letter before they developed digital typesetting
D) Before developing digital typesetting, manuscripts were meticulously typeset letter by letter
E) Before the development of digital typesetting, manuscripts had to be meticulously typeset letter by letter
meticulously typeset letter by letter

P. S. I saw this topic in a face book posting. This question is claimed to have appeared in some CAT( probably the IIM CAT). AS I couldn't know the original source, obviously, we have to arrive at a consensus.


Though B is best among all, isn't option B has redundancy of HAD/BEFORE?
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daagh wrote:
It was done by meticulously typesetting manuscripts letter by letter, before the development of digital typesetting, which allows typographers to not only finalize a copy-edited script for publishing but also create page layouts in a virtual setting.

A) It was done by meticulously typesetting manuscripts letter by letter, before the development of digital typesetting
B) Manuscripts had to be meticulously typeset letter by letter before the development of digital typesetting
C) Typographers had to meticulously typeset letter by letter before they developed digital typesetting
D) Before developing digital typesetting, manuscripts were meticulously typeset letter by letter
E) Before the development of digital typesetting, manuscripts had to be meticulously typeset letter by letter
meticulously typeset letter by letter

P. S. I saw this topic in a face book posting. This question is claimed to have appeared in some CAT( probably the IIM CAT). AS I couldn't know the original source, obviously, we have to arrive at a consensus.


Though B is best among all, isn't option B has redundancy of HAD/BEFORE?



Even I have the same doubt. Can any expert shed some light on the above question? daagh GMATNinja carcass sayantanc2k
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It was done by meticulously typesetting manuscripts letter by letter, before the development of digital typesetting, which allows typographers to not only finalize a copy-edited script for publishing but also create page layouts in a virtual setting.

A) It was done by meticulously typesetting manuscripts letter by letter, before the development of digital typesetting
B) Manuscripts had to be meticulously typeset letter by letter before the development of digital typesetting
C) Typographers had to meticulously typeset letter by letter before they developed digital typesetting
D) Before developing digital typesetting, manuscripts were meticulously typeset letter by letter
E) Before the development of digital typesetting, manuscripts had to be meticulously typeset letter by letter


Hi ,

There's a clear split here abc and de
de is incorrect because which can't refer back to the act of typing(basically any verb since it's a pronoun and must refer back only to a noun non ambiguously)
Here which refers to digital typesetting.
A is wrong as we don't know what it refers to.
B makes it clear that Manuscripts had to be typset
C suggests that the typographers developed digital typesetting hence wrong.
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atomicmass wrote:
daagh wrote:
It was done by meticulously typesetting manuscripts letter by letter, before the development of digital typesetting, which allows typographers to not only finalize a copy-edited script for publishing but also create page layouts in a virtual setting.

A) It was done by meticulously typesetting manuscripts letter by letter, before the development of digital typesetting
B) Manuscripts had to be meticulously typeset letter by letter before the development of digital typesetting
C) Typographers had to meticulously typeset letter by letter before they developed digital typesetting
D) Before developing digital typesetting, manuscripts were meticulously typeset letter by letter
E) Before the development of digital typesetting, manuscripts had to be meticulously typeset letter by letter
meticulously typeset letter by letter

P. S. I saw this topic in a face book posting. This question is claimed to have appeared in some CAT( probably the IIM CAT). AS I couldn't know the original source, obviously, we have to arrive at a consensus.


Though B is best among all, isn't option B has redundancy of HAD/BEFORE?



Even I have the same doubt. Can any expert shed some light on the above question? daagh GMATNinja carcass sayantanc2k


There is no rule that "had" and "before" cannot be used together - probably you confused with the use of past perfect with "before". Here "had" is the simple past tense (of the verb "to have"), not past perfect. So option B is alright.
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