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# Jane, who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twic

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06 Jun 2015, 08:18
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Jane, who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twice a week

A. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twice a week
B. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice a week
C. a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly
D. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least two times a week
E. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly
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07 Jun 2015, 11:11
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pavankarwa123 wrote:
reto wrote:

B. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice a week - could be, but is there a better choice?

C. a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly - this one sounds the most concise!

E. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly - could be, but is there a better choice?

Hope this helps?

Thanks for adding! However, I'm still finding it difficult to distinguish B,C, and E from one another. It seems that the only element making any difference is "who" in the appositive!

By definition, if one were to drop an appositive in sentence, the sentence would still stand alone without any change in meaning. Even this didn't help.

Or maybe making it sound concise is the only breakthrough?
Interesting question though!

reto has gievn an excellent explaination still would like to add more...

pavankarwa123 - Plz refer to MGMAT SC 13 , Concision Pattern 6; " Prefer an Adjective to an Adjective Clause with Be " , chapter GM/S-V/Parallelism: Extra.

The rule clearly states -

 An adjective clause that contains the verb to be (in any of its forms) is generally wordier than the adjective by itself.

They have given an example as well -

Wordy: Joan, WHO IS a FIREFIGHTER, works in Yosemite Park.
Better: Joan, a FIREFIGHTER, works in Yosemite Park.

Based on the above rule all the options except option (C) can be eliminated straightaway without a second thought.

Hope that Helps !!
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Re: Jane, who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twic  [#permalink]

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07 Jun 2015, 07:51
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pavankarwa123 wrote:
reto wrote:
Jane, who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twice a week

A. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twice a week
B. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice a week
C. a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly
D. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least two times a week
E. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly

Hi Reto

Is the correct answer based only on the absence of relative pronoun in appositives? If yes, can you kindly explain further to help understand...

Thanks.

Hello There

No, this issue is about REDUNDANCY. Look for the words: x or (even) more than x and numbers 1-4 should should not be written as two times, three times...

A. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twice a week - Incorrect (redundant)
B. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice a week - could be, but is there a better choice?
C. a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly - this one sounds the most concise!
D. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least two times a week - Incorrect (redundant) > Numbers 1-4 if used as multiplicator should be written "twice, doubly, double" 3 (triple, triply, thrice) 4 (quadruple, quadruply)
E. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly - could be, but is there a better choice?

Hope this helps?
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Re: Jane, who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twic  [#permalink]

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07 Jun 2015, 03:21
reto wrote:
Jane, who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twice a week

A. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twice a week
B. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice a week
C. a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly
D. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least two times a week
E. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly

Hi Reto

Is the correct answer based only on the absence of relative pronoun in appositives? If yes, can you kindly explain further to help understand...

Thanks.
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07 Jun 2015, 06:27
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pavankarwa123 wrote:
Hi Reto

Is the correct answer based only on the absence of relative pronoun in appositives? If yes, can you kindly explain further to help understand...

Thanks.

Well I got the correct answer based on the GMAT theory of concission. As a rule Adjective is preferred to Adjective Clause ( Adjective > Adjective Clause ).

Here the part
 who is a devout Buddhist
is non essential in nature by separated by comma providing additional information about the subject and as such the relative pronoun is not required for modifying the same Noun again !!...
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Re: Jane, who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twic  [#permalink]

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07 Jun 2015, 09:54
reto wrote:

B. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice a week - could be, but is there a better choice?

C. a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly - this one sounds the most concise!

E. who is a devout Buddhist, meditates at least twice weekly - could be, but is there a better choice?

Hope this helps?

Thanks for adding! However, I'm still finding it difficult to distinguish B,C, and E from one another. It seems that the only element making any difference is "who" in the appositive!

By definition, if one were to drop an appositive in sentence, the sentence would still stand alone without any change in meaning. Even this didn't help.

Or maybe making it sound concise is the only breakthrough?
Interesting question though!
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Re: Jane, who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twic  [#permalink]

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04 Apr 2019, 01:25
Can you please explain whether the usage of "two times a week" is wrong
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Re: Jane, who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twic  [#permalink]

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11 Jul 2019, 04:03
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ravi546 wrote:
Can you please explain whether the usage of "two times a week" is wrong

preference order

two times a week< twice a week < twice weekly.

Hope it helps

Re: Jane, who is a devout Buddhist, meditates twice or even more than twic   [#permalink] 11 Jul 2019, 04:03
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