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9) The villagers leave their homes at the stroke of dawn to hike six miles up steep, dangerous trails to the forests, to be returning by late afternoon with huge loads of firewood on their backs.

(A) forests, to be returning by late afternoon
(B) forests, and it is late afternoon by the time that they return
(C) forests; they return late by afternoon
(D) forests and return by late afternoon
(E) forests, to have returned by late afternoon

I believe option D misses a comma after forests.
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1) Accounting and cost-management are an example of financial fields that have shortages in staffing.

(A) are an example of financial fields that
(B) are examples of financial fields that
(C) are examples of a financial field that
(D) exemplify a financial field which
(E) exemplify financial fields where they

2 ) The revolutionary filmmaker introduced close-ups and special effects, also she set vehicles on fire, used cables in special effects sequences, and ran film
backwards.

(A) effects, also she set
(B) effects, and also she sets
(C) effects, she set
(D) effects; she also set
(E) effects by setting

3) Studying the art for several years, practicing difficult notes every day, and frequent performances has enabled the young pianist to secure a contract with the country's biggest music company.

(A) and frequent performances has enabled the young pianist
(B) as well as frequent performances have enabled the young pianist
(C) and performing frequently, the young pianist has been enabled
(D) and frequent performances have enabled the young pianist
(E) and performing frequently enabled the young pianist

4) One of the world’s most renowned abstract painters, critics once mocked Piet Mondrian for his technique of splattering paint on canvases

(A) critics once mocked Piet Mondrian
(B) Piet Mondrian was mocked by critics once
(C) Piet Mondrian had been once mocked by critics
(D) Piet Mondrian was once mocked by critics
(E) Piet Mondrian once mocked by critics

5) Secretariat, the legendary horse that became the first US Triple Crown champion in twenty five years and set records that still stand today, and the hero of the movie Secretariat.

(A) and
(B) and that has become
(C) and that is
(D) is
(E) having been

6) The relatively unknown band of musicians, in order to get popular quickly, sold their CDs cheaply to fans, who in turn shared this music with their friends.

(A) sold their CDs cheaply to fans
(B) sold its CDs cheap to fans
(C) are selling their CDs cheaply to fans
(D) sells its cheap CDs to fans
(E) sold its CDs cheaply to fans

7) Ten times as many frog species inhabit the Amazonian rainforests as in the Australian forests

(A) as in
(B) as inhabit
(C) than are inhabitants of
(D) than does
(E) as opposed to in

8) Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he was able to finish the task in time nonetheless.

(A) Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he
(B) Greg felt bored and dejected,
(C) Although Greg felt bored and dejected, he
(D) Greg, feeling bored and dejected,
(E) Because he was feeling bored and dejected, Greg

9) The villagers leave their homes at the stroke of dawn to hike six miles up steep, dangerous trails to the forests, to be returning by late afternoon with huge loads of firewood on their backs.

(A) forests, to be returning by late afternoon
(B) forests, and it is late afternoon by the time that they return
(C) forests; they return late by afternoon
(D) forests and return by late afternoon
(E) forests, to have returned by late afternoon

10) The Contemporary Art Society is an organization that provides information and guidance for all lovers of contemporary art and giving them discounts on artefacts.

(A) provides information and guidance for all lovers of contemporary art and
giving them discounts on artefacts.
(B) provides information, guidance, and the getting of discounts on artefacts for
all lovers of contemporary art
(C) not only provides information and guidance to all lovers of contemporary art
but also gives them discounts on artefacts.
(D) has not only been providing information and guidance to all lovers of
contemporary art but giving them discounts on artefacts as well.
(E) not only provides information and guidance to all lovers of contemporary art
but also gives them discounted artefacts.

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I am confused in 3rd question.. Why is "E" the correct option, and not "D".
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dentobizz wrote:
carcass wrote:
1) Accounting and cost-management are an example of financial fields that have shortages in staffing.

(A) are an example of financial fields that
(B) are examples of financial fields that
(C) are examples of a financial field that
(D) exemplify a financial field which
(E) exemplify financial fields where they

2 ) The revolutionary filmmaker introduced close-ups and special effects, also she set vehicles on fire, used cables in special effects sequences, and ran film
backwards.

(A) effects, also she set
(B) effects, and also she sets
(C) effects, she set
(D) effects; she also set
(E) effects by setting

3) Studying the art for several years, practicing difficult notes every day, and frequent performances has enabled the young pianist to secure a contract with the country's biggest music company.

(A) and frequent performances has enabled the young pianist
(B) as well as frequent performances have enabled the young pianist
(C) and performing frequently, the young pianist has been enabled
(D) and frequent performances have enabled the young pianist
(E) and performing frequently enabled the young pianist

4) One of the world’s most renowned abstract painters, critics once mocked Piet Mondrian for his technique of splattering paint on canvases

(A) critics once mocked Piet Mondrian
(B) Piet Mondrian was mocked by critics once
(C) Piet Mondrian had been once mocked by critics
(D) Piet Mondrian was once mocked by critics
(E) Piet Mondrian once mocked by critics

5) Secretariat, the legendary horse that became the first US Triple Crown champion in twenty five years and set records that still stand today, and the hero of the movie Secretariat.

(A) and
(B) and that has become
(C) and that is
(D) is
(E) having been

6) The relatively unknown band of musicians, in order to get popular quickly, sold their CDs cheaply to fans, who in turn shared this music with their friends.

(A) sold their CDs cheaply to fans
(B) sold its CDs cheap to fans
(C) are selling their CDs cheaply to fans
(D) sells its cheap CDs to fans
(E) sold its CDs cheaply to fans

7) Ten times as many frog species inhabit the Amazonian rainforests as in the Australian forests

(A) as in
(B) as inhabit
(C) than are inhabitants of
(D) than does
(E) as opposed to in

8) Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he was able to finish the task in time nonetheless.

(A) Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he
(B) Greg felt bored and dejected,
(C) Although Greg felt bored and dejected, he
(D) Greg, feeling bored and dejected,
(E) Because he was feeling bored and dejected, Greg

9) The villagers leave their homes at the stroke of dawn to hike six miles up steep, dangerous trails to the forests, to be returning by late afternoon with huge loads of firewood on their backs.

(A) forests, to be returning by late afternoon
(B) forests, and it is late afternoon by the time that they return
(C) forests; they return late by afternoon
(D) forests and return by late afternoon
(E) forests, to have returned by late afternoon

10) The Contemporary Art Society is an organization that provides information and guidance for all lovers of contemporary art and giving them discounts on artefacts.

(A) provides information and guidance for all lovers of contemporary art and
giving them discounts on artefacts.
(B) provides information, guidance, and the getting of discounts on artefacts for
all lovers of contemporary art
(C) not only provides information and guidance to all lovers of contemporary art
but also gives them discounts on artefacts.
(D) has not only been providing information and guidance to all lovers of
contemporary art but giving them discounts on artefacts as well.
(E) not only provides information and guidance to all lovers of contemporary art
but also gives them discounted artefacts.

The last set. The last OAs the last OEs

After, I hope a lot of discussions here, I'll do a single post with a little surprise ;) stay tuned.



posting the OA from the link provided above by carcass ------1b 2d 3e 4d 5d 6e 7b 8d 9d 10c




I am confused in 3rd question.. Why is "E" the correct option, and not "D".


Look for parallelism, studying.., practicing and performing frequently..

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4) One of the world’s most renowned abstract painters, critics once mocked Piet Mondrian for his technique of splattering paint on canvases

(A) critics once mocked Piet Mondrian
(B) Piet Mondrian was mocked by critics once
(C) Piet Mondrian had been once mocked by critics
(D) Piet Mondrian was once mocked by critics
(E) Piet Mondrian once mocked by critics

why is E wrong? I guess verb for the subject "Piet" is not the case here.... :(
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4) One of the world’s most renowned abstract painters, critics once mocked Piet Mondrian for his technique of splattering paint on canvases

(A) critics once mocked Piet Mondrian
(B) Piet Mondrian was mocked by critics once
(C) Piet Mondrian had been once mocked by critics
(D) Piet Mondrian was once mocked by critics
(E) Piet Mondrian once mocked by critics

why is E wrong? I guess verb for the subject "Piet" is not the case here.... :(


Because - Once Mocked by Critics is a modifier, not a verb.

Sachin Tendulkar mocked by critics for not taking retirement is still creating records.

Here, S.R.T is subject, and what he is doing : he is creating records. Rest is Fluff. Moreover when ed is followed by Passive Voice (i.e followed by "BY"), that construction is Verb ed modifier. Ask, who is mocking whom??

Its Critics who are mocking SRT. Right. So Action -> Mocking is done by Critics, not by S.R.T. Hence, it is not an active verb.

So, in E, we have Run on Sentence, missing verb.
Makes Sense.
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3) Studying the art for several years, practicing difficult notes every day, and frequent performances has enabled the young pianist to secure a contract with the country's biggest music company.

(A) and frequent performances has enabled the young pianist
(B) as well as frequent performances have enabled the young pianist
(C) and performing frequently, the young pianist has been enabled
(D) and frequent performances have enabled the young pianist
(E) and performing frequently enabled the young pianist

If passive structure of option C is the only issue with it, then I will choose option C instead of option E. As option E takes the whole meaning of the sentence into the past tense, while it is in present tense in the original sentence.
Am I making sense? Please correct me if I am wrong. :)
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1) Accounting and cost-management are an example of financial fields that have shortages in staffing.

(A) are an example of financial fields that
(B) are examples of financial fields that
(C) are examples of a financial field that
(D) exemplify a financial field which
(E) exemplify financial fields where they

I think the word "field" with financial is itself making it a collective singular noun and hence, there is no need to use the word "fields".
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1) Accounting and cost-management are an example of financial fields that have shortages in staffing.

(A) are an example of financial fields that
(B) are examples of financial fields that
(C) are examples of a financial field that
(D) exemplify a financial field which
(E) exemplify financial fields where they

I think the word "field" with financial is itself making it a collective singular noun and hence, there is no need to use the word "fields".
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i think that in order to show that there are more than one fields, we will have to use fields instead of just field, like i did just now :)
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13) The principal, having increased the number of teachers in the school, is being
accused of maintaining a poor ratio of students to a teacher.

(A) The principal, having increased the number of teachers in the school, is being
(B) The principal, increasing the number of teachers in the school, however is still
being
(C) Although the principal has begun to increase the number of teachers in the
school, is still being
(D) Although the principal has increased the number of teachers in the school, he
is still being
(E) Although the principal has increased the number of teachers in the school, yet
he is being






Official Answer (OA) – D
Concepts Tested – Meaning, Redundancy
The original sentence looks grammatically correct but fails to make logical sense.
If the principal has increased the number of teachers in the school, then why is
he being accused of maintaining a poor ratio of students to a teacher? Thus
eliminate A

B - The modifying phrase starting with ‘increasing’ cannot possibly be used to
modify the principal because it is not the principal who is increasing

C - The use of ‘has begun’ distorts the meaning because the original sentence
suggests that the principal has already increased the number of teachers. Also
the subject (principal or he) needs to be repeated in the clause after the comma.

Between D and E, the usage of ‘although’ and ‘yet’ together in E is a redundancy.
Hence D is the best answer.
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Can anyone please explain OE for quesntion no 8.
8) Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he was able to finish the task in time nonetheless.

(A) Greg, feeling bored and dejected, and he
(B) Greg felt bored and dejected,
(C) Although Greg felt bored and dejected, he
(D) Greg, feeling bored and dejected,
(E) Because he was feeling bored and dejected, Greg

I got C and I can see many ppl posting similar response.
Can anyone explain how the OA is d?
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9) The villagers leave their homes at the stroke of dawn to hike six miles up steep, dangerous trails to the forests, to be returning by late afternoon with huge loads of firewood on their backs.

(A) forests, to be returning by late afternoon
(B) forests, and it is late afternoon by the time that they return
(C) forests; they return late by afternoon
(D) forests and return by late afternoon
(E) forests, to have returned by late afternoon

I believe option D misses a comma after forests.


Hi,
Yes correct comma is missing as before comma is non essential modifier.
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9) The villagers leave their homes at the stroke of dawn to hike six miles up steep, dangerous trails to the forests, to be returning by late afternoon with huge loads of firewood on their backs.

(A) forests, to be returning by late afternoon
(B) forests, and it is late afternoon by the time that they return
(C) forests; they return late by afternoon
(D) forests and return by late afternoon
(E) forests, to have returned by late afternoon

I believe option D misses a comma after forests.


Hi,
Yes correct comma is missing as before comma is non essential modifier.


Hi,
As per my understanding a comma is not required there.
If we split the original sentence we will have 2 independent sentences: Villagers go up. Villagers come back. Therefore and is just used to combine the 2 sentences.
Hence usage of and is correct.

Please someone correct me if my understanding is wrong.
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9) The villagers leave their homes at the stroke of dawn to hike six miles up steep, dangerous trails to the forests, to be returning by late afternoon with huge loads of firewood on their backs.

(A) forests, to be returning by late afternoon
(B) forests, and it is late afternoon by the time that they return
(C) forests; they return late by afternoon
(D) forests and return by late afternoon
(E) forests, to have returned by late afternoon

I believe option D misses a comma after forests.


Hi,
Yes correct comma is missing as before comma is non essential modifier.


Hi,
As per my understanding a comma is not required there.
If we split the original sentence we will have 2 independent sentences: Villagers go up. Villagers come back. Therefore and is just used to combine the 2 sentences.
Hence usage of and is correct.

Please someone correct me if my understanding is wrong.


Hi,
It's not two independent clauses .
Subject - The villagers
Verb - leave
Objects in parallel - to hike ... and to return .

Modifier : 'dangerous trails to the forests' is modifying 'hike six miles up steep' , describing how the path is.

9) The villagers leave their homes at the stroke of dawn to hike six miles up steep, dangerous trails to the forests, to be returning by late afternoon with huge loads of firewood on their backs.

(D) forests and return by late afternoon

Highlighted modifier should be in between commas as it is non essential modifier. So if you remove this modifier the sentence would be as

The villagers leave their homes at the stroke of dawn to hike six miles up steep and return by late afternoon with huge loads of firewood on their backs. This is correct construction.

Whereas if you do not put comma after forest it will create an awkward construction , breaking parallelism between ' to hike and return ' .
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Hi,
It's not two independent clauses .
Subject - The villagers
Verb - leave
Objects in parallel - to hike ... and to return .

Modifier : 'dangerous trails to the forests' is modifying 'hike six miles up steep' , describing how the path is.

9) The villagers leave their homes at the stroke of dawn to hike six miles up steep, dangerous trails to the forests, to be returning by late afternoon with huge loads of firewood on their backs.

(D) forests and return by late afternoon

Highlighted modifier should be in between commas as it is non essential modifier. So if you remove this modifier the sentence would be as

The villagers leave their homes at the stroke of dawn to hike six miles up steep and return by late afternoon with huge loads of firewood on their backs. This is correct construction.

Whereas if you do not put comma after forest it will create an awkward construction , breaking parallelism between ' to hike and return ' .[/quote]

A comma needs to be placed to separate the nn-essential modifier. Experts please throw some light here
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My answer:
1. B
2. E
3.C
4.D
5.D
6.E
7.B
8.C
9.C or D confused
10.C
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Hi Experts,

For question 3.

3) Studying the art for several years, practicing difficult notes every day, and frequent performances has enabled the young pianist to secure a contract with the country's biggest music company.

(A) and frequent performances has enabled the young pianist
(B) as well as frequent performances have enabled the young pianist
(C) and performing frequently, the young pianist has been enabled
(D) and frequent performances have enabled the young pianist
(E) and performing frequently enabled the young pianist

I understand that parallelism is what is being tested here, so we go for E. But what I want to know is, isn't 'Studying.. practicing.. performances..' parallel? considering they are all NOUNS? Also, in the case of this question, we do not know the timing, so isn't use of present perfect preferable?

For the above two reasons, I went for D

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Hi carcass

could you explain why in 4th questin B is incorrect? I see that the only difference between B and D is the placement of once; in my understanding both placements convey same idea: one time occurance.

4) One of the world’s most renowned abstract painters, critics once mocked Piet Mondrian for his technique of splattering paint on canvases

(A) critics once mocked Piet Mondrian
(B) Piet Mondrian was mocked by critics once
(C) Piet Mondrian had been once mocked by critics
(D) Piet Mondrian was once mocked by critics
(E) Piet Mondrian once mocked by critics
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B conveys the meaning that the critics mocked mister X once, which means one time only.I.E the once in B means Mister X was mocked one time and not 2 times, 3 times, one million of times.

D instead means Mister X was mocked once in the sense of time frame: one month ago, one year ago, and so forth. Once upon a time.

Guys read very carefully: the displaced of a word makes a world of difference.

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I'm not able to eliminate C) for the second question. Can you explain why "also" is needed ? Thanks in advance
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