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# NAIL THE SENTENCE CORRECTION SECTION The only motive behind

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14 Dec 2012, 03:08
Based on the meaning of the sentence, the doctors are trying to disentagle the dark side or negative side of lying or the possible negative effects of this one.

The point at end is not to evaluate social interactions but how lying affects the whole story:)
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14 Dec 2012, 03:15
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Based on the meaning of the sentence, the doctors are trying to disentagle the dark side or negative side of lying or the possible negative effects of this one.

The point at end is not to evaluate social interactions but how lying affects the whole story:)

Or may be interpretation is wrong?
Can't social interactions become destructive? or can't they signal something?

Moreover if u notice meaning carefully Psychiatrists have already recognized some thing about lying.. and now are intersted in evaluating the extent/details of those results.
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14 Dec 2012, 03:24
Vips0000 wrote:
Marcab wrote:
This is the second one and it would be great to discuss the answer choice A.

Anyways the OA is
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Sorry, but why would it be incorrect? A makes perfect sense. It's not lying or psychiatrist we are referring to, but social interactions.

Thats what I thought and got it wrong.
Seriously how can "lying" be destructive?

..and that is the reason why I posted the question here.
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14 Dec 2012, 03:26
the official explanation was just pathetic. If one wishes for, I can post it ASAP.
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14 Dec 2012, 03:29

So we can discuss it together I'm curious
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14 Dec 2012, 03:32
Vips0000 wrote:
carcass wrote:
Based on the meaning of the sentence, the doctors are trying to disentagle the dark side or negative side of lying or the possible negative effects of this one.

The point at end is not to evaluate social interactions but how lying affects the whole story:)

Or may be interpretation is wrong?
Can't social interactions become destructive? or can't they signal something?

Moreover if u notice meaning carefully Psychiatrists have already recognized some thing about lying.. and now are intersted in evaluating the extent/details of those results.

I always ear your objections........let me see what we can carve or squizz from it
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14 Dec 2012, 03:33
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the official explanation was just pathetic. If one wishes for, I can post it ASAP.

Ha ha.. I would rather think that our approaches of thinking may be incorrect. GMAC is the ultimate authority. May be carcass can help to reason it through since he got it correct.
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14 Dec 2012, 03:37
@carcass.
Give me few hours. GMATPREP is on a different system.

Coming to the question, what I feel is that "they" in A may refer to doctors as well as interactions, in such a case both are sounding fine.
Whereas E modifies "lying" only.
what say?
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14 Dec 2012, 03:43
Nothing ........I read the question here at work, at my own risk but who cares :D.........10000 times.

First of all my intuition leads to lying (meaning)

Secondly, $$they$$ is a bit ambiguous referring to doctors or interactions.

Other things I do not see........someone calls Sir Ron Purewal :D

I agree with you Marcab: same conclusion I had
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14 Dec 2012, 08:01
Vips0000 wrote:
Marcab wrote:
This is the second one and it would be great to discuss the answer choice A.

Anyways the OA is
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Sorry, but why would it be incorrect? A makes perfect sense. It's not lying or psychiatrist we are referring to, but social interactions.

Hi Vips0000,

Do you mean that 'social interactions' are destructive and they can signal certain mental problems??
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14 Dec 2012, 08:10
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Vips0000 wrote:
Marcab wrote:
This is the second one and it would be great to discuss the answer choice A.

Anyways the OA is
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Sorry, but why would it be incorrect? A makes perfect sense. It's not lying or psychiatrist we are referring to, but social interactions.

Hi Vips0000,

Do you mean that 'social interactions' are destructive and they can signal certain mental problems??

Even though I am not Vips, I will reply because your question was very tempting.

Why can't the social interactions be destructive, in fact they can be. Moreover, if they are not good with others then they WILL signal certain mental problems.
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14 Dec 2012, 08:21
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Even though I am not Vips, I will reply because your question was very tempting.

Why can't the social interactions be destructive, in fact they can be. Moreover, if they are not good with others then they WILL signal certain mental problems.

I agree that a certain set of social interactions have the capacity to be destructive..
But when you have something like 'lying' in the sentence which talks about the ill-effects of an entity, you would associate those ill-effects with 'lying', wouldn't you?

When i read this question, it was obvious to me that lying was the culprit.. so i was able to select the right answer..
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14 Dec 2012, 12:26
for me, we are going out of scope and infer too much.

Waiting the OE provide by marcab

But I 'm quite sure that it will not solve definitely the question; simply because the OE for PS DS and SC are unuseful in the most cases. Only CR explanations are good enough
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Here is the OE:
A) The uses of the plural noun they are not in the agreement with the singular antecedent lying.

E) The singular pronoun itagrees with the singular antecedent lying, and the objects of the verb determineare in parallel form, both introduced by interrogative pronoun
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15 Dec 2012, 05:34
Marcab wrote:
Here is the OE:
A) The uses of the plural noun they are not in the agreement with the singular antecedent lying.

E) The singular pronoun itagrees with the singular antecedent lying, and the objects of the verb determineare in parallel form, both introduced by interrogative pronoun

It didin't surprise me. Is typical GMAC explanation.

that say, whithout grammar rule if I read the question suddenly they after doctor is ackward. Immediately I think that something goes wrong and this should make me suspicious
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15 Dec 2012, 06:42
Marcab wrote:
Here is the OE:
A) The uses of the plural noun they are not in the agreement with the singular antecedent lying.

E) The singular pronoun itagrees with the singular antecedent lying, and the objects of the verb determineare in parallel form, both introduced by interrogative pronoun

This was the same concept james explained on this thread regarding sentence structure...

for-the-farmer-who-takes-care-to-keep-them-cool-providing-143813.html

psychiatrists are seeking to determine

a)when it becomes destructive and
b)which kind of mental problems it can signal.
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15 Dec 2012, 07:14
But how can lying be destructive?
I mean "social interaction are destructive"--this is digestable but "lying is destructive"---this is not?
I feel that apart from ambiguity, there is no such issue with A.
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15 Dec 2012, 07:25
But the phrase states literally that lying facilitates somthing is different to say

lying is destructive

This is why also E is correct: doctors are evaluating when it (lying) becomes destructive. this is the real point and makes sense.

regarding A, this is another point at issue: new GMAC has enormously increasing the difficulty just for all this thread that we are eviscerating and you must soleve in 1.30 seconds under pressure.

For this reason this test is beautiful and scary at the same time
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15 Dec 2012, 07:30
Can't agree more.
Thats why MBA has to be earned.
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