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Noting that the price of oil and other fuel components, a major factor

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Noting that the price of oil and other fuel components, a major factor in the cost structure of an airline ,have risen and will continue to rise , the company management was pessimistic about their outlook for upcoming quarter .

A. have risen and will continue to rise , the company management was pessimistic about their

B. have risen and will continue to rise , the company management was pessimistic about the

C. will continue to rise , the company management was pessimistic about the

D. has risen and will continue to rise , the company management was pessimistic about their

E. will continue to rise , the company management was pessimistic about their

Dear saharshbagaria,
My friend, I don't know that you should write your own questions yet. Do you realize all the spacing mistakes you made with your punctuation? Please master the subtleties of spacing and punctuation before your compose your application essay, because these mistakes simply telegraph a lack of familiarity with the language, and cast doubt on otherwise well-spoken English.

Even leaving those aside, this is not a very GMAT-like question. There are aspect that are good --- certainly, the SVA error, singular subject followed by plural nouns in the modifier --- that's good. The use of the plural pronoun for the collective singular "company management" --- that is a typical GMAT SC error, a very good feature of this sentence. I assume you also were thinking that "has risen and will continue to rise" was wrong because it was redundant, and I would dispute this. Yes, technically, logically, "will continue to rise" implies a rise in the past. Nevertheless, "has risen and will continue to rise" is a rhetorically acceptable way to underscore the ongoing nature of the increase. That would be very natural in colloquial English and in news writing. Finally, I'm not sure that "noting" is the very best verb in this context. This raise the subtle question of context: in what context is the sentence spoken or written, and the speaker has what kind of access to the decisions of the airline? If this is, say, summary of a press release, in which the airline mentioned the rise in prices, then a better verb would be "citing." "Noting" is more the action of an individual speaker, and less a corporate action.

It's very hard to write SC practice questions that, in every way, adhere to the very high standards of the GMAT.

I hope all this helps.
Mike :-)



Mike,
a little help. when i first came across this question, i was awestruck with the "has risen and will continue to rise" expression because i thought that this expression is an absolutely appropriate one. after reading your post, i am assuming that the real GMAT will not test something like this. :)
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My take on the problem:

Noting that the price of oil and other fuel components, a major factor in the cost structure of an airline, have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their outlook for the upcoming quarter.

A) have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
B) have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
C) will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
D) has risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
E) will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their

*Since "price" is the subject for the first phrase (and "price" = singular), "have risen" = incorrect (as it is plural).
- Eliminate A & B

*"Their outlook" = incorrect. "outlook" cannot be possessed -- "the outlook" is superior.
- Eliminate D & E

Answer is C.
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Noting that the price of oil and other fuel components, a major factor in the cost structure of an airline, have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their outlook for the upcoming quarter.

A) have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
B) have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
C) will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
D) has risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
E) will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their

Notwithstanding other errors, company 'management' is singular and therefore, its pronoun cannot be 'their'. That is the reason we can dislodge A, D, and E.

In B, 'have risen and will continue' is redundant.

C remains.
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Noting that the price of oil and other fuel components, a major factor in the cost structure of
an airline, have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic
about their
outlook for the upcoming quarter.
• have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
• have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
• will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
• has risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
• will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their

Please explain your answers. Tx.



I went with C.
present perfect is not needed, as we have "continue" to rise in the present simple verb.
A/B/D are out right away.
A, D and E have another mistake - the company management was pessimistic about THEIR - who is their? what is the antecedent for this pronoun?
as we can see, only C is left...
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