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# One of Krishna Menon's many dreams for his dear homeland was

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46. One of Krishna Menon's many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove all traces of man ever setting foot there.
A. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove
B. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing
C. many dreams for his dear homeland was converting one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing
D. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove
E. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove

OA is
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c

Although OA is c, i feel A is better than C because of more idiomatic to convert to remove...Any comments.
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12 Jun 2010, 11:28
Who the hell is Krishna Menon. LOL

hey gmatcracker2010
I dont know about the history. But I can tell C is best.

A. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and [to] remove ----> to is missing.

A fails to maintain infinitive parallelism. Infinitive parallelism: to …to
You can argue that second "to" is optional. But choice C is sure shot.

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12 Jun 2010, 14:27
I narrowed it down to A and C. I'll go with A for sure...

No idea how C is the answer?

looks like option D and E are same
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12 Jun 2010, 14:35
This was an awful question....all the choices seem correct accept the 'dearly' ones.
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16 Jun 2010, 13:56
I think A is better choice than C because the use of gerund in any option has the least possibility for the option to be correct.
In A, [to] remove, the usage is correct as the infinitive usage can be optional when it precedes a verb.
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18 Jun 2010, 13:47
C passes in parallelism. But the use of gerund is a big "?"

Definitely would have gone for A! Let experts have their say on this.
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23 Jun 2010, 08:24
C isn't correct.
Ridiculous. Changes the meaning totally.

One of Menon's many dreams for his dear homeland was converting one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing

How can the dreams convert something? That is what it means. As if the dreams are converting the islands.

What is the source??? Plz
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23 Jun 2010, 10:26
was sure tht I will be right and picked A ...much to my amazement its C..
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23 Jun 2010, 12:12
IMO C

46. One of Krishna Menon's many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove all traces of man ever setting foot there.
A. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove - incorrect - missing parallelism it should be "to remove" and not only "remove"
B. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing
C. many dreams for his dear homeland was converting one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing - converting and removing - so maintains parallelism, so correct
D. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove
E. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove

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29 Jun 2010, 06:12
amitdesai16 wrote:
IMO C

46. One of Krishna Menon's many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove all traces of man ever setting foot there.
A. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove - incorrect - missing parallelism it should be "to remove" and not only "remove"
B. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing
C. many dreams for his dear homeland was converting one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing - converting and removing - so maintains parallelism, so correct
D. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove
E. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove

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Hi,

This is weird question, first of all D & E are same.

secondly, i don;t agree with OA as C because

whenever there is a tie b/w infinitive (TO verb Form) and ING forms (perhaps called present participle ) then Infinitive is given preference.

So A carry more waightage over C .
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29 Jun 2010, 21:38
onedayill wrote:
amitdesai16 wrote:
IMO C

46. One of Krishna Menon's many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove all traces of man ever setting foot there.
A. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove - incorrect - missing parallelism it should be "to remove" and not only "remove"
B. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing
C. many dreams for his dear homeland was converting one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing - converting and removing - so maintains parallelism, so correct
D. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove
E. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove

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Hi,

This is weird question, first of all D & E are same.

secondly, i don;t agree with OA as C because

whenever there is a tie b/w infinitive (TO verb Form) and ING forms (perhaps called present participle ) then Infinitive is given preference.

So A carry more waightage over C .

I agree with onedayill. Answer has to be A
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30 Jun 2010, 05:47
IMO - C
Either the answer is Option A or C.
Option A: As per my understanding from MGMAT SC, 'to remove' instead of 'remove' is not required: If there are more than one infinitive verbs, then the one after 'and' does not require the 'to' and can be a bare Infinitive.
What does not go in favor of option A is the use of Infinitive itself. As per my understanding, for an infinitive to be used, the sentence structure should be:
- S + Subjunctive Verb + that + Bare Infinitive OR S + Subjunctive Verb + O + Infinitive.
However in the above sentence, there is no subjunctive verb at all. If seen carefully:
One of Krishna Menon's many dreams for his dear homeland[Subject] was[Verb and NOT Subjunctive Verb] to convert.... [Object]. For this reason I believe that the Infinitive itself should not be used and preference for the ING Forms.

Please correct me if I am wrong !!!
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30 Jun 2010, 06:48
Now I need expert's opinion here.

Can some one please explain why A is wrong?
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30 Jun 2010, 10:09
i don't agree with most of the observations here about A.

The only reason why A is wrong is NOT because the sentence is missing the "to" in "to remove," but because the use of the infinitive "to remove" signals (or stresses) an intention. It's not the intention that Krishna that is worried about, it's the [end] result -- (yeah yeah, i know, end result is redundant)!

So when you want to focus on the results, you need to use the -ing (participle form).

Hope that helps.
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30 Jun 2010, 19:18
I went with C also on the basis of parallelism. I felt that answer choice A needed the "to remove" making the sentence correct. where did you find this krishna menon questions? LOL
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30 Jun 2010, 22:14
Go with A...C has correct parallelism but does not carry corret intention.
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01 Jul 2010, 23:01
Everyone's confused...bloody Krishna Menon had such a shitty dream.

IMO: A

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02 Jul 2010, 01:14
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46. One of Krishna Menon's many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove all traces of man ever setting foot there.
A. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove
B. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing
C. many dreams for his dear homeland was converting one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing
D. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove
E. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove

OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
c

Although OA is c, i feel A is better than C because of more idiomatic to convert to remove...Any comments.

Hello Gmatcracker,
Please what is the source and Official Explanation to this question?
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02 Jul 2010, 08:09
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46. One of Krishna Menon's many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove all traces of man ever setting foot there.
A. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove
B. many dreams for his dear homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing
C. many dreams for his dear homeland was converting one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and removing
D. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove
E. many dreams for his dearly homeland was to convert one of Minicoy's islands into a pre-historic nature sanctuary and remove

OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
c

Although OA is c, i feel A is better than C because of more idiomatic to convert to remove...Any comments.

Here you are talking about dream, so one of krishna dreams was what ? to convert NO but converting x and ...
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31 Jul 2010, 05:35
gauravnagpal wrote:
was sure tht I will be right and picked A ...much to my amazement its C..

Ditto here .........I missed parallel Q....
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