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One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

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(B) nor
(C) or are
(D) nor are they
(E) nor are not

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I am stuck between (B) and (D)..Does 'they' in option (D) refer to schools..i think 'nor are' is better than 'nor'
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With D, there will be ambiguity created between 'they' and 'them', used for computers in the last.
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One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

A) or
B) nor
C) or are
D) nor are they
E) nor are not

I am stuck between (B) and (D)..Does 'they' in option (D) refer to schools..i think 'nor are' is better than 'nor'

Agree with you. Correct answer should be D..

A and C are out for using "or", which should be replaced with "nor"
E is out for using "nor" and "not" together

B. is out for not maintaining parallelism. The first part is "many schools do not have", where "do" is the verb in simple present tense. Whereas the 2nd part "many schools... likely to have" have no verb, it just has "to have" which is in infinitive form.

D. Maintains parallelism. In the 2nd part - "nor are they likely to have" - "are" is the verb used in simple present.
"They" correctly refers to "many schools" as there is no other subject here, and "they" cannot refer to "one report".
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I still do not understand why is B wrong here?Can someone please explain?

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Agree with D.

A and C are out for using "or", which should be replaced with "nor"
E is out for using "nor" and "not" together

B. is out for not maintaining parallelism. The first part is "many schools do not have", where "do" is the verb in simple present tense. Whereas the 2nd part "many schools... likely to have" have no verb, it just has "to have" which is in infinitive form.

D. Maintains parallelism. In the 2nd part - "nor are they likely to have" - "are" is the verb used in simple present.
"They" correctly refers to "many schools" as there is no other subject here, and "they" cannot refer to "one report".

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Can nor be used without neither???
If there is an explanation is some other thread, plz do share it or do reply..

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One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

A) or
B) nor
C) or are
D) nor are they
E) nor are not

stuck between B and D.

Is this question testing parallelism as"or likely to have" is in commas. so it is extra information. please explain

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I'll go with B.

D) nor are they >> adds one more pronoun to original sentence and makes it confusing.

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New post 23 Jan 2012, 14:56
of course there shoud be "be" particle near likely
thay do not have nor likely - meaningless

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For me this one is quite confusing so i did a lil search and found this explanation. Hope this helps

First of All , Or and Nor indicates parallelism.

But in the choices : A ) , B ) and C ) we do not even have a subject in the second part of the sentence.

Also Choices A) and B ) do not have a tensed verb.( As Ron Explained )

Choice E ) is ruled out because of double negation.

Also we can think that the first part of the sentence is having something negative. So Nor should preferable come in the second part of the sentence and not Or.

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D: Correct conjunction and has a subject and Verb

AB: no subject or Verb
C: no subject
E: no subject

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sanoasis wrote:
One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

A) or
B) nor
C) or are
D) nor are they
E) nor are not

I am stuck between (B) and (D)..Does 'they' in option (D) refer to schools..i think 'nor are' is better than 'nor'

Agree with you. Correct answer should be D..

A and C are out for using "or", which should be replaced with "nor"
E is out for using "nor" and "not" together

B. is out for not maintaining parallelism. The first part is "many schools do not have", where "do" is the verb in simple present tense. Whereas the 2nd part "many schools... likely to have" have no verb, it just has "to have" which is in infinitive form.


D. Maintains parallelism. In the 2nd part - "nor are they likely to have" - "are" is the verb used in simple present.
"They" correctly refers to "many schools" as there is no other subject here, and "they" cannot refer to "one report".


In my view, nor is also correct because I can say that 'i do not have nor likely to have in future.
please some expert give opinion on this.

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bigoyal wrote:
sanoasis wrote:
One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

A) or
B) nor
C) or are
D) nor are they
E) nor are not

I am stuck between (B) and (D)..Does 'they' in option (D) refer to schools..i think 'nor are' is better than 'nor'

Agree with you. Correct answer should be D..

A and C are out for using "or", which should be replaced with "nor"
E is out for using "nor" and "not" together

B. is out for not maintaining parallelism. The first part is "many schools do not have", where "do" is the verb in simple present tense. Whereas the 2nd part "many schools... likely to have" have no verb, it just has "to have" which is in infinitive form.


D. Maintains parallelism. In the 2nd part - "nor are they likely to have" - "are" is the verb used in simple present.
"They" correctly refers to "many schools" as there is no other subject here, and "they" cannot refer to "one report".


In my view, nor is also correct because I can say that 'i do not have nor likely to have in future.
please some expert give opinion on this.


It is allowed to omit certain parts from the second element of a parralell structure only if that part has already been stated in the first element.

The original structure is:

many schools do not have nor they are likely to have

Here the first element of parallelism is: many schools do not have
Second element: they are likely to have.

Connector: nor

The verb in the first element is " do have"
The verb in the second element is "are"

Since the verb is different in the second element, it cannot be omitted.

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One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

A) or
B) nor
C) or are
D) nor are they
E) nor are not

I am stuck between (B) and (D)..Does 'they' in option (D) refer to schools..i think 'nor are' is better than 'nor'


i think this is most beautiful question from gmat because it is hard though basic.

why c is wrong?
because preceding "not" can not be applied to second part of comparison.

i do not speak or write english at the exam
is correct sentence
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smashingpumpkins wrote:
One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

A) or
B) nor
C) or are
D) nor are they
E) nor are not

I am stuck between (B) and (D)..Does 'they' in option (D) refer to schools..i think 'nor are' is better than 'nor'


One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

Simple of coordinating conjunctions :- FANBOYS - for, and, nor, because, or, yet ,so
A Coordinating conjunction introduces 2 independent clauses.
Clauses by definition should have independent subjects. and also independent verb(although not parallel but still a verb is present in the second clause)

Therefore the problem is that there should be a PROPER SUBJECT in the second clause.


Only D has the proper subject "THEY". "THEM" in the NON-Underlined part refers back to "THEY"

REST ALL OPTIONS A,B,C,E are missing the subject. "THEM" in the NON-Underlined part has no subject to refer back to.

ANSWER IS D
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One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

Simple of coordinating conjunctions :- FANBOYS - for, and, nor, because, or, yet ,so
A Coordinating conjunction introduces 2 independent clauses.
Clauses by definition should have independent subjects. and also independent verb(although not parallel but still a verb is present in the second clause)

Therefore the problem is absence of a PROPER SUBJECT in the second clause.


Only D has the proper subject "THEY". "THEM" in the NON-Underlined part refers back to "THEY"

REST ALL OPTIONS A,B,C,E are missing the subject. "THEM" in the NON-Underlined part has no subject to refer back to.

ANSWER IS D
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smashingpumpkins wrote:
One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

A) or
B) nor
C) or are
D) nor are they
E) nor are not

I am stuck between (B) and (D)..Does 'they' in option (D) refer to schools..i think 'nor are' is better than 'nor'


Imo D

We need nor as per the structure of the sentence .
For example we do not complete the given work on time nor are we going to .



A use of is wrong
B we need subject before nor
C or are is wrong
D correct
E redundant for using nor and not
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One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

Simple of coordinating conjunctions :- FANBOYS - for, and, nor, because, or, yet ,so
A Coordinating conjunction introduces 2 independent clauses.
Clauses by definition should have independent subjects. and also independent verb(although not parallel but still a verb is present in the second clause)

Therefore the problem is absence of a PROPER SUBJECT in the second clause.


Only D has the proper subject "THEY". "THEM" in the NON-Underlined part refers back to "THEY"

REST ALL OPTIONS A,B,C,E are missing the subject. "THEM" in the NON-Underlined part has no subject to refer back to.

ANSWER IS D


Hi,
Are you sure 'them' is referring to 'they' here. As per the meaning of the sentence 'them' should refer to the 'computers' .
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LogicGuru1 wrote:
One report concludes that many schools do not have, or likely to have, enough computers to use them effectively.

Simple of coordinating conjunctions :- FANBOYS - for, and, nor, because, or, yet ,so
A Coordinating conjunction introduces 2 independent clauses.
Clauses by definition should have independent subjects. and also independent verb(although not parallel but still a verb is present in the second clause)

Therefore the problem is absence of a PROPER SUBJECT in the second clause.


Only D has the proper subject "THEY". "THEM" in the NON-Underlined part refers back to "THEY"

REST ALL OPTIONS A,B,C,E are missing the subject. "THEM" in the NON-Underlined part has no subject to refer back to.

ANSWER IS D


Hi,
Are you sure 'them' is referring to 'they' here. As per the meaning of the sentence 'them' should refer to the 'computers' .



Hello anje29,

I will glad to answer this one.

The plural pronoun them in the non-underlined portion of the sentence refers to plural computers and not to many schools.

It is the computers that are not used effectively.


Hope this helps. :-)
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Are you sure 'them' is referring to 'they' here. As per the meaning of the sentence 'them' should refer to the 'computers' .

Hi anje29, you are correct.

them refers to computers, while they refers to schools.
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