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New post 23 Feb 2014, 06:21
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Why someone will choose E over C, what is technically wrong in C, any idea?
plz don't suggest just awkward.

(C) Although still continuing elsewhere (looks like ing modifier), polio has been eradicated in the United States and could be
(E) Although eradicated in the United States (looks like ed modifier), polio continues elsewhere and could be



I think (C) change the meaning of the sentence. It turns a subordinate clauses to become main clause and vice versus. In both (e) and original sentence, the author want to emphasize that Polio continues elsewhere while (C) changes it to "the polio has been eradicated in US".

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Yes that sounds logical author's emphasis is changing in C.

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A query:

In Some questions in official guide, OE says that

Although should be followed by a Clause and not the modifier. However, this rules has not been followed here in this question.

Can I ask why is that so?

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New post 05 Apr 2014, 08:26
They are trying to establish a contrast. "Still" is more appropriate after the comma, where it can amplify the contrast.
In E, the contrast between "eradicated in the US" and "continues elsewhere" or "could be brought back..." Is appropriate.
In C, the second contrast between "still continues elsewhere" and "could be brought back" is dubious.


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A query:

In Some questions in official guide, OE says that

Although should be followed by a Clause and not the modifier. However, this rules has not been followed here in this question.

Can I ask why is that so?

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Following usages are correct.. although is allowed to introduce a modifier
Although finishing his homework (modifier), john clause....
Although eradicated from usa (modifier), Polio clause...
Although clause 1, clause 2
Even though - must have clause 1, (clause 2) (no such freedom as although has, even though can't introduce modifier)

I have seen similar explanation on MGMAT forum regard usage of although ... you can refer their forum as well.
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Sunspots, vortices of gas associated with strong
electromagnetic activity, are visible as dark spots on
the surface of the Sun but,have never been sighted on
the Sun's poles or equator.
(A) are visible as dark spots on the surface of the
Sun but have never been sighted on
(B) are visible as dark spots that never have been
sighted on the surface of the Sun
(0 appear on the surface of the Sun as dark spots
although never sighted at
(D) appear as dark spots on the surface of the Sun,
although never having been sighted at
(E) appear as dark spots on the Sun's surface,
which have never been sighted on

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C Although typically introduces a subordinate
clause, which has a subject and a verb,but
here there is no subject and sighted'is not a
complete verb.
D Although usually introduces a subordinate
clause,but there is no subject of the clause
and having been sighted is not a complete verb
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"Although usually introduces a subordinate clause"... where it is committing that although 100% follows a clause.. although can introduce a subordinate clause... but in some cases it can possess a modifier as well... then in that case modifier drives that part of sentence and asks although to sit at back seat.. and modifies noun after comma...
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Why someone will choose E over C, what is technically wrong in C, any idea?
plz don't suggest just awkward.

(C) Although still continuing elsewhere (looks like ing modifier), polio has been eradicated in the United States and could be
(E) Although eradicated in the United States (looks like ed modifier), polio continues elsewhere and could be


It is ambiguous in the sense that:

Implied Meaning 1: Even though Polio is present in other nations..US Eradicated it & can be again brought in by visitors
Implied Meaning 2: Although US has eradicated it...it is still present elsewhere.....

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Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it continues elsewhere and is able to be brought into the country by visitors.

(A) Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it continues elsewhere and is able to be
(B) Polio, although eradicated in the United States, it still continues elsewhere and can be
(C) Although still continuing elsewhere, polio has been eradicated in the United States and could be
(D) Although having been eradicated in the United States, polio still continues elsewhere and is capable of being
(E) Although eradicated in the United States, polio continues elsewhere and could be
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A and B suffer from Double Subject error.
C changes meaning
D uses awkward "Having been" and "Being" which are almost always wrong at GMAT

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In the context of this problem, you may find following article helpful

although-is-a-dependent-clause-dc-marker-so-it-has-to-start-a-dc-200260.html
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daagh wrote:
(A) Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it continues elsewhere and is able to be ----- It continues – it is redundant
(B) Polio, although eradicated in the United States, it still continues elsewhere and can be ….. it still ---- it is redundant
(C) Although still continuing elsewhere, polio has been eradicated in the United States and could be … Apparently very tempting, but still faulty. When we say that polio has been eradicated in the United States and could be brought back, we are indeed connecting two contrasts with a same direction conjunction, but could be brought back would be more appropriate.
(D) Although having been eradicated in the United States, polio still continues elsewhere and is capable of being ---- apart from the awkwardness of using ‘ capable of being’ . this choice also suffers from the same of inappropriate use of the connector ‘and’

(E) Although eradicated in the United States, polio continues elsewhere and could be … You can see that 'the continuation elsewhere' and 'could be brought back' have no innate contrast and hence using 'and' is fine


A nice question hinging on nuances and subtleties


daagh i chose E as well but i always thought Although needs to have a Clause with is (Noun + Verb ) Unlike in the correct answer...Thoughts??

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Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it continues elsewhere and is able to be brought into the country by visitors.

(A) Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it continues elsewhere and is able to be
(B) Polio, although eradicated in the United States, it still continues elsewhere and can be
(C) Although still continuing elsewhere, polio has been eradicated in the United States and could be
(D) Although having been eradicated in the United States, polio still continues elsewhere and is capable of being
(E) Although eradicated in the United States, polio continues elsewhere and could be



Could someone please explain why is could used in the right option? Isn't it used for past events?

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Hello sarathgopinath,

You are correct, "Could" is the past tense of Can. However, this word has many other uses as well. One of the uses of "Could" is to express degree of possibility. For Example - 'It could be days before I get an answer to this post!'.

Coming back to the original question, the intended meaning is to communicate a possibility that polio can be got from others. Hence, "Could" fits the bill correctly. Experts can correct me I am wrong.

Hope this helps! :-)

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I think this is a OG question. Do you think we should add the Source tag as OG instead of others here?

sarathgopinath wrote:
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Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it continues elsewhere and is able to be brought into the country by visitors.

(A) Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it continues elsewhere and is able to be
(B) Polio, although eradicated in the United States, it still continues elsewhere and can be
(C) Although still continuing elsewhere, polio has been eradicated in the United States and could be
(D) Although having been eradicated in the United States, polio still continues elsewhere and is capable of being
(E) Although eradicated in the United States, polio continues elsewhere and could be



Could someone please explain why is could used in the right option? Isn't it used for past events?

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