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# Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will

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Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which
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06 Sep 2007, 20:00
pi10t wrote:
Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which

its the blind person who would demonstrate adaptive equipment and not the presenters from what I understand. though D looks obvious, there could be more to it. the 'and' in C might take home the point that demonstration is actually done by the blind person and not any other presenter. However I cant seem to be sure. I might go with C in the exam.
What do you guys think ?
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07 Sep 2007, 10:59
pi10t wrote:
Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which

Vote for D,

idiom, never heard of 'one of them who is ', usually 'one of them is....'
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09 Sep 2007, 22:39
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pi10t wrote:
Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which

D

Requires object pronoun "whom" not the subject pronoun who.

one of which is just wrong, which cannot refer to people.
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21 Jul 2009, 22:31
Hi Guys,
I am little lost in here, can someone please explain why answer B, one of them who is incorrect.
I agree with the explanation that we need to use object pronoun here and I guess them is also object pronoun so B should be just fine.
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21 Jul 2009, 22:43
carpeD wrote:
pi10t wrote:
Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which

its the blind person who would demonstrate adaptive equipment and not the presenters from what I understand. though D looks obvious, there could be more to it. the 'and' in C might take home the point that demonstration is actually done by the blind person and not any other presenter. However I cant seem to be sure. I might go with C in the exam.
What do you guys think ?

IMO D

With option C, it will lead to sentence fragmentation.
"Presenters at the seminar, and one of them who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

If we go with your above explanation, the part before "and" will lead to sentence fragmentation. We don't know what "Presenters at the seminar" are going to do ?

Also, here comma has been used here, which means this is a non-restrictive clause, telling us something about Presenters. So, intended meaning is that the Presenters are going to take the action.
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21 Jul 2009, 22:46
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marshpa wrote:
Hi Guys,
I am little lost in here, can someone please explain why answer B, one of them who is incorrect.
I agree with the explanation that we need to use object pronoun here and I guess them is also object pronoun so B should be just fine.

May be option B has no grammatical error. But in GMAT, its not only about grammatical error, its also that sentence should be concise, clear in meaning and less wordy. And, thats why D wins over B.
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21 Jul 2009, 22:51
bigoyal wrote:
carpeD wrote:
pi10t wrote:
Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which

its the blind person who would demonstrate adaptive equipment and not the presenters from what I understand. though D looks obvious, there could be more to it. the 'and' in C might take home the point that demonstration is actually done by the blind person and not any other presenter. However I cant seem to be sure. I might go with C in the exam.
What do you guys think ?

IMO D

With option C, it will lead to sentence fragmentation.
"Presenters at the seminar, and one of them who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

If we go with your above explanation, the part before "and" will lead to sentence fragmentation. We don't know what "Presenters at the seminar" are going to do ?

Also, here comma has been used here, which means this is a non-restrictive clause, telling us something about Presenters. So, intended meaning is that the Presenters are going to take the action.

Not sure If I could follow you..Care to elaborate more?
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16 Nov 2009, 08:36
pi10t wrote:
Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which

D
A - one cannot refer to a plural noun
C - and make it seem like one is another subject
E - which - cannot refer to people
D is more concise than B
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16 Nov 2009, 09:29
IMO “one who is blind” is like saying there is only one blind person out of the total presenters and “one of whom is blind” is like saying that there could be more than one blind person in the group.

This sentence may not require pin pointing a blind person out of all total presenters to demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers. Any blind person would do. Hence D could be the correct choice.
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29 Oct 2010, 05:53
My question is, no matter which option we go for, dont we seem to be modifying the "seminar" and not "presenters"? what about "modifier should touch the subject"?
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29 Oct 2010, 07:41
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
pi10t wrote:
Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which

D

Requires object pronoun "whom" not the subject pronoun who.

one of which is just wrong, which cannot refer to people.

D sounds better but B should be the correct.

you are correct, if the antecedent is the object then use WHOM
but here the antecedent is the Subject, therefore it should be WHO....

any thoughts?
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29 Oct 2010, 08:26
vaibhavtripathi wrote:
My question is, no matter which option we go for, dont we seem to be modifying the "seminar" and not "presenters"? what about "modifier should touch the subject"?

This is exactly my point too. And that is the reason I chose C over the others.
Thoughts??

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29 Oct 2010, 11:53
I chose B. Can anyone explain y do we need the object form 'whom'.. As I understan from the sentence, the blind person demonstrates... So the performer of the action is the subject. Therefore, I went with option B.

Pls can someone explain where I am goin wrong...
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30 Oct 2010, 01:05
vaibhavtripathi wrote:
My question is, no matter which option we go for, dont we seem to be modifying the "seminar" and not "presenters"? what about "modifier should touch the subject"?

I would assume that the answer to this lies in the choice that you make, bearing in mind the ultimate intent of the sentence. In choosing option D "on of whom", you're referring to people (in this case the presenters).

If you chose "one of which", you're making a reference to the seminar and that wouldn't be correct because you're implying, in effect, that the seminar is blind.
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30 Oct 2010, 10:38
rahuljaiswal wrote:
vaibhavtripathi wrote:
My question is, no matter which option we go for, dont we seem to be modifying the "seminar" and not "presenters"? what about "modifier should touch the subject"?

This is exactly my point too. And that is the reason I chose C over the others.
Thoughts??

Cheers,
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I think "one of whom" is modifying the phrase "Presenters at the seminar" not "seminar" by itself, since it is separated by a comma, so there are no modifying issues here. yes/no?
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30 Oct 2010, 19:51
I go with D too. Narrowed it down to B or D. D seems better but I am still confused for B. Can anyone explain why B is wrong.
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16 Dec 2010, 10:15
harsha1 wrote:
I chose B. Can anyone explain y do we need the object form 'whom'.. As I understan from the sentence, the blind person demonstrates... So the performer of the action is the subject. Therefore, I went with option B.

Pls can someone explain where I am goin wrong...

I broke it down to B or D and chose B because of the exact reason. I was under the impression "Presenters" was the subject doing the action.

D sounds better but I went with B for the grammatical reason. Any thoughts?
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23 May 2011, 00:30
I chose option (B) but didn't realize that there is a better option than this, that is option (D)
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03 Nov 2011, 01:44
Presenters at the seminar, one who is blind, will demonstrate adaptive equipment that allows visually impaired people to use computers.

(A) one who
(B) one of them who
(C) and one of them who
(D) one of whom
(E) one of which

Quick test for who and whom is to ask what does the who or whom refer to? It refers to the presenters which is plural. So, we would normally use "them" to refer to the presenters. Thus we can straight away rule out A, B and C. E is absurd because "which" is used to refer to objects/animals (?).
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