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Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions approved by the board of directors at its May meeting will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.


(A) Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions approved by the board of directors at its May meeting will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.

(B) Promotions, retirements, and other actions which have been approved at the May meeting of the board of directors along with deaths, with be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.

(C) To be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper are the promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions which were approved at the board of directors’ May meeting.

(D) Meeting in May, the promotions, retirements, and other actions approved by the board of directors, including obituaries, will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.

(E) The July 15 issue of the company paper will report on promotions, retirements, and other actions approved by the board of directors at its May meeting; the paper will also include obituaries.


As we can see, few sentences have obituaries in place of death. Is it allowed, i mean.. should we consider them as a valid option?

Originally posted by lgon on 09 Dec 2008, 22:37.
Last edited by Bunuel on 16 Aug 2019, 00:03, edited 1 time in total.
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Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions approved by the board of directors at its May meeting will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.

(A) Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions approved by the board of directors at its May meeting will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.
(B) Promotions, retirements, and other actions which have been approved at the May meeting of the board of directors along with deaths, with be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.
(C) To be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper are the promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions which were approved at the board of directors’ May meeting.
(D) Meeting in May, the promotions, retirements, and other actions approved by the board of directors, including obituaries, will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.
(E) The July 15 issue of the company paper will report on promotions, retirements, and other actions approved by the board of directors at its May meeting; the paper will also include obituaries.

As we can see, few sentences have obituaries in place of death. Is it allowed, i mean.. should we consider them as a valid option?


E. In A/B/C/D, deaths/obituaries are approaved by the board of directors. Can death/obituaries be approved by somebody? No. Its not logical.

Thats what is not in E.
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IMO E.

Others make it sound as if either 'deaths' were approved by the directors.
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E is the best.
'Deaths' cant be approved by directors, hehe.
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Combining deaths with other approvals does not make sense.

Probably the right sentence will be: Promotions, retirements, and other actions approved by the board of directors at its May meeting and the deaths that occurred until then will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.
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New post 06 Dec 2010, 15:35
ajit257,

daagh brings up a great point here: On the GMAT, little words and endings can be the difference between getting an answer right and getting an answer wrong. Notice how this sentence is similar to:

"The earthquake damaged and destroyed our house."

Notice the "and" here. You can't destroy AND damage something; either you damage it OR you destroy it. You'll see this issue (really related to the meaning of the sentence rather than the grammar) every now and then on the GMAT.

On to your question about doing these problems efficiently:

Whenever you see a split between AND and OR in the SC answer choices, there's a good chance that this is exactly what is being tested. That's why it's so important on the test to consider these questions in the context of their answer choices, rather than just trying to find all the grammatical issues in the original sentence.

Great question!

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Generally you can not parallel actions nouns with other nouns.
Here you have two hints the weird meaning and that rule.
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went with A for parallelism. didnt notice that deaths cant be approved by directors. :P. thanks for the explanation
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