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Pronoun Revision: Named for the capital of Belgium

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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Pronoun Revision Project.

Named for the capital of Belgium, Brussels sprouts, which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size, are immature buds shaped like tiny cabbages.

A. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size

B. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size

C. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size

D. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a walnut's large size

E. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size

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Named for the capital of Belgium, Brussels sprouts, which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size, are immature buds shaped like tiny cabbages.

A. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size

B. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size

C. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size

D. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a walnut's large size

E. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size

firstly brussels sprouts requires their and not its... so only C, D and E are left..
next, 'their' requires exceed and not exceeds.. so only d and E left..
a large walnut in size is better than a walnut's large size.. ans E..
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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Pronoun Revision Project.

Named for the capital of Belgium, Brussels sprouts, which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size, are immature buds shaped like tiny cabbages.

A. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size

B. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size

C. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size

D. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a walnut's large size

E. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size


+1 for E. BS is plural and require their. E conveys the best meaning.
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E is the answer. The non-underlined part must be read carefully.
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New post 16 Apr 2015, 05:21
Brussels sprouts is Plural.
Therefore A and B are out since pronoun "its" can't be used.
We are left with C, D and E
In C subject verb agreement is wrong : their...exceeds (It should be their...exceed)
Left with D and E
Option D refers to a specific walnut by using possesive
Therefore D is out.

E is the correct answer
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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Pronoun Revision Project.

Named for the capital of Belgium, Brussels sprouts, which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size, are immature buds shaped like tiny cabbages.

A. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size

'its' is wrong here as 'sprouts' is plural. SV number error with exceeds, should be 'exceed' to go with plural 'sprouts'.

B. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size

'its' is wrong here as 'sprouts' is plural.

C. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size

'its' is wrong here as 'sprouts' is plural. SV number error with exceeds, should be 'exceed' to go with plural 'sprouts'.

D. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a walnut's large size

[color=#ff0000]'its' is wrong here as 'sprouts' is plural. Meaning error with "a walnut's large size". This expression assumes that all walnuts are large in size whereas the actual sentence refers to a particular type of walnut (the one with a large size, relatively speaking!).

E. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size


E is Correct. This choice removes the SV # error in the original sentence while also preserving the correct meaning of the sentence.
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Named for the capital of Belgium, Brussels sprouts, which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size, are immature buds shaped like tiny cabbages.

A. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size

B. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size

C. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size

D. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a walnut's large size


E. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size

Brussels sprouts are plural, and should be referd with 'their' rather than 'its'.
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Named for the capital of Belgium, Brussels sprouts, which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size, are immature buds shaped like tiny cabbages.

A. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size- Brussels sprouts is plural hence its is incorrect and verb exceeds is singular.

B. which at its fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size- "its" is singular

C. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceeds a large walnut in size- "exceeds" is singular

D. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a walnut's large size- possessive noun distorts the meaning

E. which at their fullest growth scarcely exceed a large walnut in size-Correct
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