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According to the Oxford dictionary, the term ‘euphemism’ referring to the substitution of a mild word in place of a harsher word, such as saying ‘passed away’ rather than ‘dead’.

(A) referring to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word
(B) refers to the substitution of a harsh word with a milder one
(C) which refers to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word
(D) is the substitution of a harsh word with a more milder word
(E) is when you substitute of a mild word with a harsher word

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(A) referring to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word - Incorrect. Missing verb error.

(B) refers to the substitution of a harsh word with a milder one - Correct.

(C) which refers to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word - Incorrect. Missing verb error.

(D) is the substitution of a harsh word with a more milder word - Incorrect. Illogical. The term is not the substitution of .......

(E) is when you substitute of a mild word with a harsher word - Incorrect. Awkward.

Answer: B
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According to the Oxford dictionary, the term ‘euphemism’ referring to the substitution of a mild word in place of a harsher word, such as saying ‘passed away’ rather than ‘dead’.

(A) referring to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word
(B) refers to the substitution of a harsh word with a milder one
(C) which refers to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word
(D) is the substitution of a harsh word with a more milder word
(E) is when you substitute of a mild word with a harsher word


Thanks for the question.
The problem with the original sentence is the lack of main verb.Option A and C are out.
When is wrongly used in option E.IMO,this choice doesn't formally worded.
Comparative form of mild doesn't require "more".Only B remains.

If anything is wrong,please advise :-)
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Hello,

Can anyone help me in understanding Missing verb error or lack of main verb for the options A &C.? As far as I have understood, the options A & C indicates to replace a mild word with a harsh word, but I couldn't get the context of missing verb error or lack of main verb.

(A) referring to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word - Incorrect. Missing verb error.

(B) refers to the substitution of a harsh word with a milder one - Correct.

(C) which refers to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word - Incorrect. Missing verb error.


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Can anyone help me in understanding Missing verb error or lack of main verb for the options A &C.? As far as I have understood, the options A & C indicates to replace a mild word with a harsh word, but I couldn't get the context of missing verb error or lack of main verb.

(A) referring to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word - Incorrect. Missing verb error.

(B) refers to the substitution of a harsh word with a milder one - Correct.

(C) which refers to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word - Incorrect. Missing verb error.


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Option A : According to the Oxford dictionary, the term ‘euphemism’ referring to the substitution of a mild word in place of a harsher word, such as saying ‘passed away’ rather than ‘dead’.-- the bold part looks like a modifier;there is no verb for the subject the term 'euphemism'.

The same goes for option C as "which" modifies the term 'euphemism'.
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Can anyone help me in understanding Missing verb error or lack of main verb for the options A &C.? As far as I have understood, the options A & C indicates to replace a mild word with a harsh word, but I couldn't get the context of missing verb error or lack of main verb.

(A) referring to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word - Incorrect. Missing verb error.

(B) refers to the substitution of a harsh word with a milder one - Correct.

(C) which refers to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word - Incorrect. Missing verb error.


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According to the Oxford dictionary, the term ‘euphemism’ referring to the substitution of a mild word in place of a harsher word, such as saying ‘passed away’ rather than ‘dead’.

(A) referring to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word
(B) refers to the substitution of a harsh word with a milder one
(C) which refers to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word

A) should be : is referring..............referring is wrong.

C) which refers is wrong: without a comma before which that as it turns out, modify what precedes WHICH itself ......is almost always wrong on the gmat.

B is the best
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Hi umadurga,

There is a very good video example from magoosh on the "missing verb mistake" topic.Hope this might could help.
https://gmat.magoosh.com/lessons/914-th ... rb-mistake
But don't try to follow this rules blindly.In the question,option B and D both have the proper verb,but option D changes the meaning completely.So,be careful.
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Thanks all for the explanations, I know got an idea on this.
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(A) referring to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word
(B) refers to the substitution of a harsh word with a milder one
(C) which refers to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word
(D) is the substitution of a harsh word with a more milder word
(E) is when you substitute of a mild word with a harsher word

Meaning : we are substituting harsher word with a mild word --- but not viceversa
Eliminate ACE
D - without refer changes the meaning ---
B
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According to the Oxford dictionary, the term ‘euphemism’ referring to the substitution of a mild word in place of a harsher word, such as saying ‘passed away’ rather than ‘dead’.

(A) referring to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word
(B) refers to the substitution of a harsh word with a milder one
(C) which refers to the substitution of a mild word with a harsher word
(D) is the substitution of a harsh word with a more milder word
(E) is when you substitute of a mild word with a harsher word


the correct idiom is refers to

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Can someone explain me why it is not D?
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There are two reasons to eliminate D.
More milder- more is redundant; milder is already in its comparative form
Secondly, the world 'euphemism' is itself not the substitution. The word 'refers' to the substitution.

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