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# QOTD #30 The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customi

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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers

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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers

a) golf clubs... that are organizing sessions?
b) the club purchased, for its members, bugs, sets and sessions for them -> keep this one.
c) the club purchased stuff... additionally organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
d) the club, in addition to organizing sessions, purchased some stuff -> ok.
e) ...both X as well as Y... -> idiom should be: both X and Y.

(D) is it?

Originally posted by exc4libur on 18 Dec 2017, 03:31.
Last edited by exc4libur on 18 Dec 2017, 06:37, edited 1 time in total.
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18 Dec 2017, 04:05
Is there an issue with "them" in option E ? since i did find parallel but only "them" is not clear.
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18 Dec 2017, 04:19
exc4libur wrote:
carcass wrote:

The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers

a) golf clubs... that are organizing sessions?
b) the club purchased, for its members, bugs, sets and sessions for them -> keep this one.
c) the club purchased stuff... additionally organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
d) the club purchased stuff... in addition to organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
e) ...both X as well as Y... -> idiom should be: both X and Y.

(B) is it?

I understand your point on idiom issues with E (both as well as) but not sure if this construction in B make sense

purchased something and training sessions

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18 Dec 2017, 04:21
kunalsinghNS wrote:
Is there an issue with "them" in option E ? since i did find parallel but only "them" is not clear.

I think 'them' is good to refer to its members. Only problem I see and what someone else also highlighted is idiom... "both as well as" ...
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18 Dec 2017, 05:40
alokgupta1009 wrote:
exc4libur wrote:
carcass wrote:

The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers

a) golf clubs... that are organizing sessions?
b) the club purchased, for its members, bugs, sets and sessions for them -> keep this one.
c) the club purchased stuff... additionally organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
d) the club purchased stuff... in addition to organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
e) ...both X as well as Y... -> idiom should be: both X and Y.

(B) is it?

I understand your point on idiom issues with E (both as well as) but not sure if this construction in B make sense

purchased something and training sessions

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So, "the club purchased" a list of things: "buggies, sets and sessions". Does that make sense?
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18 Dec 2017, 05:46
exc4libur wrote:
alokgupta1009 wrote:
exc4libur wrote:
[quote="carcass"]

The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers

a) golf clubs... that are organizing sessions?
b) the club purchased, for its members, bugs, sets and sessions for them -> keep this one.
c) the club purchased stuff... additionally organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
d) the club purchased stuff... in addition to organizing sessions? purchased stuff while organizing sessions?
e) ...both X as well as Y... -> idiom should be: both X and Y.

(B) is it?

I understand your point on idiom issues with E (both as well as) but not sure if this construction in B make sense

purchased something and training sessions

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So, "the club purchased" a list of things: "buggies, sets and sessions". Does that make sense?[/quote]

Hmm.. purchased training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.. not sure man !!

Probably "purchased tickets of training sessions for them with leading professional golfers" or "purchased coupons of training sessions for them with leading professional golfers" or "purchased passes of training sessions for them with leading professional golfers" would make more sense to me. I may be wrong though, after all ear is always wrong on GMAT.

Let's wait what others say.

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18 Dec 2017, 06:36
alokgupta1009 wrote:
carcass wrote:

The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers

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It sounds wrong I agree, but now after going through the choices I think the correct one is (D):
>> the club, in addition to organizing training sessions, purchased buggies and sets.
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18 Dec 2017, 06:37
Why D? --> 'in addition to..training sessions' for 'them' (golf clubs)? The ambiguity of 'them' is confusing, so would like an expert opinion
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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers

hi..

first just on point of THEM in D..
THEM refers to ITS MEMBERS and it is correct..

Now "in addition to...." is a MODIFIER modifying the "The Town and Country Club"

The sentence can be better formed with the MODIFIER starting the sentence..
In addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers, the Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs.

so the T and C club did two things for its members..
1) organized training sessions with leading professional golfers.
2) purchased customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs.....the coloured portion should be PARALLEL.

ONLY D follows the above parallelism correctly

there is a query about E too..
E is also wrong in splitting with leading professional golfers to leading and professional golfers
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18 Dec 2017, 06:59
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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers

hi..

first just on point of THEM in D..
THEM refers to ITS MEMBERS and it is correct..

Now "in addition to...." is a MODIFIER modifying the "The Town and Country Club"

The sentence can be better formed with the MODIFIER starting the sentence..
In addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers, the Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs.

so the T and C club did two things for its members..
1) organized training sessions with leading professional golfers.
2) purchased customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs.....the coloured portion should be PARALLEL.

ONLY D follows the above parallelism correctly

there is a query about E too..
E is also wrong in splitting with leading professional golfers to leading and professional golfers

Thanks Chetan2u.

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The Town and Country Club purchased, for its members, customised golf buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers.

(A) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, also organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers -"also organising" is wrong
(B) buggies, 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and training sessions for them with leading professional golfers -One can't buy training sessions
(C) buggies as well as 20 sets of the best golf clubs, additionally organizing training sessions for them with professionally leading golfers -The club bought 2 things; thus usage of "as well as" is wrong
(D) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, in addition to organizing training sessions for them with leading professional golfers -Correct
(E) buggies and 20 sets of the best golf clubs, and organized training sessions for them with both leading as well as professional golfers -"as well as" is singular in nature. Correct usage is both .... and ....
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09 Apr 2018, 09:29
"purchased" is the key word here. To keep the parallel, we need the structure like that in D or E.
In E, "both...as well as.." is wrong.
D is correct.
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