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# RAGCT Day 15: Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory

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Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(A) Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(B) Even though it seems correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, when they are really quite possible.

(C) Though possibly correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are possible.

(D) Though the theory seems correct, its problem is that it treats as unreasonable several other explanations that are actually quite possible.

(E) The problem with the theory, which seems correct, is its treating several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are actually possible.

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27 Sep 2014, 11:03
Jumbled up totally , hope this one is correct !!
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27 Sep 2014, 12:11
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I read the question several times before to come to wich is the real gist of the problem : is the problem itself.

The problem with the theory is really really bad to say. Moreover, in A B and C the modifiers modify the problem but indeed they should the theory. The theory itself has a probem. It is a mess.....

D is the only phrase of our ball park that conveys the meaning in the right manner

D it is
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27 Sep 2014, 13:10
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Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(A) Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(B) Even though it seems correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, when they are really quite possible.

(C) Though possibly correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are possible.

(D) Though the theory seems correct, its problem is that it treats as unreasonable several other explanations that are actually quite possible.

(E) The problem with the theory, which seems correct, is its treating several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are actually possible.

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Nice one.... hope i m correct. Very unfamiliar construction.
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27 Sep 2014, 14:14
nice question souvik101990
imo B but i m in two minds with c ..
Plzz post the OA & OE
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27 Sep 2014, 21:38
while the error at first seemed apparent, but the answer options were a tad bit confusing...hope i got it right!
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28 Sep 2014, 00:28
Hard one it is. I had to choose between the last two options. I picked E and in retrospect, it seems incorrect. D has a strange ring to it though.
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28 Sep 2014, 01:15
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Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(A) Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(B) Even though it seems correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, when they are really quite possible.

(C) Though possibly correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are possible.

(D) Though the theory seems correct, its problem is that it treats as unreasonable several other explanations that are actually quite possible.

(E) The problem with the theory, which seems correct, is its treating several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are actually possible.

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28 Sep 2014, 01:36
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souvik101990 wrote:
Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(A) Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(B) Even though it seems correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, when they are really quite possible.

(C) Though possibly correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are possible.

(D) Though the theory seems correct, its problem is that it treats as unreasonable several other explanations that are actually quite possible.

(E) The problem with the theory, which seems correct, is its treating several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are actually possible.

Day 15 Question of the Verbal Contest: Race Against the GMAT Club Timer

Hello I just want to ask at what time do you post these questions ? I ask this because I like this quiz format , but since I do not know when and on which day it is posted , I miss these questions . If possible could you tell me at what time you will post next question ( Indian Standard Tme)

it is usually posted at around 11 pm (IST)
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IMO D, please find the explanation below:

Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(A) Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible......This option seems to convey that "The Problem with the theory" may be correct not the theory itself, this is not the intended meaning. Also "which" should touch the noun it modifies.

(B) Even though it seems correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, when they are really quite possible.......Same problem as Option A.This option seems to convey that "The Problem with the theory" may be correct not the theory itself, this is not the intended meaning. Also "When" is used to modify time.

(C) Though possibly correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are possible.......This option has same problems as Option B.

(D) Though the theory seems correct, its problem is that it treats as unreasonable several other explanations that are actually quite possible....... Correct Option. This option conveys rightly that theory may be is correct.

(E) The problem with the theory, which seems correct, is its treating several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are actually possible......."When" is used to modify time.
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28 Sep 2014, 05:41
Done and I also agree the answer is D) .
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Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(A) Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(B) Even though it seems correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, when they are really quite possible.

(C) Though possibly correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are possible.

(D) Though the theory seems correct, its problem is that it treats as unreasonable several other explanations that are actually quite possible.

(E) The problem with the theory, which seems correct, is its treating several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are actually possible.

Day 15 Question of the Verbal Contest: Race Against the GMAT Club Timer

could eliminate right from the start the options which had "the problem seems correct". After that...the above mentioned in bold made me decide which one to choose.

Hope I am correct

Originally posted by mvictor on 28 Sep 2014, 08:59.
Last edited by mvictor on 29 Sep 2014, 04:21, edited 1 time in total.
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29 Sep 2014, 21:04
I will vote for D.

Choice A, B, and C are modifying the problem instead of the theory. In answer choice E, the modifier is modifying the theory but the construction of the sentence is awkward.

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Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(A) Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.

(B) Even though it seems correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, when they are really quite possible.

(C) Though possibly correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are possible.

(D) Though the theory seems correct, its problem is that it treats as unreasonable several other explanations that are actually quite possible.

(E) The problem with the theory, which seems correct, is its treating several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are actually possible.

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Meaning and Rhetorical construction....
Is there any trick to nail those ?

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01 Oct 2014, 03:00
Even I feel it is D.
A,B, C modifies the modifies the "problem", not the theory.
And E just sounds awkward because of the part " is its treating several other explanations".
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09 Nov 2015, 10:16
very easy question. It is not the problem which seems correct, it is the theory which seems correct.

Once you get this logic we can straightly lead up to option D as the correct answer.
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