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New post 20 Jul 2017, 06:38
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I got to option B in 57 seconds but got one doubt that what is "That" referring to? I feel it is referring to Emotions then isn't it should be those because plural of That is Those or something which means plural?

Hi gmat4varun, that is referring to social phenomena.

All relative pronouns (such as that in this case) can refer to both singular or plural nouns.

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I got to option B in 57 seconds but got one doubt that what is "That" referring to? I feel it is referring to Emotions then isn't it should be those because plural of That is Those or something which means plural?

Hi gmat4varun, that is referring to social phenomena.

All relative pronouns (such as that in this case) can refer to both singular or plural nouns.

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If that is referring to social phenomena , then isn't it is wrong to use "THAT" instead of "WHICH" ?
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Why do you say so? Kindly explain.
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Why do you say so? Kindly explain.



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New post 27 Jul 2017, 13:27
B - maintains SV agreement (are & phenomena) both are plural and go well with plural noun "emotions"
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I believe between two sentences below , 2nd sentence is better than 1st .
1. I have a pen which writes very good .
2. I have a pen that writes very good .



Hello gmat4varun,

I apologize if my response seems intrusion. This is completely unintentional. :-)

The two sentences that you have presented in your post convey exactly the same meaning. There is no such rule that that must be used to refer to plural nouns and which must be used to refer to plural nouns.

Both that and which are noun modifiers and can refer to both singular and plural noun.


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I believe between two sentences below , 2nd sentence is better than 1st .
1. I have a pen which writes very good .
2. I have a pen that writes very good .



Hello gmat4varun,

I apologize if my response seems intrusion. This is completely unintentional. :-)

The two sentences that you have presented in your post convey exactly the same meaning. There is no such rule that that must be used to refer to plural nouns and which must be used to refer to plural nouns.

Both that and which are noun modifiers and can refer to both singular and plural noun.


Hope this helps. :-)
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From the grammatical stand, B is the clear winner. I wanted to understand from the meaning standpoint.

Main meaning: Emotions are social phenomena.

Additional:

though one inseparable from bodily response.

A) though one inseparable -->one (emotion) inseparable from bodily response. Does this convey the meaning correctly? Don't we wish to present that emotions are inseparable from bodily response. I find the meaning here ambiguous. What I understood is that there exists any one such emotion which is inseparable from bodily response.

B) private, are social phenomena that are inseparable --> social phenomena are inseparable from bodily response --> Makes sense to me.

I would like to understand your view.
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Recent interdisciplinary studies advance the argument that emotions, including those deemed personal or private is a social phenomenon, though one inseparable from bodily response.

can someone tell me, why is the "a" right after the verb "to be", NOT necessary

For me it sounds a little bit awkward to have:

that emotions are social phenomena that are inseparable

should it be, emotions are a social phenomena? thank you!
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"B" is the correct choice - subject verb agreement 'are'. "That are inseparable" is a correct expression.
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Recent interdisciplinary studies advance the argument that emotions, including those deemed personal or private is a social phenomenon, though one inseparable from bodily response.

(A) private is a social phenomenon, though one inseparable - "Emotions" is plural. Use of "is" is incorrect. Eliminate.
(B) private, are social phenomena that are inseparable - Correct answer. "That" modifies the closest noun "social phenomenon". Modifier "including ....private" is correctly within the commas and modifying emotions.
(C) private are a social phenomenon but are not those inseparable - No antecedent for those. Eliminate.
(D) private—are social phenomena but not separable - The dash (—) is a flexible punctuation mark that the GMAT occasionally employs. You can use a dash
as an emphatic comma, semicolon, or colon.
But in this sentence the modifier "including ...private" has a comma to start with so it should end also with the comma. Had dash been used to start this modifier than the dash in this answer choice would have been correct.
(E) also as private emotions, are social phenomena not inseparable - We see the parallalism marker "or" so personal or private should be in the correct answer choice.

After removing the fluff, we get "Emotions are social phenomenon that are inseparable from bodily response."
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668. Recent interdisciplinary studies advance the argument that emotions, including those deemed personal or private is a social phenomenon, though one inseparable from bodily response.

A) private is a social phenomenon, though one inseparable
B) private, are social phenomena that are inseparable
C) private are a social phenomenon but are not those separable
D) private--are social phenomena but not separable
E) also as private emotions, are social phenomena not inseparable



E) also as private emotions, are social phenomena not inseparable
OG explains that "social phenomena not inseparable is awkward without a verb and a relative pronoun."
could you pls further explain what does it mean ?

can we put a singular noun after "are"?
e.g.C) private are a social phenomenon but are not those separable
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Recent interdisciplinary studies advance the argument that emotions, including those deemed personal or private is a social phenomenon, though one inseparable from bodily response.


(A) private is a social phenomenon, though one inseparable

(B) private, are social phenomena that are inseparable

(C) private are a social phenomenon but are not those inseparable

(D) private—are social phenomena but not separable

(E) also as private emotions, are social phenomena not inseparable


We need a "comma" to set off the VERB-ing modifier from the main clause, and also to connect the verb "are" with subject "emotions" properly.

"Emotions" is plural, so we need "are".

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