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# SC 700 level

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19 Dec 2011, 13:39
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20 Dec 2011, 04:37
Please post the question in verbal forum
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20 Dec 2011, 05:09
Not the place where a verbal question should be.

Post it in verbal SC section.
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20 Dec 2011, 07:26
I know I mistakenly posted it here.

Now, can't people worry less about the places it should be at and more about answering a relevant GMAT question ? :\
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20 Dec 2011, 08:07
I know I mistakenly posted it here.

Now, can't people worry less about the places it should be at and more about answering a relevant GMAT question ? :\

What's your doubt? The explanation is fairly obvious.
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20 Dec 2011, 08:22
Pretty strt fwd ... modifying 'insulin' when you should be modifying 'isolation if insulin' ... :\
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20 Dec 2011, 08:41
The antecedent of 'it' is fairly ambiguous in C. What does 'it' represent - insulin or isolation of insulin ?
Do not use your common sense to assume it as isolation of insulin. Try to answer the question as if you know nothing about insulin. On GMAT, it has to be clearly mentioned, and pronoun with an ambiguous antecedent is a straightforward killer.

Get the doubt, now ?
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22 Dec 2011, 10:54
sairajesh063 wrote:
Pretty strt fwd ... modifying 'insulin' when you should be modifying 'isolation if insulin' ... :\

No explanation by sairajesh calling it "strt fwd with a bent face" ?

blink005 - plz explain if you get the ambiguity now.
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22 Dec 2011, 11:30
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vailad, the mainpoint here is the isolation of insulin..and not insulin itself...
the choice which I suppose you selected (D) mistakenly refers to insulin itself in the second phrase of the sentence..which renders it incorrect.

In option (C) as per your concern, "it" is not ambigous..it correctly refers to "isolation of insulin" introduced in the first phrase...There is no mention of insulin independently hence "it" refering to just insulin does not come...

I chose (C)...however it was tough between C and D.

Hope I was clear...
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24 Dec 2011, 13:13
iamgame wrote:

.however it was tough between C and D.

Hope I was clear...

That was my point. I could now think of rejecting D. D would have been perfect, had it said - "discovery of insulin", "synthesis of insulin" in the second part. (It again brings 'logic' in picture, which should not be the case though)

My concern for ambiguous antecedent in C still remains. But once D out, C is the choice.

Anyways, +1 for iamgame.
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24 Dec 2011, 18:42
In C "it" refers to insulin where as "it" should refer to isolation of insulin, and even the meaning is changed so D is the correct choice
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06 Sep 2016, 05:18
iamgame wrote:
vailad, the mainpoint here is the isolation of insulin..and not insulin itself...
the choice which I suppose you selected (D) mistakenly refers to insulin itself in the second phrase of the sentence..which renders it incorrect.

In option (C) as per your concern, "it" is not ambigous..it correctly refers to "isolation of insulin" introduced in the first phrase...There is no mention of insulin independently hence "it" refering to just insulin does not come...

I chose (C)...however it was tough between C and D.

Hope I was clear...

Can pronouns refer to an action ? "It" usually refers to things right ??
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11 Jul 2017, 04:35
C is correct answer, as the isolation of insulin is the Real story which is not revealed.
It is a modifier and meaning error question.
In option D. It looks like insulin is the major breakthrough of twenties century, which is incorrect.
Major breakthrough is isolation of insulin. Insulin is known as hormone from years in medical field.
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