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18 Aug 2006, 16:18
A

I'm happy to see saying here, as this clause specifies the nature of the denouncing, and I don't mind the gerund after while at the same time, which is a expression (albeit wordy) and so should not be separated.

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18 Aug 2006, 16:27
I don't like 'say' in C and that is missing
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19 Aug 2006, 01:40
ps_dahiya wrote:
I would go with C.

"while they support at the same time" is an awkward construction.

(A) Good ellipsis SC.
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12 Mar 2008, 11:44
I am between C and E. I think the meaning shoud be: some people denounce big goverment and at the same time some support many goverment programs. I think is E is more clear.
What is OA?
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12 Mar 2008, 13:35
I don't see anything wrong with A.
For the others... I think "supporting at the same time" seems awkward. Also "while" is preferred over "but" in this sentence.

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12 Mar 2008, 17:19
A seems okay, the rest look wordy and awkward
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13 Mar 2008, 05:21
I'll go with C. Though the last part seems awkward and wordy
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14 Mar 2008, 13:09
I would go for B. I don't like A because "saying government" really means that the government is doing the saying. Take a look at this example to see my point:
The running man passed out after pulling his muscle.
In this example, the word "running" is strictly desribing "man." I'm not talking about any man, but I'm rather talking about the man who is running.

So after knowing this, does the phrase in option A "saying government" convey the intended meaning? I don't think it's the government who is saying this.
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14 Mar 2008, 14:08
Against all odds, I would like to go with C.
Any of the right answers should have either Denounce....Support pair or Denouncing....Supporing pair.

C & E are the only options that support this criteria.

Now as per C sentece will become
i.e. they denounce big goverment (ignore middle part as it is only modifier), while they support at same time...

As per E sentence become
i.e. while they are denouncing big goverment, supporting at the same time...

Now position of "While" is important in these two sentences. While in frist case it is making perfect sense, in second case it is little awkard. So I will prefer C over E.
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16 Mar 2008, 01:54
I think C is correct:

A - they denounce big goverment, saying goverment is doing ......., while at the same time supporting

B - they denounce big goverment - they say that government is doing ....... - but supporting.....

C - correct

D - while they denounce big goverment, saying that government is doing ......., at the same time supporting.....

E - while they are denouncingbig goverment - they say that government is doing ....... -supporting.....
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15 Apr 2008, 20:11
First thought was [A], wavered on [C], but stayed with [A] because of "say" in [C].

I'd say we could all make a better answer choice [F], but that's not relevant I guess, haha.

What does OA say?
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15 Apr 2008, 21:17
Excellent question. My own thoughts on it.

"While at the same time" sounds redundant to me - it should either be just "while" or "at the same time" - any thoughts ?

If this is not the case then A is the best option. If this is the case then B is the only option.
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30 Apr 2008, 03:15
Nothing wrong with the question stem- IIsm is maintained through "saying" and "supporting". At the same time the use of "while" brings out the contrast and hence the clarity.
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27 May 2008, 08:13
Nice discussion on the same problem.
It has detailed explanations ... hope it helps..

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/a-r ... -t892.html

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09 Jun 2008, 14:28
Sentence parallel issue:
They denounce …., while at the same time support … is correct parallel.
A: They denounce …., while at the same time supporting … is not parallel + “saying” missing that.
B: they denounce… but supporting not parallel – eliminate it
D: they denounce … supporting – parallel issue
E: Parallel issue
Re: SC: GmatPrep i.e.   [#permalink] 09 Jun 2008, 14:28
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