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03 Oct 2012, 22:24
Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native Bushmen from the
Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such
basic services like medical care and schooling to such a remote area.
• justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like
• justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as
• justify their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide basic services like
• justify its actions by stating that it is too costly and expensive to provide such a basic service as
• justifies its actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services as

As Government is singular, usage of 'their' after justifies is wrong in option A, B and C.

In option D, costly and expensive, both mean the same. So its redundant. And two services are mentioned here- Medical Care and Schooling. So it should be services instead of singular ' service'

Hence option E is the correct answer.
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05 Apr 2013, 03:57
GetThisDone wrote:
Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories, searches for alternative
investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies
.
• searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading
manufacturing companies
• searches are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies who are looking
for alternative investment opportunities
• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies had begun searching for investment opportunities
outside of the manufacturing industry
• the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities for its
shareholders
• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities

[Reveal] Spoiler:
E

• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities
It looks correct to me.
Explanation:
shareholders are discouraged not the searches or companies. So, A B D eliminated.
In C, it is using 'had' which is incorrect.
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31 Dec 2014, 03:16
Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native Bushmen from the
Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such
basic services like medical care and schooling to such a remote area.

Analysis : 'Government' : is a singular noun , requires a singular verb justifies is correct . C, D are out .
: Their is incorrect should be 'its' so , A, B are out .

E is a clear winner

• justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like
• justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as
• justify their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide basic services like
• justify its actions by stating that it is too costly and expensive to provide such a basic service as
• justifies its actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services as
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31 Dec 2014, 03:23
Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native Bushmen from the
Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such
basic services like medical care and schooling to such a remote area.

Analysis : 'Government' : is a singular noun , requires a singular verb justifies is correct . C, D are out .
: Their is incorrect should be 'its' so , A, B are out .

E is a clear winner

• justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like
• justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as
• justify their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide basic services like
• justify its actions by stating that it is too costly and expensive to provide such a basic service as
• justifies its actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services as
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31 Dec 2014, 15:57
Allow me to share my opinion here.. I must say they must be on 400-500 level... Hey no offence... They seems too basic testing just S-V aggrement and too short sentences... No way they will be even in 600-700 level...
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01 Jan 2015, 11:04
deepaknayak01 wrote:
GetThisDone wrote:
Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories, searches for alternative
investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies
.
• searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading
manufacturing companies
• searches are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies who are looking
for alternative investment opportunities
• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies had begun searching for investment opportunities
outside of the manufacturing industry
• the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities for its
shareholders
• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities

[Reveal] Spoiler:
E

• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities
It looks correct to me.
Explanation:
shareholders are discouraged not the searches or companies. So, A B D eliminated.
In C, it is using 'had' which is incorrect.

Here, Discouraged is a verb-ed modifier and it must modify the subject of clause (i.e who got discouraged, shareholders certainly). but in Option it is modifying Searches, which is not logical.
same reasoning applied to A,B,D.

now we are left with C & E.
Option C has tense error. Had should not be used as non underlined portion is in present tense.

Correct option E.
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11 Sep 2016, 11:58
GetThisDone wrote:
Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native Bushmen from the
Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such
basic services like
medical care and schooling to such a remote area.
• justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like
• justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as
• justify their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide basic services like
• justify its actions by stating that it is too costly and expensive to provide such a basic service as
• justifies its actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services as

[Reveal] Spoiler:
E

I know that the answer is E but I have a doubt about B.

Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native Bushmen from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as medical care and schooling to such a remote area.

My doubt - Is it necessary to put "that" between "stating" and "it"?
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04 Oct 2016, 21:57
No reason in Perfect at all, so A,B,D out. E provides ambiguous "their"

C remains
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22 Feb 2017, 13:35
I chose option e. Why is it "the outlook" and not "their outlook"? Thank you.
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23 Feb 2017, 11:20
pchakraborty wrote:
I chose option e. Why is it "the outlook" and not "their outlook"? Thank you.

"Management" is singular. Hence the pronoun "their" is wrong.
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25 Feb 2017, 02:39
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Although covered in about 11 inches of snow, aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the
emergency landing was acceptable.
• aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing was acceptable
• the runway conditions during the emergency landing were acceptable according to aviation officials
• according to aviation officials, the runway was in acceptable condition during the time of the emergency landing
• the runway was in acceptable condition during the emergency landing, according to aviation officials
• aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing were acceptable

Why Choice C is incorrect ? " according to aviation officials" is non-essential modifier, so if we remove this, the choice C and D are same.

Placing the phrase " according to aviation officials" before or after the main clause does not make any difference as per my understanding.

As per my understanding, placing the phrase " according to aviation officials" before or after the main clause does not make any difference.

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25 Feb 2017, 04:47
AR15J wrote:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/sc-new-quest ... l#p1076091

Although covered in about 11 inches of snow, aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the
emergency landing was acceptable.
• aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing was acceptable
• the runway conditions during the emergency landing were acceptable according to aviation officials
• according to aviation officials, the runway was in acceptable condition during the time of the emergency landing
• the runway was in acceptable condition during the emergency landing, according to aviation officials
• aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing were acceptable

Why Choice C is incorrect ? " according to aviation officials" is non-essential modifier, so if we remove this, the choice C and D are same.

Placing the phrase " according to aviation officials" before or after the main clause does not make any difference as per my understanding.

As per my understanding, placing the phrase " according to aviation officials" before or after the main clause does not make any difference.

Option C deviates from the modifier touch rule - "covered in about 11 inches of snow" should ideally touch "runway".
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25 Feb 2017, 06:40
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau contended that man is good only when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted by society,
that
compels man to compare himself to others.
• man is good only when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted by society, that
• only man is good when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted by society, that
• man is good when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted only by society, that
• only man is good when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted by society, which
• man is good only when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted by society, which

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What's the difference between A and E?
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25 Feb 2017, 09:08
warriorguy wrote:
GetThisDone wrote:
Jean-Jacques Rousseau contended that man is good only when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted by society,
that
compels man to compare himself to others.
• man is good only when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted by society, that
• only man is good when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted by society, that
• man is good when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted only by society, that
• only man is good when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted by society, which
• man is good only when in “the state of nature” but is corrupted by society, which

[Reveal] Spoiler:
E

What's the difference between A and E?

A has an essential modifier(that), which is not required in this case, while E has a non-essential modifier (which).
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