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# SC Problem Question

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Intern
Joined: 20 Jun 2017
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28 Jun 2017, 05:05
Hey guys,
I need some help with this SC question!

Q) You may find out too late that ____ fitness clubs aren't for you?

Will, "the" come in the provided blank or is it correct as it is?

Much Thanks!
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Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
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28 Jun 2017, 05:33
Q) You may find out too late that ____ fitness clubs aren't for you?

Ans: I think "the" should come in the blank..
Magoosh GMAT Instructor
Joined: 28 Dec 2011
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01 Jul 2017, 19:28
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Shubhanshu96 wrote:
Hey guys,
I need some help with this SC question!

Q) You may find out too late that ____ fitness clubs aren't for you?

Will, "the" come in the provided blank or is it correct as it is?

Much Thanks!

Dear Shubhanshu96,

I'm happy to help.

My friend, not only is this question not in the GMAT SC format, but everything about the subject matter and tone is wildly different from what the GMAT would test. There are 20 different words that could come in the blank, depending on context, and the sentence also could be correct with absolutely nothing in the blank. If we are talking about the idea of fitness clubs in general, and how these clubs in general would not be right for the addressee, then the word "the" would be 100% wrong. By contrast, if this conversation were taking place in a particular context (e.g. a college campus, a cruise ship, a resort) and in this context there were a particular genre of fitness clubs that were being discussed, then it would be correct to use the word "the."

My friend, grammar is not mathematics. Grammar depends on meaning, and meaning depends on context.

Does all this make sense?
Mike
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02 Jul 2017, 03:26
Yes, I did and thank you so much for such detailed explanation.
Re: SC Problem Question   [#permalink] 02 Jul 2017, 03:26
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