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3. In the traditional Japanese household, most clothing could be packed flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities.
(A) flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities
(B) flat, and so elaborate closet facilities were unnecessary
(C) flatly, and so there was no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(D) flat, there being no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(E) flatly, as no elaborate closet facilities were necessary
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B.

to me, flatly is not correct adverb. Flat is correct(irregular adverb where its not suffixed by -ly).

B is concise.

D. uses of "there being" is awkward
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In A "it" doesn't have a clear reference. The reference for "it" can be both "traditional Japanese household and clothing". A is wrong. In E we are comparing "no elaborate closet facilities" with "traditional Japanese household", which is wrong. D is wron because we wrongly use the past tense. Between B and C, B is better. "There was no necessity" is wordy and less concise than "elaborate closet facilities were unnecessary". B is the correct answer.
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3. In the traditional Japanese household, most clothing could be packed flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities.
(A) flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities
(B) flat, and so elaborate closet facilities were unnecessary
(C) flatly, and so there was no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(D) flat, there being no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(E) flatly, as no elaborate closet facilities were necessary


Well, A. C and E are wrong due to the use of "flatly" ...it should be " flat" . Think of the case of "keep" , after "keep", there should be an adjective; for example:Everything in the room was kept tidy.D should be avoided due to the use of "being"

I go for B.
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New post 01 Dec 2005, 09:31
I also got B. ETS always prefers unnecessary over not necessary.

Interesting sentence 8-)
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New post 01 Dec 2005, 11:42
Another B

We have B and D from POE. D is out because of "being" and B is more concise/clear.
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nakib77 wrote:
3. In the traditional Japanese household, most clothing could be packed flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities.
(A) flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities
(B) flat, and so elaborate closet facilities were unnecessary
(C) flatly, and so there was no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(D) flat, there being no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(E) flatly, as no elaborate closet facilities were necessary


packed is an adjective. flatly is an adverb. An adverb should be in front of an adjective.

Example:
a lovely dinner
NOT a dinner lovely

Therefore, ACE are wrong. BD are left. being is hardly ever correct on the GMAT.

B.
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nakib77 wrote:
3. In the traditional Japanese household, most clothing could be packed flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities.
(A) flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities
(B) flat, and so elaborate closet facilities were unnecessary
(C) flatly, and so there was no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(D) flat, there being no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(E) flatly, as no elaborate closet facilities were necessary


packed is an adjective. flatly is an adverb. An adverb should be in front of an adjective.

Example:
a lovely dinner
NOT a dinner lovely

Therefore, ACE are wrong. BD are left. being is hardly ever correct on the GMAT.

B.


"packed" is actually a verb in this case. Adverbs (in a context) such as "fast", "flat", "high" are used without "+ly"
E.g. -He runs fast (Incorrect: He runs fastly)
-Throw high (Incorrect: throw highly)
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to my acknowledge, there can't be a "," before "and"
correct me if i'm wrong.
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YangYichen, it's fairly common to use a comma before "and." This happens all the time in lists. That usage is what we call the Oxford Comma, and while not everyone agrees on this usage, it's what the GMAT uses. (I'm also a fan!)

Correct: I like peanut butter, chocolate, and maple syrup.
Incorrect (according to me and the GMAT, but not to everyone): I like peanut butter, chocolate and maple syrup.

Another common situation in which we put a comma before "and" shows up in the original question. This is when we are using "and" to join two independent clauses:

I like peanut butter, and I put it on everything.
Clothing could be packed flat, so we didn't need elaborate closets.


Now if we don't have two clauses, you're right that we don't generally put a comma into the predicate of the sentence unless it's needed for clarity.

Correct: I like peanut butter and put it on everything. (There's no subject in the second part, so there's no new clause and no need for a comma. Note that in the sentence I just wrote, I follow the comma rule again! "There's no new clause" is a clause. :) )
Correct: Clothing could be packed flat and kept out of closets.

I hope this helps!
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DmitryFarber i got what u mean~thx a lot~then i can't eliminate any choices just for the ",and" situation~
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