It is currently 22 Nov 2017, 02:29

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# School integration plans that involve busing between

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 24 Jul 2010
Posts: 91

Kudos [?]: 232 [0], given: 12

School integration plans that involve busing between [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Mar 2011, 07:46
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas
have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing
integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.
(A) significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces
(B) significant integration increases in housing, which, in turn, reduces
(C) increase housing integration significantly, which, in turn, reduces
(D) increase housing integration significantly, in turn reducing
(E) significantly increase housing integration, which, in turn, reduce

I have problems to understand why the placement of "which" in this case is correct.
does anyone could explain why ?

Kudos [?]: 232 [0], given: 12

Director
Status: Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. It's a dare. Impossible is nothing.
Affiliations: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 871

Kudos [?]: 401 [0], given: 123

### Show Tags

09 Mar 2011, 07:56
one it touches physically before the comma. A is correct.

which can replace "housing integration"

whichscore wrote:
School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas
have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing
integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.
(A) significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces
(B) significant integration increases in housing, which, in turn, reduces
(C) increase housing integration significantly, which, in turn, reduces
(D) increase housing integration significantly, in turn reducing
(E) significantly increase housing integration, which, in turn, reduce

I have problems to understand why the placement of "which" in this case is correct.
does anyone could explain why ?

Kudos [?]: 401 [0], given: 123

Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4312

Kudos [?]: 8185 [1], given: 364

Location: India
WE: Education (Education)

### Show Tags

10 Mar 2011, 01:03
1
KUDOS
First the answer: The verb contributed to needs to be followed by a noun or noun phrase rather than a verb or verb phase. So C, D and E are out. Although B uses a noun phrase, the expression ‘significant integration increases’ is too awkward to merit consideration. This leaves A.

Now on to the relative pronoun which: It is the integration that reduces the future need for busing, and in A the pronoun rightly touches the integration and refers to it.
The only other choice in which the pronoun touches the integration, namely E, has a fatal S-V agreement error in using a plural verb reduce for the singular subject integration
_________________

Can you solve at least some SC questions without delving into the initial statement?

Narendran 98845 44509

Kudos [?]: 8185 [1], given: 364

Manager
Joined: 24 Jul 2010
Posts: 91

Kudos [?]: 232 [0], given: 12

### Show Tags

10 Mar 2011, 04:19
thank you for the clear explanations !

Kudos [?]: 232 [0], given: 12

Retired Moderator
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1628

Kudos [?]: 1124 [0], given: 109

Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs

### Show Tags

19 Mar 2011, 13:32
+1 A

(A) Correct.
(B) Changes in the meaning.
(C) "Which" modifies "significantly"
(D) Reduce couldn't be modifying housing integration.
(E) Wrong tense. It must be "reduces"
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 1124 [0], given: 109

Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10128

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Re: School integration plans that involve busing between [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2016, 22:59
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Re: School integration plans that involve busing between   [#permalink] 14 Jul 2016, 22:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by