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# Sentence Correction

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14 Aug 2018, 12:06
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The data being collected in the current geological survey are providing a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but their greatest importance might lie in how they influence the upcoming decision by those same engineers on whether to retrofit 75 bridges in the survey zone.

(A) The data being collected in the current geological survey are providing a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but their greatest importance

(B) The data being collected in the current geological survey provide a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but its greatest importance

(C) The data collected in the current geological survey is providing a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but their greatest importance

(D) The data collected in the current geological survey provides a strong warning for engineers in consideration of the new dam project, but its greatest importance

(E) The data collected in the current geological survey provide a strong warning for engineers in consideration for the new dam project, but the greatest importance
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14 Aug 2018, 17:19
This question is posted twice in the same day. We also have an older discussion thread for this question.

This question is discussed here https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-data-bei ... 52303.html
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14 Aug 2018, 20:15
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Loved this.

Concept tested- Meaning and Pronoun antecedent.

Note- Data can be used both in singular and in plural form.
Here data is plural.

The data being collected in the current geological survey are providing a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but their greatest importance might lie in how they influence the upcoming decision by those same engineers on whether to retrofit 75 bridges in the survey zone.

Meaning- Part 1: The data that is BEING collected (the action is still is going on . how do we know? the nest verb "providing " correctly tells us that as we keep on getting the data the picture is becoming clearer for the engineers to asses.) ARE providing ( how do we know data is plural? hold on ) warning to engineers ( "as they consider " is right as simultaneous actions are going on") .
Part 2: The greatest importance of that data lies in how THEY influence the UPCOMING decision by THOSE SAME ENGINEERS. (now we know why data is flural ! here THEY refer back to DATA . not sure? replace THEY with engineers.
but engineers' greatest importance might lie in how engineers' influence the upcoming decision by those same engineers on >> how can E influence themselves with E's greatest importance? Wat the...? So THEY refer to data and hence data is plural.

Errors-
1. Pronoun-antecedent.
2. Verb - Being is right as we need a continuation of tense . Clue? the decision is UPCOMING (not yet taken).
3. Idiom- As they consider- Right. In consideration of- sounds like WITH RESPECT TO"
4. Their greatest importance- Their is necessary to ensure whose importance his greatest.

(A) The data being collected in the current geological survey are providing a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but their greatest importance

(B) The data being collected in the current geological survey provide a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but its greatest importance

(C) The data collected in the current geological survey is providing a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but their greatest importance

(D) The data collected in the current geological survey provides a strong warning for engineers in consideration of the new dam project, but its greatest importance

(E) The data collected in the current geological survey provide a strong warning for engineers in consideration for the new dam project, but the greatest importance
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14 Aug 2018, 22:40
Nikkutakku wrote:
The data being collected in the current geological survey are providing a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but their greatest importance might lie in how they influence the upcoming decision by those same engineers on whether to retrofit 75 bridges in the survey zone.

(A) The data being collected in the current geological survey are providing a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but their greatest importance

(B) The data being collected in the current geological survey provide a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but its greatest importance

(C) The data collected in the current geological survey is providing a strong warning for engineers as they consider the new dam project, but their greatest importance

(D) The data collected in the current geological survey provides a strong warning for engineers in consideration of the new dam project, but its greatest importance

(E) The data collected in the current geological survey provide a strong warning for engineers in consideration for the new dam project, but the greatest importance

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