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# She explained she both wants

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She explained she both wants a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and also a cottage in the mountains, to which she can go on free weekends.

A) both wants a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and also a cottage in the mountains, to which
B) wants both a large house in the city, for the purpose of visiting the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, where
C) wants both a large house in the city, from which she can visit the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, to which
D) wants both a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and as well a cottage in the mountains, where
E) both wants a large house in the city, from which she can visit the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, to which
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14 Nov 2014, 22:48
mikemcgarry or KevinRocci : Can you please explain the difference between "where" and "to which".

I eliminated the option C) as "from which she can visit the museums regularly" is little awkward compared to "for the purpose of visiting the museums regularly" and this modifies the verb "wants".

Can you please explain the difference between "where" and "to which", providing examples.
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17 Nov 2014, 04:50
She explained she both wants a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and also a cottage in the mountains, to which she can go on free weekends.

A) both wants a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and also a cottage in the mountains, to which - Both A and also B is wrong. Moreover, items should be parallel and comparable, either both should be actions or both should be nouns
B) wants both a large house in the city, for the purpose of visiting the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, where - Seems correct
C) wants both a large house in the city, from which she can visit the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, to which - Which constructions do not seem well as we are talking about places and not things
D) wants both a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and as well a cottage in the mountains, where - Both A and as well B is wrong
E) both wants a large house in the city, from which she can visit the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, to which - Same as A

Correct me if I am wrong in my POE...
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She explained she both wants a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and also a cottage in the mountains, to which she can go on free weekends.

A) both wants a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and also a cottage in the mountains, to which
B) wants both a large house in the city, for the purpose of visiting the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, where
C) wants both a large house in the city, from which she can visit the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, to which
D) wants both a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and as well a cottage in the mountains, where
E) both wants a large house in the city, from which she can visit the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, to which

OE from Magoosh:

Split #1a: the idiom "both X and Y" is very simple, and the GMAT doesn't like adding garnish to this --- "both X and also Y" or "both X and Y as well" --- choices (A) and (D), respectively, make these mistakes.

Split #1b: where should the word "both" fall? If the underline section begins with "both wants", this implies "wants" is the first verb, and that a second verb will appear after the "and", but this is not the case. The word "wants" is the only main verb, and she wants two things, so we need the construction "wants both X and Y." Choices (A) & (E) have the incorrect order of the first two words.

Split #2: some of the answers are unnecessarily wordy and indirect. For example, in (B), the long phrase "for the purpose of visiting" is overblown and much too long. Choice (D) has "she can make visits" instead of simply "she can visit."

Split #3: the split at the end, "to which"/ "where". The place concerned is "a cottage in the mountains" and the action is "can go." Colloquially, it would certain pass in spoken English to say "the cottage where I go", but in the formal language of the GMAT, we need to be careful. We can only use the construction [place] "where" [X happens] only if the place is itself the location of the action, if the action is happening at the place. Technically, the "going" is not happening at the cottage, so "where" would be technically incorrect. Choice (B) & (D) make this mistake.

Split #4: the sentence has the structure "both" X [modifier] "and" Y [modifier]. It's not absolutely necessary, but a nice stylistic touch would be to have a contrast in the structure of those two modifying clauses. Only (C) contrasts "from which" with "to which", creating a kind of balance in the sentence.

Choice (C) is stylistically preferable, and it is the only answer completely free of mistakes. Choice (C) is the only possible answer.
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12 Sep 2015, 23:36
serious problem with b is that
for the purpose of visiting, dose not show who visit. not logic

in C
she visit, is clear about who visit

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31 Dec 2015, 11:38
kinjiGC wrote:
She explained she both wants a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and also a cottage in the mountains, to which she can go on free weekends.

A) both wants a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and also a cottage in the mountains, to which
B) wants both a large house in the city, for the purpose of visiting the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, where
C) wants both a large house in the city, from which she can visit the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, to which
D) wants both a large house in the city, so that she can make visits the museums regularly, and as well a cottage in the mountains, where
E) both wants a large house in the city, from which she can visit the museums regularly, and a cottage in the mountains, to which

Looks like i understood the mystery of this question.
A and E are out because of incorrect usage of "both". B is wrong since it changes meaning. B says that "she can go on free weekend in the mountains", while original meaning is that she wants to go to a cottage. C is correct. D is wrong because of wrong usage of idiom "both X and Y", not "Both X as well as Y". Hope it is clear
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12 Jan 2018, 00:27
this question comes from Magoosh.

the sentence has the structure "both" X [modifier] "and" Y [modifier]. It's not absolutely necessary, but a nice stylistic touch would be to have a contrast in the structure of those two modifying clauses. Only (C) contrasts "from which" with "to which", creating a kind of balance in the sentence.

Choice (C) is stylistically preferable, and it is the only answer completely free of mistakes. Choice (C) is the only possible answer
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