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# Since or because??

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29 Apr 2011, 08:45
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29 Apr 2011, 12:29
I believe the choice should be B

Reasoning:

A - The since clause here doesn't make sense given the first part

C - Who is Their?

D- The their at the end is ambiguous it could be saying that the tires are increasing their fuel effeciency

E - the are should be is. "car owners properly inflating tires" could be used as a complex gerund

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30 Apr 2011, 05:49
But the "Since" clause presents the cause..doesn't it??

Zarthul wrote:
I believe the choice should be B

Reasoning:

A - The since clause here doesn't make sense given the first part

C - Who is Their?

D- The their at the end is ambiguous it could be saying that the tires are increasing their fuel effeciency

E - the are should be is. "car owners properly inflating tires" could be used as a complex gerund

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30 Apr 2011, 10:01
+1 B

In SC, "since" is not a sinonym of "because".
Only, in SC. Be careful!
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01 May 2011, 20:52
A can be ruled out as it hints incorrectly that car owners inflate "their" tire. They inflate care tires and not their tire
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02 May 2011, 01:11
metallicafan wrote:
+1 B

In SC, "since" is not a sinonym of "because".
Only, in SC. Be careful!

Hmm..not sure if that is necessarily correct. Apart from the more commonly used meaning of 'since' that indicates 'starting from the time', the other meaning of 'since' is really very similar to 'because'.

It really is a moot point which one you would choose if we had two 'identical' options, with the only difference being 'because' and 'since'. GMAT cannot have two correct answer choices.

As has been mentioned, there are quite evident errors for which A should fall out of preference:
a. It appears that proper inflation of tires increases car-road friction
b. It appears appear as if 'owners' have 'tires'.
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07 May 2011, 04:39
c,d,e are out..

a- since the increase in .... is akward

i will go with b
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