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Some experts now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed a lagging economic indicator.

(A) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed

(B) are now believing that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed

(C) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed to be

(D) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed

(E) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, neither the onset nor cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed
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Some experts now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed a lagging economic indicator.

now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed
are now believing that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed
now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed to be
now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed
now believe that it is the


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Some experts now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed a lagging economic indicator.

now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed - "it is" does not go with "that are". SV agreement is messed up
are now believing that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed - "are now believing" is incorrect tense. This is also known as the "Indian trap", probably because we often speak in continuous tenses unnecessarily.
now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed to be - "termed to be" is unidiomatic for the same reason as "considered to be"
now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed - Seems legit
now believe that it is the - Incomplete option.
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Mountain14 wrote:
Some experts now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed a lagging economic indicator.

now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed
are now believing that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed
now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed to be
now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed
now believe that it is the


Please post options carefully (your option E is unfinished), and try to bullet them.
Some experts now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed a lagging economic indicator.

now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed - "it is" does not go with "that are". SV agreement is messed up
are now believing that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed - "are now believing" is incorrect tense. This is also known as the "Indian trap", probably because we often speak in continuous tenses unnecessarily.
now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed to be - "termed to be" is unidiomatic for the same reason as "considered to be"
now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed - Seems legit
now believe that it is the - Incomplete option.


Option D has "Termed to be ...." :(
Is "termed" as like "Considered" stands alone ? and is the use of as/to be with consider/term wrong ?
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hi, expert

please clarify for the silly doubt
in option C why termed to be wrong and is termed follows the same rule just as consider does ?

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Nks2611, I think souvik101990 has it right: "termed to be" seems wordy and unidiomatic, much like "considered to be." There's just no need for the extra "to be" in either case.

To be fair, I've never seen "termed to be" on an official GMAT question, but I suppose that it would be fair game. :)
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Some experts now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed a lagging economic indicator.

(A) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed

(B) are now believing that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed

(C) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed to be

(D) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed

(E) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, neither the onset nor cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed


Correct answer: (D)

In choice (A), "duration" is a singular noun, and should therefore agree with "is more correctly,' not "are more correctly". In (B), the clumsy "are now believing" is a Tense error: be careful with "-ing" verbs as they connote a temporary state, which here is illogical. Choice (C) also violates the redundancy principle; there is no reason for "termed to be.'. In (E) the word "neither" is used inappropriately in place of "not". Choice (D0 makes none of these errors and is therefore the correct answer.
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A has subject-verb agreement error.
B has wrong tense.
C has wrong idiom termed to be
E has awkward structure "neither nor"
D is a good question.
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Hii Experts. I want to know how use of neither nor is incorrect in option E?According to me it implies same thing as option D?
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GMATNinja VeritasKarishma bb mikemcgarry why the use of neither..nor in E is incorrect
What's the difference in meaning b/w D and E?

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GMATNinja VeritasKarishma why the use of neither..nor in E is incorrect
What's the difference in meaning b/w D and E?

same doubt, I do not understant the cause why neither ---nor-- is wrong?????

Expert Please clarify !!!!!
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GMATNinja VeritasKarishma bb mikemcgarry why the use of neither..nor in E is incorrect
What's the difference in meaning b/w D and E?



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Dear Friends,

Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

HarveyS wrote:
Some experts now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed a lagging economic indicator.

(A) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that are more correctly termed

(B) are now believing that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed

(C) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed to be

(D) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, not the onset or cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed

(E) now believe that it is the duration of high unemployment rates, neither the onset nor cessation of such rates, that is more correctly termed


Choice A: This answer choice displays subject-verb disagreement between "duration" and "are". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice B: This answer choice uses the present continuous tense to refer to a habitual action; to believe in something is not a an ongoing action, it is a habit. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice C: This answer choice uses the unidiomatic phrase "termed to be"; the word "termed" follows the same idiomatic constructions as "considered". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice D: This answer choice maintains proper tense use, idiomatic construction, and subject-verb agreement throughout the sentence. Thus, this answer choice is correct.

Choice E: This answer choice fails to pair the word "neither" with the word "nor", leading to an unidiomatic construction. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Hence, D is the best answer choice.

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To understand the concept of "Neither-Nor and Either-Or on GMAT", you may want to watch the following video (~1 minute):



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Hi Aviral1995,

Let's first take a different sentence, with either... or:
1. She felt that someone, either her family or her friends, would try to change her mind. ← The either X or Y provides the two examples of "someone" that she feels would try to change her mind.

Now, let's turn it into a negative:
2. She felt that no one, neither her family nor her friends, would try to change her mind. ← The meaning has changed, but the neither X nor Y is still defining the thing that precedes it (no one in this case).

Now, back to the question:
3. ... it is the X, not the A or B, that is more correctly termed...

The intention here is not to introduce examples of X. Instead, the intention is to introduce possible alternatives to X, and then say that it is X, not Y, that is termed something.
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