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# Source: KAPLAN. (but beware many questions are simply copy

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Source: KAPLAN. (but beware many questions are simply copy of OG and i do not know whether they copied from somewhere else as well. I saw this one first on KAPLAN)

Because country music plays on more radio stations there and is thus better able to capitalize on its fan base, a country music concert featuring a recognizable country group typically attracts a crowd much larger in the southern United States than it does in the Northeast.

a. featuring a recognizable country group typically attracts a crowd much larger in the southern United States than it does in
b. featuring a recognizable country group will typically attract a much larger crowd if it occurs in the southern United States instead of
c. will typically attract a crowd much larger in the southern United States than one featuring a recognizable country group in
d. that is performed in the southern United States will typically attract much larger a crowd than if it occurred featuring the same country group in
e. in the southern United States will typically attract a much larger crowd than will a concert featuring the same country group performed in

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This is a rather convoluted sentence that makes a basic comparison between the size of a country music concert crowd in the South and one in the Northeast. The comparison must be logically and grammatically parallel. Only (E) meets this challenge, with the parallel construction will...will . The use of the underlined it in (A), (B) and (D) implies that the same concert performance could take place in two different places at the same time. Also, since there refers to the southern United States , we should move the latter phrase as close as possible to the former.

Answer (B) also eliminates in (instead of in the Northeast ), thus losing parallel structure. (C), as in (A), uses the awkward a crowd much larger , and keeps the southern United States too far away from there . In (D), the parallel structure is not maintained. The phrase much larger a crowd is even more awkward.

I doubt.. the answer. The first part of the sentence which gives the reasoning is in present tense. Logically, the conclusion should be drawn within the same time frame. hence.. the underlined part should be in simple present.

"it" i think is right.. since.. the subject( which is a random country concert featuring recognizable band) is a general one and can be used.

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I doubt.. the answer. The first part of the sentence which gives the reasoning is in present tense. Logically, the conclusion should be drawn within the same time frame. hence.. the underlined part should be in simple present.

"it" i think is right.. since.. the subject( which is a random country concert featuring recognizable band) is a general one and can be used.

Hi myside,

Sorry our explanation wasn't able to demystify the tricky question for you. I'll call this to our test teams attention, and we'll see if it needs revision. However, our answer is definitely correct.

The 'will' is fine here because we are making predictions for the future. You're right that changing tenses can be a GMAT warning sign, but in this case it's perfectly logical. Consider "Because I am studying for the GMAT, I will do well." The premise and conclusion do not necessarily have to be in the same time frame.

As for the 'it', using a pronoun refers to the noun earlier in the sentence--in this case, as you said, 'concert.' However, if we use 'it' we're referring to the SAME concert! The 'it' in choice A seems to imply that the same one will move from the north to the south, or exist simultaneously in both locations, attracting different crowds in different places. This isn't logical! Indeed, we must compare two different concerts, since a concert is a one-time, one-location event. Thus, (E) is the best choice.

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15 Jan 2011, 20:45
Thanks Eli.

But I got a doubt-:

Can we draw an inference-: that in reasoning questions like this- (Because X, Y)

if X is in present tense and then y will be in future tense.
(similar on lines of if...then construction)

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16 Jun 2016, 15:15
confused between options A and E as to which one is the correct option
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16 Jun 2016, 23:10
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in the southern United States will typically attract a much larger crowd than will a concert featuring the same country group performed in

Can you please explain this one!
The reason i rejected E is for the particular word used "Performed" .
When the sentence is in future tense wouldnt "performed" be wrong here?
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17 Jun 2016, 01:55
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chetan2u
in the southern United States will typically attract a much larger crowd than will a concert featuring the same country group performed in

Can you please explain this one!
The reason i rejected E is for the particular word used "Performed" .
When the sentence is in future tense wouldnt "performed" be wrong here?

Hi,

firstly the non-underlined uses THERE, and so what there refers to should be as close to the beginning of new clause...
here there is in souther US.....
so this prepositional phrase should be next to concert..

Now on the second point performed...
Performed is a Past participle and it does not talk of anything about the TENSE part, but just modifies the noun/noun phrase right before it..
the verb is WILL...

Another example where performed is PAST participle-
Performed for the first time in the 18th centuary, the play "The Nobleman" was a big hit.

The cultural exhibition will include the concerts performed by young artists.
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17 Jun 2016, 02:02
chetan2u wrote:
goforgmat wrote:
chetan2u
in the southern United States will typically attract a much larger crowd than will a concert featuring the same country group performed in

Can you please explain this one!
The reason i rejected E is for the particular word used "Performed" .
When the sentence is in future tense wouldnt "performed" be wrong here?

Hi,

firstly the non-underlined uses THERE, and so what there refers to should be as close to the beginning of new clause...
here there is in souther US.....
so this prepositional phrase should be next to concert..

Now on the second point performed...
Performed is a Past participle and it does not talk of anything about the TENSE part, but just modifies the noun/noun phrase right before it..
the verb is WILL...

Another example where performed is PAST participle-
Performed for the first time in the 18th centuary, the play "The Nobleman" was a big hit.

The cultural exhibition will include the concerts performed by young artists.

Hi chetan2u,

Subject in option 'E' is country music which is singular, but it uses plural verb attract.

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chetan2u wrote:
goforgmat wrote:
chetan2u
in the southern United States will typically attract a much larger crowd than will a concert featuring the same country group performed in

Can you please explain this one!
The reason i rejected E is for the particular word used "Performed" .
When the sentence is in future tense wouldnt "performed" be wrong here?

Hi,

firstly the non-underlined uses THERE, and so what there refers to should be as close to the beginning of new clause...
here there is in souther US.....
so this prepositional phrase should be next to concert..

Now on the second point performed...
Performed is a Past participle and it does not talk of anything about the TENSE part, but just modifies the noun/noun phrase right before it..
the verb is WILL...

Another example where performed is PAST participle-
Performed for the first time in the 18th centuary, the play "The Nobleman" was a big hit.

The cultural exhibition will include the concerts performed by young artists.

Hi chetan2u,

Subject in option 'E' is country music which is singular, but it uses plural verb attract.

Hi,

the sentence is in future tense -WILL...
so the verb will be in the base form, that is w/o 's'
Only present tense uses plural/singular form
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21 Nov 2017, 07:43
attract a crowd much larger

Is it a right sentence?
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