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# source: winningprep All over the world, 80 percent of the

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All over the world, 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having a computer at home.
A• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having
B• 80 percent of the people use computers, 60 percent of the people access the internet and 40 percent of the people are having
C• 80 percent of the people use computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have
D• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent of them access the internet and 40 percent have
E• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have

what is the problem with B

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22 Dec 2009, 05:19
B is is not parallel (same as A)
Vote for C

riteranj wrote:
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All over the world, 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having a computer at home.
A• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having
B• 80 percent of the people use computers, 60 percent of the people access the internet and 40 percent of the people are having
C• 80 percent of the people use computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have
D• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent of them access the internet and 40 percent have
E• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have

what is the problem with B

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22 Dec 2009, 05:31
C...
parallel constr'80 percent of the people use computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have'....
B has are having...
E has "a computer'
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22 Dec 2009, 10:16
Another problem with B is that when have means possession acts as a state verb and state verb cannot take the gerund form.

For instance, you cannot say I'm having a car

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22 Dec 2009, 10:54
IMO E
80 percent use a computer

don't we need comma before "and" ?

80 percent of the people use computer, 60 percent access the internet, and 40 percent have

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22 Dec 2009, 11:46
A• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having
"USE A COMPUTER" SEEMS AS IF THEY ALL USE THE SAME ONE
"ARE HAVING" SHOULD BE HAVE...OUT
B• 80 percent of the people use computers, 60 percent of the people access the internet and 40 percent of the people are having
WORDY AND REPETETIVE
"ARE HAVING" SHOULD BE HAVE...OUT
C• 80 percent of the people use computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have
CORRECT AND CONCISE
D• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent of them access the internet and 40 percent have
"USE A COMPUTER" SEEMS AS IF THEY ALL USE THE SAME ONE
60% OF THEM ..THEM CHANGES MEANING..OUT
E• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have
A COMPUTER IS INCORRECT..OUT

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22 Dec 2009, 12:52
Vote for E.

In B I have a problem with 'are having'

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22 Dec 2009, 20:45
E
torn between D & E; skipped D for wordiness
not C for missing a computer

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22 Dec 2009, 20:48
E - Concise and Maintains Parallilsm

Also remember that GMAT mostly hates are + having construction.

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23 Dec 2009, 09:36
Thanks everyone and well done!!

OA- E

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23 Dec 2009, 09:58
riteranj wrote:
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All over the world, 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having a computer at home.
A• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having
B• 80 percent of the people use computers, 60 percent of the people access the internet and 40 percent of the people are having
C• 80 percent of the people use computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have
D• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent of them access the internet and 40 percent have
E• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have

what is the problem with B

I know you posted OA as E, but I think C is correct here.

80 percent of the people use a computer can imply that all 80% use one particular computer ('a' here is determiner)...
So I doubt the OA.

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24 Dec 2009, 06:31
ugimba wrote:
riteranj wrote:
source: winningprep

All over the world, 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having a computer at home.
A• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having
B• 80 percent of the people use computers, 60 percent of the people access the internet and 40 percent of the people are having
C• 80 percent of the people use computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have
D• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent of them access the internet and 40 percent have
E• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have

what is the problem with B

I know you posted OA as E, but I think C is correct here.

80 percent of the people use a computer can imply that all 80% use one particular computer ('a' here is determiner)...
So I doubt the OA.

Disagree, if it was 80% use THE computer - than that would be ONE computer.

It also says at the end that "40 percent have a computer" - it does not reffer to one specific computer.

However, I do not think that actual GMAT would test difference between C and E since it is one very small difference.

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24 Dec 2009, 09:31
serbiano wrote:
ugimba wrote:
riteranj wrote:
source: winningprep

All over the world, 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having a computer at home.
A• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent are having
B• 80 percent of the people use computers, 60 percent of the people access the internet and 40 percent of the people are having
C• 80 percent of the people use computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have
D• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent of them access the internet and 40 percent have
E• 80 percent of the people use a computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have

what is the problem with B

I know you posted OA as E, but I think C is correct here.

80 percent of the people use a computer can imply that all 80% use one particular computer ('a' here is determiner)...
So I doubt the OA.

Disagree, if it was 80% use THE computer - than that would be ONE computer.

It also says at the end that "40 percent have a computer" - it does not reffer to one specific computer.

However, I do not think that actual GMAT would test difference between C and E since it is one very small difference.

hey good point :"40 percent have a computer" -

so now E makes sense. all three parts are using determiners ('a', 'the' and 'a').

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24 Dec 2009, 23:52
a computer is wrong.

Slash A, D, and E

Left with B and C

use computer and not computers. are having is incorrect verb usage. Have is correct.

Thus "C"

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28 Dec 2009, 01:49
chetan2u wrote:
C...
parallel constr'80 percent of the people use computer, 60 percent access the internet and 40 percent have'....
B has are having...
E has "a computer'

similarly, a computer, the internet and a computer are parallel.

IMO E
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