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22 Dec 2012, 19:56
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That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth that it is their fault as such opportunities are often predicated on the availability of funds, the encouragement of family, and the prevalence of foreign courses which speak to specific fields of study.

A)That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth that it is their fault
B)That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth to be their fault
C)It cannot be legitimately put forth that it is the fault of young people who were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school
D)It cannot legitimately be put forth that young people are at fault for not being exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school
E)The fact that young people are at fault for not being exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth
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24 Dec 2012, 08:43
D is crisp and clear and brings out the meaning lucidly.
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24 Dec 2012, 12:25
Can anyone comment why is B wrong!!!!!!1111
is it that it use only one that of "That x , that Y"
I could not find any mistake
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27 Dec 2012, 12:03
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vishu1414 wrote:
That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth that it is their fault as such opportunities are often predicated on the availability of funds, the encouragement of family, and the prevalence of foreign courses which speak to specific fields of study.

A)That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth that it is their fault
B)That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth to be their fault
C)It cannot be legitimately put forth that it is the fault of young people who were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school
D)It cannot legitimately be put forth that young people are at fault for not being exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school
E)The fact that young people are at fault for not being exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth

D is correct. It's the only one that gets the meaning of the sentence correctly across.

For B - I don't know if this is a rule on the GMAT, but I would say you usually don't want to start any sentences with "that" (the way it is used in this context). Here "that" is being used to expand on what "can't be legitimately put forth" If you put that first in the sentence the whole clause is out of place and it leaves the reader feeling confused.

The exception to putting that first would be if you're specifying a certain noun. "That school is bad" or "That test was hard".

My feeble \$.02 explanation.
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02 Jun 2014, 06:54
Would anyone help in eliminating answer choice C here? I'm not too sure about the use of being in the correct answer choice either.

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02 Jun 2014, 07:42
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Would anyone help in eliminating answer choice C here? I'm not too sure about the use of being in the correct answer choice either.

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Usually Passive form is good to avoid in GMAT. But is accepted if it best fits than other choices.

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02 Jun 2014, 07:45
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B)That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth to be their fault - Confusing pronoun anticedent
C)It cannot be legitimately put forth that it is the fault of young people who were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school - Redundant usage

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Updated on: 03 Jun 2014, 10:49
"It cannot legitimately be put forth that" is merely a prelude to the portion of the sentence that follows it. What cannot be put forth? -- the idea that young people are at fault for [not being exposed to blah blah]. The sentence says that the students' lack of exposure isn't really their fault.

Let's see what C is saying:
It is (not) the fault of young people [who were blah blah].

See the difference? By making "who were ..." a modifier that identifies a subset of the young people, the sentence is saying: It is not the fault of the X people (where X is the modifier "who were...school").

The resulting sentence doesn't make sense. "What" is not the fault of the X people? No one knows. Why is "it" not the fault of the X people? No idea.

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Originally posted by prasi55 on 02 Jun 2014, 08:59.
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03 Jun 2014, 00:16
any reason why E is incorrect ??
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03 Jun 2014, 10:47
Dear Saud,

E is grammatically correct. However, it changes the meaning.

D says that you cannot legitimately say that the young people are at fault for not having those opportunities. D is probably a response to some folks who suggested that the young people were to blame. D is a response to a "hypothesis" that young people are at fault.

In E, "the fact that" precedes "young people are at fault" and suggests that the young people are indeed at fault but that for some unknown reason, this "fact" cannot legitimately be put forth.

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23 Jul 2016, 09:47
vishu1414 wrote:
That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth that it is their fault as such opportunities are often predicated on the availability of funds, the encouragement of family, and the prevalence of foreign courses which speak to specific fields of study.

A)That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth that it is their fault
B)That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth to be their fault
C)It cannot be legitimately put forth that it is the fault of young people who were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school
D)It cannot legitimately be put forth that young people are at fault for not being exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school
E)The fact that young people are at fault for not being exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth

Although , I got it wrong(C), but will try to explain why D is right.

A. That cannot act as placeholder, it needs antecedent.
B. Same reason.
C. I had confusion between C n D, and went for just by looking with "were".
were means it past tense.
being exposed is fact.

Thought original statement has were, so right ans should also have were.

Where did i go wrong?

C's meaning says It is the fault of young people(who were not exposed acts as modifier for people). Hence distorts meaning
It cannot be legitimately put forth that it is the fault of young people as such opportunities...
Does above makes sense? No.
D. Although D , changes the meaning a Bit, but closest one to convey exact meaning .
E. No one is saying its fact, changes the meaning
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02 Aug 2016, 06:18
My Lesson - Being is not always bad - We have it in the correct answer here.
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08 Sep 2016, 22:46
I guess this is a test for concision. The OA is compact and more pleasing to the ears as compared to the others. IMO
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02 Mar 2018, 23:42
Hii Experts can you provide POE for options A,B and C
I elminated A because of following reasons:-
1. Structure (legitimately be put forth that it is their fault) is somewhat less concise compared to that in D(young people are at fault )
2. I doubt whether dependent clause starting with THAT can act as subject of sentence.
I eliminated B because of similar reasons as A
I eliminated C because
The structure (it is the fault of young people..) is less clear compared to younger people are at fault
I am expecting some better POE
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03 Mar 2018, 22:45
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Here are my two cents:

That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth that it is their fault as such opportunities are often predicated on the availability of funds, the encouragement of family, and the prevalence of foreign courses which speak to specific fields of study.

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A)That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth that it is their fault

A is incorrect because the active voice makes much sense to use here and two THATs are incorrect used here

Quote:
B)That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school cannot legitimately be put forth to be their fault

Same voice error as in (A)

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C)It cannot be legitimately put forth that it is the fault of young people who were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school

Why do we require the other IT. It is better to use what does this pronoun refer to as in (D)

Hope this helps.
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05 Mar 2018, 11:46
this question has an important pattern that both veritas and ready4gmat create the similar question with the same pattern and interpretation.
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24 Mar 2018, 22:25
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Here's the official GMAT question that this is clearly modeled on:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/that-educato ... %20toffler
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30 Mar 2018, 23:57
A and B are wrong because

"cannot legitimately be put forth " refers to the clause "That many young people were not exposed to the wealth of culture in foreign lands by studying abroad while still in school". It righfully should refer only to the students and not to the whole sentence.

C is wrong because it distorts the meaning. "who were not exposed to the wealth" refers to the a small section of young people" whereas the sentence should refer to young people as a whole

E distorts the meaning as well
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