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11 Nov 2009, 13:18
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That the new managing editor rose from the publications soft news sections to a leadership position is more of a landmark in the industry than her being a woman.

A. her being a woman
B. being a woman is
C. her womanhood
D. that she was a woman
E. that she is a woman

Pls could someone tell me what the answer is and explain why.
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I go for E.

My reasoning: Must have the 'that' because the question starts with 'that' (parallelism).
Therefore eliminate ABC, remaining choices: D or E.

But D implies she was (past tense) a woman, which I think sounds odd ... once a woman, always a woman (except in cases of plastic surgery ;p) - therefore eliminate D.
More scientifically, the first part "the new managing editor rose from the publications soft news sections to a leadership position" is in the present tense, therefore we should choose the same tense for the second part.

what word is the "parallel marker"?
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21 Feb 2010, 21:53
Comparision
A is more of and achievement than B is

Therefore answer is B

Editor rose to a leadership position IS more of a landmark THAN being a woman IS
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23 Feb 2010, 09:53
E - she's still around, so it should be the present tense?
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23 Feb 2010, 23:48
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you would just use present tense for stated facts or known truths...

than that she is a woman. like what the previous post said: she was a woman? i.e., she's now a man?
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24 Feb 2010, 09:22
i think it's e.
if it is in the past tense, it means that she's not female anymore.

thanks for the post
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01 Mar 2010, 19:19
I chose e..then went for "D"..urghhhh..

the sentence should be in present tense....
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02 Mar 2010, 22:23
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Take Away :

1) Parallelism X more than Y where X and Y are parallel. Here X starts with "that" which is not underlined while Y doesnt so an option with "that" is correct
2)she is a woman and that is going to be a fact irrespective of time. So it is not a point of present tense or past tense but it is a FACT.
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20 Apr 2010, 13:48
Yes it was tricky...tempted to put D
but ritula's catch is great....
so will go with E now
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12 Jun 2010, 06:03
rose || was
Why you dont like D??
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12 Jun 2010, 09:44
I read this somewhere -

A personal pronoun used after comparatives use the subjective case.

Wrong : I liked it better than her
Correct : I liked it better than she

more [strike]of a landmark in the industry[/strike]than her being a woman. This is wrong.

Since her cannot be used in the predicate.

Now only choices left are D and E. E it is.
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15 Jun 2010, 06:41
hey guys..this is my shot at a forum so pardon the mistakes..this question can be answered in this way..dont go by the wordings directly..try to break it down in you own language, that is how you would say it if you were actually speaking.
That ( That fact that) the new managing director ....... is more of a landmark that (the fact) that.... Hence I feel that E is the correct answer..
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22 Jun 2010, 20:00
IMO E

A and B are passive --- being
C --> her has no logical
D used wrong tense
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That the new managing editor rose from the publication’s “soft” new sections to a leadership position is more of a landmark in the industry than her being a woman

(A) her being a woman
(B) being a woman is
(C) her womanhood
(D) that she was a woman
(E) that she is a woman

the X "than" Y structure requires that both (X and Y) be balanced.

Option A and C look more like noun clauses; whereas, the X format uses a subject and verb
combination (that...is more of a landmark in the industry) than ...
We expect the blank to contain a subject and verb as well.

B (being a woman is) has no subject

D uses the wrong tense "was"

E "than she is a woman" has both subject (she) and a verb (is) and parallel to the X format
-before "than".

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13 Jul 2011, 17:46
[quote="nganle08"]That the new managing editor rose from the publications soft news sections to a leadership position is more of a landmark in the industry than her being a woman.

A. her being a woman
B. being a woman is
C. her womanhood
D. that she was a woman
E. that she is a woman

Between A and E, E sounds better.
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14 Jul 2011, 14:25
+1 E

Parallelism: that....more....that....
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09 Apr 2012, 22:34
What if the promotion occurred in 1910 and this person is not still alive? I would go with "E", only if the verb tense were present perfect (has risen). We are not aware of this very important fact. In my opinion, the question itself is spoiled and needs a correction.
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10 Apr 2012, 08:08
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Third try: could anybody shed some light on this?

Thanks.

noboru wrote:
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rose || was
Why you dont like D??

Nobody is going to answer this?

In this case, you need to have "is" parallel to "is"

That the new managing editor rose from the publications soft news sections to a leadership position is more of a landmark in the industry that she was a woman
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That the new managing editor rose from the publication’s “soft” news sections to a leadership position is more of a landmark in the industry than her being a woman.
(A) her being a woman: usage of 'being' is generally wrong on GMAT.
(B) being a woman is: same as A
(C) her womanhood: Gives us the impression that we are talking about her womanhood here, which is not correct.
(D) that she was a woman: She is still a woman!!
(E) that she is a woman: Correct. Compares correctly the fact that her rising to a leadership position is more of a landmark than the fact that she is a woman.
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That the new managing editor rose from the publication’s “soft” news sections to a leadership position is more of a landmark in the industry than her being a woman.
(A) her being a woman
(B) being a woman is
(C) her womanhood
(D) that she was a woman
(E) that she is a woman

A and B is wrong because being is a clue that it probably is the wrong answer

C is wrong because womanhood is not correct

D is wrong because it is comparing a current event with an event that happened in the past thus there is a tense issue.

E is right due to POE
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That the new managing editor rose from the publication’s “soft” news sections to a leadership position is more of a landmark in the industry than her being a woman.
(A) her being a woman passive
(B) being a woman is awkward
(C) her womanhood how can womanhood be landmark? strange
(D) that she was a woman that is parallel, but the tense mismatch
(E) that she is a woman "that" is parallel. tense match with the first sentence
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