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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

Originally posted by nganle08 on 24 Oct 2008, 16:28.
Last edited by Bunuel on 07 Dec 2018, 05:21, edited 5 times in total.
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GMATNinja, Could you help with this question? Why we need "that"?

This one is similar in spirit to the classic Halley's comet OG question, covered in a recent QOTD: https://gmatclub.com/forum/qotd-in-no-o ... 53668.html. Check that out for a comparison that has similar issues in it, albeit without the word "that".

In this case, the word "that" basically means the same thing as "the fact that." So what, exactly, are we trying to compare in (E)? The underlined bits: "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 that she is a woman." We're comparing those two facts, and the comparison is a heck of a lot clearer if the word "that" is included in both halves of the comparison.

I hope this helps!
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nganle08 wrote:
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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That ..... is more of a landmark is parallel with than that she is a woman.

D is wrong because it uses was where as the non underlined part uses is.
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nganle08 wrote:
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.
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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

E is clearer and I'll never pick being unless everything else is eliminated clearly :)
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E for parrallelism
the sentance should begin with that
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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 'that' is missing
B. being a woman is 'that' is missing

C. her womanhood 'that' is missing

D. that she was a woman
E. that she is a woman Hold
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A - "Being" should be avoided in most cases.
B - the words "being" and "is" are redundant
C - Somewhat illogical. This implies that the editor's womanhood is a landmark.
D - Tempting, but the word "was" doesn't fit well in this case. If the sentence was about a past editor, then maybe. However, the question stem reads "the new editor." Present tense is needed.
E - Present tense "is" works here.


This was a tricky question for me. I hope this helps!
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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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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

Please explain your answer

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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being usage must handle with care on the Gmat SC.

being is the continuous form of the verb ‘Be’. We use “Being” when action is temporary. or for passive voice.

A, B out. C out

hence D or E. D out for WAS. E maintains parallelism
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Point1. She is the new MD; and so she is still alive. The sentence is set in present tense. We use- rose- because that was a past event. There is no need to parallelize it by using another past tense for the current situation.
Point 2. ‘That’ //ism is to be maintained. E Satisfies both the conditions.
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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


Comparison.

That X.....is more landmark... than that Y.....

E is correct.
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