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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
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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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Correct idiom is 'more X than Y'
IMO answer is A. I believe second 'that' is unnecessary

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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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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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Here, parallelism error....underlined part should be parallel with......"is more of a landmark in the industry"...so E

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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

A and B should not be correct. GMAT dont' like 'being'!!!
I see the word 'rose' and i think that D might be correct.
I picked D.

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New post 24 Oct 2008, 20:38
I will phrase this sentence in other way

"That the new managing editor is more of a landmark in the industry that she is a woman"

She is a landmark because she is a woman, IMO E, D is absurd, how come it will be was? :-D

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I will phrase this sentence in other way

"That the new managing editor is more of a landmark in the industry that she is a woman"

She is a landmark because she is a woman, IMO E, D is absurd, how come it will be was? :-D

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I just checked it. we need a sujective case here and thus we need 'she' rather than 'her'.

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C. Paralleism is required between "landmark" and "womanhood". "that" does not require any parallelism.

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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.
Thanks


Is 'than' in the question underlined or was it underlined by mistake ?
From the answer choices it seems that the underline part should start after 'than'....otherwise few of the choices doesn't make english sense at all

IMO A
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

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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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sorry everyone. My PC broke down last weekend; thus I could not check your discussions.
the OA is E. I will have to read your explanations to understand and will post my comments later.
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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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Is 'than' in the question underlined or was it underlined by mistake ?
From the answer choices it seems that the underline part should start after 'than'....otherwise few of the choices doesn't make english sense at all

IMO A
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


Sorry, I underlined "than" by mistake. The underlined part should be only "her being a woman".
OA is E.

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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


IMO A.

Here the construction is:
Something is more of X that (of) Y - Both X and Y will be objects of the sentence.
So "her" is better choice over "She". Hence eliminating D and E.
B has no direct object after "than" so wrong. C states different meaning because "rose from the publications soft news sections" is not stressing on the "womenhood" but rather on "her [being woman]".
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More of a landmark in the industry is a phrase and should be made parallel to another phrase. Of all the choices, A is a valid phrase. So I will go with A.

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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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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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What is getting compared here?

"more <of a landmark in the industry> than <similar noun phrase>"

For the above structure, C is the best.

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OA is E.
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New post 27 Oct 2009, 15:17
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.


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E for me

First, that .... than that ... is the correct structure to maintain parallelism

Second, present simple is required here as she is still a woman

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