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# The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organiza

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The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

(A) admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent

(B) admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent

(C) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent

(D) only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent

(E) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only

Originally posted by sidbidus on 07 Nov 2007, 08:23.
Last edited by Bunuel on 06 Nov 2018, 05:55, edited 5 times in total.
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The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

(A)admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
(B)admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
(C)admits as members women who can prove lineal descent
(D)only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
(E)admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only

A. "The Daughters of the American Revolution" is a singular subject so "admits" matches the singular verb requirement.
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07 Nov 2007, 11:21
Guys, i must ask you, why it is not B???

I mean do we think of Daughters of American Revolution as a unitary thing, as singular? And if so, why? Could you please explain?

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The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

'The Daughters of the American Revolution' is the name of the organization. It is singular so we can cancel out options B & D.

A. admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
C. admits as members women who can prove lineal descent
E. admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only

The basic idea is that the organization admits ONLY THOSE women who can prove lineal descent.

C mentions that the organization admits women who can prove lineal descent but does not specify that proving lineal descent is mandatory.

A is the correct answer as it specifies that proving lineal descent is mandatory.
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I got C for this question and believe the explanation from MGMAT is poor. Can anyone explain please?

The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

A. admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
B. admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
C. admits as members women who can prove lineal descent
D. only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
E. admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only

The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, - singular -organization.
=> B and D are out.

E is wrong as it changes the meaning by placing only at the end.

A and C are close but A is correct.

Suppose A is admits as members, only women who can prove lineal descent -> Then I think you can differentiate what is wrong with C.

Only-women-clause modifies members but in c women modifies members that is illogical.
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The Daughters of the American Revolution, is the name of an organistion and a proper noun. All names , titles etc are singular in usage although they may contain plural words. Examples:

1 A Mid-Summer Night's Dreams is a comedy by Shakespear
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by Mark Twain
3. The Servants Of Mary is a wide spread organization
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The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

a) admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent Correct
b) admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
Organization is a singular subject, admit does not agree with it
c) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent
Changes the meaning
d) only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
Organization is a singular subject, admit does not agree with it
e) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only
"Only" in the end changes the meaning
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The Daughters of the American Revolution is a proper noun and aname of a society; therefore, the verb ha to be singular’ admits’ .drop B and D. We also need the restricting adverb only because it is an important qualification to be admitted. C gets dropped. In E, the placement of ‘only’ at the end distorts the original intent and hence Only A survives
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24 Aug 2016, 06:39
sidbidus wrote:
The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

(A)admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
(B)admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
(C)admits as members women who can prove lineal descent
(D)only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
(E)admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only

Its very difficult to figure out between option A and E.
How can we we eliminate E saying that it only is not supposed to mean that the daughers might have descended from anything other than American Revolution as well.

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sidbidus wrote:
The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

(A)admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
(B)admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
(C)admits as members women who can prove lineal descent
(D)only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
(E)admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only

Its very difficult to figure out between option A and E.
How can we we eliminate E saying that it only is not supposed to mean that the daughers might have descended from anything other than American Revolution as well.

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E is wrong because of the problematic meaning it conveys - the option means that the organization admits women who can prove only one thing - lineal descent - and cannot prove any other thing !

Option A means that the organization admits only those women who prove lineal descent and not any other women.

Hence A is better than E.
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The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

a) admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent - Correct

b) admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent - DAR is Singular

c) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent - So, what's the criterion for admission of Men? The omission of "only" changes the meaning, opening up the possibility of admission of Men as well and this is not the intent of original sentence.

d) only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent - DAR is Singular

e) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only - "Only" is modifying "lineal descent" while it should modify "admits" according to original sentence. In this form, the sentence reads - The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only from a patriot of the American Revolution -> Lineal descent Must be from a (1) patriot and not more.
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The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

The first thing to look for is subject verb agreement between "The Daughter of the American Revolution" and "admits"
Singular subject - Subject Verb

So option B and D are out ..

(A)admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
"only" correctly modifying "women"
Sentence is correct as it is ...

(B)admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
Subject Verb Error

(C)admits as members women who can prove lineal descent
Change in meaning as "only" has been removed

(D)only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
Subject Verb Error

(E)admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only
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The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

(A) admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent Correct

(B) admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent :Subject is singular

(C) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent : Only Missing-Important

(D) only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent SV agreement

(E) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only :Change in meaning
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