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# The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one

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Updated on: 29 Jul 2013, 11:02
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The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
(D) to have a gross weight less than8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual.
(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual.

Originally posted by stolyar on 11 Jul 2003, 01:07.
Last edited by Zarrolou on 29 Jul 2013, 11:02, edited 3 times in total.
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13 Jan 2006, 18:09
C. Weight refers correctly to the vehicle and not the individual ( kinda heavy at 8000 pounds ) , is parallel and also don't use the unnecessary present perfect tense as used by D and E.
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13 Jan 2006, 18:22
C for me
A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
seems like individuals weight <8000 pounds
(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
Same as in A
(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
CORRECT
(D) to have a gross weight less than 8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual
being..
(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual
Guys i know "having" is wrong, but can one give a grammatical explanation as to why its wrong
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13 Jan 2006, 21:19
Clearly (C) distinguishes between the car and the individual as having a gross weight of over 8000 pounds.
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14 Jan 2006, 04:07
I am not sure about the usage of 'to be one' and 'as one'.

Lets say options were:

(B) to be one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.

(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.

Now, please explain which one you would have chosen?

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29 Jul 2013, 09:52
C is my Choice because defines is used "as" . so it is best option acc. to me
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29 Jul 2013, 10:53
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Hi there,

lets look at the options:

(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
In this sentence, it seems to be the individual having a gross weight of more than 8000 pounds.
so this makes no sense.

(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
Again here, the individual is incorrectly modified as having a weight of more than 8000 pounds. Also, x defines y to be seems to be an incorrect idiom, it should be x defines y as

(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
In this option, the idiom x defines y as is properly used. Also a parallel structure is correctly introduced to modify the one (private passenger vehicle).
So this option is correct.

(D) to have a gross weight less than 8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual.
The idiom x defines y to seems incorrect in the context. Also there is an incorrect parallel structure

(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual.
In this option, the idiom is correctly used. However, we have an incorrect parallel structure; having... and registered... are not parallel.

Correct Ans: C

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29 Jul 2013, 17:38
stolyar wrote:
The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
(D) to have a gross weight less than8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual.
(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual.

IMO IN OPTION C.
ONE and THAT(together) ===>THIS IS REDUNDANT.
ALTHOUGH option C is the best of lot.
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18 Aug 2013, 21:26
Option C is the best !

D & E - ruled out for HAVING and BEING
A & B - says that a person with a gross weight of 8000 lbs.

C clearly uses a conjunction and best of the lot.

Remember, we are picking the best of the lot in sentence correction..
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03 Jun 2014, 04:12
Options A and B cracked me up. hahaha. Answer is C! :D
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25 Jun 2016, 05:53
The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.
(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds. (What!! IF an individual has a gross weight less than 8000 pound, then his vehicle will be called private passenger vehicle)----- nonsensical
(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds. ( Define only takes "AS" --IDIOM--)
(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds. (//ism----that and that correct)
(D) to have a gross weight less than8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual.
(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual.

Your KUDOS will inspire me to post more explanations .
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03 Sep 2016, 09:30
bewakoof wrote:
The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.

(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(D) to have a gross weight less than 8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual
(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual

IMHO (C) uses correct parallelism structure...

The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one
that is registered to an individual
and
that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
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04 Jul 2019, 07:32
to be, having and being is quite avoidable in GMAT.
So that get rid of 3 options : )
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05 Jul 2019, 04:15
ans c \ In E option having and registered are not parallel because having is a modifier and registered is verb
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21 Jul 2019, 03:08
Dear GC Experts,

Could you please explain how 'that' modifies 'one', 'one' refers to 'passenger',
passenger person right? 'that' cannot modify person'

I understand that from parallelism stand point C is the best.
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21 Jul 2019, 04:31
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GKomoku wrote:
Dear GC Experts,

Could you please explain how 'that' modifies 'one', 'one' refers to 'passenger',
passenger person right? 'that' cannot modify person'

I understand that from parallelism stand point C is the best.

one refers to the passenger vehicle not to 'passenger'.
Hope that helps
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21 Jul 2019, 05:49
pzgupta wrote:
GKomoku wrote:
Dear GC Experts,

Could you please explain how 'that' modifies 'one', 'one' refers to 'passenger',
passenger person right? 'that' cannot modify person'

I understand that from parallelism stand point C is the best.

one refers to the passenger vehicle not to 'passenger'.
Hope that helps

my missing point, thanks man pzgupta
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