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# "The fact that"

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30 Aug 2007, 20:00
A day-care discussion must begin with the fact ofthere being in America four and one-half million working women whose children under six years of age are being cared for by others.

(A) A day-care discussion must begin with the fact of there being
(B) Beginning any discussion of day care must be the fact of there being
(C) Any discussion of day care must begin with the fact that there are
(D) Any discussion of day care must begin by acknowledging the fact that there exists
(E) To begin a discussion of day care there must be an acknowledgment of the fact that

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30 Aug 2007, 20:27
D has the correct grammar and it's most concise.

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03 Sep 2007, 16:18
i pick C since women is plural and "the fact that" is most idiomatic, everything else sounds awkward

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19 Sep 2007, 04:19
Another C

Whats the OA.

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19 Sep 2007, 04:55
bmwhype2 wrote:
A day-care discussion must begin with the fact ofthere being in America four and one-half million working women whose children under six years of age are being cared for by others.

(A) A day-care discussion must begin with the fact of there being
(B) Beginning any discussion of day care must be the fact of there being
(C) Any discussion of day care must begin with the fact that there are
(D) Any discussion of day care must begin by acknowledging the fact that there exists
(E) To begin a discussion of day care there must be an acknowledgment of the fact that

Gerund ( V-ing) is correctly used when placed after a possessive pronoun.For example: I insist on your going to bed before 11 pm.
-->A and B out

E is out because there isn't a clause after "the fact that"

D is out because the use of singular verb "exists".

C stands.

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19 Sep 2007, 06:16
laxieqv wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
A day-care discussion must begin with the fact ofthere being in America four and one-half million working women whose children under six years of age are being cared for by others.

(A) A day-care discussion must begin with the fact of there being
(B) Beginning any discussion of day care must be the fact of there being
(C) Any discussion of day care must begin with the fact that there are
(D) Any discussion of day care must begin by acknowledging the fact that there exists
(E) To begin a discussion of day care there must be an acknowledgment of the fact that

Gerund ( V-ing) is correctly used when placed after a possessive pronoun.For example: I insist on your going to bed before 11 pm.
-->A and B out

E is out because there isn't a clause after "the fact that" <= but i think after this there is a clause
D is out because the use of singular verb "exists". so what??

C stands.[/quote]<= there are inlooks ambiguous

Please correct me if i hav misunderstood something. Thanks

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19 Sep 2007, 07:16
bmwhype2 wrote:
A day-care discussion must begin with the fact ofthere being in America four and one-half million working women whose children under six years of age are being cared for by others.

(E) To begin a discussion of day care there must be an acknowledgment of the fact that

....of the fact that in America four and one-half million working women whose children under six years of age are being cared for by others.

"are being care for by others" is for "children under six years of age" , not for "working women" --> we need a verb for "working women".

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19 Sep 2007, 07:27
laxieqv wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
A day-care discussion must begin with the fact ofthere being in America four and one-half million working women whose children under six years of age are being cared for by others.

(E) To begin a discussion of day care there must be an acknowledgment of the fact that

....of the fact that in America four and one-half million working women whose children under six years of age are being cared for by others.

"are being care for by others" is for "children under six years of age" , not for "working women" --> we need a verb for "working women".

Now it makes sense why E is incorrect. So the only solution is one which provied proper verb to wroking women, so that later verb "are" is meant for child...only. Is it?

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19 Sep 2007, 08:00
Yes, it is . Btw, I'm from one of ASEAN countries

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19 Sep 2007, 08:46
bmwhype2 wrote:
A day-care discussion must begin with the fact ofthere being in America four and one-half million working women whose children under six years of age are being cared for by others.

(A) A day-care discussion must begin with the fact of there being
(B) Beginning any discussion of day care must be the fact of there being
(C) Any discussion of day care must begin with the fact that there are
(D) Any discussion of day care must begin by acknowledging the fact that there exists
(E) To begin a discussion of day care there must be an acknowledgment of the fact that

All besides C & D are too wordy or simply incorrect. B/w C & D, D uses incorrect grammar; 'exists' cannot stand for 'women'. We need 'exist'. Hence, by POE, answer is C.

What's the OA?

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19 Sep 2007, 11:04
OA is D.

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19 Sep 2007, 11:07
bmwhype2 wrote:
OA is D.

why D???

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19 Sep 2007, 12:36
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
OA is D.

why D???

It is combo of logic and grammar,
all the answers other than D doesnt make sense if put and read with the whole sentence,
we can only acknowledge the fact... and "acknowledging" is properly used to open the discussion

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19 Sep 2007, 18:04
But isn't it that "exists" is incorrectly used in D??? WE need "exist" for "women"

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19 Sep 2007, 18:13
BTW, I just found the source of this SC..please check it out..OA is indeed C

http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... tions.html

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22 Sep 2007, 20:50
laxieqv wrote:
BTW, I just found the source of this SC..please check it out..OA is indeed C

http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... tions.html

Laxie...how many forums you are enrolled with...already CEO of this forum
Good catch of solutions!! Thanks its C, otherwise i wud hav been confused.

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22 Sep 2007, 22:10
laxieqv wrote:
BTW, I just found the source of this SC..please check it out..OA is indeed C

http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... tions.html

ah Ok thx! who posted that the OA was D??? C was my pick and I was like how in the heck is it D!!?!?!?!?

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23 Sep 2007, 12:04
Yes, I was also quite confused. I had C and was going crazy!

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