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# The matter was referred back to the expert committee since the solutio

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The matter was referred back to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different from the one proposed earlier.

A. referred back to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different from the one proposed earlier

B. referred to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different from the one proposed earlier

C. referred back to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different than the one proposed earlier

D. referred to committee since the solution to the problem was different than the one proposed earlier

E. referred back to the committee since the solution for problem was different than one proposed earlier

Originally posted by aayushagrawal on 11 Jun 2016, 05:41.
Last edited by Bunuel on 27 Feb 2019, 04:31, edited 1 time in total.
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11 Jun 2016, 06:19
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aayushagrawal wrote:
I had the same doubt. It is a Career Launcher GMAT Question. Can we not rule out 'refer back' for unnecessary usage of 'back'.

No, "back" is not unnecessary. The usage of the verb "refer back" implies that either the "matter" came from the "expert committee"or was earlier referred to them.

However without "back", the meaning conveyed is that the "matter" was referred to the "expert committee" for the first time.

Both the above usages are correct and hence, as Chetan mentioned above, there is no solid reason to select B over A.
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11 Jun 2016, 05:50
aayushagrawal wrote:
The matter was referred back to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different from the one proposed earlier.

a) referred back to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different from the one proposed earlier
b) referred to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different from the one proposed earlier
c) referred back to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different than the one proposed earlier
d) referred to committee since the solution to the problem was different than the one proposed earlier
e) referred back to the committee since the solution for problem was different than one proposed earlier

I doubt its a good Question..
Pl intimate the source..
refer back vs referis no reason to discard a choice in GMAT..

Refer back is a very valid usage now...
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11 Jun 2016, 05:54
aayushagrawal wrote:
The matter was referred back to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different from the one proposed earlier.

a) referred back to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different from the one proposed earlier
b) referred to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different from the one proposed earlier
c) referred back to the expert committee since the solution to the problem was different than the one proposed earlier
d) referred to committee since the solution to the problem was different than the one proposed earlier
e) referred back to the committee since the solution for problem was different than one proposed earlier

Please correct me if I am wrong--

"Solution to the problem" is apt."Solution for" is wrong.Eliminate E.
"solution to the problem was different from" is right."was different than"is wrong.Eliminate C,D.

Now how to differentiate between A & B "referred back Vs. referred" which one to choose and why?
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11 Jun 2016, 05:55
I had the same doubt. It is a Career Launcher GMAT Question. Can we not rule out 'refer back' for unnecessary usage of 'back'.
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11 Jun 2016, 07:38
This is a non GMAT Question

The question is from a CAT Book - How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT, 4e By Sharma/Upadhyay , TATA MCGraw Hill

Please find the question here -

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