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The message conveyed by the conference speakers make me feel

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The message conveyed by the conference speakers make me feel fortunate that I did not invest all of my money in stocks traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

a. make me feel fortunate that I did not invest all of my money in stocks traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
b. make me feel fortunate that I did not invest all of my money in NASDAQ stocks.
c. make me feel fortunate that I did not invest my money in NASDAQ stocks.
d. makes me feel fortunate that I did not invest all of my money in NASDAQ stocks.
e. makes me feel fortunate that I did not invest my money in NASDAQ stocks.
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15 Mar 2004, 08:19
I will go with D on this one.

E comes close but slightly changes the meaning of the original sentence.
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15 Mar 2004, 10:53

D. The underscored portion of the sentence lacks conciseness. This should be rather obvious. What may not appear to be as obvious, however, is that there is a subject verb disagreement between "message" and "make". Be aware that the GMAT test writers love to add prepositional phrases in between the subjects and verbs to mask this disagreement. Choice A, B, and C can be eliminated because they each incorrectly begin with the verb "make". Choice E is wrong because it changes the meaning of the sentence. The speaker of the sentence never stated that he or she did not invest any money in NASDAQ stocks, but simply that he or she did not invest all of his or her money in those stocks.
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