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# The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory,a test

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26 Feb 2012, 20:11
Chembeti wrote:
This question has been already discussed. The reason for A is not the word 'and', but meaning. Except A, all other options change the meaning.

My friend, I mentioned the same thing. E is incorrect because though grammatically correct, the usage of "and" distorts the original intent.

Check out the explanation by Ron here :

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/the ... t1872.html

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26 Feb 2012, 20:37
The problem with A is the sequencing of the events and how the events in turn show the relationship among one another.

e.g.
In A: X happened to Y, because X is Z
In B: because X is Z, X happened to Y

The formation in B is better obviously because it shows a normal sequence of events.
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29 Apr 2012, 23:50
A, either X or Y, also not "and" relationship btw publishing and selling
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30 Apr 2012, 00:01
wow 2 layers of "and" structure!
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03 Sep 2012, 11:16
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory,
a test developed in the 1930s to assess
character, attitudes, and behavior, is finally
being revised, after many attacks recently as
dated and culturally biased.

(A) is finally being revised, after many attacks
recently as dated and culturally biased
(B) has recently been attacked as dated and
culturally biased and is finally being
revised
(C) is finally under revision for receiving much
recent attack as dated and culturally
biased
(D) was finally revised recently because it is
being attacked as dated and culturally
biased
(E) is finally to be revised after recent attacks
as dated and culturally biased
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28 Jan 2013, 02:52
Can anyone explain why B is correct answer. There is no relationship between "has been attacked" and "being revised".
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28 Jan 2013, 03:27
ranjeet75 wrote:
Can anyone explain why B is correct answer. There is no relationship between "has been attacked" and "being revised".

Hi ranjeet75,

Imo

Let's restate B :
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, a test developed in the 1930s to assess character, attitudes, and behavior, has recently been attacked as dated and culturally biased and is finally being revised.

The use of present perfect for has been attacked here is Correct :This is an action happened at an unspecified time before now regardind the sense of the phrase

From the original sentence : The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, a test developed in the 1930s to assess character, attitudes, and behavior, is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as dated and culturally biased.

is finally being revised is correct also because maybe the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory is currently under revision ( we don't know if this action happened and ended in the past or no )
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28 Jan 2013, 03:31
monikaleoster wrote:
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory,
a test developed in the 1930s to assess
character, attitudes, and behavior, is finally
being revised, after many attacks recently as
dated and culturally biased.

(A) is finally being revised, after many attacks
recently as dated and culturally biased
(B) has recently been attacked as dated and
culturally biased and is finally being
revised
(C) is finally under revision for receiving much
recent attack as dated and culturally
biased
(D) was finally revised recently because it is
being attacked as dated and culturally
biased
(E) is finally to be revised after recent attacks
as dated and culturally biased

Basically the meaning suggests us because the test is old and no longer update is attacked

A is incoorect because suggests that the test was revise due to the attack

C for receiving much recent attack is wrong for similar reason

D was finally revised recently is a situation that is in course of action instead was suggestssomething that is completely gone, passed away

E is finally to be is ackward

B states something that is happened and now an action in course. basically B use two correct time frame thanks to the verbe usage
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28 Jan 2013, 10:03
carcass wrote:
monikaleoster wrote:
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory,
a test developed in the 1930s to assess
character, attitudes, and behavior, is finally
being revised, after many attacks recently as
dated and culturally biased.

(A) is finally being revised, after many attacks
recently as dated and culturally biased
(B) has recently been attacked as dated and
culturally biased and is finally being
revised
(C) is finally under revision for receiving much
recent attack as dated and culturally
biased
(D) was finally revised recently because it is
being attacked as dated and culturally
biased
(E) is finally to be revised after recent attacks
as dated and culturally biased

Basically the meaning suggests us because the test is old and no longer update is attacked

A is incoorect because suggests that the test was revise due to the attack

C for receiving much recent attack is wrong for similar reason

D was finally revised recently is a situation that is in course of action instead was suggestssomething that is completely gone, passed away

E is finally to be is ackward

B states something that is happened and now an action in course. basically B use two correct time frame thanks to the verbe usage

Sorry doesnt B change the meaning of the sentence. The test could be changed because of the attack.
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28 Jan 2013, 21:38
analogy :

for yrs,men were allowed to wear shorts during corporate meetings............recently, there was a hue n cry, office decorum was coming @ stake..............the HR is pouring in thoughts to curb this existing norm.

How do we rephrase in gmat terms :

1. the policy on men attire has been attacked recently

2. The policy on men attire is being revised

net : the policy has been attacked recently.....AND......(THUS) is being revised : parallelism also intact, however a thus would have been much better in conveying the cause effect relationship

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The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, a test developed in the 1930s to assess
character, attitudes, and behavior, is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as
dated and culturally biased.

(A) is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as dated and culturally biased
(B) has recently been attacked as dated and culturally biased and is finally being revised
(C) is finally under revision for receiving much recent attack as dated and culturally biased
(D) was finally revised recently because it is being attacked as dated and culturally biased
(E) is finally to be revised after recent attacks as dated and culturally biased
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10 Nov 2017, 21:05
IMO B

A-doesn’t list the activities in the correct order
B-correct
C-unwanted usage of -ing modifier
D-was is wrong
E-to be revised is wrong

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Updated on: 03 Jan 2018, 07:23
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, a test developed in the 1930s to assess
character, attitudes, and behavior, is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as
dated and culturally biased
.
(A) is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as dated and culturally biased
(B) has recently been attacked as dated and culturally biased and is finally being revised
(C) is finally under revision for receiving much recent attack as dated and culturally biased
(D) was finally revised recently because it is being attacked as dated and culturally biased
(E) is finally to be revised after recent attacks as dated and culturally biased

I chose E which is the wrong answer. Can anyone explain why?

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Originally posted by Mansoor50 on 03 Jan 2018, 05:51.
Last edited by Vyshak on 03 Jan 2018, 07:23, edited 1 time in total.
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03 Jan 2018, 12:27
sudeep wrote:
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, a test developed in the 1930s to assess character, attitudes, and behavior, is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as dated and culturally biased.
(A) is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as dated and culturally biased
(B) has recently been attacked as dated and culturally biased and is finally being revised
(C) is finally under revision for receiving much recent attack as dated and culturally biased
(D) was finally revised recently because it is being attacked as dated and culturally biased
(E) is finally to be revised after recent attacks as dated and culturally biased

Spoiler: :: OE
Listen for things that sound funny in the original sentence,
and find the choice that’s most precise. In (A),
“attacks recently” is illogical and awkward-sounding.
The test isn’t under revision “FOR receiving attack,”
in (C). It’s under revision AFTER receiving attack. In
(D), it seems as though the attack happens before and
after the revision. In (E), it’s not clear that it’s the test
that’s being attacked. (B) makes the sequence of
events clear: the test has recently been attacked and is
finally being revised.

Spoiler: :: Hints:
Following has been tested:
b. Change of meaning / Unclear Meaning.
c. Object of the action
d. Modifier

is finally and to be both are used in a way which alters the original meaning of the sentence. Thus not correct.
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14 Jan 2018, 21:33
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, a test developed in the 1930s to assess character, attitudes, and behavior, is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as dated and culturally biased.

A. is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as dated and culturally biased
B. has recently been attacked as dated and culturally biased and is finally being revised
C. is finally under revision for receiving much recent attack as dated and culturally biased
D. was finally revised recently because it is being attacked as dated and culturally biased
E. is finally to be revised after recent attacks as dated and culturally biased
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14 Jan 2018, 23:14
mdimranster wrote:
E

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In E is it not meaning difference? To be revised is intention and will be in future.. but in actual sentence is being revised mentiioned ?

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15 Jan 2018, 21:48
Hi chembeti,

What is difference between recent attacks and attacks recently. How does the difference effect A and B.

Chembeti wrote:
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The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory,a test developed in the 1930s to assess character, attitudes, and behavior, is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as dated and culturally biased.

(A) is finally being revised, after many attacks recently as dated and culturally biased
(B) has recently been attacked as dated and culturally biased and is finally being revised
(C) is finally under revision for receiving much recent attack as dated and culturally biased
(D) was finally revised recently because it is being attacked as dated and culturally biased
(E) is finally to be revised after recent attacks as dated and culturally biased

(A) I would consider A if it is either "....after many recent attacks as dated and culturally biased" or "....recently after many attacks as dated and culturally biased"
(C) attack is countable noun and hence 'much attack' does not go well
(D) changing the meaning (indicates revision has completed, where as it is still under progress)
(E) changing the meaning (indicates revision is yet to start, where as it is still under progress)

Now, if we look at B, it uses present perfect continuous tense, which is very much needed in this context. This tense is required when we talk about an action that started in the past and stopped recently. There is usually a result now. Have a look at http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb ... inuous.htm

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