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# The National Geographic Society's electronic database,

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The National Geographic Society's electronic database, available free of cost to researchers affiliated with government think-tanks or university study centers, originally stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities, but is now accessible through remote data access services.

A) centers, originally stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities, but is
B) centers, while it had originally been stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities,
C) centers stored originally in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities
D) centers, was originally stored in microfiche sheets manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities but is
E) centers stored originally in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities but is

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(P.S) This is topic is taken from Rssing.com.(however, has neither OA nor OE.) This seems to be a good case for the application of POE for fouling on a few basic structural tenets. We can arrive at a consensus after some discussions.--- daagh

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Originally posted by daagh on 16 Jul 2017, 05:01.
Last edited by daagh on 16 Jul 2017, 10:53, edited 1 time in total.
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16 Jul 2017, 05:46
daagh wrote:
The National Geographic Society's electronic database, available free of cost to researchers affiliated with government think-tanks or university study centers, originally stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities, but is now accessible through remote data access services.

I would choose D.

A) centers, originally stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities, but is
"The database stored in ..." is wrong. The correct form is "The database [be] stored in ...". Hence, eliminate A.

B) centers, while it had originally been stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities,
This choice make the sentence fragment.

C) centers stored originally in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities is
THis choice make the sentence fragment.

D) centers, was originally stored in microfiche sheets manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities but is
Correct

E) centers stored originally in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities but is
This choice make the sentence lack main verb.
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16 Jul 2017, 10:34
daagh wrote:
The National Geographic Society's electronic database, available free of cost to researchers affiliated with government think-tanks or university study centers, originally stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities, but is now accessible through remote data access services.

A) centers, originally stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities, but is
B) centers, while it had originally been stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities,
C) centers stored originally in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities is wrong word order
D) centers, was originally stored in microfiche sheets manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities but is
E) centers stored originally in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities but is

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(P.S) This is topic is taken from Rssing.com.(however, has neither OA nor OE.) This seems to be a good case for the application of POE for fouling on a few basic structural tenets. We can arrive at a consensus after some discussions.--- daagh

A - Clause 1 as no verb. Out.
B - Same as A. Out.
C - 'wrong word order'??? Where did this come from?
D - No issues. Keep.
E - Clause 1 is again missing a verb.
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16 Jul 2017, 10:56
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Thnks for pointing out the error. I have edited the text. It was the notes I wrote the choice.
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16 Jul 2017, 10:58
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Thnks for pointing out the error. I have edited the text. It was the notes I wrote the choice.

Haha. Thank you for the tip. It helped in eliminating an answer choice. If only GMAT does that on the exam with certain questions

On a serious note, no issues. Thank you for editing.

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17 Jul 2017, 10:46
I chose D. Need something that completes 'The National Geographic Society's electronic database'. Only D logically completes the statement.
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18 Jul 2017, 03:23
The National Geographic Society's electronic database, available free of cost to researchers affiliated with government think-tanks or university study centers, originally stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities, but is now accessible through remote data access services.
A) centers, originally stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities, but is -
A fragmented sentence since verb for the subject "Database" is missing. Hence Incorrect.

B) centers, while it had originally been stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities,
Grossly Incorrect.

C) centers stored originally in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities
A fragmented sentence since verb for the subject "Database" is missing. Placement of STORED changes the original intent & logically incorrect since the option now conveys that Study centers were stored in microfiche sheets.. "But" should be used in the end to maintain contradiction. Hence Incorrect.

D) centers, was originally stored in microfiche sheets manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities but is
CORRECT

E) centers stored originally in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities but is
A fragmented sentence since verb for the subject "Database" is missing. Placement of STORED changes the original intent & logically incorrect since the option now conveys that Study centers were stored in microfiche sheets. Hence Incorrect.
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03 Aug 2017, 03:03
D - 'database(subject...was originally....but IS now' - others are not as clear
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10 Aug 2017, 09:20
daagh wrote:
The National Geographic Society's electronic database, available free of cost to researchers affiliated with government think-tanks or university study centers, originally stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities, but is now accessible through remote data access services.

A) centers, originally stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities, but is
B) centers, while it had originally been stored in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities,
C) centers stored originally in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities
D) centers, was originally stored in microfiche sheets manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities but is
E) centers stored originally in microfiche sheets that were manually accessed through the Society's free access facilities but is

A) But is a FANBOYS connector. An IC should follow 'but'
B) Past Perfect Tense is incorrect
C) It incorrectly suggests that the centers were stored in microfiche sheets
E) Repeats same error as C

I will go with D
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