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# The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure

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The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective, its methodologies require revision.

A. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective,
B. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, suggesting that its process of data collection may be defective and that
C. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the new system that returned ambiguous results suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that
D. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the ambiguous results returned by the new system suggest that its process of data collection may be defective and that
E. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results; this suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that

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The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective, its methodologies require revision.

A. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective,
B. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, suggesting that its process of data collection may be defective and that
C. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the new system that returned ambiguous results suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that
D. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the ambiguous results returned by the new system suggest that its process of data collection may be defective and that
E. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results; this suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that

A. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective,------------ Incorrect. to join two clauses we need FANBOY
B. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, suggesting that its process of data collection may be defective and that----------Correct. the two clauses are joined by "and" and "that" maintains the parallelism
C. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the new system that returned ambiguous results suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that---------Incorrect. Modifier error. Verb-ed modifier should be close to the noun that it modifies.
D. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the ambiguous results returned by the new system suggest that its process of data collection may be defective and that---------Incorrect. Modifier error. Verb-ed modifier should be close to the noun that it modifies.
E. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results; this suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that----------Incorrect. Modifier error. the second clause need to modify the first clause but a semi-colon has been inserted and an Independent clause has been created. "this suggests" is ambiguous as noun should be flowed after relative pronoun "this". "this" seems to refer to plural "results" which is incorrect
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21 Jul 2017, 09:18
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The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective, its methodologies require revision.

A. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective,
B. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, suggesting that its process of data collection may be defective and that
C. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the new system that returned ambiguous results suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that
D. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the ambiguous results returned by the new system suggest that its process of data collection may be defective and that
E. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results; this suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that

hi daagh
I have a query here ..

In B "suggesting" modifies the subject that is "The new system"..logically results should suggest not the new system itself...

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21 Jul 2017, 09:29
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The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective, its methodologies require revision.

A. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective,
B. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, suggesting that its process of data collection may be defective and that
C. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the new system that returned ambiguous results suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that
D. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the ambiguous results returned by the new system suggest that its process of data collection may be defective and that
E. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results; this suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that

A - its methodologies require revision is not connected to the rest of the sentence. We need a conjunction to connect it to the sentence. OUT.
B - 'Suggesting that.... and that...' Parallelism maintained in the modifier + the modifier correctly modifies the preceding action i.e. returned ambiguous results. KEEP.
C - This sentence says that the new system suggests it's process of data collection is defective. Absurd. OUT.
D - Incorrect Modifier - Subject. OUT.
E - This has no noun attached to it, and between E and B, B is the better option.

B is the answer.
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21 Jul 2017, 10:14
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hi daagh
I have a query here ..

In B "suggesting" modifies the subject that is "The new system"..logically results should suggest not the new system itself...

Hi sobby ,

Suggesting is not modifying the subject of the previous clause rather it is modifying the entire previous clause.

, ing form is used to modify either the previous clause or the result of the previous clause.

Here, as per the meaning, the new system had some ambiguous results and thus suggesting is telling us how were they ambiguous.

I hope that makes sense.
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21 Jul 2017, 10:43
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sobby wrote:
hi daagh
I have a query here ..

In B "suggesting" modifies the subject that is "The new system"..logically results should suggest not the new system itself...

Hi sobby ,

Suggesting is not modifying the subject of the previous clause rather it is modifying the entire previous clause.

, ing form is used to modify either the previous clause or the result of the previous clause.

Here, as per the meaning, the new system had some ambiguous results and thus suggesting is telling us how were they ambiguous.

I hope that makes sense.

thanks abhimahna

agree with ur point....may be i used wrong word there (modify)...
my point is the participle phrase should make sense with the subject of preceding clause ..
the results obtained from new system can suggests ..how new system itself suggests ....
like this example :
https://gmatclub.com/forum/some-anthrop ... 34793.html (A is incorrect)

M i missing some thing here...
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21 Jul 2017, 11:00
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thanks abhimahna

agree with ur point....may be i used wrong word there (modify)...
my point is the participle phrase should make sense with the subject of preceding clause ..
the results obtained from new system can suggests ..how new system itself suggests ....
like this example :
https://gmatclub.com/forum/some-anthrop ... 34793.html (A is incorrect)

M i missing some thing here...

Hi sobby ,

yeah, I got your question now.

Yes, if we had the results of the new system , then we must have used "suggest" rather than suggesting as suggesting would not make any sense here. ing form of the verb is not a verb actually.

So, your point is correct.

Regarding the 2nd question you mentioned, it was the event that reduced their number and not the suffering.

I hope that makes sense.
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sobby wrote:
thanks abhimahna

agree with ur point....may be i used wrong word there (modify)...
my point is the participle phrase should make sense with the subject of preceding clause ..
the results obtained from new system can suggests ..how new system itself suggests ....
like this example :
https://gmatclub.com/forum/some-anthrop ... 34793.html (A is incorrect)

M i missing some thing here...

Hi sobby ,

yeah, I got your question now.

Yes, if we had the results of the new system , then we must have used "suggest" rather than suggesting as suggesting would not make any sense here. ing form of the verb is not a verb actually.

So, your point is correct.

Regarding the 2nd question you mentioned, it was the event that reduced their number and not the suffering.

I hope that makes sense.

thanks for confirming abhimahna
I can conclude that this question is not up to GMAT standard...
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The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective, its methodologies require revision.

A. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, which suggests that its process of data collection may be defective,

Use of which is wrong.

B. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results, suggesting that its process of data collection may be defective and that

Correct

C. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the new system that returned ambiguous results suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that

Meaning is changed as it seems to suggest that that system suggested that its process of data collection may be defective .
This is illogical.

D. Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, the ambiguous results returned by the new system suggest that its process of data collection may be defective and that

Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty is modifying the ambiguous results , so this option is glaringly wrong.

E. The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results; this suggests that its process of data collection may be defective and that

This has no antecedent and the structure long use of its is ambiguous here.
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The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results

Hi,

Can someone please explain me above line in which "implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results" is acting as verb-ed modifier. should it not be preceded by a comma ? the way it is written, cant we infer that it is the new system that implemented something?

should it not be as below, if comma is not there-

The new system was implemented to evaluate

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The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results

Hi,

Can someone please explain me above line in which "implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results" is acting as verb-ed modifier. should it not be preceded by a comma ? the way it is written, cant we infer that it is the new system that implemented something?

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Hi GTExl ,

I am happy to help.

Verbed modifiers doesn't always require to be separated with a comma.

There are a couple of things here.

If we use modifier first and then the clause, we need to have a comma.

For example: Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty, The new system returned ambiguous results.

Here, implemented is correctly referring to the new system.

If we use noun first and join the ed modifier with that noun, we don't need to have a comma.

For example : The new system Implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results.

Also, I could see you have mixed the verb of the main clause with the verb-ed modifier.

The new system implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of tenure-track faculty returned ambiguous results.

In the above sentence, the subject is "the new system" and the verb is "returned". The part highlighted in green is the modifier of the subject.

Does that make sense?

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