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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition.

a) reading without meeting with opposition
b) reading, having met with no opposition
c) reading, without the opposition of others
d) reading, and has not met with opposition
e) reading without opposition

What is the sentence structure of this SC?

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New post 15 Apr 2008, 05:44
well oa is indeed d.but even i went for c like the above posts.Could you tell me how to approach these kind?i would have surely got it wrong in myactual gmat these type of questions.came down to c and d.But was so confident of c that never thought of d.But reading terp26 its clear.So should we identify such problems because of ||sm has...has.and plz ellaborate why c is wrong?is it because of dangling modifier?Toughie for me....thanks everyone.... :-D

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New post 15 Apr 2008, 13:32
does anyone have any grammatical explanation to this problem? i'm somehow confused by how the OA happens to be D.

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New post 15 Apr 2008, 13:37
what's the source of this question? i'm just surprised by how the adverb "proficient" is used to describe the noun "students" without both a linking verb and a relative pronoun between them. is this question from a reliable source?

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New post 16 Apr 2008, 00:26
what question number is it? because there is a link on the gmat club that walker made. This link shows all the questions from 1000 SC with all the threads by people trying to explain each question. perhaps we could find the answer to our questions on that thread.

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New post 16 Apr 2008, 19:00
well tarek never new abt the link as you told..i generally go to thousandsc.blogspot.com where oa was given...and randomly practice...however from now onwards will note it...thanka anyway....hope somebody soon finds this question :-D

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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition

A) reading without meeting with opposition
B) reading, having met with no opposition
C) reading, without the opposition of others
D) reading, and has not met with opposition
E) reading without opposition


I disagree with D. It has a SV agreement problem. "only those seventh grade students proficient in reading and HAS not met with opposition

I think it should be E.

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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition.

A) reading without meeting with opposition
B) reading, having met with no opposition
C) reading, without the opposition of others
D) reading, and has not met with opposition
E) reading without opposition
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It D.

Others have modification issues, or distort the meaning. B also has a tense issue.

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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition.

A) reading without meeting with opposition
B) reading, having met with no opposition
C) reading, without the opposition of others
D) reading, and has not met with opposition
E) reading without opposition[/quote]

Ans. C

This sentence has to have a comma after reading.
A) has to have a comma after reading to strees the importance of the opposition
B) is out as "having met" is ackward
C) "without" modifies the approval for reading and the comma is used correctly. Answer.
D) "and" suggest parallelism and not correct
E) has to have a comma after reading to strees the importance of the opposition

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I am not able to get meaning of phase "without meeting with opposition" in the sentense.Can somebody please elobrate.. ????

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New post 04 Jun 2008, 03:31
I'll go with B.

Other way to read it is..

Having met with no opposition, the principal sought...

I believe its the past continuous that fits in well.
Also, depicts the clear flow of events.

"Without" does not gel well with the sentence as it signifies "leaving aside the opposition from others". That's my logic!

Hope B is the OA.

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New post 04 Jun 2008, 07:09
I'm going with C.



A. without the comma, makes it sound that students need to be proficient in "reading without meeting ..."
B. was tempting but "having met with no opposition" to me just doesn't seem crystal clear. If it were "having met no opposition" then I'd feel more comfortable with B. Just suspicious of "the".
C. Sounds right to me..."the principle has sought approval....without the opposition of others." Although, admittedly in spoken English I'll use "without the approval of others"
D. "and has not met with opposition" sounds fuzzy/ altered intent. Could mean she hasn't literally met with "the opposition".
E. like A, students proficient in "reading without opposition" is awkward.

Tricky question

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I will go with D.

The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition.


A) reading without meeting with opposition (Confusing)
B) reading, having met with no opposition (tense problem)
C) reading, without the opposition of others (nope)
D) reading, and has not met with opposition (correct )
E) reading without opposition (Confusing)

She is expecting approval of her plan and also to be done with out opposition.

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OA is D
D) reading, and has not met with opposition

I know we need a comma after "reading". however, I couldn't get the second part right (I chose C which was wrong).
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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition.

A) reading without meeting with opposition
B) reading, having met with no opposition
C) reading, without the opposition of others
D) reading, and has not met with opposition
E) reading without opposition


A, E -- distorts the meaning of sentence


C The principal has sought X, without the oppostion of others ("without the oppostion of others" modifies the principal or X) -- ambiguous
Following statement fixes the C by changing the modifier's position.
The principal, without the oppostion of others, has sought X
Correct me if i am wrong.

B The principal has sought X, having met with no opposition ( Modifier problem similar to C )

D The principal has sought X, and has not met with opposition
D describes better. [has sought || has met ]


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leonidas wrote:
OA is D
D) reading, and has not met with opposition

I know we need a comma after "reading". however, I couldn't get the second part right (I chose C which was wrong).


One grammar book tells that "Do not put a comma before and at the end of a sequence of items unless one of the items includes another and".
one of the functions of comma is to list series of "things". But here we have ony TWO "things", thus we DO NOT need comma before and.

I do not know why D including comma is correct answer. If there is no comma in D, I will cast doubt on nothing.

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Sentence has modifier and parallelism issue.
Parallel: The principal has sought approval for her plan … and has not met with opposition
A, B, C and E – Choices incorrectly modifying the reading


A) reading without meeting with opposition
B) reading, having met with no opposition
C) reading, without the opposition of others
D) reading, and has not met with opposition
E) reading without opposition

Answer: D

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D for me. That maintains the "has" parallelism.

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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition.
(A) reading without meeting with opposition
(B) reading, having met with no opposition
(C) reading, without the opposition of others
(D) reading, and has not met with opposition
(E) reading without opposition

OA:
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OE:
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The principal is doing two things: seeking approval
for her plan, and not meeting with any opposition.
These two things should be in grammatically similar
form. Since “has sought” isn’t underlined, you need to
change “without meeting with,” in (A), to “has not
met with,” in (D).

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D.
Between C and D.
In C, 'without opposition of..' modifies 'reading'.

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