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# The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant

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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

What is the sentence structure of this SC?

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24 Jul 2009, 12:31
D. The has reflects the principle there correctly. C's "without..." is ambiguous.
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24 Jul 2009, 17:06
agree with D no opposition refers back to the principle...agree with the tense here has/has

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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

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07 Sep 2010, 11:20
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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

D

Parallelism: has sought approval ............ and has not met.

Other options just don't make sense. A & E not clear who is not facing opposition. B & C are not making sense either. Only D makes you realize that the principal has sought approval for something and has not met with opposition.
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07 Sep 2010, 14:12
I'm curious why that comma before the and is necessary, anyone?
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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
(D)reading,and has not met with opposition

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intended meaning of the sentences:-
The principle has sought approval.....bla blah blah....and has not met opposition.

A,C,E are out as there is a change in meaning.....seems like "students are proficient in reading without meeting with opposition"..

B is also awkward...seems like incomplete...

but in D
The principle has sought approval .....// to has not met with opposition.
hence D

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23 Apr 2013, 19:46
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The principle 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
(D)reading,and has not met with opposition

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In Question, principle should be spelt as principal

There are 2 clauses in the sentence.
1.The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant... students proficient in reading.
2. The principal has not met with opposition (from others)

I would try my understanding as below

(A) reading without meeting with opposition. Its unclear who is meeting opposition. i.e. subject of this clause
(B)reading ,having met with no opposition. subject of this clause is unclear + awkward clause.
(C)reading,without the opposition of others. Its unclear who is meeting opposition. i.e. subject of this clause
(D)reading,and has not met with opposition. Comma(,) tells that subject of second clause is same as that of first. Correct.
(E)reading without opposition. This distorts the meaning.

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02 May 2013, 19:39
All duplicate threads on this topic have been merged.

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15 Aug 2013, 03:53
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This is a Kaplan question. The OA is D.

Here's the given explanation by Kaplan: The principal is doing two things: seeking approval for her plan, and no meeting with any opposition. These two things should be in gramatically similar form. Since "has sought" isn't underlined, you need to change "without meeting with" in (A) to "has no met with" in (D).

I bet on D, but in my mind "comma' is not needed. Two verbs "has sought" and "has no met" are connected by AND. The comma has to be ommited.

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15 Aug 2013, 10:03
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This is a Kaplan question. The OA is D.

Here's the given explanation by Kaplan: The principal is doing two things: seeking approval for her plan, and no meeting with any opposition. These two things should be in gramatically similar form. Since "has sought" isn't underlined, you need to change "without meeting with" in (A) to "has no met with" in (D).

I bet on D, but in my mind "comma' is not needed. Two verbs "has sought" and "has no met" are connected by AND. The comma has to be ommited.

I agree with Dmitriy. Below is my reasoning.

If comma is used before "And", the second statement requires a subject.

The principal has sought...., and HE has ....

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15 Aug 2013, 11:51
Having met with no opposition, The principal sought approval for the plan.

Is the above sentence grammatically correct?
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11 Dec 2013, 11:40
This question is tricky - at first I thought they were talking about the children not having opposition with reading (not having a hard time with reading)

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11 Dec 2013, 22:40
Dmitriy wrote:
x242222 wrote:

I agree with Dmitriy. Below is my reasoning.

If comma is used before "And", the second statement requires a subject. The principal has sought...., and HE has ....

"Comma" before "And" gives the much needed clarity to the construction. without comma "seventh grade students" is likely to to be confused as the subject of the verb "has". This will lead to a subject verb agreement error.

The principal has sought approval.. those seventh grade students... , and has ...

Use of comma suggests that the "seventh grade students" is not the subject of the verb "has" and so the verb would take the previous subject(principal).

He has gone market to buy only those apples red in color and has ...

Seems apples has... (Incorrect)

He has gone market to buy only those apples red in color, and has ...

Because of "comma" - apples cant be the subject and thus "he" would be the subject.

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11 Dec 2013, 23:17
It is sort of an ambiguous statement. I went with the Option E, but I can see what the reasoning is behind Option 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

Consider this situation..The principal sought the approval of the parents and met with no opposition here.Now, She goes for the next step

The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading, having met with no opposition.

It can also be read as

Having met with no opposition, the principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading

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Yes. B might imply that the lack of opposition occurred BEFORE the principal sought approval.
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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

What is the sentence structure of this SC?

1. First reading gives us suspect in "reading without meeting with opposition", so eliminate A
2. Looking for splits in answers we see 3- without + noun and 2- having, has + verb.
3. Any of without+noun is not well because they are logically parallel with "principal has sought" but not paralelled structurally. Eliminate C and E
4. B is not good because "having met with no opposition" looks as modifier of the "Principal has sought approval......"
5. D becomes appropriate because it is paralleled logically and structurally with "has sought approval"

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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

What is the sentence structure of this SC?

hare question. consider logic/meaning
a and e are easy to sort out.
in b, having met modify the main clause. there is no logic cohesion between this phrase and main clause. wrong
c is similar to B

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