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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

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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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17 May 2006, 17:10
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'D' it is for me.

It has to be the principal seeking approval who is not met with any opposition for her plan.

A, B, C and E all indicate that opposition is faced by the seventh graders.
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17 May 2006, 17:24
'D' it is for me.

It has to be the principal seeking approval who is not met with any opposition for her plan.

A, B, C and E all indicate that opposition is faced by the seventh graders.

Let me simplify the statement (without taking the main points out) and see if my point of view is correct:

The principal has sought approval for her plan to promote kids proficient in reading without meeting with opposition.

Now if you go with A or E, you've not separated out the two sentenses:
1. Principal has sought approval for her plan, and

C C and D take this problem out, but the "and" in D is verbose. When you have a comma, you don't need to join the two sentenses with an "and".

This leaves B and C, and B appeared to me to be more concise, and refrains from using the word "others" (where would "others" come from .... the opposition could be from others, or from the students of the same school).

Does someone has a different viewpoint?
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17 May 2006, 17:44
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kapslock wrote:
Does someone has a different viewpoint?

kapslock,

The sentence attempts to convey that:
1) the principal has sought approval for X
2) he has not met with opposition

All of the choices except D place the phrase "without meeting opposition" close to the second noun "seventh-grade students" and hence change the meaning..

It should be D.
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17 May 2006, 21:49
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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).
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14 Apr 2008, 11:10
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I'd say D.

A) reading without meeting with opposition (we need a break after reading. otherwise it implys students reading without meeting"
B) reading, having met with no opposition (needs conjunction)
C) reading, without the opposition of others this looks like a dangling modifer. We need a coordinating conjuntion to relate the 2, what has met with no opposition? opposition of others is wordy as well
D) reading, and has not met with opposition (Good, clear, conjunction)
E) reading without opposition (same as A, sounds like the students are reading without opposition)
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15 Apr 2008, 05:39
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I really don't think it's D because when you use a comma before "and", it is suggesting that another new clause must be used. if that's the case, then we're missing a new subject. Also, we have a list of only 2 items so we really don't need a comma to separate these 2 items. Using a comma suggests that what comes after "and" will express a totally different idea, which isn't logical. I really think it should be C. what's the OA?
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15 Apr 2008, 06:44
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....
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17 Apr 2008, 08:28
suyashjhawar wrote:
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

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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03 Jun 2008, 21:43
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

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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04 Jun 2008, 04:31
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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04 Jun 2008, 08:09
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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04 Jun 2008, 08:33
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 )

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

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04 Jun 2008, 08:40
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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04 Jun 2008, 10:45
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leonidas wrote:
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

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 ]

Good one.
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04 Jun 2008, 13:00
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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07 Sep 2010, 12:20
suyashjhawar wrote:
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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23 Apr 2013, 14:07
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hi,
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, 20:46
+1 Kudo for this very good question !

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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15 Aug 2013, 04:53
x242222 wrote:
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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