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# The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but

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The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had anticipated.

A. weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

B. weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than

C. unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors are the cause of much larger deposits of spray than they had

D. weather conditions that are not foreseeable, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than

E. unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had
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16 May 2008, 10:38
B looks good.

can be....cannot be..parallel.
also, I did not like 'unforeseeable'..no reason.
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16 May 2008, 11:23
straight B

they in other choices dont have a clear anticidant..

A and D are just wordy..and confusing..
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16 May 2008, 18:20
+1 to you bsd

I was stuck between B and D.
But in D "not forseeable" is wordy..a better choice would have been unforseeable.

So B it is.
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16 May 2008, 19:40
bsd_lover wrote:
The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had anticipated.

A. weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

B. weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than

C. unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors are the cause of much larger deposits of spray than they had

D. weather conditions that are not foreseeable, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than

E. unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

To avoid "they" and "had", no choice other than B is best.

Honestly, I dont think "accidents", weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors are parallel! Do you think so?
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16 May 2008, 19:46
Why am I the rebel here? I strongly feel the need to pick D. What's the OA?
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18 May 2008, 04:23
OA is D.
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18 May 2008, 06:16
bsd_lover wrote:
OA is D.

WoW! Can you plz post OE if possible. Many Thanks for nice question.
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18 May 2008, 06:17
Sorry I dont have any OE - its from SC1000 I wanna know myself why D is the answer.
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18 May 2008, 07:13
I checked my sc1000 copy and Walker's copy..OA is B.
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18 May 2008, 07:45
Oh really !!!! that is great news My own score goes up. I picked B when I answered this.
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18 May 2008, 07:51
So that means you are not using either sc1000 copy or walker's software...then what are you using? Is there any other software..?
I tried gmatters but could not install it.
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18 May 2008, 08:15
sondenso wrote:
bsd_lover wrote:
The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had anticipated.

A. weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

B. weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than

C. unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors are the cause of much larger deposits of spray than they had

D. weather conditions that are not foreseeable, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than

E. unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

To avoid "they" and "had", no choice other than B is best.

Honestly, I dont think "accidents", weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors are parallel! Do you think so?

weather conditions
and pilot errors are both nouns. So, they are parallel.
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18 May 2008, 09:26
Man, I picked E for this one, and realized how careless I am...
I eliminated A, B, D because I didn't like how it is structured...
Agree with B though...
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18 May 2008, 17:05
I use gmatter --> http://www.gmatter.biz. It has a full dataset of the 1000SC questions. Obviously it has some incorrect answers here and there. I really should cross check some of the answers against the actual SC1000 set.

saravalli wrote:
So that means you are not using either sc1000 copy or walker's software...then what are you using? Is there any other software..?
I tried gmatters but could not install it.
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18 May 2008, 17:07
bsd_lover wrote:
The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had anticipated.

A. weather conditions that could not be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had
B. weather conditions that cannot be foreseen, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
C. unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors are the cause of much larger deposits of spray than they had
D. weather conditions that are not foreseeable, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than
E. unforeseeable weather conditions, and pilot errors often cause much larger deposits of spray than they had

B. i think B is better over D in terms of logical meaning only cuz "weather conditions" are not divided into foreseeable and unforseeable. some can be forseen and other cannot be.

this question is always in my mind why B is better than D. I do not have any other convincing reason...
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18 May 2008, 19:35
I have noticed that GMAt do not prefer cutter nouns as noun1 noun 2 noun3 where in noun1 is acting as adjective for noun 3 . Gmat prefers it be noun1 to be near to noun3. eg:
eg :sizeable wolf population is not preferred where as sizeable population of wolf is preferred.
eg :deposits of baltic sea sediments is not preferred where as deposits of sediment of baltic sea is preferred.
This one place where conciseness is compromised over clarity.
hence we eliminate C ,E
A - could is in past tense.

D- wrong. because it makes weather condition unforseable by their nature, which is not true.

chose B.
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18 May 2008, 23:13
Ok I've confirmed this. OA is definitely B. Sorry for the confusion earlier.
Re: SC - Pesticides   [#permalink] 18 May 2008, 23:13
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