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14 Nov 2010, 00:36
The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position which is their natural birthright.

(A)
(B) that are their
(C) which are his
(D) being their
(E) of his

Which -refers to wealth and position
Are -both wealth and position
his - refers to disadvantaged person

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14 Nov 2010, 03:18
carcass wrote:
becoolja wrote:
The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position which is their natural birthright.

(A)
(B) that are their
(C) which are his
(D) being their
(E) of his

It's clear

all that with THEIR lack of coherence: singular VS plural; so A B D out

between C and E: which are his : verb plural , his singular......wrong

which are his: verb plural , his singular is not wrong per se.
Ex.- Tom went for a walk in the park with Roque and Ramon, which are his pets.
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14 Nov 2010, 05:02
None of the answers are convincing,

E when replaced: The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position of his natural birthright.
Sentence sounds weird

C makes sense, but as noboru said comma or a prep should accompany it.

Source??? any Clue, I think the author would have left long back
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14 Nov 2010, 06:40
Good finding,but this does not belong to the GMATland I suppose
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14 Nov 2010, 10:02
That is not an official material.
I dont trust it.

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06 Sep 2013, 04:50

I have found the original article and it is written the same way as the title....

Anyone care to explain?
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21 Nov 2013, 03:11
carcass wrote:
becoolja wrote:
The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position which is their natural birthright.

(A)
(B) that are their
(C) which are his
(D) being their
(E) of his

It's clear

all that with THEIR lack of coherence: singular VS plural; so A B D out

between C and E: which are his : verb plural , his singular......wrong

I do not get what the problem is.
We are talking about some things, and that is plural. But we are talking about one disadvantaged person.... singular....
just like:
We are looking for a computer, a printer and an ink cartridge which are his things....
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28 Jan 2016, 02:08
Between C and E, it comes down to the ambiguity the structure.

"Wealth and position of his natural birthright."

Just looking at this phrase, you can't say if it's Wealth and position or Just position.

Whereas

Wealth and position, which is...

Here it's very clear.

Often Verbal SC questions come to choosing the answer that's the least wrong. But I doubt if GMAC will test on such subtlety.
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28 Jan 2016, 09:11
This is a lousy question.

The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position which is their natural birthright.

(A) which is their --- which is the wealth and position’s birth right – weird.
(B) that are their -- same as in A
(C) which are his --- His refers to the child; child is gender-neutral; We have to use his or her or the third sex’s gender pronoun
(D) being their -- same as in A and B
(E) of his -- same as in C

It is best to use ‘its’; but has any one seen any such question; very gibberish
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29 Jan 2016, 23:36
The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position which is their natural birthright.

Here the question talks about restoring the person of his rights i.e. wealth and position.
Now the "and" works as conjunction over here making it the verbal phrase hence the answer should contain "are"
Also the question revolves around the person hence answer should also contain "his"

Based on this we are left with option "C" and "E".

C is most appropriate which is relative pronoun and it correctly signifies the person in question.

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