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# The term "malfunction" is a failure to

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04 May 2016, 08:01
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The term "malfunction" is a failure to function or abnormal functioning.

a. is a failure to function or
b. can be a failure to function or
c. describes the failure to function of
d. is often used to describe a failure to function or
e. describes a failure to function or

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04 May 2016, 08:34
The term "malfunction" is a failure to function or abnormal functioning.

a. is a failure to function or
b. can be a failure to function or
c. describes the failure to function of
d. is often used to describe a failure to function or
e. describes a failure to function or

No issues with (E)

X describes a Y

(D) contains an unnecessary word " Often " and changes the meaning.

So, I will go with (E)
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04 May 2016, 08:49
The term "malfunction" is a failure to function or abnormal functioning.

a. is a failure to function or
b. can be a failure to function or
c. describes the failure to function of
d. is often used to describe a failure to function or
e. describes a failure to function or

Hi,

the TERM itself cannot be SOMETHING, TERM can describe or refer to something..
so ONLY C and E are left..
I am sure there is a typo in C and it is OR and not OF
indefinite article 'a' is better than 'the'
E is correct
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02 Jul 2017, 01:49
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Does GMAT relay surprise with such simple question ?
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