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The themes that Rita Dove explores in her poetry is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals with racial issues.

A. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals
B. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition, also occasionally it deals
C. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition and occasionally deals
D. are universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally dealing
E. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition, also occasionally are dealing
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A. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals – Subject Verb Agreement - Eliminated
B. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition, also occasionally it deals – Subject verb Agreement - Eliminated
C. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition and occasionally deals
D. are universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally dealing – Avoid ‘ing’ - Eliminated
E. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition, also occasionally are dealing

My thought here....
A, B - Subject Verb agreement and hence eliminated.

Left with C,D & E
D - Eliminated too many 'ings'. GMAT people don't like them.

Left with C & E
E - I find it too wordy and what points to the wrong answer is '......also occasionally are dealing...'

What say everyone any changes to the process followed??

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24 May 2007, 06:06
Looks like D.

In C they ... deal s with.

Correct me, If I'm wrong.

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The themes that Rita Dove explores in her poetry is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals with racial issues.

A. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals
B. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition, also occasionally it deals
C. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition and occasionally deals
D. are universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally dealing
E. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition, also occasionally are dealing => not ||

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D - Eliminated too many 'ings'. GMAT people don't like them.

Very True , but here "ing" is fine as it is used a participle immediately following the comman - explaning the clause before the comman.

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31 Dec 2011, 21:58
Nice explanation by e-gmat. Thanks.

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A. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally deals
B. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition, also occasionally it deals
C. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition and occasionally deals
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26 Feb 2014, 14:11
Hi, I added this one because the others didn't post the question with OA.

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27 Feb 2014, 00:55
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Hi, I added this one because the others didn't post the question with OA.

Please do not add an already existing question. Perform a search by the name of the question and if you do not find, then please go ahead and post the question.If the OA is not added, probably you can post over there about the OA and it will be added.

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The themes that Rita Dove explores in her poetry is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals with racial issues.

A. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals
B. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition, also occasionally it deals
C. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition and occasionally deals
D. are universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally dealing
E. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition, also occasionally are dealing

A& B - SV mismatch themes - is universal
C & E - run on sentence

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10 Mar 2015, 09:40
POE:
+ Is/Are --> Are: Themes ...are --> C,D,E left.
+ Parallelism with "encompassing.." & "dealing.." --> D left.
D: CORRECT.

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The themes that Rita Dove explores in her poetry is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally deals with racial issues.

A. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally deals

B. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition, also occasionally it deals

C. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition and occasionally deals

D. are universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally dealing

E. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition, also occasionally are dealing
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The themes that Rita Dove explores in her poetry are..........

Themes will take are , Only options (D) and (E) left, however (D) is incorrect

E. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition, also occasionally are dealing

they = No clear antecedent

also occasionally are dealing = Wordy / Awkward and Redundant..

Hence IMHO (D)

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Balvinder wrote:
The themes that Rita Dove explores in her poetry is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals with racial issues.

A. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals
B. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition, also occasionally it deals
C. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition and occasionally deals
D. are universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally dealing
E. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition, also occasionally are dealing

The clear winner here is D

The subject of the sentence is "themes" which is plural so keeping that in mind lets analyse the options
A. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals
WRONG:- SV agreement

B. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition, also occasionally it deals
WRONG:- SV agreement

C. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition and occasionally deals
WRONG:- A nasty comma splice, also called a run on. SV agreement (deals)

D. are universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally dealing
CORRECT:- perfect composition

E. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition, also occasionally are dealing[/quote]
WRONG:- A nasty comma splice, also called a run on. No Parallelism (encompass & dealing are not parallel)
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D is clear winner. . Ing mofifier + correct SV agreement.
Easy one.

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Balvinder wrote:
The themes that Rita Dove explores in her poetry is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals with racial issues.

2/3 split in this question.

Themes (that rita...) is/are universal.

A. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals

B. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition, also occasionally it deals

C. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition and occasionally deals
they encompass and deal would be correct.

D. are universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally dealing

E. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition, also occasionally are dealing
Present progressive tense is wrong.
usage of comma is wrong. (, also...)
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Balvinder wrote:
The themes that Rita Dove explores in her poetry is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals with racial issues.

A. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals
B. is universal, encompassing much of the human condition, also occasionally it deals
C. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition and occasionally deals
D. are universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally dealing
E. are universal, they encompass much of the human condition, also occasionally are dealing

--Not related to the answer-- => Can someone please explain whether the clause 'while occasionally she deals with racial issues' is correct or not?
i.e Will option A be correct if it would have been 'are universal, encompassing much of the human condition while occasionally she deals'? (Considering option D is not present)
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