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The United Parcel Service plans to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to run on cleaner-burning natural gas.


A. to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to

B. to convert its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline to

C. on converting its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area that will

D. for its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to convert to

E. that its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline will convert to



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Re: The United Parcel Service plans to convert its more than 2,000 gasolin  [#permalink]

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Hello Everybody!

Let’s take a look at this closely to narrow down to the right answer! After a quick scan over the answers, there are a couple major differences that we need to address:

1. Placement of the descriptor “gasoline-powered” or “powered by gasoline”
2. Use of the verb “to convert”: to convert/on converting/will convert

Okay, let’s start with #1 on our list. The placement of the phrase “gasoline-powered” or “powered by gasoline” can completely change the intended meaning of the sentence! Let’s see which ones stick to the intended meaning:

A. to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to
This is OK because it’s clear that all of the trucks are gasoline-powered, and all of the trucks will be converted to natural gas.

B. to convert its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline to
This is INCORRECT because the phrase “that are powered by gasoline” suggests that only some trucks (the ones powered by gasoline) will be converted. This isn’t true – all of the trucks are being converted because they are all gasoline-powered!

C. on converting its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area that will
This is OK because it’s clear that all of the trucks are gasoline-powered, and all of the trucks will be converted to natural gas.

D. for its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to convert to
This is OK because it’s clear that all of the trucks are gasoline-powered, and all of the trucks will be converted to natural gas.

E. that its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline will convert to
This is INCORRECT because the phrase “that are powered by gasoline” suggests that only some trucks (the ones powered by gasoline) will be converted. This isn’t true – all of the trucks are being converted because they are all gasoline-powered!


This means we can eliminate answers B and E because they change the intended meaning. That leaves us with answers A, C, and D. Let’s take a closer look at #2 on our list, proper verb tense, and see how each answer stacks up:

A. to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to
This is CORRECT! The placement of “gasoline-powered” is good, and the verb “to convert” creates a nice parallel to the later verb “to run.”

C. on converting its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area that will
This is INCORRECT because it uses the phrase “plans on” which is not idiomatically correct. It should always be “plans to” on the GMAT.

D. for its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to convert to
This is INCORRECT because it creates a bit of a strange, unintended meaning. This sentence, as written, says that the plan is for the trucks to convert themselves to natural gas. That doesn’t make sense!


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Re: The United Parcel Service plans to convert its more than 2,000 gasolin  [#permalink]

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The United Parcel Service plans to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to run on cleaner-burning natural gas.


A. to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to

B. to convert its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline to

C. on converting its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area that will

D. for its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to convert to

E. that its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline will convert to



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IMO - A is the correct choice.

A. to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to

B. to convert its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline to - Incorrect - That modifies Los Angeles area

C. on converting its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area that will - Incorrect - Same as B

D. for its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to convert to - Incorrect as 'for' implies as if the planning is done for the trucks

E. that its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline will convert to - Incorrect - Same as B
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Except A, all other choices repeat the error of modifier placement. 'that are powered..' should be placed next to trucks.

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We might make a quick- fix solution here. C, D, and E are out for using wrong idioms in the given context such as plans on, plans for, and plans that.
Between A and B, the 'gasoline-powered trucks' in A is a lot more concise than 'trucks that are powered by gasoline' in B.

The logical referent of 'that' is out of scope now
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The United Parcel Service plans to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to run on cleaner-burning natural gas.


A. to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to

B. to convert its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline to

C. on converting its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area that will

D. for its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to convert to

E. that its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline will convert to

Answer A, is the best of the lot.


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daagh wrote:
We might make a quick- fix solution here. C, D, and E are out for using wrong idioms in the given context such as plans on, plans for, and plans that.
Between A and B, the 'gasoline-powered trucks' in A is a lot more concise than 'trucks that are powered by gasoline' in B.

The logical referent of 'that' is out of scope now


Hello daagh Sir,

I understand that for this context. We have to use plans to convert. It presents the intention of planning. And So A is correct here.

But I am eager to understand in what context we should be using "plans on, plans for, and plans that".

Please help me understand this with example.

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we have to admit that
convert something to do
is hard idiom
because normally we use "convert something into/to something" .

in the pattern " convert something to do " something perform the action of "do". this point/idiom is hard.

but because other choices contain wordy pattern, I can guess the idiom in choice A
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[quote="Bunuel"]The United Parcel Service plans to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to run on cleaner-burning natural gas.


A. to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to

B. to convert its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline to

C. on converting its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area that will

D. for its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to convert to

E. that its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline will convert to

reading choice A, is the pattern "convert something to do " is correct idiom. this idiom is stranger. but normally, gmat will give us a strange idiom to make us find errors in other choices.

look at choice A, the same pattern is used but B is wordier. so, the choice A is better than choice B.
C is wrong because "that will ..." make illogic thing. the gasolne powered truck that will run on natural gas" is not logic
choice D contain " plan for something to do" . this pattern is not idiomatic.
choice E contain correct idiom "plan that..." but verb form in that clause must be non-fact form . we have use "would" or infinitive from
choice E should be " would convert " or " convert"

so, even we do not know the pattern in choice A, choice A is best

gmat want us to realize errors in other choices this way in which a new/strange but correct idiom is offered
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Hello Everybody!

Let’s take a look at this closely to narrow down to the right answer! After a quick scan over the answers, there are a couple major differences that we need to address:

1. Placement of the descriptor “gasoline-powered” or “powered by gasoline”
2. Use of the verb “to convert”: to convert/on converting/will convert

Okay, let’s start with #1 on our list. The placement of the phrase “gasoline-powered” or “powered by gasoline” can completely change the intended meaning of the sentence! Let’s see which ones stick to the intended meaning:

A. to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to
This is OK because it’s clear that all of the trucks are gasoline-powered, and all of the trucks will be converted to natural gas.

B. to convert its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline to
This is INCORRECT because the phrase “that are powered by gasoline” suggests that only some trucks (the ones powered by gasoline) will be converted. This isn’t true – all of the trucks are being converted because they are all gasoline-powered!

C. on converting its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area that will
This is OK because it’s clear that all of the trucks are gasoline-powered, and all of the trucks will be converted to natural gas.

D. for its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to convert to
This is OK because it’s clear that all of the trucks are gasoline-powered, and all of the trucks will be converted to natural gas.

E. that its more than 2,000 trucks in the Los Angeles area that are powered by gasoline will convert to
This is INCORRECT because the phrase “that are powered by gasoline” suggests that only some trucks (the ones powered by gasoline) will be converted. This isn’t true – all of the trucks are being converted because they are all gasoline-powered!


This means we can eliminate answers B and E because they change the intended meaning. That leaves us with answers A, C, and D. Let’s take a closer look at #2 on our list, proper verb tense, and see how each answer stacks up:

A. to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to
This is CORRECT! The placement of “gasoline-powered” is good, and the verb “to convert” creates a nice parallel to the later verb “to run.”

C. on converting its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area that will
This is INCORRECT because it uses the phrase “plans on” which is not idiomatically correct. It should always be “plans to” on the GMAT.

D. for its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to convert to
This is INCORRECT because it creates a bit of a strange, unintended meaning. This sentence, as written, says that the plan is for the trucks to convert themselves to natural gas. That doesn’t make sense!


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The United Parcel Service plans to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to run on cleaner-burning natural gas.


A. to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to

We generally convert something to something . to convert its more than 2,000 gasoline-powered trucks in the Los Angeles area to trucks run on cleaner burning natural gas . In this sentence , I have added the word trucks and rest is the modifier modifying trucks . Is there any usage of ellipsis here . What is wrong in my thinking process
. Thank you in advance
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