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New post 17 Jul 2016, 05:55
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please explain OA i crossed out all the answers ,how can there in the first option be correct


Our task is to find out the BEST answer among the various choice given.

So, since all the other choices are incorrect, A seems the best.

Also, what I could see is MONKFISH is Plural. Like we have DATA( plural).

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LOl.

i cancelled out A first because of 'their'.

Later one by one by POE. i marked all choices including E also out ( wrong coz of the modifier at the end , which seemed not grammatical.)

ofcourse C and D were incorrect i looked again at option A,B and E.

B was wrong because of wrong comparison and E as i stated above.

A seemed the best out of the lot.(all of these 3 choices used plural verb for monkfish, which later i thought is ok )

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There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that
can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.

A. There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of
monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion
through overfishing.
B. There are no legal limits on the size of monkfish that can be caught, unlike cod or
haddock, a circumstance that contributes to depleting them because they are being
overfished.
C. There are legal limits on the size of cod and haddock that can be caught, but not
for monkfish, which contributes to its depletion through overfishing.
D. Unlike cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish,
which contributes to its depletion by being overfished.
E. Unlike catching cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching
monkfish, contributing to their depletion because they are overfished.


Answer is A

A. There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.
CORRECT

B. There are no legal limits on the size of monkfish that can be caught, unlike cod or haddock, a circumstance that contributes to depleting them because they are being overfished.
WRONG:- Meaning change :- The placement of "unlike cod and hammock" suggest that cod and hammock are unlikely to be caught. "contributes to depleting them" is wrong

C. There are legal limits on the size of cod and haddock that can be caught, but not for monkfish, which contributes to its depletion through overfishing.
WRONG:-Placement of "but not for monkfish" is wrong, "WHICH" modifies the phrase immediately before it. It seems monkfish are themselves contributing to their depletion.
",but not for monkfish," is also bound within commas- this is incorrect because "but not for monkfish" is an essential information and cannot be places within commas. (information inside the double commas is additional and can be ignored)

D. Unlike cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, which contributes to its depletion by being overfished.
WRONG:- Wrong comparison. Cod and haddock are nouns that are compared verb/action "catching monkfish"

E. Unlike catching cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, contributing to their depletion because they are overfished.
WRONG:- Too many possessive pronouns without clear subject.
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The OA is correct and explanations provided in the thread appear sufficient. If there are any specific questions, please post them here and then click again on the "Request Expert Reply" button - users are requested not to click the button without posting their queries.

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dear experts or mikemcgarry

I am curious about the use of "for", IMO, I think the word "for" here is correct, because "for" indicates a comparison.
I have a example from OG16 SC # 77
While the cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as for other types of power plants, the fixed costs that stem from building nuclear plants make the electricity they generate more expensive

please confirm whether the word "for" is correct here.

furthermore, I am not sure why "which" is nonsensical if refers to "monkfish".

last, how should I identify monkfish" is singular or plural ? both singular pronoun "it" and plural pronoun "their" / "they" appear in 5 options.

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Can you please explain why the correct answer is "correct" in the question below? This question is from GMAT prep. Your help is greatly appreciated!

There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.

A. There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing
B. There are no legal limits on the size of monkfish that can be caught, unlike cod or haddock, a circumstance that contributes to depleting them because they are being overfished.
C. There are legal limits on the size of cod and haddock that can be caught, but not for monkfish, which contributes to its depletion through overfishing .
D. Unlike cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, which contributes to its depletion by being overfished.
E. Unlike catching cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, contributing to their depletion because they are overfished.

Also, can you please clarify whether "as" can begin a clause?

Thank you!

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There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.

A. There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.
B. There are no legal limits on the size of monkfish that can be caught, unlike cod or haddock, a circumstance that contributes to depleting them because they are being overfished.
C. There are legal limits on the size of cod and haddock that can be caught, but not for monkfish, which contributes to its depletion through overfishing.
D. Unlike cod and haddock, [color=#ff0000]there are no legal size limits [/color]on catching monkfish, which contributes to its depletion by being overfished.
E. Unlike catching cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, contributing to their depletion because they are overfished.


A is the correct answer
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There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that
can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.
A. There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of
monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion
through overfishing.

B. There are no legal limits on the size of monkfish that can be caught, unlike cod or
haddock, a circumstance that contributes to depleting them because they are being
overfished.
Wrong comparison
C. There are legal limits on the size of cod and haddock that can be caught, but not
for monkfish, which contributes to its depletion through overfishing.

Which is used wrongly , a tricky way to make which ambiguous.

D. Unlike cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish,
which contributes to its depletion by being overfished.

Wrong comparison

E. Unlike catching cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching
monkfish, contributing to their depletion because they are overfished.

Awkward and wrong comparison .
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There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.

(A) There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.

(B) There are no legal limits on the size of monkfish that can be caught, unlike cod or haddock, a circumstance that contributes to depleting them because they are being overfished.

(C) There are legal limits on the size of cod and haddock that can be caught, but not for monkfish, which contributes to its depletion through overfishing.

(D) Unlike cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, which contributes to its depletion by being overfished.

(E) Unlike catching cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, contributing to their depletion because they are overfished.


A - No grammatical errors. Only 'their' referring to monkfish seems odd, as monkfish seems singular.
B - Incorrect Comparison comparing 2 fishes (Nouns) with a clause.
C - Monkfish contributes to it's own depletion. OUT.
D - Same as B + Illogical meaning -> This sentence implies that the monkfish chooses to be overfished. OUT.
E - Incorrect comparison between catching the 2 fishes with legal size limit.

A is the answer through POE, although that 'their' still seems weird unless monkfish is considered plural.
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There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.

(A) There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.

(B) There are no legal limits on the size of monkfish that can be caught, unlike cod or haddock, a circumstance that contributes to depleting them because they are being overfished.

(C) There are legal limits on the size of cod and haddock that can be caught, but not for monkfish, which contributes to its depletion through overfishing.

(D) Unlike cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, which contributes to its depletion by being overfished.

(E) Unlike catching cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, contributing to their depletion because they are overfished.


Imo A

B there is incorrect comparison legal limits is compared to cod or haddock.
C Here size is compared to monkfish , which is also used incorrectly .
D which used wrongly and comparison disaster .
E This one does not make sense and use of particle modifier .
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Hello Experts,

How is option A correct?
their in option A can refer to cod or haddock or monk fish, right?

Could someone please explain me this?

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How is option A correct?
their in option A can refer to cod or haddock or monkfish, right?

Could someone please explain me this?

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In most -- but certainly not all! -- cases, the pronoun "their" will refer to the most recent plural noun on the GMAT. In (A), "monkfish" is the closest plural, so there are absolutely no worries about pronoun ambiguity in this case.

For what it's worth, pronoun ambiguity isn't an absolute rule on the GMAT, anyway. For more on this, check out our YouTube webinar on pronouns: https://gmatclub.com/forum/ucp.php?i=164.

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(A) There are no legal limits, as there are for cod and haddock, on the size of monkfish that can be caught, a circumstance that contributes to their depletion through overfishing.

(B) There are no legal limits on the size of monkfish that can be caught, unlike cod or haddock, a circumstance that contributes to depleting them because they are being overfished. wrong comparison

(C) There are legal limits on the size of cod and haddock that can be caught, but not for monkfish, which contributes to its depletion through overfishing. which refers to monkfish but its not the monkfish itself that contributes to its depletion, its the fact that there are no legal limits on monkfish that leads to depletion.

(D) Unlike cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, which contributes to its depletion by being overfished. wrong comparison

(E) Unlike catching cod and haddock, there are no legal size limits on catching monkfish, contributing to their depletion because they are overfished. wrong comparison

Hence option A

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