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This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns

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This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts.

A) tax returns with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
B) a tax return with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
C) tax returns with disks found in a software store and an accounting text
D) tax returns with a disk found in a software store and an accounting text
E) a tax return with a disk found in a software store and an accounting text

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14 Jan 2005, 16:20
OA is B.

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14 Jan 2005, 17:35
gayathri wrote:
OA is B.

I don't agree with B at all. Sounds like all three will file one tax return. Will go with A.
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14 Jan 2005, 17:54
The OE...

In (A) there is an error in meaning in the sentence that comes from the fact that "tax returns" is plural and "a disk" is singular. It makes it sound like all of the people used the same disk. Choices (C), (D) and (E) are all wrong becaus ethey change the meaning of the original sentence by substituting "an accounting text" for "accounting texts". Now, it it appears that only one text is being used as opposed to a variety of texts as the original sentence states.

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14 Jan 2005, 18:20
gayathri wrote:
The OE...

In (A) there is an error in meaning in the sentence that comes from the fact that "tax returns" is plural and "a disk" is singular. It makes it sound like all of the people used the same disk. Choices (C), (D) and (E) are all wrong becaus ethey change the meaning of the original sentence by substituting "an accounting text" for "accounting texts". Now, it it appears that only one text is being used as opposed to a variety of texts as the original sentence states.

I kinda disagree with the explaination above. If you say "it makes it sound like all of the people used the same disk", then (B) makes it sound like people file only ONE tax and using only ONE disk. I think the correct answer should be

This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with disks found in software stores and accounting texts.

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14 Jan 2005, 18:26
qhoc0010 wrote:

I kinda disagree with the explaination above. If you say "it makes it sound like all of the people used the same disk", then (B) makes it sound like people file only ONE tax and using only ONE disk. I think the correct answer should be

This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with disks found in software stores and accounting texts.

Though its not mentioned in the OE, I feel that term "tax returns" also makes it look like each person is filing several tax returns as opposed to one. The use of "a tax return" makes it clear that each of the three individuals files one tax return.

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14 Jan 2005, 20:15
this question is very goofy. Is this from crack gmat?
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15 Jan 2005, 00:25
Sorry Guys IT's JUST MY PERSONAL opinion...DON'T study KAPLAN for VERBAL. I wud say except OG nothing. DO OG 10 TIMES TRUST me every time I open OG i find someting new.

KAPLAN SUCKS.

Though it's just My personal Opinion.

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15 Jan 2005, 02:39
I think its the same with every verbal prep book other than the OG.

Focus on the 500-600 SC's in the OG + 9 paper tests. those are absolutely a goldmine for analysis. i have been saying this for a while now...and i only hope some of you listen

ofcourse, for CR/RC, go for LSATs

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15 Jan 2005, 08:03
I did not realize Kaplan was that bad for verbal

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15 Jan 2005, 08:14
I would say Kaplan's strength is in Math, verbal they are just out to prove you wrong.
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15 Jan 2005, 08:16
Praetorian wrote:
I think its the same with every verbal prep book other than the OG.

Focus on the 500-600 SC's in the OG + 9 paper tests. those are absolutely a goldmine for analysis. i have been saying this for a while now...and i only hope some of you listen

ofcourse, for CR/RC, go for LSATs

Praetorian

Thanx Saurav and Pretorian for your views about Kaplan. i also same view about Kaplan-something like unnecessarily tough. unlike Kaplan, OG is fully explained and smooth.

Pretorian, could you please tell how to get the those 9 paper tests?
thanks again.......

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15 Jan 2005, 15:45
gayathri wrote:
I did not realize Kaplan was that bad for verbal

I just prefer using OG+ paper tests FIRST.

When we dont know enough about grammar, the best thing to do is learn from the questions that are of good quality. Otherwise, if we try to apply rules of grammar to poor quality questions, it only serves to confuse us.

believe me , learn from the OG and the paper test questions. and i emphasize L-E-A-R-N. If you say C and the answer key says C, thats good. but your job is to completely analyze every sentence in the question and prove to YOURSELF that the answer you chose is the best.

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Re: This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns [#permalink]

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04 Mar 2012, 09:14
Unable to understand what is being tested here in this question? subject-verb agreement?

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Re: This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns   [#permalink] 04 Mar 2012, 09:14
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