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IMO B, all other choices are grammatically incorrect.

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New post 10 Apr 2009, 13:07
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IMO D

A out. "they" is not correct, it should be "it" as it refers to "graphic design"
B out (although it was a semifinalist). For me, "it has come to" sounds wordy
C out. "ranging" sounds wordy
E out. same error as in A

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A - 'they' does not match 'the term' in number
C - a noun can't be after the word 'suggest' in this context
D, E - too verbose, unnecessarily complex

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peraspera wrote:
A - 'they' does not match 'the term' in number
C - a noun can't be after the word 'suggest' in this context
D, E - too verbose, unnecessarily complex


so is it that after the word "may" only the plural form of the verb may come, no matter whether subject is singular. beause here subject is "the term" , which is singular.

i think then we can eliminate D too on the basis of reasons you mentioned for C. looks like term is suggesting to "corporate brochures and reports"

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neeshpal wrote:
peraspera wrote:
A - 'they' does not match 'the term' in number
C - a noun can't be after the word 'suggest' in this context
D, E - too verbose, unnecessarily complex


so is it that after the word "may" only the plural form of the verb may come, no matter whether subject is singular. beause here subject is "the term" , which is singular.

i think then we can eliminate D too on the basis of reasons you mentioned for C. looks like term is suggesting to "corporate brochures and reports"


No, your supposition about only plural after 'may' is incorrect. I said 'in this context'.
B is a better fit over C also because of the construction 'though... it has come to...'. It fits the overall meaning of the sentence better.

What's OA, by the way? Is it B?

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peraspera wrote:
neeshpal wrote:
peraspera wrote:
A - 'they' does not match 'the term' in number
C - a noun can't be after the word 'suggest' in this context
D, E - too verbose, unnecessarily complex


so is it that after the word "may" only the plural form of the verb may come, no matter whether subject is singular. beause here subject is "the term" , which is singular.

i think then we can eliminate D too on the basis of reasons you mentioned for C. looks like term is suggesting to "corporate brochures and reports"


No, your supposition about only plural after 'may' is incorrect. I said 'in this context'.
B is a better fit over C also because of the construction 'though... it has come to...'. It fits the overall meaning of the sentence better.

What's OA, by the way? Is it B?


yeh OA is B.

but i am still confused.

Ok we can eliminate all other based on one or the other thing but then what about "suggests" instead of "suggest" because the subject is singular.

can you comment on this.

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New post 11 Apr 2009, 09:57
Here's my take on this question. This is very good question.
First this sentence is in subjunctive mood. So only suggest even after the singular subject. Well even if we don't know this nothing to worry, as all choices deal only in the subjunctive mood here. Now after this we can find 3 contendores, B, C, D on the usage of 'it'(singular subject, refering back to the term). Now d is also out because of have. Between B and C, initally I chose C, but later realized why B is correct. Answer lies with the use of widely vs wide.
If we use widely(adverb) that means we are saying signified widely but if we use wide that means we say wide(adjective) range of work(thats what sentence whats, refer to the later part of the sentence).

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neeshpal wrote:
yeh OA is B.

but i am still confused.

Ok we can eliminate all other based on one or the other thing but then what about "suggests" instead of "suggest" because the subject is singular.

can you comment on this.


We cannot put 'suggests' after 'may' because 'may' is a modal verb, therefore we should use the infinitive form of the verb ' to suggest'.

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(A) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging – it’s a term , so they is not required
(B) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, it has come to signify a wide range of – no problem
(C) suggest corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified widely ranging – the term here is not for suggesting brochure but the design
(D) have suggested corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified a wide range of – have suggested shows the action is just complete..
(E) have suggested laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging - again they is not required and have suggested indicates that the action is just over

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Though the term "graphic design" may suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they
have come to signify widely ranging work, from package designs and company logotypes to signs, book
jackets, computer graphics, and film titles.
(A) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging
(B) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, it has come to signify a wide range of
(C) suggest corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified widely ranging
(D) have suggested corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified a wide range of
(E) have suggested laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely
ranging

The OA is B. What is wrong in D?

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Though the term "graphic design" may suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they
have come to signify widely ranging work, from package designs and company logotypes to signs, book
jackets, computer graphics, and film titles.
(A) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging
(B) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, it has come to signify a wide range of
(C) suggest corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified widely ranging
(D) have suggested corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified a wide range of
(E) have suggested laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely
ranging

The OA is B. What is wrong in D?


I think it is B. A is wrong for using 'they' and ranging.

D is wrong for using 'may have suggested' changes the meaning .. and I dont thing 'may' goes with 'have suggested' it should be 'might have suggested' but this also changes the meaning ..(past unreal).

IMO B

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IMO B.

D is wrong because 'have suggested' is incorrect. Use of simple tense is correct as it still suggests the same in present and is not completed yet.
Also, 'has come' need not be parallel with the 'suggest' as it conveys different meaning that the action(coming) has completed with respect to present.
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IMO D

A out. "they" is not correct, it should be "it" as it refers to "graphic design"
B out (although it was a semifinalist). For me, "it has come to" sounds wordy
C out. "ranging" sounds wordy
E out. same error as in A

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I ruled out D because it doesn’t convey in the original meaning, which contrasted the past tense meaning to its current interpretation. D keeps everything in the past tense and doesn't show how the meaning has changed from the past to present. B upholds this meaning.
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Though the term “graphic design” may suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging work, from package designs and company logotypes to signs, book jackets, computer graphics, and film titles.

(A) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging
(B) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, it has come to signify a wide range of
(C) suggest corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified widely ranging
(D) have suggested corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified a wide range of
(E) have suggested laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging

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B


please provide explanations...



A. "the term" is singular, 'they have' is plural.
B. Looks Good, keep it as a contender
C. 'the term' does not suggest a 'layout'
D. 'Have suggested', 'layout' - incorrect
E. 'have suggested', 'they' - incorrect


B is the winner

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Thought the term may suggest.... [requires the base form of verb - suggest]
The referent "it" appropriately modifies "the term"
Also, "wide range of work, from X, Y and Z" is better than "widely ranging work, from X, Y, and Z"
Option B fits better in this context.
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(A) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging
THEY shuld ne IT
(B) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, it has come to signify a wide range of
CORRECT
(C) suggest corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified widely ranging
LAYING OUT is needed
(D) have suggested corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified a wide range of
HAVE is incorrect

(E) have suggested laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging
HAVE is incorrect

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If we split the options, we have a 3 - 2 split between 'suggest' and 'have'.
There is a 3 - 2 split between 'it' and 'they'.

It, its are singular pronouns. They, them, their are plural. Since, the pronoun is referring to the 'term', it has to be singular. Hence, we can eliminate A and E.

Among B, C and D. there is a 2 - 1 split between 'suggest' and 'have'. The sentence is beginning with a subordinate 'Though'. I would prefer 'Simple Present'. Hence, we can eliminate D.

Between B and C, B looks better because, because the tense is maintained. Also, C changes the meaning of the sentence, by removing 'layout'

Hence, I will go with B.

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New post 30 Apr 2010, 21:13
Yes B is the clear choice here ....

A has subject verb issue in "they"

C has a noun issue in "layout"

D and E the construction is awkward and "have" is there

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Though the term "graphic design" may suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging work, from package designs and company logotypes to signs, book jackets, computer graphics, and film titles


B) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, it has come to signify a wide range of

D) have suggested corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified a wide range of

The correct answer is B; however, I'm not clear with the explanation of choice D (below)
Have suggested does not agree with term. The verb tenses suggest a completed action rather than an ongoing one.

I'm not sure what is wrong with "have suggested". Yes, the subject is singular, but we have "may"....so does it mean that we can say "the term may has suggested..."?? For example, we say "he may do"...we don't say "he may does"

Because of "may" I thought that the verb following it cannot be singular...am I wrong?

something else..the explanation says that the verb tenses suggest a completed action...well, have suggested and has signified refer to verbs that started in the past, but they are still continuing in the present. So how come the explanation says that the actions are completed?

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Though the term "graphic design" may suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging work, from package designs and company logotypes to signs, book jackets, computer graphics, and film titles


B) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, it has come to signify a wide range of

D) have suggested corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified a wide range of

The correct answer is B; however, I'm not clear with the explanation of choice D (below)
Have suggested does not agree with term. The verb tenses suggest a completed action rather than an ongoing one.

I'm not sure what is wrong with "have suggested". Yes, the subject is singular, but we have "may"....so does it mean that we can say "the term may has suggested..."?? For example, we say "he may do"...we don't say "he may does"

Because of "may" I thought that the verb following it cannot be singular...am I wrong?

something else..the explanation says that the verb tenses suggest a completed action...well, have suggested and has signified refer to verbs that started in the past, but they are still continuing in the present. So how come the explanation says that the actions are completed?

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The term may suggest versus the term may have suggested? The 'may have suggested' implies that the term is no longer in use. Suppose we were talking about obsolete terms like the word beck. (Which as far as I can tell is only used within an almost obsolete idiom). Then if we were to say, "the term 'beck' may have suggested . . ." we would be commenting on what its once-upon-a-time meaning was. In the paragraph given we are talking about its current and recent past usage.

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