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# Though the term "graphic design" may suggest laying out corporate

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13 May 2013, 22:11
This question has a meaning error(choose your words) and subject-verb agreement error.

At the end of the underlined portion we have the word RANGING[color=#000000](means:varying)[/color],so it is not appropriate for intent of author.
On the other hand,we have RANGE OF[color=#000000](means:variety of)[/color],so this is a correct.

According to the reason above answer choices(A,C,E) must be eliminated and remain only(B,D).
Also the subject(graphic design) is singular,so the verb(have) is not correct and eliminate(D) too.

The correct answer choice is B
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14 May 2013, 07:50
Just correct me guys if i am wrong
in eliminating option "C"

(C) suggest corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signiﬁed widely ranging
The above sentence suggest.

The term suggest 'X' and 'Y'

In 'B'
The term suggest laying out of 'X' and'Y'
while intended meaning suggest laying out of 'X' and 'Y'
Option 'C' change meaning
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16 May 2013, 16:57
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Though the term “graphic design” may suggest laying out corporate brochures andannual reports, they havecome to signify widely ranging work, from packagedesigns and company logotypes tosigns, book jackets, computer graphics, and ﬁlm titles.

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

verbal review sc:
43.

the answer is B. But what does it mean by "it has come to signify..."? doesn't it sound wordy?

Yes, the answer is B. In A and E, their is used incorrectly to define the term graphic design. Eliminate A and E. In C, the past tense is incorrect , the tone of the passage is to suggest that something fresh is happening. Eliminate C. Same in D. In D , have suggested is also incorrect, present perfect is not needed here.

B clearly defines the new additions or changing functions of the job. Hence B wins.
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17 May 2013, 02:30
WarriorGmat wrote:
Just correct me guys if i am wrong
in eliminating option "C"

(C) suggest corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signiﬁed widely ranging
The above sentence suggest.

The term suggest 'X' and 'Y'

In 'B'
The term suggest laying out of 'X' and'Y'
while intended meaning suggest laying out of 'X' and 'Y'
Option 'C' change meaning

I am not sure what is your exact question. However, I am writing here the problems with option C.

First of all, "has signified" means that the action is already complete; but the intended meaning of the sentence requires present tense so that the contrast can be proper.
Second problem with option C is that "widely ranging work" is incorrect -- correct form would be "wide range of work".
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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 a widely ranging
(D) have suggested corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified a wide range of
(E) has suggested laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging

Answer choice E is : have suggested laying out corporate brochures and annual reports. they have come to signify
widely ranging

"Hang Tuah" needs to correct his post
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24 Aug 2013, 23:42
Hang Tuah wrote:
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 a widely ranging
(D) have suggested corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified a wide range of
(E) has suggested laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging

Answer choice E is : have suggested laying out corporate brochures and annual reports. they have come to signify
widely ranging

"Hang Tuah" needs to correct his post

Done. Thanks for pointing it out.
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25 Aug 2013, 11:30
As mostly the confusion relies upon the Option (C). I will dwell on that.

suggest corporate brochure and annual report
layout, it has signified widely ranging

(1). Term may suggest Doing something (Original). However, in this option

may suggest NOUN(CB and AR) which is different from original.

(2). widely ranging work

Widely ranging could describe a conversation that moves
from one topic to another; in this context, it is
incorrect because the work does not move from
one place to another.

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12 Feb 2014, 07:39
Hang Tuah wrote:
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 a 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

there is a small error in the question : "work" should not be underlined
[quote="Hang Tuah"]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.
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01 Apr 2014, 17:24
Other than the Pronoun error that it should be used instead of they.
And the evident error that widely ranging is incorrect and it should be wide range of..

This sentence is driven by meaning -
In my opinion, A term may have suggested is incorrect because the meaning of a term should be a generalized statement. Thus present tense should be used. The term may suggest.....
In addition to that, sentence is also stating that the term's meaning has evolved ..thus the term may suggest this but it has evolved to signify " "...

Also, the second clause - it has is present perfect ... this drives why the first clause cannot be present perfect ..

My pick was B
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17 May 2014, 23:37
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

Please explain why is B the correct answer. Since the subject is singular it should be a singular verb "suggests" which is not in the option.

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18 May 2014, 00:38
Merged similar topic.

Please BEFORE post any questions, use the search button AND follow the forum rules.

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20 May 2014, 00:59
"may/might have doen" is used to talk of possibility in the past but did not happen and is wrong in D and E.

"wide range of " is an idiom
"widely ranging " is not idiomatic

is that right?
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23 Jan 2015, 08:49
Anyone, please help to clarify the difference between "widely ranging work" and "a wide range of work"? This difference is mentioned in OG explanation but I cannot understand its reason. Many thanks and kudos!
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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.

Issues: Verb form | Pronoun reference

Analysis:
1. The pronoun referring to the term should be singular. Hence "it" is the correct pronoun to use.
2. "widely ranging" is illogical in the context of this sentence.

(A) suggest laying out corporate brochures and annual reports, they have come to signify widely ranging
- See analysis

(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 a widely ranging
- "A term may suggest [NOUN]" does not appear correct (can someone help me confirm this one?). Idiomatically it should be "A term may suggest ACTION"

(D) have suggested corporate brochure and annual report layout, it has signified a wide range of
- "A term may suggest [NOUN]" does not appear correct (can someone help me confirm this one?). Idiomatically it should be "A term may suggest ACTION"
- "has signified" is the incorrect form and distorts meaning.

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

My explanation for suggest:
A.Here the singular term "GD" is the subject and it signifies two actions (laying out corporate brochures , laying out annual reports) which were combined with conjunction "and" so suggest have to be used if "or" was used then it would be suggests because it would signify only one action at a time.
B.widely ranging of is the incorrect usage: widely ranging is an adverb modifier which modifies work but here the construction is different for the usage i.e wide range of X, from A to B.
C.it pronoun has to be used for the singular subject "term" .
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27 May 2017, 19:16
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 a 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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29 Jul 2017, 01:27
Hi mikemcgarry
Are both the tense - may suggest and - may have suggested correct as per usage of this sentence?
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12 Aug 2017, 20:26
B is Correct. In this sentence, it has agrees with term, and the phrase a wide range of work suggests a variety of projects.
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23 Sep 2017, 22:15
Hi mikemcgarry
Are both the tense - may suggest and - may have suggested correct as per usage of this sentence?

Let me know if you find an error in the post.
This is what I have understood.

1) May is used when we are not certain about something.
For example:
I may go to the market tomorrow.

2) Have/has+ verb-ed are used to show an ongoing action (Past action that is happening even today. It may or may not happen tomorrow but we know for sure that it is happening today).

3) May/Can/Will are always followed by base form of the verb (Base form of a verb is always plural e.g. suggest, work, etc.)

So now we know that may cannot be followed by singular present perfect tense- has suggested.

4) Now coming to may have suggested or may suggest:
May have suggested conveys a meaning that something may have suggested XYZ sometime in the past and it still does. Whereas may suggest conveys a meaning that something may suggest XYZ (NOW). We don't know it did so before or not.

I think it all depends on the meaning and what it conveys.
I hope this reasoning is fine.
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