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Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

A. of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would
B. from E-du, an education consortium, and will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni have complained that the program would
C. of E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program would
D. from E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program will
E. of E-du, an education consortium that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program will
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Option C is correct.
As last clause is in simple past tense("after professors and alumni complained"). "would" will be correct .

Option A,B & C left.

In option B"and" is incorrect and in second clause present perfect tense is used.
In option A "after" should be preceded by a comma.
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Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

A. of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would
B. from E-du, an education consortium, and will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni have complained that the program would
C. of E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program would
D. from E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program will
E. of E-du, an education consortium that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program will


I chose C as did the previous poster but I chose C because:

1. "out of" is proper usage not "out from" in this case

2. I saw the objection (from the alumni and professors) as hypothetical, and with the hypothetical tense you use "would" and "were' , in this case would.

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Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

A. of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would
B. from E-du, an education consortium, and will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni have complained that the program would
C. of E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program would
D. from E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program will
E. of E-du, an education consortium that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program will



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I don't see the problem here. There is only one modifier and that is modifying E-du as it should:

Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

The underlined part is an appositive. It renames and describes E-du. Notice that if you remove it, the sentence is still correct.

Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.
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Dhairya275 wrote:
Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

A. of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would
B. from E-du, an education consortium, and will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni have complained that the program would
C. of E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program would
D. from E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program will
E. of E-du, an education consortium that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program will



Responding to a pm:

I don't see the problem here. There is only one modifier and that is modifying E-du as it should:

Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

The underlined part is an appositive. It renames and describes E-du. Notice that if you remove it, the sentence is still correct.

Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.


Hi Veritas,

Is there any difference b/w pulled-out of and pulled out from.

Also, why is usage of "will" incorrect in D and E.???


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Dhairya275 wrote:
Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

A. of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would
B. from E-du, an education consortium, and will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni have complained that the program would
C. of E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program would
D. from E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program will
E. of E-du, an education consortium that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program will


I was torn between (C) and (E). The difference between the two is "offering" and "that offers." Can anyone explain why answer (C) is better than answer (E) in this regard?
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Dhairya275 wrote:
Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

A. of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would

B. from E-du, an education consortium, and will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni have complained that the program would
C. of E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program would
D. from E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program will
E. of E-du, an education consortium that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program will


Grammar issues have already been explained in a clear way: thus this is my meaning approach which leads to a two-three split

The meaning in sentence A is not logically sound.It is not likely that Ivy League Schools, after pulling out from E-du, start offering on-line courses, as "Offering" seems to convey, otherwise why did they pull out of it??

Also B has the same meaning issue: Ivy League won't start to offer opportunity to take online courses as "will" seems to suggest, otherwise there is no reason to pull out of E-du.

So after the split only C,D,E remain.

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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
Dhairya275 wrote:
Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

A. of E-du, an education consortium, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program would
B. from E-du, an education consortium, and will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni have complained that the program would
C. of E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program would
D. from E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit after professors and alumni complained that the program will
E. of E-du, an education consortium that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program will



Responding to a pm:

I don't see the problem here. There is only one modifier and that is modifying E-du as it should:

Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du, an education consortium offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit, after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

The underlined part is an appositive. It renames and describes E-du. Notice that if you remove it, the sentence is still correct.

Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du after professors and alumni complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.


Hi Veritas,

Is there any difference b/w pulled-out of and pulled out from.

Also, why is usage of "will" incorrect in D and E.???


Thanks,
Jai


I have seen both being used though 'of' is usually used in formal language.

Between will and would,
will is used to talk about the future, to make offers and promises e.g. I will go with you. We will get late. etc
would is used when talking about the past or in hypothetical situations e.g. It would be difficult to get in touch with her. I thought I would be late. etc

This is a hypothetical situation "the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree". We cannot say whether it will happen. It's hypothetical. If students are provided online courses, it would cheapen the prestige of a degree, hence three schools have pulled out.
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applying e-gmat concepts, it is possible to easily identify the logical errors in this sentence.
Let's see the meaning of the sentence:

-> Three Ivy League schools have pulled out of E-du
-> Edu is an education consortium that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to take online courses for university credit
-> These schools pool out after professors and alumni complained
-> they complained that the program would cheapen the prestige of a degree.

the only answer choice that follows the above structure is C, of course after eliminating other answer choices based on grammatical errors (will vs would)
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New post 09 Nov 2017, 21:52
Everything is clear except will/would thing.


Why "will" should not be used.

Now they are complaining something, so "will" could be suitable.


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bluetrain wrote:
Everything is clear except will/would thing.


Why "will" should not be used.

Now they are complaining something, so "will" could be suitable.


Am i wrong?



We should always ensure that intended meaning of question stem is not lost. Question stem shows uncertainty by using the word would that it may or may not reduce.Option which shows similar kind of uncertainty will be the right choice.

Hope that helps.
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