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To make salt from sea water, you start by collecting some sea water

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To make salt from sea water, you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and expose it to the sun leading to the formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds where sodium chloride or common salt finally crystallizes at the bottom of the ponds.

(A) you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and expose it to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds where

(B) you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and exposing it to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds after which

(C) you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and expose it to the sun, which leads to
the formation of brine, and then draining it into harvesting ponds where

(D) you start by collecting and exposing some sea water in a pond to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds after which

(E) you start and collect some sea water in a pond, then exposing it to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds from which

Originally posted by amolg on 24 Feb 2015, 11:00.
Last edited by carcass on 24 Feb 2015, 15:02, edited 2 times in total.
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Where is used only for specific places such as a city.

So after this split we come up with B, D and E. E is wordy.

In D the problem is that you can not collection and exposing the water AT THE SAME time.

From this you pick B as the right choice.

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We can eliminate A and C because of parallelism issue. (Expose and Collect are not parallel)

Option D changes the meaning ->activities 'Collecting' and 'exposing' are not done simultaneously.
Option E ----> same case as D

Option B is correct
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I read in an expert post that GMAT sentences are never in "I/you" etc. They are always in the third person. So, I request the makers of this question to slightly change this question, so that it is more real GMAT like:).
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I read in an expert post that GMAT sentences are never in "I/you" etc. They are always in the third person. So, I request the makers of this question to slightly change this question, so that it is more real GMAT like:).


I also don't like this question. In B 'after which' refers to what? By meaning it must refer to 'after draining it into the water', but it can't refer to whole clause. In addition, I think before the word 'leading' there must a comma, or otherwise it modifies the sun.
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VerbalHow wrote:
I read in an expert post that GMAT sentences are never in "I/you" etc. They are always in the third person. So, I request the makers of this question to slightly change this question, so that it is more real GMAT like:).


I also don't like this question. In B 'after which' refers to what? By meaning it must refer to 'after draining it into the water', but it can't refer to whole clause. In addition, I think before the word 'leading' there must a comma, or otherwise it modifies the sun.



Me too!!!
I also find this sentence awkward for the same reason.
This is not a GMAT like sentence.
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Ergenekon wrote:
VerbalHow wrote:
I read in an expert post that GMAT sentences are never in "I/you" etc. They are always in the third person. So, I request the makers of this question to slightly change this question, so that it is more real GMAT like:).


I also don't like this question. In B 'after which' refers to what? By meaning it must refer to 'after draining it into the water', but it can't refer to whole clause. In addition, I think before the word 'leading' there must a comma, or otherwise it modifies the sun.



Me too!!!
I also find this sentence awkward for the same reason.
This is not a GMAT like sentence.


Yep, the leading here is without a comma, hence it modifies the sun. The intended meaning is to modify the entire clause
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New post 24 Apr 2015, 00:29
There are many errors in the question itself. Since it is common everywhere, I ignored it.

Still we can learn few things from this question which is mentioned below.I hope it will be helpful..


amolg wrote:
To make salt from sea water, you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and expose it to the sun leading to the formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds where sodium chloride or common salt finally crystallizes at the bottom of the ponds.

(A) you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and expose it to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds where
Parallelism error in sentence : collecting some sea... and expose it to it should be exposing.

(B) you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and exposing it to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds after which
There should be comma before leading and I don't understand the use of after which

(C) you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and expose it to the sun, which leads to
the formation of brine, and then draining it into harvesting ponds where
Wrong use of which. which leads modifies sun.

(D) you start by collecting and exposing some sea water in a pond to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds after which
Now here you have to understand the sentence. collecting and exposing should be done in sequence. Collecting it somewhere and exposing the place to sun.

(E) you start and collect some sea water in a pond, then exposing it to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds from which
Here also start and collect has been given same priority. It changes the meaning what authors wants to convey.

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i doubt B is the correct question. As a matter of fact, during my POE, I eliminated ALL answer choices.

(A) you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and expose it to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds where
ing modifier - modifies the sun - illogical in this context.

(B) you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and exposing it to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds after which
same error as in A.

(C) you start by collecting some sea water in a pond and expose it to the sun, which leads to
the formation of brine, and then draining it into harvesting ponds where
sun leads to the formation - NO. it is the exposure to the sun that leads to the formation of brine.

(D) you start by collecting and exposing some sea water in a pond to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds after which
same error as in A and B.

(E) you start and collect some sea water in a pond, then exposing it to the sun leading to the
formation of brine, which is then drained into harvesting ponds from which
start and collect - kind of awkward here. + same error as in A, B, and D.
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New post 26 Jul 2018, 21:01
Hi,

My answer is C. Is this correct?

I found the split between Where and which,Eliminating B,D,E

Between A and C,chose C because of parallelism.


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