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To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique, a small province of France that produced sugar cane, rum, and tobacco.


(A) before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique
(B) Haiti was Dominique, before there was a Haiti
(C) before there was Haiti, it was Dominique
(D) Haiti was what was known as Dominique
(E) Haiti was what had been referred to as Dominique

Originally posted by raviraj120 on 21 Sep 2009, 06:36.
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raviraj120 wrote:
To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique, a small province of France that produced sugar cane, rum, and tobacco.


(A) before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique
(B) Haiti was Dominique, before there was a Haiti
(C) before there was Haiti, it was Dominique
(D) Haiti was what was known as Dominique
(E) Haiti was what had been referred to as Dominique


Ans is A

B compares Haiti to Dominique
C Confusing modifier issue
D long and awkard
E wrong tense
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IMO A.

In B and C - "there was" not needed and both choices have awkward construction.
E - don't need past perfect and passive construction.
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To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique, a small province of France that produced sugar cane, rum, and tobacco.


(A) before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique
(B) Haiti was Dominique, before there was a Haiti
(C) before there was Haiti, it was Dominique
(D) Haiti was what was known as Dominique
(E) Haiti was what had been referred to as Dominique

I am not sure about A) Can any of the experts reply on this?

I picked up D) and my reasoning is
I can convert the sentence as
Haiti was what was known to many citizens of Napoleonic-era France as Dominique, a small province....

Can somebody explain if the OA is A) .
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To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique, a small province of France that produced sugar cane, rum, and tobacco.


(A) before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique
(B) Haiti was Dominique, before there was a Haiti
(C) before there was Haiti, it was Dominique
(D) Haiti was what was known as Dominique
(E) Haiti was what had been referred to as Dominique

I am not sure about A) Can any of the experts reply on this?

I picked up D) and my reasoning is
I can convert the sentence as
Haiti was what was known to many citizens of Napoleonic-era France as Dominique, a small province....

Can somebody explain if the OA is A) .


The category says it is a GMAT Prep question, but I haven't seen the question in all the GMAT Prep questions that I have solved.
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kinjiGC wrote:
To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique, a small province of France that produced sugar cane, rum, and tobacco.


(A) before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique
(B) Haiti was Dominique, before there was a Haiti
(C) before there was Haiti, it was Dominique
(D) Haiti was what was known as Dominique
(E) Haiti was what had been referred to as Dominique

I am not sure about A) Can any of the experts reply on this?

I picked up D) and my reasoning is
I can convert the sentence as
Haiti was what was known to many citizens of Napoleonic-era France as Dominique, a small province....I AM NOT QUITE SURE IF THE SENTENCE CAN BE INTERPRETED THIS WAY

Can somebody explain if the OA is A) .


The category says it is a GMAT Prep question, but I haven't seen the question in all the GMAT Prep questions that I have solved.


Trust me!! GMAT questions aren't really all that 'great' always...they could end up being quite wierd at times!

Anyways..A, though wierd, is the only choice that fits in best!!

The original sentence categorically says that before Haiti was known as Haiti, it was known as Dominique (a small province...) to (whom?) the citizens of France. A does the job well.

D, on the other hand, says that

To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, Haiti was what was known (to the Germans/Americans/French/Indians...or to the entire world? no clarity to whom Haiti was known as Dominique, we cannot explicitly attribute this knowledge of Haiti being known as Dominique to the French) as Dominique, a small province of France that produced sugar cane, rum, and tobacco.
Second, note that the sentence intends to convey that a region known as Dominique to the French before was so until it actually became Haiti. Today, it is known to the French as a probably bigger or a different small region, Haiti, which probably is not the same as the earlier Dominique was..Point is that Haiti may or may not be equal to Dominique . D just says that Haiti was itself known as Dominique (i.e. Haiti=Dominique, a fact one cannot be quite sure of)...and a meaning not intended to be conveyed.

Hence, A wins.
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To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique, a small province of France that produced sugar cane, rum, and tobacco.


(A) before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique
(B) Haiti was Dominique, before there was a Haiti
(C) before there was Haiti, it was Dominique
(D) Haiti was what was known as Dominique
(E) Haiti was what had been referred to as Dominique

I am not sure about A) Can any of the experts reply on this?

I picked up D) and my reasoning is
I can convert the sentence as
Haiti was what was known to many citizens of Napoleonic-era France as Dominique, a small province....

Can somebody explain if the OA is A) .

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Option (D) is awkward because of its use of "what was".

(D) - "Haiti was what was known as Dominique..."
It would be far better to write it as "Haiti was known as Dominique..."

But the meaning of option (A) is different from the meaning of this new sentence.
Option (A) implies that Dominique became Haiti in the same era. While this new sentence implies that Haiti was known as Dominique in that era.

Option (A) has no error and is correct.
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Not an expert as such, but I see A is a clear winner here.

To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique, a small province of France that produced sugar cane, rum, and tobacco.


(A) before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique
(B) Haiti was Dominique, before there was a Haiti
(C) before there was Haiti, it was Dominique
(D) Haiti was what was known as Dominique
(E) Haiti was what had been referred to as Dominique

Solution:-
B) the sentence in the latter half must be describing Dominique, here it does Haiti - clearly illogical
C) would be correct to say "To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, before there ever was Haiti, there was Dominique, a small..." ie there and it are at a mismatch
D & E) meaning not maintained. They both say that Haiti was referred to as Dominique, but it should have been clear that it was called Dominique before it was called Haiti

Coming to the right answer:-
(A) before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique
While this choice may seem odd, it can be seen as :-
To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, before Haiti was (called) Haiti, it was (called) Dominique, a small province of France that produced sugar cane, rum, and tobacco.
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Look at this OG 10th edition question about Australia. . The Haiti question is the same as the OG question with cosmetic changes of some words. Which one is the official version? Will GMAT produce two almost similar questions in two different places? I feel that the Haiti question is being passed off as official question by some simulator company; that aside, the answer is A in both the cases.

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(A) before Australia was Australia, it was the antipodes

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(C) it was the antipodes that was Australia

(D) Australia was what was the antipodes

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To many citizens of Napoleonic-era France, before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique, a small province of France that produced sugar cane, rum, and tobacco.


(A) before Haiti was Haiti, it was Dominique
(B) Haiti was Dominique, before there was a Haiti
(C) before there was Haiti, it was Dominique
(D) Haiti was what was known as Dominique
(E) Haiti was what had been referred to as Dominique


this is hard and there are similar problem in old og.

choice B: before there was a Haiti, Haity was.... this make no sense. when we have no Haiti, Haiti can not be something. choice C suffers similar error. choice D has no meaning of before and after. so, D is gone

the meaning is to many citizens, Haiti was Domini. the meaning is not to many citizens, Haiti HAD BEEN Domini. so, choice E is wrong.
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