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01 Dec 2007, 12:00
Darden2010 wrote:

Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business

A. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D. It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E. It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Btwn A and D on this one.

We can rule out BC b/c majority of should be is.
E: which is inappropriate.

Im goin for A.
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01 Dec 2007, 13:49
Darden2010 wrote:

Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business

A. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D. It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E. It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

I'll pick B.
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01 Dec 2007, 14:33
yeah I picked B
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01 Dec 2007, 15:40
Darden2010 wrote:

Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business

A. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D. It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E. It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Can you explain why B? I still get very confused with the majority of

A majority of etc..

why is are ok in this situation???
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01 Dec 2007, 16:24
GMATBACKBELT,

"The majority of STUDENTS" must be followed by "are." However, "student majority" is the one which must be followed by "is." because "student", in this case, is an adjective modifying majority. hope that helps
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01 Dec 2007, 16:36
Darden2010 wrote:

Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business

A. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D. It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E. It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

B it is - expected to be - idiomatic, a trend that will ultimately place- correct tense (future),

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02 Dec 2007, 04:05
Darden2010 wrote:

Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business

A. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D. It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E. It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Picked B.

'a trend ultimately placing' incorrect in A
'women, which will ultimately place' incorrect in B.
D & E are in passive voice. Eliminate.
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03 Dec 2007, 02:42
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Darden2010 wrote:

Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business

A. Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C. The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D. It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E. It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Can you explain why B? I still get very confused with the majority of

A majority of etc..

why is are ok in this situation???

'trend ultimately placing' - incorrect, this would require a future tense..

Hence 'B' fits the bill....
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