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Under a provision of constitution that was never applied, congress has been required to call a convention for possible amendments to document when asked about it.

can someone explain if above sentence is right or wrong ? what it refers to ?

Sales of United States manufactured goods to non-industrialized countries rose to $167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan. A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year C) 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure [Reveal] Spoiler: OA _________________ I'm the Dumbest of All !! If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Manager Joined: 24 Aug 2010 Posts: 193 Location: Finland Schools: Admitted: IESE($$),HEC, RSM,Esade WE 1: 3.5 years international Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 93 [2] , given: 18 Re: it as pronoun. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 Oct 2010, 10:13 2 This post received KUDOS 1 This post was BOOKMARKED Quote: Under a provision of constitution that was never applied, congress has been required to call a convention for possible amendments to document when asked about it. can someone explain if above sentence is right or wrong ? what it refers to ? The use of "it" is correct and "it" here refers to the act/cause of calling the convention. Quote: Sales of United States manufactured goods to non-industrialized countries rose to$167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan.

A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year
B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year
C) 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure
D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was
E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure

The use of "which" is wrong because "which" must always modify the noun it follows. So, A and B are out.
C is out because you need to define the "14 percent" by stating what it is.
D is eliminated because the correct adjective to be used in this context is "higher" rather than "more".
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15 Oct 2010, 11:43
As said above, Using which is wrong there.
more is wrong there
sale, an amount that ... is right.

therefore, E
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15 Oct 2010, 18:52
shrive555 wrote:
Under a provision of constitution that was never applied, congress has been required to call a convention for possible amendments to document when asked about it.

can someone explain if above sentence is right or wrong ? what it refers to ?

It here can refer to the following - "document", "congress", "the provision", "convention".

Shrive555 you also did not write this sentence properly (if your intention was to pick it up as it is in the OG). it should be "the document" not "to document". the former is a noun and the later is a verb infinitive. and changes the meaning of the sentence altogether. So the sentence above can be interpreted in a way where the congress document the amendments and not amend the document.
IT can be used to replace a noun only not an action. So in the above sentence the usage of IT is not appropriate as it can refers to multiple things.

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Sales of United States manufactured goods to non-industrialized countries rose to $167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan. A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year C) 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure this is a good one and a kudos to you for that. I learnt something from this. Last edited by hemanthp on 17 Oct 2010, 23:06, edited 1 time in total. Senior Manager Status: Do and Die!! Joined: 15 Sep 2010 Posts: 326 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 447 [0], given: 193 Re: it as pronoun. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Oct 2010, 20:58 Heman: that is what i sorted out first that IT refers to multiple of things, but then i thought may be i am wrong. Thanks for your explanation _________________ I'm the Dumbest of All !! Manager Joined: 25 Aug 2010 Posts: 98 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 1 Re: it as pronoun. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Oct 2010, 23:12 wht about the first sentence.... I agree with the 2nd ans ..E Senior Manager Joined: 25 Nov 2011 Posts: 261 Location: India Concentration: Technology, General Management GPA: 3.95 WE: Information Technology (Computer Software) Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 171 [0], given: 20 Re: it as pronoun. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 31 Dec 2011, 03:12 shekharvineet wrote: Quote: Under a provision of constitution that was never applied, congress has been required to call a convention for possible amendments to document when asked about it. can someone explain if above sentence is right or wrong ? what it refers to ? The use of "it" is correct and "it" here refers to the act/cause of calling the convention. Quote: Sales of United States manufactured goods to non-industrialized countries rose to$167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan.

A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year
B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year
C) 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure
D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was
E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure

The use of "which" is wrong because "which" must always modify the noun it follows. So, A and B are out.
C is out because you need to define the "14 percent" by stating what it is.
D is eliminated because the correct adjective to be used in this context is "higher" rather than "more".

My reason for eliminating D is not the usage of 'more' but because of incorrect comparison. D compares money with a year whereas by using possessive noun, E correctly compares money with money. Any objections?
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31 Dec 2011, 07:07
In correct use of which. A, B out.
C has reference error.
D use of more is wrong.
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shrive555 wrote:
Under a provision of constitution that was never applied, congress has been required to call a convention for possible amendments to document when asked about it.

can someone explain if above sentence is right or wrong ? what it refers to ?

Sales of United States manufactured goods to non-industrialized countries rose to $167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan. A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year C) 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure C is wrong because 14 percent can not jump over "in 1992" which is adverb, not modifier of the noun to which 14 percetn modify am I correct? _________________ visit my facebook to help me. https://www.facebook.com/thang.thang.73307634 VP Joined: 08 Jun 2010 Posts: 1417 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 119 [0], given: 823 Re: Under a provision of constitution that was never applied, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Sep 2015, 00:19 shrive555 wrote: Under a provision of constitution that was never applied, congress has been required to call a convention for possible amendments to document when asked about it. can someone explain if above sentence is right or wrong ? what it refers to ? Sales of United States manufactured goods to non-industrialized countries rose to$167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan.

A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year
B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year
C) 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure
D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was
E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure

a point is tested many times on gmat but no full explantion is given

this point is very hard for non native like me.

in spoken English we say: 167 billion is too much for me. in this case. 167 billion is used as a noun. however, in written English or in the logic think specialized for gmat, the number can not work as a noun. this point of grammar is not expressed in grammar books and the explanation in og is not adequate, a situation make the tons of smart persons fail on gmat

that why we need, "amount" . E is left.
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shrive555 wrote:
Under a provision of constitution that was never applied, congress has been required to call a convention for possible amendments to document when asked about it.

can someone explain if above sentence is right or wrong ? what it refers to ?

Sales of United States manufactured goods to non-industrialized countries rose to \$167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan.

A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year
B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year
C) 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure
D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was
E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous year's figure

we can eliminate A and B right away because the relative pronoun "which" is used incorrectly.
in C - 14% higher is what? the year? or the sales? not clear. out.
between D and E, in D we have a classic error - we compare the sales from one year to A YEAR! this is incorrect. D is out.
E is the best here, as it uses correctly noun+noun modifier to link the amount to the "sales". the comparison is used correctly as well - sales to previous year's figure.

E it is!
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