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# Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most

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Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most [#permalink]

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21 Sep 2006, 18:22
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Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most stable form of pure carbon, changes into the substance commonly referred to as diamond and remaining this way whether or not the heat and pressure are removed.

(A) remaining this way whether or not

(B) remaining like that even as

(C) remaining as such whether or not

(D) remains in this way although

(E) remains thus even when

I THINK D IS BETTER THAN E

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21 Sep 2006, 20:05
I like D.

E uses "thus" colloquially and incorrectly.

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21 Sep 2006, 20:52
i will go for E...

I have seen thus used on GMAT. I also prefer when rathar than although. When conveys right meaning here.

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21 Sep 2006, 20:56
Straight E.

(A) remaining this way whether or not - not parallel. WRONG

(B) remaining like that even as - not parallel. WRONG

(C) remaining as such whether or not - not parallel. WRONG

(D) remains in this way although - Close, but the 'in' is extra. WRONG

(E) remains thus even when - CORRECT by POE

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22 Sep 2006, 08:14
(E) remains thus even when

changes || remains...
Requires remains...

D has "remains in this way"... is not correct.
Should be "remains this way" or "remains thus" which is E.

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23 Sep 2006, 07:39
I go for E. Not so sure but I guess the "although" should be followed by a subjunctive verb (it would work as an IF clause).

GMAT is amazing. Who would have told me one month ago I would be arguing over an "although" clause?

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23 Sep 2006, 12:59

REMAINING is WRONG because it's a GERUND that is playing a role of a verb, thus A B and C are gone

b/w D and E
D says "remains THIS WAY"??? what does this mean??? what way? and is it a way anyway???

I am pretty sure it's E:
remain THUS or remain AS SUCH would be correct

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23 Sep 2006, 13:06
All bets on "E"

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23 Aug 2007, 03:55
I picked E as well but that apparently is not the OA.

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Re: SC - VERY CONTROVERSIAL (IN THIS WAY) [#permalink]

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23 Aug 2007, 06:34
cwp78 wrote:
Under high pressure and intense heat, graphite, the most stable form of pure carbon, changes into the substance commonly referred to as diamond and remaining this way whether or not the heat and pressure are removed.

(A) remaining this way whether or not
(B) remaining like that even as
(C) remaining as such whether or not
(D) remains in this way although
(E) remains thus even when

choose E too for llism but how it is complet?

Graphite remains thus even when the heat and pressure are removed.

can any one clearify?

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23 Aug 2007, 09:55
E

E sounds incorrect, but D incorreclty uses 'in', plus E is shorter.

When in doubt, if the shorter one doesn't have any real grammatical mistakes, but sounds funny, pick the shorter one. They usually make it sound funny on purpose so you don't pick it.

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23 Aug 2007, 11:31
I believe E is better than D, I guess I have already seen this question in 1000SC

My reasoning says ...here when is correctly used to indicate condition. Although is used to contrast something not to mention some condition

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23 Aug 2007, 15:11
E for me, although "thus" sounds funny.

As for D, "although" just doesn't belong there

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25 Aug 2007, 10:01
its E.

when you say - 'remains in this way although the heat and pressure are removed', it implies that heat and pressure ARE definitely removed...!! In the original sentence we are not sure whether they are removed, are we?

so it must be E, it keeps the conditional from the original sentence

Yup, 'although' can't be used in the middle of the sentence. Though, but not although, can come at the end of a sentence

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25 Aug 2007, 10:01
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