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New post 21 Sep 2015, 23:14
X, Although Y

- Although introduces "Contrast".

Typical structure of "although" - depedent clause marker - Although X,Y

2 things:

1. X & Y needs to be parallel

2. The subject of X and the subject of Y needs to be related. (Since we are starting a sentence in X with "although" , we need to complete the sentence by referring to a related subject in Y)

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E is so awkward, but "even though" is the correct idiom, so I still chose it...

This question is weird.
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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 - Parallelism issue - changes and remaining . Also we need simple present tense here as the sentence states a fact about graphite.
(B) remaining like that even as - Parallelism issue - changes and remaining . Even as is incorrect
(C) remaining as such whether or not - Parallelism issue - changes and remaining .
(D) remains in this way although - although distorts meaning
(E) remains thus even when - Correct

Answer E
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I am not sure why E is correct?Can somebody explain this?
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I am not sure why E is correct?Can somebody explain this?


Options A, B and C can be eliminated on the same ground:
The use of conjunction "and" calls for another verb (to be parallel with "changes"): "changes and remains" is the correct parallel structure. Therefore options A, B and C can be eliminated because they use present participle "remaining", which cannot be parallel to the verb "changes".

Between options D and E, E is better due to concision (using one word "thus" instead of three "in this way" to indicate the same meaning).
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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.

Issues: Parallelism | Meaning

Analysis:
1. In this sentence, we need to make sure that we maintain parallelism between verbs i.e. between "changes" and "remains" ("remaining" in original sentence)

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

(B) remaining like that even as
- not parallel

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

(D) remains in this way although
- "in this way" is ambiguous
- "although" is used for demonstrating contract and distorts the meaning here

(E) remains thus even when

Answer: (E)
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New post 17 Mar 2017, 13:45
we need to look for meaning: the graphite is discussed not diaman
A, B, C are out
D is wrong, because "in this way" awkward, although is incorrect
E is fine
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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
--> this way is ambiguous and not formal in written English.

(E) remains thus even when
--> correct. thus = in this way; like this (according to OALD9).
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Hi Can anyone explain why D is wrong and E is correct
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Logically speaking, 'this way' can be said only in face-to-face conversations colloquially when you can show someone something pointing with your index or fore- finger.
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I chose D because of the usage of When in E. I was in assumption that When is used to point out time and there is nothing about time. So eliminated E.
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Imo E
The sentence talks about the state i.e the diamond retains its shape once it has acquired it.
If heat and pressure are removed then also it retains its shape .
D introduces contrast which is not required.
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New post 08 Aug 2017, 08:07
This is really a good question fell for A in beginning but on second try figured out E makes more sense
stumble after seeing thus
Never seen thus in any of official SC question before
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why "although" in D is wrong?

"although " clause, shows an action which happen before action in the main clause and continue to happen when the main action happen

it is clear that "although" and "when" show different time relations. we do not discuss the difference in meaning between relations presented by "although" and "when."

although i am not inteligent, I study gmat

the condition of not being inteligent exist before learning gmat.

it take me a few second to choose E, but a few ten minutes to find out the time relation presented by "although".

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Can anyone explain why 'D' is an incorrect choice? Thanks.
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Answer choice 'E' is correct - The sentence refers to the possibility of heat and pressure being removed and properly uses parallel verb forms.
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'E' is correct - The sentence coherently refers to the possibility of heat and pressure being removed, delivering the clear message and proper usage of parallel verb forms.
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E is better than D because 'even when the heat and pressure are removed' is more logical than 'although the heat and pressure are removed;' once in diamond form, carbon stays that way whether the heat and pressure are removed or not. 'Although' in D suggests that heat and pressure are definitely removed, changing the meaning.
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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

Source: OG verbal review 2: Q45.


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.

PRESENCE OF "and" and that too just before the underlined part (is a gift from the Lords of GMAT :cool: ) -- shows a MARKER for parallelism.

(A) remaining this way whether or not
Parallelism issue + whether or not is redundant. INCORRECT.

(B) remaining like that even as (USAGE OF EVEN AFTER WOULD HAVE BEEN CORRECT)
Parallelism issue. INCORRECT.

(C) remaining as such whether or not
Parallelism issue + whether or not is redundant. INCORRECT.

(D) remains in this way although
usage of ALTHOUGH is wrong here! Although is used to show a contrast but here a contrast is not intended. Therefore, incorrect.

(E) remains thus even when
Here, the usage of remains in this way and remains thus is almost equivalent. CORRECT.
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