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The university library offers most of the resources Ronald will need; except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he will have to request from a neighboring university.

A. need; except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
B. need, except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
C. need, accept for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
D. need, with the exception of certain Spanish translations of books which he
E. need, but there are few books in Spanish which he
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The university library offers most of the resources Ronald will need; except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he will have to request from a neighboring university.

A. need; except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
B. need, except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
C. need, accept for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
D. need, with the exception of certain Spanish translations of books which he
E. need, but there are few books in Spanish which he

The second sentence is incomplete and must corrected by the addition of a comma and appropriate subordinating conjunction.
  1. Except is a subordinating conjunction that makes the sentence after the semicolon incomplete.
  2. Except works properly as a subordinating conjunction here, joining the fact that Ronald has access to most of the resources he will need to the fact that Spanish translations will not be available.
  3. Accept sounds like except, but is not correct.
  4. The phrase certain Spanish translations of books is wordy and unnecessary.
  5. The conjunction but in this option changes the meaning of the sentence, as does the adjusted phrase there are few books in Spanish which he.

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Can any expert shed light on the use of the comma "," after the phrase "certain books" in the OA B.
For me, that comma "," is redundant so I chose D.
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The university library offers most of the resources Ronald will need. Except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he will have to request from a neighboring university.

A. need; except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
B. need, except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
C. need, accept for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
D. need, with the exception of certain Spanish translations of books which he
E. need, but there are few books in Spanish which he

The second sentence is incomplete and must corrected by the addition of a comma and appropriate subordinating conjunction.
  1. Except is a subordinating conjunction that makes the sentence after the semicolon incomplete.
  2. Except works properly as a subordinating conjunction here, joining the fact that Ronald has access to most of the resources he will need to the fact that Spanish translations will not be available.
  3. Accept sounds like except, but is not correct.
  4. The phrase certain Spanish translations of books is wordy and unnecessary.
  5. The conjunction but in this option changes the meaning of the sentence, as does the adjusted phrase there are few books in Spanish which he.

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I think this question is good and helpful.
Is not clear whether the first option has a period (in Q) or a semicolon (in 1st answer choice)
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I think this question is good and helpful.
Is not clear whether the first option has a period (in Q) or a semicolon (in 1st answer choice)
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I think this is a poor-quality question and I agree with explanation. Misprinting in the question itself: with "need. Except" there r basically 2 sentences. A clears the doubt, yet not a good thing.
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binit wrote:
I think this is a poor-quality question and I agree with explanation. Misprinting in the question itself: with "need. Except" there r basically 2 sentences. A clears the doubt, yet not a good thing.
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I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. Guys, on gmatclub blog you say that the correct answer is D, and here you say that the correct answer is B. Which one is the correct answer afterwards?
FYI: The correct usage of except does not require for, but rather: Exception of or except with.

Take a look please.

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I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. Guys, on gmatclub blog you say that the correct answer is D, and here you say that the correct answer is B. Which one is the correct answer afterwards?
FYI: The correct usage of except does not require for, but rather: Exception of or except with.

Take a look please.


I agree. I chose D because it correctly uses "Exception of" ... while rest of the choices do not.

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D) should be correct.
Semicolon introduces to INDEPENDENT clauses; therefore, both need a subject and working verb.
Only D avoids that construction by introducing a prepositional phrase (No need of S+V)

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D) should be correct.
Semicolon introduces to INDEPENDENT clauses; therefore, both need a subject and working verb.
Only D avoids that construction by introducing a prepositional phrase (No need of S+V)


In option D, "with the exception of " is a wrong idiom - "except for" is more concise and better. Moreover "certain Spanish translations" does not make sense. Thus option D is wrong.

In option B, "except for Spanish translations of certain books..." is not an independent clause, and hence does not require a semicolon before it. "Except" is a preposition and "except for Spanish translations of certain books" is a prepositional phrase used as a verb modifier for the verb "need".

Option B is hence better than option D.

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I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. In the explanation it says that D is wordy and hence incorrect. Wordy isn't necessarily incorrect. Sometimes it is a matter of personal preference.

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I think this is a poor-quality question and I agree with explanation. I thought GMAT did not test for punctuation.

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