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Menlo University‘s range of graduate programmes have been developed to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever your background is.

A. have been developed to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever
B. has been developed to fulfil your needs if you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, or whatever
C. have been developed for fulfilling your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever
D. has been developed to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever
E. has been developed to fulfil your needs whether one intends to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, or whatever
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Menlo University‘s range of graduate programmes have been developed to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever your background is.

A. have been developed to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever
B. has been developed to fulfil your needs if you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, or whatever
C. have been developed for fulfilling your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever
D. has been developed to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever
E. has been developed to fulfil your needs whether one intends to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, or whatever

A - Singular 'Range' will take singular 'has' and not plural 'have'. B - the usage of 'if' is incorrect since 'if' should be used only while making a conditional statement and 'whether' should be used to evaluate alternatives. The usage of 'or' is also incorrect since the two events are mutually exclusive, hence we need 'and' to make the meaning clear. C - Singular 'Range' will take singular 'has' and not plural 'have'. 'For fulfilling' is unidiomatic E - 'your' needs is not parallel with ‗one‘ intends. The usage of 'or' is also incorrect.

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I think this the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. Hi, I could not understand the last part "and whatever your background" . Can you help me understand what this is?

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I also am having trouble understanding how "and your needs" is the correct use.

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When we use the 'whether' shouldnt it we for the conjunction 'OR' instead of 'And'
"Whether this or that" isn't that the way to use whether.

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When we use the 'whether' shouldnt it we for the conjunction 'OR' instead of 'And'
"Whether this or that" isn't that the way to use whether.


There are two uses of "whether".

1. Whether X or Y. (the use that you have mentioned): Your victory does not depend on whether you practice hard or you cheat.
2. Whether X or (not X). In such usages the latter part is omitted in GMAT since it is redundant.
Right: Your victory does not depend on whether you practice. (or not is omitted)

The subject question is of type 2. The or not part has been omitted. The element X here is a combination of two events that must be satisfied simultaneously, hence the conjunction "and". Consider the following simpler example which is similar in structure to the subject question:

Your victory depends on whether you practice hard AND you don't lose your nerve during battle.
The red highlighted and the blue highlighted portions must be satisfied simultaneously in order to win.

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Oh alright! That was helpful. Thanks!

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Hi Expert,

Though i got this question correct, but i got one doubt in sentence.

Substituting correct answer choice D in the original sentence.

Menlo University‘s range of graduate programmes has been developed to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever your background.

Breaking down the above sentence into clauses and marking the Subject Verb pairs
Above sentence got three clauses as below
    Range[S] has been[V] developed
    You[S] intend[V] to pursue
    whatever[S] your background

I understand the verb is missing the third clause

the clause should be " whatever[S] is[V] your background"

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Hi Expert,

Though i got this question correct, but i got one doubt in sentence.

Substituting correct answer choice D in the original sentence.

Menlo University‘s range of graduate programmes has been developed to fulfil your needs whether you intend to pursue a career in industry, business, government, NGOs or academia, and whatever your background.

Breaking down the above sentence into clauses and marking the Subject Verb pairs
Above sentence got three clauses as below
    Range[S] has been[V] developed
    You[S] intend[V] to pursue
    whatever[S] your background

I understand the verb is missing the third clause

the clause should be " whatever[S] is[V] your background"

Experts kindly comments.
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I have seen the word "whatever" used to introduce a clause as well as a phrase.

Correct: Whatever the case, I shall go there tomorrow. (phrase)
Correct: Whatever is the case, I shall go there tomorrow. (clause)

Programmes have been developed to fulfill your needs, whatever your background.... this construction is alright.

However it would be better if a clause were used since in the construction X AND Y, X and Y should be parallel.

Programmes have been developed to fulfill your needs, whether you intend to pursue.
Programmes have been developed to fulfill your needs, whatever your background (is).

Joining the above two:
Programmes have been developed to fulfill your needs, whether you intend to pursue AND whatever your background (is).

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I think this is a high-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate.

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