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On Saturday, the Board of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), a revered pilgrim centre In India, decided to enhance the salaries of the chief priests under its purview up to Rs 55,000 per month and that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000, while the archakas were sought to withdraw the cases against the TTD.

A. that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000, while the archakas were sought to withdraw the cases against the TTD.
B. that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000 and they sought the archakas to withdraw the cases against the TTD.
C. those of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000, while seeking the archakas to withdraw the cases against the TTD.
D. that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000, whereas they sought the cases by the archakas against the TTD to be withdrawn.
E. that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000; at the same time, they asked the cases against the TTD to be withdrawn by the archakas.

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On Saturday, the Board of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), a revered pilgrim centre In India, decided to enhance the salaries of the chief priests under its purview up to Rs 55,000 per month and that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000, while the archakas were sought to withdraw the cases against the TTD.

A. that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000, while the archakas were sought to withdraw the cases against the TTD.
B. that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000 and they sought the archakas to withdraw the cases against the TTD.
C. those of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000, while seeking the archakas to withdraw the cases against the TTD.
D. that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000, whereas they sought the cases by the archakas against the TTD to be withdrawn.
E. that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000; at the same time, they asked the cases against the TTD to be withdrawn by the archakas.


A. “Salaries” is plural; “that” of is singular; a case of pronoun error

B. First part same error as in A; In addition, there is no proper referent for they; If it is the archakas who sought the withdrawal of the case, then the meaning is wrong;

C. Correct choice

D. First part same error as in A and in the latter part , the use of contrasting conjunction “whereas” is out of place

E. 'the Board' is singular and 'they' is plural; a case of subject- pronoun number disagreement


Answer: C
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I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. Shouldn't there be a comma after "a revered pilgrim centre in India"?
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I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. How can "a revered pilgrim centre in India" modify "the board of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam TTD" which is an institution?
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I think this is a high-quality question and I agree with explanation.
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I think this is a high-quality question and I agree with explanation. Hi GMATCLUB i noticed that there may be a glitch with my test. I answered C, but the system still flagged it as incorrect.
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I think this is a high-quality question and I agree with explanation. Hi GMATCLUB i noticed that there may be a glitch with my test. I answered C, but the system still flagged it as incorrect.



Thank you - your history indicates you picked "A"
We will keep an eye out for the issue reports from other users - it may have been a mouse/clicking issue/error perhaps?
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Hi,

I think that the part before the comma is unnecessary underlined.

"On Saturday, the Board of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), a revered pilgrim centre In India, decided to enhance the salaries of the chief priests under its purview up to Rs 55,000 per month and that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000"

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I think that the part before the comma is unnecessary underlined.

"On Saturday, the Board of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), a revered pilgrim centre In India, decided to enhance the salaries of the chief priests under its purview up to Rs 55,000 per month and that of junior archakas up to Rs 30,000"

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Thank you for pointing out - the unnecessarily underlined portions are removed.
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I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. Hi,
The only reason I didnt mark C was because "they" was used to refer to Board. Singular pronoun should be used to refer to "Board"
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I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. Hi,
The only reason I didnt mark C was because "they" was used to refer to Board. Singular pronoun should be used to refer to "Board"


There is no "they" in option C. It seems that you got it mixed up with B or D.
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Can not that refer to plural noun ?

Consider this - Games that people play are interesting -> that here is plural .Why is A wrong then ??
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"That can be referred to plural as well??" , Can expert please explain why A is wrong, as we cannot say That cannot be plural?
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