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(C) is the only option chosen by everyone , but with (E) i am able to find from X to Y correction ;would offer-would enable usage correct; "HAD" is correctly used to maintain the intent of the author about the time tense.(E)IMO
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(C) is the only option chosen by everyone , but with (E) i am able to find from X to Y correction ;would offer-would enable usage correct; "HAD" is correctly used to maintain the intent of the author about the time tense.(E)IMO


There are a few issues with E in addition to the use of plural 'them' . IMO, the pronoun 'who' does not go well with an animal. It should have been 'that' instead of 'who'. Secondly, the use of 'had travelled' is inappropriate as clarification for time sense is not required there. Whereas, the use of 'had predicted' is justified because it happened before 'struggled'.
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The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.

(A) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers <== 'their' plural pronoun refer to deer'
being as usual incorrect in gmat.


(B) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers <== 'they plural refer to deer'

(C) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers <== correct answer

(D) even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers <== their and they plural refers to deer

(E) who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made danger <== them incorrect refer to singular deer
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Ans is C.

The Deer is singular, so
A,B,D and E are incorrect.


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The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.

A. despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
B. despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
C. despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
D. even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
E. who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
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The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.

A. despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
B. despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
C. despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
D. even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
E. who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers


This sentence is entirely about 'The Whole Sentence Matters". Without recognizing the pronoun "it" toward the end of the sentence, far from the underline, you'd struggle to gain a foothold here. "Deer" is both singular and plural, so if you didn't notice that defining singular pronoun It" you wouldn't be turned off by the presence of "they", "their, and "them" in choices A, B, D, and E. But the word "it" makes "deer° singular, and only choice C (which avoids the use of a second pronoun) can then be correct.


Answer: C
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The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.

(A) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(B) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(C) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(D) even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(E) who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers





Hi though its pretty obvious in terms of pronoun ref and SV agreement what is the correct ans yet I have a doubt in option C. I am not very comfortable with the idiom.. traveled from home to reach the Canadian wilderness; shouldnt the correct form be from X to Y where X,Y both ref to places. for eg here "traveled from home to Canadian wilderness, instead of verb reach?

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Replacing the pronoun it in the given sentence with plural pronoun them, the sentence is as follows
can some one explain which of the options are correct or wrong based on following aspects

    1. from home/their home to CW/reach CW
    2. despite having traveled vs even after traveling
    3.
      therefore being free vs
      where they would now be free vs
      that offered freedom to roam vs
      where they could freely roam vs
      that would offer them freedom

The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable them to thrive.

(A) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(B) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(C) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(D) even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers

(E) who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
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Hi Bunuel,

Thanks for the explanation.

While the explanation makes sense, in the correct answer choice "traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness" should be parallel?
Such a version would look like this "traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness . Isn't this version more succinct/less redundant than the previous version

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The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.

A. despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
B. despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
C. despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
D. even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
E. who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers


This sentence is entirely about 'The Whole Sentence Matters". Without recognizing the pronoun "it" toward the end of the sentence, far from the underline, you'd struggle to gain a foothold here. "Deer" is both singular and plural, so if you didn't notice that defining singular pronoun It" you wouldn't be turned off by the presence of "they", "their, and "them" in choices A, B, D, and E. But the word "it" makes "deer° singular, and only choice C (which avoids the use of a second pronoun) can then be correct.


Answer: C


The deer, who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.

should be E
why?
deer had travelled and then struggled

having travelled and then struggled is not correct

Infact E is wrong because of the usage them but C cant be right
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In E: How can the relative pronoun ‘who’ be attributed to the deer? It is fatal.
In this sentence, having traveled is a modifier and ‘struggled’ is the main verb; if we combine ‘had traveled and struggled’ as part of the modifier, then the sentence will be a fragment without a verb.
In addition, if we say, had traveled, had struggled and had predicted—all in past perfect tenses, then there will be no simple past tense to distinguish the timeline. This will be structurally wrong. Therefore C.
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While the explanation makes sense, in the correct answer choice "traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the Canadian wilderness" should be parallel?
Such a version would look like this "traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian wilderness . Isn't this version more succinct/less redundant than the previous version

Good point korhiyatryinghard! Wonder what the source is.
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I am confused by the explanation. There are actually two pronouns in the sentence, "their" and "it". They are not consistent with each other. Can this be a mistake itself? Or if not, how can I know which pronoun to be kept consistent with.

The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.
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I have a doubt.

is "Despite + verb-ing" acceptable in GMAT?
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I have a doubt.

is "Despite + verb-ing" acceptable in GMAT?
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New post 30 Jul 2017, 11:48
C for me,,,

deer is singular and the pronoun for deer should be singular,,
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It is clear cut C..

I was stuck in C & E but in E the contrast shown in original sentence is lost.. Hence C :grin:
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