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Author:  generis [ 01 Mar 2022, 23:07 ]
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At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily.


A) At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily

B) Because the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, the English longbowmen could inflict significant damage on them, and, their numbers reduced, the English infantry easily had been able to eliminate them

C) The muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, allowing the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and because the number of the French infantrymen was reduced, the English infantry easily could eliminate those remaining few

D) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt tried to advance but had been delayed by the muddy field, which allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually would eliminate their reduced numbers with ease

E) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt were delayed in their advance by the muddy field, it allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, their numbers were reduced, and the English infantry easily could eliminate those left

Author:  generis [ 01 Mar 2022, 23:12 ]
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Author:  zhanbo [ 01 Mar 2022, 23:59 ]
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My answer is (C). It took me 02:29.

(A) "This" in "this allowed" does not have a clear antecedent (a singular noun). Some even claim that "this" can almost never be correct in GMAT because, as a demonstrative pronoun, "this" should better be accompanied by a gesture pointing to something.
Besides, "eliminated numbers" does not make sense.

(B) Past perfect tense of "had been able to" nonsensically indicate that "elimination" occurred before the "delay".

(C) Best among the five. I did not pick it right away, but (DE) are no contenders.

(D) In GMAT, "which" cannot be used to refer to the previous clause.
Also, verb tense "tried to advance" and "had been delayed" are not compatible.
"would" may also be problematic as it is commonly used in subjunctive mood (indicating something might not happen)
Besides, "eliminate numbers" is illogical.

(E) Comma splice.
Or: if we argue this is a long list of clauses (X, Y, Z, and D), such structure is too loose to merit correct answer.
Besides, "it" does not have a clear antecedent.

Author:  Crytiocanalyst [ 02 Mar 2022, 06:23 ]
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At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily.


A) At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily
'this' what exactly does it refer to a bit ambigious in addition to what does 'their' refer back to no clue out

B) Because the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, the English longbowmen could inflict significant damage on them, and, their numbers reduced, the English infantry easily had been able to eliminate them
'had been' past perfect tense in line with 'addition' and 'delay' creates logical isuue in sequence therefore out

C) The muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, allowing the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and because the number of the French infantrymen was reduced, the English infantry easily could eliminate those remaining few
The meaning is fine therefore let us hang on to optioni for a while

D) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt tried to advance but had been delayed by the muddy field, which allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually would eliminate their reduced numbers with ease
'which' cannot refer back to clause , maybe a noun however the referal indicating in the above sentence is a glaring error

E) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt were delayed in their advance by the muddy field, it allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, their numbers were reduced, and the English infantry easily could eliminate those left
'it' doesn't a clear antecendant or referal for that matter

Therefore picking best of the worst IMO C

Author:  kungfury42 [ 02 Mar 2022, 12:25 ]
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(A) "and this allowed" seems incorrect. "allowing" would be much better. "to be able to inflict damage" seems unnecessarily wordy and slightly changes the meaning. The muddy fields do not augment the English infantry's capabilities, as is suggested by the usage of "to be able to". The muddy fields present a special circumstance which enabled/allowed the English infantry "to inflict damage". Additionally I feel the plural pronoun "their" does not have a clear plural noun to refer back to. It can refer back to "The French infantrymen" or "the English longbowmen" and it would be illogical to say that "English infantry eventually eliminated the English longbowmen's reduced numbers easily"

(B) "the English infantry easily had been able to eliminate them" is incorrect. The usage of past perfect had been indicates an action that happens before another action. In this case elimination of the French infantrymen was the last action. Hence, B is incorrect. Eliminate B.

(C) Perfect!!

(D) The usage of which is incorrect here. "which" can only modify "muddy field" but here it is trying to modify an action. Additionally I feel the plural pronoun "their" does not have a clear plural noun to refer back to. It can refer back to "The French infantrymen" or "the English longbowmen" and it would be illogical to say that "English infantry eventually would eliminate the English longbowmen's reduced numbers with ease"

(E) There is a comma splice in this sentence. After "muddy field" and before "it" we must use fanboys + comma. Eliminate E.

Author:  Vatsal7794 [ 02 Mar 2022, 22:01 ]
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At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily.



A) At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily

"This allowed" is wrong

B) Because the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, the English longbowmen could inflict significant damage on them, and, their numbers reduced, the English infantry easily had been able to eliminate them

Sentence is wrong after "And their numbers reduced"

C) The muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, allowing the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and because the number of the French infantrymen was reduced, the English infantry easily could eliminate those remaining few

Correct

D) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt tried to advance but had been delayed by the muddy field, which allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually would eliminate their reduced numbers with ease
Pronoun error "which"

E) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt were delayed in their advance by the muddy field, it allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, their numbers were reduced, and the English infantry easily could eliminate those left

Pronoun error "It"

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Author:  winterschool [ 02 Mar 2022, 23:33 ]
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At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily.


A) At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily Incorrect

this refers to what?

B) Because the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, the English longbowmen could inflict significant damage on them, and, their numbers reduced, the English infantry easily had been able to eliminate them Incorrect

their numbers indicates whose numbers? French infantrymen or English longbowmen; also uses of had been wrong

C) The muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, allowing the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and because the number of the French infantrymen was reduced, the English infantry easily could eliminate those remaining few Correct

D) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt tried to advance but had been delayed by the muddy field, which allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually would eliminate their reduced numbers with ease Incorrect

modifier issue - which modifies the muddy field that creates illogical meaning

E) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt were delayed in their advance by the muddy field, it allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, their numbers were reduced, and the English infantry easily could eliminate those left Incorrect

it has no clear precedent and their indicates whose numbers, French infantrymen or English longbowmen

Author:  Stanindaw [ 20 Nov 2022, 05:29 ]
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generis wrote:

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At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily.


A) At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily

B) Because the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, the English longbowmen could inflict significant damage on them, and, their numbers reduced, the English infantry easily had been able to eliminate them

C) The muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, allowing the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and because the number of the French infantrymen was reduced, the English infantry easily could eliminate those remaining few

D) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt tried to advance but had been delayed by the muddy field, which allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually would eliminate their reduced numbers with ease

E) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt were delayed in their advance by the muddy field, it allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, their numbers were reduced, and the English infantry easily could eliminate those left




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Author:  ExpertsGlobal5 [ 21 Nov 2022, 04:05 ]
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Stanindaw wrote:
generis wrote:

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At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily.


A) At the Battle of Agincourt, the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen, and this allowed the English longbowmen to be able to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually eliminated their reduced numbers easily

B) Because the muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, the English longbowmen could inflict significant damage on them, and, their numbers reduced, the English infantry easily had been able to eliminate them

C) The muddy field delayed the advance of the French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt, allowing the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and because the number of the French infantrymen was reduced, the English infantry easily could eliminate those remaining few

D) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt tried to advance but had been delayed by the muddy field, which allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, and the English infantry eventually would eliminate their reduced numbers with ease

E) The French infantrymen at the Battle of Agincourt were delayed in their advance by the muddy field, it allowed the English longbowmen to inflict significant damage on them, their numbers were reduced, and the English infantry easily could eliminate those left




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