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Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland;

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Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site..

A. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
B. it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World
Heritage Site.
C. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
D. it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
E. is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.
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01 Mar 2009, 07:21
as there is semicolon its between B and D
B is wordy ..hence D
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01 Mar 2009, 08:26
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Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site..

A. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
B. it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World
Heritage Site.
C. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
D. it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
E. is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.

OA with OE to follow ..

"it" in both B and D is clearly referred to Visby. However, "this" in B has no clear reference.

D is not parallel ( missing "is" after ",and")

C can stand on its own. So, C sounds like the best choice.

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how presence of semi colon makes you to settle down to B and D ??
pls share logic !!
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Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.

(A) arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
(B) it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World Heritage Site.
(C) arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
(D) it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
(E) is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.
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01 Mar 2009, 09:59
tenaman10 wrote:
how presence of semi colon makes you to settle down to B and D ??
pls share logic !!

The statements after the semi colon should be able to stand on their own. So that narrows it down to B C & D.

B is out of it for sure, just too wordy.
I agree with sanjay, it has to be C. D is just no parallel.

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tenaman10 wrote:
Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site..

A. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
B. it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World
Heritage Site.
C. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
D. it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
E. is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.

OA with OE to follow ..

B.
1. Usage of semi colon: The sentence following semi colon should be able to stand by itself. Only B, C, and D come close.
2. Clarity of meaning: Both C and D has wrong cause and effect relationship
3. Grammar: In D, you need "is" before "arguably"

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01 Mar 2009, 11:04
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tenaman10 wrote:
Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site..

A. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
B. it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World
Heritage Site.
C. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
D. it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
E. is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.

OA with OE to follow ..

B.
1. Usage of semi colon: The sentence following semi colon should be able to stand by itself. Only B, C, and D come close.
2. Clarity of meaning: Both C and D has wrong cause and effect relationship
3. Grammar: In D, you need "is" before "arguably"

what kind of cause and effect relationship are you talking about? could you please explain?

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01 Mar 2009, 11:58
OA is D .
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OA is D .

D would have been an obvious choice had it not been missing "is". With all choices as is, D can't be the best choice.

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botirvoy wrote:
tenaman10 wrote:
Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site..

A. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
B. it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World
Heritage Site.
C. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
D. it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
E. is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.

OA with OE to follow ..

B.
1. Usage of semi colon: The sentence following semi colon should be able to stand by itself. Only B, C, and D come close.
2. Clarity of meaning: Both C and D has wrong cause and effect relationship
3. Grammar: In D, you need "is" before "arguably"

what kind of cause and effect relationship are you talking about? could you please explain?

For example, B says Visby "has become a World Heritage Site"(Y) as a result of being " best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia" (X)
So, X -> Y

However, having reread A, I now see that both X and Y are independent outcomes. I guess, one of the reasons I chose B is that other choices are clearly wrong, including the "OA". B, on the other hand, is a perfectly sensible choice - only that it changes the meaning of the original sentence.

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I disagree with OA.D What is the source??
agree with B.
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source - verbal sectional test - 800score.com
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I disagree with OA.D What is the source??
agree with B.

Suresh, in B, "as a result of this" doesn't look right. "as a result" would have been appropriate. By the way, what problem do you see with C ?

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tenaman10 wrote:
Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site..

A. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
B. it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World
Heritage Site.
C. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
D. it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
E. is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.

OA with OE to follow ..

Clearly A,C,E do not stand by themselves as sentences.

C seems to be but the way the sentence is written does not sound right.

Between B & D, I feel that D is wrong. Clearly a site become a heritage site, if there is some thing precious left over time.

D reverses the order. In D the sentence loses the meaning of why it became a heritage site. It just did not become a heritage site night over night or for ashes lying around. It became a heritage site as it was the best preserved medieval town in S

Where is the OE?

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Thanks!

IMO D

OA and Source?

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Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.

A. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
B. it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World Heritage Site.
C. arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
D. it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
E. is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.

B.
Need two independent clasus. So A/E are out. C is run-on.
So remains B and D. I prefer B over D as B provides causal/logical relation that D misses.
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for the other mates: OA is D

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10 Mar 2009, 16:53
Good discussion. I just want to offer my \$0.02 if anyone cares-

When to use comma before AND,

In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last.... "red, white, and blue "

Place a comma before and or but introducing an independent clause

"he early records of the city have disappeared, and the story of its first years can no longer be reconstructed.

So now you can see why D is wrong- it does not have a complete clause after COMMA and AND.

I know GMAT says it does not test your punctuation skills.... but knowing basic punctuation skills helps quite a bit.

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