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We are working on a new set of Verbal Tests for GMAT Club. Several members have responded to our "Help Wanted Ad" and submitted their questions. I am posting the first batch and would love to hear your feedback about the questions. I would also like to know your opinion about how close this question is to the Real GMAT (or Official Guide if you have not taken the GMAT yet) on a 1-5 scale where
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Although the idea of there being a broad pollination crisis under way is entrenched, the true picture remains cloudier.

A. Although the idea of there being a broad pollination crisis under way is entrenched
B. Although the idea that there is a broader pollination crises under way is entrenched
C. Although the idea that there are broader pollination crisis under way are entrenched
D. Although the idea that there are broad pollination crises under way is entrenched
E. Although the idea that there is a broader pollination crisis under way is entrenched
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B and E are same
infact thats the OA ,IMO


B. Although the idea that there is a broader pollination crises under way is entrenched

E. Although the idea that there is a broader pollination crisis under way is entrenched
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Ohh Got it
crises is the plural of crisis.
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Not sure whether in Real GMAT you can use comparative ("broader") adjective in this way, unless of course there is a clear comparison.

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Not sure whether in Real GMAT you can use comparative ("broader") adjective in this way, unless of course there is a clear comparison.


IMO E.

3. agree with botirvoy.
Does GMAT entertain twisted modifiers? I mean "broader pollination crisis" could be better written as "crisis in broader pollination".
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Here is the OA and Explanation: Now that the OA and explanation are posted, can you rate this question in terms of difficulty?
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Answer: E

2. It is important to note the difference between crisis and crises. ‘Crisis’ is singular and ‘crises’ is plural. Hence the verb should agree with the subject in both number and gender. Also, the part of the sentence that isn’t underlined suggests the form the adjective ‘broad’ should take.

A - The word ‘being’ is usually incorrect.
B – The expletive construction does not agree with crises.
C - The expletive construction does not agree with crisis.
D – The word ‘broad’ does not take on a parallel construction.
E – This is the correct answer
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D has additional problem - it distorts original sense: crises instead of crisis.
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Although the idea of there being a broad pollination crisis under way is entrenched, the true picture remains cloudier.

A. Although the idea of there being a broad pollination crisis under way is entrenched
B. Although the idea that there is a broader pollination crises under way is entrenched
C. Although the idea that there are broader pollination crisis under way are entrenched
D. Although the idea that there are broad pollination crises under way is entrenched
E. Although the idea that there is a broader pollination crisis under way is entrenched



This is a very good one: rating - 4/5.
Agree with OA - E as well.
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