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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
1 is not close at all
2 is not close
3 is average/undecided
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I will post the OA and Explanation in 1-3 days, depending on how many takers we get. Your feedback will help significantly and very much appreciated!

Some critics suggest the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel that meaning is truly discovered.

A. Some critics suggest the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel that meaning is truly discovered.
B. Some critics suggest the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel can meaning truly be discovered.
C. Some critics suggest that the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel is meaning truly discovered.
D. Some critics suggest that the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and that only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel can meaning truly be discovered.
E. Some critics suggest that the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and that only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel that meaning is truly discovered.
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16 Mar 2009, 00:16
I'd say 3.
D seems to have placed "truly" wrongly.
I think the meaning of the sentence commands that the correct answer (C, IMO) have modal verb "can" rather than to+be structure.
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16 Mar 2009, 15:26
botirvoy wrote:
I'd say 3.
D seems to have placed "truly" wrongly.
I think the meaning of the sentence commands that the correct answer (C, IMO) have modal verb "can" rather than to+be structure.

Can you explain some more on why D is wrong. the word truly is exactly placed in the same location in C & D.

D is parallel. C is not.

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16 Mar 2009, 15:40
icandy wrote:
botirvoy wrote:
I'd say 3.
D seems to have placed "truly" wrongly.
I think the meaning of the sentence commands that the correct answer (C, IMO) have modal verb "can" rather than to+be structure.

Can you explain some more on why D is wrong. the word truly is exactly placed in the same location in C & D.

D is parallel. C is not.

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"truly" is an adverb - it needs to be right before the verb "discovered"
In C, you can afford to drop the second "that" (already dropped) as far as it doesn't create ambiguities.
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16 Mar 2009, 16:05
botirvoy wrote:
icandy wrote:
botirvoy wrote:
I'd say 3.
D seems to have placed "truly" wrongly.
I think the meaning of the sentence commands that the correct answer (C, IMO) have modal verb "can" rather than to+be structure.

Can you explain some more on why D is wrong. the word truly is exactly placed in the same location in C & D.

D is parallel. C is not.

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"truly" is an adverb - it needs to be right before the verb "discovered"
In C, you can afford to drop the second "that" (already dropped) as far as it doesn't create ambiguities.

oh k, I see what you are saying.

But The adverb can be before or after the verb right. Are you saying that it should have been

can meaning be truly discovered?

I disagree that the second that can be dropped. It is not implicit. Also, the usage of is in C does not make sense.
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16 Mar 2009, 16:28
icandy wrote:
But The adverb can be before or after the verb right.

Yes, but depending on the context one makes much more sense than the other, as is the case here.
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Are you saying that it should have been

can meaning be truly discovered?

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I disagree that the second that can be dropped. It is not implicit. Also, the usage of is in C does not make sense.

Imagine this: Some critics suggest that the truth lies beyond verisimilitude & some_other_thing and THAT only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel is meaning truly discovered.

Without THAT, the above sentence would be ambiguous. But because in our case we don't have such complication, we can drop THAT.
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17 Mar 2009, 08:35
Here is the OA and Explanation: Now that the OA and explanation are posted, can you rate this question in terms of difficulty?
Let's keep the 1-5 scale with 1 being easy and 5 hard.

Answer: D

A complex sentence consists of a subordinate and main clause that must be connected by a connector such as ‘that’. Otherwise we get a run-on sentence.
A – Is a run-on sentence because ‘that’ is needed to connect the two clauses.
B – Same as above.
C – Some critics suggest that X and that Y is the parallel form of this sentence.
D – This is the correct answer
E – The latter half of this sentence has an awkward construction.
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18 Mar 2009, 21:33
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Some critics suggest the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel that meaning is truly discovered.

A. Some critics suggest the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel that meaning is truly discovered.
B. Some critics suggest the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel can meaning truly be discovered.
C. Some critics suggest that the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel is meaning truly discovered.
D. Some critics suggest that the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and that only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel can meaning truly be discovered.
E. Some critics suggest that the truth lies beyond verisimilitude and that only by complete non-discursive freedom to encounter a novel that meaning is truly discovered.

Its between D and E for llism.
E is not complete in second part and "that" unnecessarily connects a phrase and a clause..

Agree with D.
Rating: Hard question 4.
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