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# We live in a world in which crime is rampant, children are

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We live in a world in which crime is rampant, children
are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and uncertainty
prevails.

(A) children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and
uncertainty prevails.
(B) children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and
uncertainty is prevalent.
Â© in which children are recalcitrant, in which change is the only
constant, and in which uncertainty is prevalent.
(D) where children are recalcitrant, where change is the only constant
and where uncertainty is prevalent.
(E) where children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant,
and uncertainty is prevalent
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05 Jan 2006, 13:47
I dont think it is A..

it is between E and D..

btw.. i got this from SentenceCorrection
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05 Jan 2006, 13:59
B for me. Cuts out the unecessary repitition of "in which" and maintains IIism thru "X is Y"

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05 Jan 2006, 17:45
I will go with 'B' as parallelism is observed in answer choice 'B'.
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05 Jan 2006, 18:05
I would go for A. In A, "uncertainty prevails" active voice is better than the passive voice in B although the parallellism is seemingly lost. If you notice the first two elements of the enumeration regarding "children" and "change", well those cannot be put in the active voice so they are in the passive voice and create the illusion that the last element, "uncertainty", must be so as well
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05 Jan 2006, 19:00
Paul has said what I wanted to say.

I am also choosing A.

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06 Jan 2006, 06:56
bewakoof wrote:
We live in a world in which crime is rampant, children
are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and uncertainty
prevails.

(A) children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and
uncertainty prevails.
(B) children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and
uncertainty is prevalent.
Â© in which children are recalcitrant, in which change is the only
constant, and in which uncertainty is prevalent.
(D) where children are recalcitrant, where change is the only constant
and where uncertainty is prevalent.
(E) where children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant,
and uncertainty is prevalent

B

Crime is rampant, children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and uncertainity is prevalent.

other choices are not parallel. For D and E, it's flawed because the sentence starts with "in which crime is rampant" so it can't have where

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06 Jan 2006, 10:31
sorry guys I have no OA for this...
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06 Jan 2006, 10:40
The question has been discussed in the forum before, the OA is (SURPRISE) C.

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06 Jan 2006, 17:46
I am going to question the OA..."in which" in front of every element is the only difference between B and C. Hence I think B is more "concise" without the in which.

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07 Jan 2006, 05:17
ArashKhurana wrote:
The question has been discussed in the forum before, the OA is (SURPRISE) C.

I have seen this before, 'C' makes it more clear by putting 'in which' before every lle part of the sentence!

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07 Jan 2006, 05:26
So vivek, is there any rule that can be used to say that I need to repeat "in which" or I don't need to repeat?

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07 Jan 2006, 05:52
plsubbu wrote:
So vivek, is there any rule that can be used to say that I need to repeat "in which" or I don't need to repeat?

Subbu, I'm really not aware of this

But here, all parallel parts seem to modify 'crime' (closer noun) rather than 'world', so, in order to make it clear in meaning, it makes sense to repeat 'in which' with every parallel part.

So, I guess there is no such rule but it's the matter of making things clearer.

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07 Jan 2006, 09:14
There is some rule. If you surf the forum for previous posts you shud find it. I did and it made me wanna

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07 Jan 2006, 10:51
Here is the link to the previous discussion

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=23782
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14 Jan 2006, 07:32
Still thinks (A) sounds fine. Repeating "in which" is redundant and overly wordy.

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