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What is logical predication

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16 Jul 2007, 18:31
Hi,
I have been going through official guide explanations on sentence correction and there I see that for many questions it mentions error as " logical predication + ......".
I am clear with the error explanation but not clear on meaning of logical predication.

Can someone pls explain in simple term the meaning of logical predication ??

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16 Jul 2007, 21:37
Nice question!
Sorry to get your hopes up if you thought this was the answer...I just want to see the explanation myself!
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17 Jul 2007, 00:09
Moi Aussi!

I want explanation on the same thing!

Lets see what the seniors say on this one!!

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12 Sep 2013, 23:36
First time saw a post on gmatclub where not only solution is absent but also link to other post is not given :/
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18 Sep 2013, 12:14
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Got curious about what logical predication means- it simply means whether a sentence makes logical sense

It not just has to adhere to the grammar rules but its meaning should also make sense.

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20 Sep 2013, 14:47
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You are exactly right - logical predication is the GMAT's crazy way of saying "Meaning-based problem". Predication means how you address the predicate of the sentence - the predicate of the sentence is essentially what is happening to the subject. So, logical predication is logically talking about the subject of the sentence.

While this logical predication is essentially meaning, that doesn't mean that grammatical principles don't apply. The GMAT will commonly mess up "predication" by using faulty modifiers and comparisons.

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26 Dec 2013, 18:31
KyleWiddison wrote:
You are exactly right - logical predication is the GMAT's crazy way of saying "Meaning-based problem". Predication means how you address the predicate of the sentence - the predicate of the sentence is essentially what is happening to the subject. So, logical predication is logically talking about the subject of the sentence.

While this logical predication is essentially meaning, that doesn't mean that grammatical principles don't apply. The GMAT will commonly mess up "predication" by using faulty modifiers and comparisons.

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28 Jan 2014, 17:58
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Here are a few examples on how logical predication come into play in the sentence structure:
- subject cannot be described by the verb;
- subjects cannot carry out the verb;
- the phrases "is when", "is where", and "is because" have faulty predication because an adjective or noun must follow "is" (and because "because" is a conjunction;).
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