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When the damage left by the 2004 tsunami in Thailand is beheld, nature's powerful forces become immediately apparent.

A. nature's powerful forces become immediately apparent

B. nature's powerful forces become apparent immediately

C. the powerful forces of nature become apparent at once

D. the powerful forces of nature becomes immediately apparent

E. the power of nature's forces become apparent at once

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Re: When the damage left by the 2004 tsunami [#permalink]

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This the first time to post in this forum, I hope I can help.

When the damage left by the 2004 tsunami in Thailand is beheld, nature's powerful forces become immediately apparent.

I look at it in this way,

when THE damage left by the 2014xxxxx is beheld, THE xxxxx should follow for parallesim.
We need the after the comma.

This will leave us with C,D, and E.

a.nature's powerful forces become immediately apparent (not parallel)
b.nature's powerful forces become apparent immediately (not parallel)
c.the powerful forces of nature become apparent at once (Correct)
d.the powerful forces of nature becomes immediately apparent (SV error, powerful forces is plural and doesn't agree with becomes)
e.the power of nature's forces become apparent at once (SV Error, the power doesn't agree with become)

Hope this helps.

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Originally posted by zakyma on 03 Feb 2014, 03:47.
Last edited by zakyma on 03 Feb 2014, 06:25, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: When the damage left by the 2004 tsunami [#permalink]

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Hre the subject of the sentence is the powerfull forces of the nature

In A and B and E nature's powerful forces become the forces per se do not become powerful, so this sort of construction does not have much sense

In D we have a SV disagreement

C left
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carcass wrote:
Hre the subject of the sentence is the powerfull forces of the nature

In A and B and E nature's powerful forces become the forces per se do not become powerful, so this sort of construction does not have much sense

In D we have a SV disagreement

C left


But, option A and B does say that nature's powerful forces become immediately apparent - Here the sentence is talking about nature's powerful forces, and this is the therefore the subject of the sentence.
Similarly, the sentence C saysthe powerful forces of nature become apparent at once - Here too, the sentence is talking about the nature's powerful forces, albeit without possessives.
A, B, C are all talking about the forces present in nature and hence these forces should be considered as subjects. Please help me understand the reasoning.
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Re: When the damage left by the 2004 tsunami [#permalink]

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carcass wrote:
Hre the subject of the sentence is the powerfull forces of the nature

In A and B and E nature's powerful forces become the forces per se do not become powerful, so this sort of construction does not have much sense

In D we have a SV disagreement

C left


But, option A and B does say that nature's powerful forces become immediately apparent - Here the sentence is talking about nature's powerful forces, and this is the therefore the subject of the sentence.
Similarly, the sentence C saysthe powerful forces of nature become apparent at once - Here too, the sentence is talking about the nature's powerful forces, albeit without possessives.
A, B, C are all talking about the forces present in nature and hence these forces should be considered as subjects. Please help me understand the reasoning.



First I would say this is not a GMAT type question, in option A,B, and C difference is subtle.

Option D and E violates subject verb agreement.

Option A and B are grammatically same, and definitely we can not have two choices both correct, so we are left with C using POE.

I think you should refer zakyma's explanation above, I liked that explanation.
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Re: When the damage left by the 2004 tsunami [#permalink]

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PiyushK wrote:
djanand wrote:
carcass wrote:
Hre the subject of the sentence is the powerfull forces of the nature

In A and B and E nature's powerful forces become the forces per se do not become powerful, so this sort of construction does not have much sense

In D we have a SV disagreement

C left


But, option A and B does say that nature's powerful forces become immediately apparent - Here the sentence is talking about nature's powerful forces, and this is the therefore the subject of the sentence.
Similarly, the sentence C saysthe powerful forces of nature become apparent at once - Here too, the sentence is talking about the nature's powerful forces, albeit without possessives.
A, B, C are all talking about the forces present in nature and hence these forces should be considered as subjects. Please help me understand the reasoning.



First I would say this is not a GMAT type question, in option A,B, and C difference is subtle.

Option D and E violates subject verb agreement.

Option A and B are grammatically same, and definitely we can not have two choices both correct, so we are left with C using POE.

I think you should refer zakyma's explanation above, I liked that explanation.

What about passive vs active?
Doesn't that count for something?
I also chose C.
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I don't think this is a valid GMAT style like question.
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Possessives should not be applied to intangible nouns like "nature" - therefore (C) "the powerful forces of nature..."
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Re: When the damage left by the 2004 tsunami [#permalink]

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carcass wrote:
Hre the subject of the sentence is the powerfull forces of the nature

In A and B and E nature's powerful forces become the forces per se do not become powerful, so this sort of construction does not have much sense

In D we have a SV disagreement

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I am not sure about E. Could you please help me decline that? abhimahna , please pitch in, if you have a few minutes. :)
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Hi, I was wondering could one of you guys please explain the difference between option B and C? I wasn't able to locate a meaningful error in option B. I was wondering why we cannot have "nature's powerful forces" as our main subject? Please help me!

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Hi, I was wondering could one of you guys please explain the difference between option B and C? I wasn't able to locate a meaningful error in option B. I was wondering why we cannot have "nature's powerful forces" as our main subject? Please help me!

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Dear csaluja,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, you are not confused here because of any problem with your understanding. You are confused because the question is atrocious. Choice (A) & (B) & (C) are all correct. For some reason, NicoleJaneway seems to think, "Possessives should not be applied to intangible nouns like 'nature.'" With all due respect, I strenuously disagree. Whether we are talking about "capitalism's flaws" or "Hinduism's pantheon" or "algebraic topology's theorems" or "love's illusions," it is 100% fine to use possessives for intangible nouns. This question is a disaster and is useless as a means of preparing for the GMAT.

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Does all this make sense?
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Re: When the damage left by the 2004 tsunami [#permalink]

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csaluja wrote:
mikemcgarry GMATNinjaTwo

Hi, I was wondering could one of you guys please explain the difference between option B and C? I wasn't able to locate a meaningful error in option B. I was wondering why we cannot have "nature's powerful forces" as our main subject? Please help me!

Thank You!

Dear csaluja,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, you are not confused here because of any problem with your understanding. You are confused because the question is atrocious. Choice (A) & (B) & (C) are all correct. For some reason, NicoleJaneway seems to think, "Possessives should not be applied to intangible nouns like 'nature.'" With all due respect, I strenuously disagree. Whether we are talking about "capitalism's flaws" or "Hinduism's pantheon" or "algebraic topology's theorems" or "love's illusions," it is 100% fine to use possessives for intangible nouns. This question is a disaster and is useless as a means of preparing for the GMAT.

Here's a high quality practice question.
With American cryptanalysts

Does all this make sense?
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djanand wrote:
When the damage left by the 2004 tsunami in Thailand is beheld, nature's powerful forces become immediately apparent.

A. nature's powerful forces become immediately apparent

B. nature's powerful forces become apparent immediately

C. the powerful forces of nature become apparent at once

D. the powerful forces of nature becomes immediately apparent

E. the power of nature's forces become apparent at once

please provide explanations.

i think C is the answer because as following :-
A and B is incorrect as there construction is showing nature's power we can't use it because the power of the nature is intangible which can only written in the form of "powerful forces of the nature" as only tangible thinks can be written in the form of "'s" such as rohit's book or anything else
D and E is eliminated because no subject verb agreement In option D the powerful forces is the subject which is plural and whose verb is singular becomes where as in option E the power is the subject which is singular but its verb become is plural.
Kudoos please if you like my explanation.
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