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While airline travel can be detrimental to your health, many exercise

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While airline travel can be detrimental to your health, many exercise experts point out that there is a surprising number of airports in the United States –even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths and that are easily reachable during long layovers.


(A) is a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths and that are easily reachable during long layovers.

(B) is a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities like New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks, pedestrian paths, and easily reachable during long layovers.

(C) are a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths and that are easily reachable during long layovers.

(D) are a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities like New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths, easily reachable during long layovers.

(E) are a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths, and easily reachable during long layovers.


https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/01/business/a-physiologist-suggests-exercise-during-airport-layovers.html

He urges airport managers to develop signs and promotional materials to encourage walking. He talks about the surprising number of airports that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths, easily reachable during layovers. He points out that terminals themselves are big enough to create your own indoor walking path.

Originally posted by riderofthestorm on 20 Aug 2013, 05:53.
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Please explain how D is the correct answer.


A and B can be eliminated because of the wrong singular verb "is" - should be "are": "a number of..." is plural.
C and E are wrong because of meaning issue: both these options imply that the airports are easily reachable during long layover, but the intended meaning is that public parks and pedestrian paths are easily reachable during long layover. The correct meaning is indicated in option D. However, Ideally the "like" in option D should have been "such as". It is generally said that GMAT prefers "such as" to introduce examples.
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Out of C D & E we need "like" New york and Chicago rather than "Such as" so C and E are out.....hence OA is D.

I don't think this is 700 level question.... :)


Although you have chosen the correct answer, i believe your reasoning is flawed from C, D, E onwards..

C) are a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths and that are easily reachable during long layovers.

This implies that the airports are easily reachable during layovers - Incorrect

D) are a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities like New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths, easily reachable during long layovers.

The parks and pedestrian paths are reachable during long layovers - Hold..

Experts please comment - I believe "such as" is preferred to "Like" on gmat?


E) are a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths, and easily reachable during long layovers.

Wrong same reason as C
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Straight D - As the underline portion of the sentence contain "is a surprising number of airports" whereas we need "ARE" with "a number of airports" - So A and B are out.

Out of C D & E we need "like" New york and Chicago rather than "Such as" so C and E are out.....hence OA is D.

I don't think this is 700 level question.... :)
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While airline travel can be detrimental to your health, many exercise experts point out that there is a surprising number of airports in the United States –even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths and that are easily reachable during long layovers.

A) is a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths and that are easily reachable during long layovers.

B) is a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities like New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks, pedestrian paths, and easily reachable during long layovers.

C) are a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths and that are easily reachable during long layovers.

D) are a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities like New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths, easily reachable during long layovers.

E) are a surprising number of airports in the United States – even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths, and easily reachable during long layovers.


Lets split the clauses:
C1: While airline travel can be detrimental to your health, many exercise experts point out that
C2: there is a surprising number of airports in the United States
C3: –even those in the major cities such as New York and Chicago
C4: – that are adjacent to public parks and pedestrian paths and that are easily reachable during long layovers.

Now, the subject in C2 is "a surprising number of airports".
The subject and verb are written in reverse form.
"there is a surprising number of airports"

Since , a number is always plural. A and B are out.

D uses like.. As per GMAT, Like is used as a verb and as a noun when comparing entities. To state examples we use "such as".
So D is also out.

B/w C & E,

E is better. C is not wrong, but makes sentence a bit wordier, as it separates the two entities with that clause..

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Clear D. Explanation from Transcendentalist says it all..I got carried away with 'Such As', good learning such as is not always right. Thanks!
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Can someone tell me why is 'like' preferred over 'such as' here? :(


The rule of thumb is:
Like can be converted to similar to X, whereas such as brings up a list of examples (which don't necessary have to be similar to X)

I would say, it's not the best example of usage in this sentence because we can't infer what the author means. It can be two things:
a) the major cities we refer to have to be similar to New York or Chicago (in terms of size, population, who knows? but they have to)
b) the major cities we refer to might have some things in common with... (a few examples here: New York, Chicago ... x, y, z) => less stronger than (a)

In (a) we infer that New York and Chicago have similarities between them and share special things which can only be found in these two cities, which the "major cities" have to be similar to.
In (b) the meaning is more generic, we want to bring up a list a of examples without necessary implying anything.

So, bottom line is, if the author meant (a) was correct, (b) he wasn't. Though I don't personally like this question, it doesn't mean it's necessarily wrong.
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but the intended meaning is that public parks and pedestrian paths are easily reachable during long layover. The correct meaning is indicated in option D.


Hello,
how can one arrive at the intended meaning of sentence on higher difficulty questions? When a statement which reflects the meaning of the original sentence (A) and a sentence which conveys another meaning different from the original meaning , we usually tend to choose the sentence which reflects statement A isn't it?

doesn't D convey a different meaning which A doesn't state or is this a scenario specific to this question where we choose a sentence with a different meaning?
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