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# Whose vs Where

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09 Nov 2008, 05:34
The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant
* city where economic growth has been stagnated
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth

"WHOSE" or "WHERE"? - lease provide an explanation - Thanks.

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09 Nov 2008, 08:52
I am looking for : city, whose economic growth has been stagnant
SInce, this is not in the answer choice, by POE I will go with (A).
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09 Nov 2008, 10:24
IMO A.
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09 Nov 2008, 11:30

Location is referred by where.

Whose is the possessive form of who.

A

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09 Nov 2008, 11:59
Another A. "where" is a proper use for city.

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09 Nov 2008, 12:41
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Hi guys,

IMO A

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant Hold
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant there is no comma and also, I think whose is used just for persons
* city where economic growth has been stagnated there is no comma
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated again whose
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth there is no linking word

What's the source of this problem? I've seen it before and don't remember where

OA?

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09 Nov 2008, 18:36
whose is used for person
where is used for places.
Since in this case we are talking of city i.e a place, it should be where.
Hence A
study wrote:
The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant
* city where economic growth has been stagnated
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth

"WHOSE" or "WHERE"? - lease provide an explanation - Thanks.

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09 Nov 2008, 21:13
IMO A.

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09 Nov 2008, 21:24
C

The comma is unnecessary.

study wrote:
The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant
* city where economic growth has been stagnated
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth

"WHOSE" or "WHERE"? - lease provide an explanation - Thanks.

Does "has been stagnated" in option C not change the meaning of the original sentence?
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10 Nov 2008, 01:09
jallenmorris wrote:
C

The comma is unnecessary.

mmm, I always fail with this topic, any criteria for commas?

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10 Nov 2008, 03:47
Whats the QA finally ? I would have also gone for A , but reading Jallen's comments, i am confused now. However, isn't stagnated incorrect here ? Jallen can you pls explain your answer ?

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10 Nov 2008, 03:54
gameCode wrote:
Whats the QA finally ? I would have also gone for A , but reading Jallen's comments, i am confused now. However, isn't stagnated incorrect here ? Jallen can you pls explain your answer ?

I will go for A as the the verb tense for C should be 'has been being stagnated'

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10 Nov 2008, 07:25
I just looked up the OA and the OA is indeed A. The mistake I made is I thought "where economic growth has been..." was unnecessary and therefore did not need a comma. It appears that it is best practice to have the comma, although I did also Google "city, where economic growth" and found many examples by professional writers with and without the comma.

My suggestion is go with your gut isntinct on Test Day. If you do this, you'll be more confident and that confidence can help with other questions.

study wrote:
The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant
* city where economic growth has been stagnated
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth

"WHOSE" or "WHERE"? - lease provide an explanation - Thanks.

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10 Nov 2008, 09:47
JohnLewis1980 wrote:
...What's the source of this problem? I've seen it before and don't remember where

I saw this question in GMATPrep #1 yesterday, so you may have seen it there.
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11 Nov 2008, 01:42
yes! exactly, I saw it yesterday too

Thanks!

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JohnLewis1980 wrote:
...What's the source of this problem? I've seen it before and don't remember where

I saw this question in GMATPrep #1 yesterday, so you may have seen it there.

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11 Nov 2008, 08:41
jallenmorris wrote:
I just looked up the OA and the OA is indeed A. The mistake I made is I thought "where economic growth has been..." was unnecessary and therefore did not need a comma. It appears that it is best practice to have the comma, although I did also Google "city, where economic growth" and found many examples by professional writers with and without the comma.

My suggestion is go with your gut isntinct on Test Day. If you do this, you'll be more confident and that confidence can help with other questions.

study wrote:
The announced relocation of the hospital has been welcome news for the city, where economic growth has been stagnant for the past several years.

* city, where economic growth has been stagnant
* city whose economic growth has been stagnant
* city where economic growth has been stagnated
* city, whose economic growth as been stagnated
* city, the site of stagnated economic growth

"WHOSE" or "WHERE"? - lease provide an explanation - Thanks.

I also voted for C, thinking that a comma is unneceaasry.

Now I realized that both, "with a comma" and "without a comma" are ok when each is presented individually. But when both are presented simulteneously, then should go for "with a comma".
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