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With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B, companies conducting consumer taste tests of foods or beverages typically choose numbers such as 697 or 483 to label the products.

A. With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
B. Because the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations they are aware of
C. Because of an awareness of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B having connotations
D. Aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
E. Since the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations associated with them and they are aware of it

Originally posted by faifai0714 on 06 Apr 2007, 02:00.
Last edited by PiyushK on 26 Jul 2014, 11:27, edited 1 time in total.
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D.

It's concise. :)

Using POE, B, C, E should be easily eliminated.
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With an awaress that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B, companies conducting consumer taste tests of food or beverages typically choose numbers 697 or 483 to label the products.

a)With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B.

b) Because the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations they are aware of

c) Because of an awareness of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B having connotations

d) Aware of the connotations of numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B.

e) Since the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations associated with them and they are aware of it.


B,E->Incorrect : they , them ->refering to what?
C->awkward
Between A and , picked D for conciseness
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With an awaress that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B, companies conducting consumer taste tests of food or beverages typically choose numbers 697 or 483 to label the products.

a)With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B.

b) Because the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations they are aware of

c) Because of an awareness of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B having connotations

d) Aware of the connotations of numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B.

e) Since the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations associated with them and they are aware of it.


B,E->Incorrect : they , them ->refering to what?
C->awkward
Between A and , picked D for conciseness
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B,E->Incorrect : they , them ->refering to what?
C->awkward
Between A and , picked D for conciseness
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OA is D. Thanks for the great discussion!!
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A - original sentence is right as it conveys the meaning right
B - they is used before noun is specified
C - changes meaning
D - changes the meaning. companies are aware about the connotations but not necessary know those connotations
E - Lengthy
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I can only get why E is wrong , but could anybody explain to me why the others are wrong ?

A) I cannot get why this one is wrong
B) Doesn't they refer to companies ?
C) Not sure about this one .

I am totally confused .
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With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B, companies conducting consumer taste tests of foods or beverages typically choose numbers such as 697 or 483 to label the products.

A. With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B - long and redundant

B. Because the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations they are aware of - Change in meaning. Ambiguous 'They'

C. Because of an awareness of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B having connotations - "Having'' makes it Passive....wrong on GMAT.

D. Aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B - Concise and precise

E. Since the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations associated with them and they are aware of it - Long. Change in meaning. Ambiguous 'They' and 'Them.

Correct me if i am wrong...
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With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B, companies conducting consumer taste tests of foods or beverages typically choose numbers such as 697 or 483 to label the products.

A. With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
B. Because the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations they are aware of
C. Because of an awareness of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B having connotations
D. Aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
E. Since the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations associated with them and they are aware of it


Can someone explain why option 'A' is wrong!

also please provide me 'the usage of with' :)
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faifai0714 wrote:
With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B, companies conducting consumer taste tests of foods or beverages typically choose numbers such as 697 or 483 to label the products.

A. With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
B. Because the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations they are aware of
C. Because of an awareness of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B having connotations
D. Aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
E. Since the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations associated with them and they are aware of it


Can someone explain why option 'A' is wrong!

also please provide me 'the usage of with' :)



Hi smartguy595

Connotations are by themselves associated with something else...
Connotations associated with is redundant and would mean associated with something associated with ...
For example : Connotations of discipline ..... it reveals something associate with discipline... we don't need to repeat the associated part

As for the second part of your question, here with is being used as a part of ' associated with'. Not by itself!!

I hope I've made it clear why A is wrong..
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My 2 cents:
NOTE: in GMAT whenever, a modifier opens a sentence and is followed by a comma + noun (subject) as in this case – modifier MUST modify the noun. i.e. it must act as a noun modifier. (Which/What)

Here, option A acts as a adverbial modifier – (how/why/when) – modifying the verb choose
How are companies choosing the number?
Companies with an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 & 2 and letters A & B CHOOSE numbers such as 697 or 483 to label products.

We need an option which can answer following question:
WHAT are companies conducting consumer taste tests of foods or beverages typically aware of?
Companies conducting consumer taste tests of food or beverages are typically aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 & 2 and letters A & B.

Simple test to verify if modifier makes sense with noun (subject) after comma:
(Noun/Subject) + (helping verb based on MAIN VERB) + modifier
Companies ARE aware of connotations….
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My 2 cents:
NOTE: in GMAT whenever, a modifier opens a sentence and is followed by a comma + noun (subject) as in this case – modifier MUST modify the noun. i.e. it must act as a noun modifier. (Which/What)

Here, option A acts as a adverbial modifier – (how/why/when) – modifying the verb choose
How are companies choosing the number?
Companies with an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 & 2 and letters A & B CHOOSE numbers such as 697 or 483 to label products.

We need an option which can answer following question:
WHAT are companies conducting consumer taste tests of foods or beverages typically aware of?
Companies conducting consumer taste tests of food or beverages are typically aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 & 2 and letters A & B.

Simple test to verify if modifier makes sense with noun (subject) after comma:
(Noun/Subject) + (helping verb based on MAIN VERB) + modifier
Companies ARE aware of connotations….


Thank you for the detailed explanation.

I have a question about some modifiers such as aware and excite. Should they come after "being"?

For example, in this sentence, "Being aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 and 2 ..., companies..."

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With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B, companies conducting consumer taste tests of foods or beverages typically choose numbers such as 697 or 483 to label the products.

A. With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B - meaning issue -does not actually say that the companies know what the connotations are. It just says that the companies know "that there are connotations
B. Because the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations they are aware of - changes meaning
C. Because of an awareness of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B having connotations - meaning issue same as A
D. Aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B - Correct
E. Since the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations associated with them and they are aware of it - Pronoun it needs to refer to plural connotations ; meaning issue as A

Answer D
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With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B, companies conducting consumer taste tests of foods or beverages typically choose numbers such as 697 or 483 to label the products.

A. With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
B. Because the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations they are aware of
C. Because of an awareness of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B having connotations
D. Aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
E. Since the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations associated with them and they are aware of it


in choice E
"them" and "they" can not be the same thing. wrong. "it' has no referent. wrong
in choice C
"awareness" in this structure has no referent. "awareness" can not refer to "companies" , so, it is unclear
in choice A
"with..." +main clause is a pattern. in this pattern, "with..." show a physical thing used by subject
I write with a pen.
so, "with..." phrase inhere is wrong
the second thing is that "awareness that there are connotations..." is distorted emaning. the companies know the connotation. the companies do not know there are connotations.
choice B.
the focus of meaning is change. the reason is that there are connotation. the reason is not that companies aware of the connotation.

takeaway from B. this is typical error
when the clause changes into another clause, think of distorted meaning.

in choice D. "aware of..." refer to subject of the main clause and work as adverb showing reason of the main clause. it is good.
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faifai0714 wrote:
With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B, companies conducting consumer taste tests of foods or beverages typically choose numbers such as 697 or 483 to label the products.

A. With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
B. Because the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations they are aware of
C. Because of an awareness of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B having connotations
D. Aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
E. Since the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations associated with them and they are aware of it


distorted meaning is a hard concept. but gmat like to present this error.
look at choice B. B seem that companies have the connotations first and then number 1 and 2 and letters A and B latter have those connotations. this meaning is wrong.

but in the test room, I , a nonnative, can not firgure out this distorted meaning in a few seconds.
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How (B) changes the meaning? If ambiguity is acceptable then what is wrong with the pronoun "they"? BelalHossain046
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How (B) changes the meaning? If ambiguity is acceptable then what is wrong with the pronoun "they"?
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How (B) changes the meaning? If ambiguity is acceptable then what is wrong with the pronoun "they"? BelalHossain046


I am a nonnative speaker.
In my opinion, connotation means other (implied) meaning.

Intended meaning of the main sentence: The companies are AWARE that NUMBER 1 & 2 have other (implied) meanings, so they avoiding those numbers (i.e. they are using other numbers such 789).
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With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B, companies conducting consumer taste tests of foods or beverages typically choose numbers such as 697 or 483 to label the products.

A. With an awareness that there are connotations associated with the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
B. Because the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations they are aware of
C. Because of an awareness of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B having connotations
D. Aware of the connotations of the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B
E. Since the numbers 1 and 2 and the letters A and B have connotations associated with them and they are aware of it


B - awkward sentence.
C - again awkward...Because of an awareness.....
E - lengthy...who is they referring to ....

Between A and D, I was confused. I marked A.

I think it is just conciseness of D...that it is preferred than A. So, D should be the best choice.
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