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With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik

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With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series


A. With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

B. With Saha's unfortunately injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve their keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

C. With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve their keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

D. With Saha's unfortunately injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

E. With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik will get a shot to change the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

Originally posted by prashant6923 on 25 Jul 2018, 02:56.
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How C can be answer!

First of all, I quickly jumped to E, looking at would in A,B C,D.
Later I found few error in each sentence as mentioned below.

Their in C refers to India..clearly pronoun error.
Same problem with B.

In D, adverb Unfortunately is wrong in sentence context.
In A, use of would.

E seems correct.

Where am I wrong?
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How C can be answer!

First of all, I quickly jumped to E, looking at would in A,B C,D.
Later I found few error in each sentence as mentioned below.

Their in C refers to India..clearly pronoun error.
Same problem with B.

In D, adverb Unfortunately is wrong in sentence context.
In A, use of would.

E seems correct.

Where am I wrong?


India have won the match

is not a grammatical mistake. We're not talking about the nation, India per se, what we have here is an example of metonymy, when the name of one thing substitutes the thing itself. In this case, India substitutes the (cricket) team representing India.

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gvij2017 wrote:
How C can be answer!

First of all, I quickly jumped to E, looking at would in A,B C,D.
Later I found few error in each sentence as mentioned below.

Their in C refers to India..clearly pronoun error.
Same problem with B.

In D, adverb Unfortunately is wrong in sentence context.
In A, use of would.

E seems correct.

Where am I wrong?


India have won the match

is not a grammatical mistake. We're not talking about the nation, India per se, what we have here is an example of metonymy, when the name of one thing substitutes the thing itself. In this case, India substitutes the (cricket) team representing India.

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So you are saying that India is replacing Indian team. Is Indian team plural or singular?
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With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series


A. With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

B. With Saha's unfortunately injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve their keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

C. With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve their keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

D. With Saha's unfortunately injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

E. With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik will get a shot to change the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?


Really, if to understand that "India" means not a coutry, but the sport team of India (as mentioned above), there is no any problem with findig the right answer.
It is C. B is out because of "unfortunately". And all other options use "it's"

About another nuanses.

1. "unfortunately injury" is wrong. "unfortunately" is not an adjective, and we need adjective "unfortunate" to modify noun "injury", so B and D are out.

2. I really do not like the word "will" in option E.
In A, C the word "would" is used and it makes a lot of sense.
These guys (Rishab Pant, Dinesh karthik) could, would get a shot and save the team (lets say so), they have a chances to do it. Maybe some other guys would have a shot too.
But when we say "will" in option E, it sounds very imperative, like no other players have chances. It has to make us suspicious about the correctness of E (many of us have chosen it).

3. And if we analyze 1 and 2 we will see that we are left with A and C. It gives us more chances to understand the issue with "India" maybe.

So, C.

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So you are saying that India is replacing Indian team. Is Indian team plural or singular?
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"Indian team" is singular of course. But "Indians" is plural.
You can (and you have to) substite "India" with "Indians" here and it will be sematically right.
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With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series


A. With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

B. With Saha's unfortunately injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve their keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

C. With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve their keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

D. With Saha's unfortunately injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik would get a shot at changing the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?

E. With Saha's unfortunate injury, either Rishab Pant or Dinesh karthik will get a shot to change the numbers!Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series?


The question checks the understanding of the difference between its and it's - https://gmatclub.com/forum/it-vs-its-120206.html

Can India resolve it's keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series? = Can India resolve it is keeper-batsman woes in the upcoming test series? : Illogical usage
Therefore, A, D & E are out. - Grammatically incorrect

Both B & C have their as a pronoun referrent for India - India is the ANTECEDENT for the pronoun their
Though the usage of their for India might be debatable, we need to find another point of difference:

In Option-B, the real deal-breaker is the usage of unfortunately in With Saha's unfortunately injury - Grammatically incorrect
Reason : "unfortunately" is not an adjective, and we need adjective "unfortunate" to modify noun "injury", so B is out.

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Remember, Pronoun ambiguity is always better than gramatically incorrect statements.

Correct answer: C
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What's the source for this question?
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prashant6923 wrote:
gvij2017 wrote:
How C can be answer!

First of all, I quickly jumped to E, looking at would in A,B C,D.
Later I found few error in each sentence as mentioned below.

Their in C refers to India..clearly pronoun error.
Same problem with B.

In D, adverb Unfortunately is wrong in sentence context.
In A, use of would.

E seems correct.

Where am I wrong?


India have won the match

is not a grammatical mistake. We're not talking about the nation, India per se, what we have here is an example of metonymy, when the name of one thing substitutes the thing itself. In this case, India substitutes the (cricket) team representing India.

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So you are saying that India is replacing Indian team. Is Indian team plural or singular?


I hope this will suffice!
https://gmatclub.com/forum/with-saha-s-unfortunate-injury-either-rishab-pant-or-dinesh-karthik-271468.html#p2103011

To answer this: So you are saying that India is replacing Indian team. Is Indian team plural or singular?
It's a rhetorical aspect of how India is replacing the Indian Team which is purely contextual!

Below discussions will aid in deeper understanding:

Therefore, always look for other deciding points!
The rhetorical aspect should be the last defining point in a SC question.
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A,D,E can be eliminated for the use of it's. It's is the same as it+is. We need a possessive form of pronoun here. B vs C - don't choose B as use of unfortunately is wrong. Use of their in C is not incorrect because India can be taken to be either singular or plural based on context. Indian team - singular ; India - as an entity of billion plus people is plural. Option C it is !
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New post 28 Sep 2018, 23:19
Hello..

Let me give you my two cents for this question.

In all probability, I don't think this is an official GMAT question. I maybe completely wrong - but would love to see if someone can really confirm the source of the question. There are two reasons why I think so;

1. A GMAT official question about Indian cricket team and that too with the names Rishab Pant and Dinesh Karthik seems very made up. This is because GMAT questions are usually about historical events that are published in a standard piece of text either in it's physical form or electronic form.

2. The use of the exclamation mark and a question mark is another factor. As far as my experience with GMAT goes, GMAC would have preferred to use a colon or a semi-colon and would have also made the second part an affirmative statement.

Nevertheless, the question can still be solved and I think here is how it is. Vertical scanning between options really works best on this question.

Options B and D an be eliminated because of the inappropriate usage of the word "unfortunately". As soon as we see an "ly" over here, we know that the word is used as an adverb and hence cannot modify the noun "injury".

Options A and E can be eliminated because of the usage of it's as it's is the short form for it is - Ideally if Option A had "its" I would have chosen that any day. Option E also has the word "will" adding an unnecessary certainty to the statement.

This leaves us with Option C - However, I do not completely agree that the pronoun "their" can be used to replace "India" - Makes me doubt the source of the question, all the more.

Hope that helps.

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