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Without fully understanding the problem, it was difficult to explain to the mechanic.

a) Without fully understanding the problem
b) Because I didn’t understand the problem well
c) Because the problem wasn’t fully understood
d) Because of the lack of understanding of the problem
e) The problem which I didn’t understand well

why is A not the correct answer
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This original sentence doesn't have a subject. WHO found it difficult to explain the problem to the mechanic? This sentence needs a subject. Eliminate A, C and D.

The word "because" makes more sense here and gives a reason WHY it was difficult to explain the problem.

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Is this a GMAT like question? Adding 'I' in B changes the meaning of the sentence?
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Yes it is from "GMATClub Grammar Book" page 186 question -23
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Here only A and B make some sense....others are un-necessary wordy and incorrect -

a) Without fully understanding the problem - there is no subject in this clause....hence meaning remains unclear...hence incorrect

b) Because I didn’t understand the problem well - correct tense and has clear meaning

c) Because the problem wasn’t fully understood - passive voice is usually avoided in gmat where active voice can be used

d) Because of the lack of understanding of the problem - awkward

e) The problem which I didn’t understand well - makes no sense.....awkward

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23. Without fully understanding the problem, it was difficult to explain to the mechanic.

a) Without fully understanding the problem

b) Because I didn’t understand the problem well

c) Because the problem wasn’t fully understood

d) Because of the lack of understanding of the problem

e) The problem which I didn’t understand well

This question is from GMAT club Ultimate GMAT Grammar book. It's free! Thanks bb. :-D
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This original sentence doesn't have a subject. WHO found it difficult to explain the problem to the mechanic? This sentence needs a subject. Eliminate A, C and D.

The word "because" makes more sense here and gives a reason WHY it was difficult to explain the problem.

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But if the original sentence doesn't have a subject, why should we assume that the subject is "I". Couldn't the subject be "you" or "he"? The meaning in answer "B" is changed.
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New post 31 Jul 2018, 20:53
I chose option C. It has 'problem' as the subject and the pronoun 'it' is correctly referencing to the subject. This is how I reached option C. I felt there is no need to introduce a person as is done in option B since this may change the intended meaning. Kindly help.
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