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Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

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30 Sep 2007, 15:22
B.
majority of students...are.....trend....will....
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30 Sep 2007, 15:26
eyunni wrote:
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Please provide explanations. I will post the OA later but not until I clearly understand the reasons for the right answer.. )

B.

I feel that you need will for this one since it is the forecast. So B, C, or E. C and E has misplaced modifier.
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30 Sep 2007, 20:25
eyunni wrote:
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Please provide explanations. I will post the OA later but not until I clearly
understand the reasons for the right answer.. )

It is between B and C here.
B because "which" refers to women here who will "will ultimately place.." And this is wrong.
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30 Sep 2007, 20:30
eyunni wrote:
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Please provide explanations. I will post the OA later but not until I clearly understand the reasons for the right answer.. )

It is between A and B.

C "which" and D and E "It" - so out.

I pick A. ultimately and will together are not needed in B. I think both words conveys the same meaning

Good Question.
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30 Sep 2007, 22:35
i'll pick B..
A becomes a passive voice n 'a trend placing' is improper
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01 Oct 2007, 03:19
eyunni wrote:
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Please provide explanations. I will post the OA later but not until I clearly understand the reasons for the right answer.. )

Close call b/w A & D for me. Finally, picked A.

'The majority' should be singular therefore 'is' should be used not 'are'. Eliminate B, C.

'expected for' is incorrect in E. Elim.

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01 Oct 2007, 03:23
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i'll pick B..
A becomes a passive voice n 'a trend placing' is improper

Close call between A and B - and I discounted A for the exact same reasons as above.

a trend that will ultimately place can be dissected as -

A trend (subject)

will place (Main Verb - future tense)

Ultimately - adverb modifying will place.

There's no redundancy here.
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01 Oct 2007, 07:54
Path wrote:
eyunni wrote:
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Please provide explanations. I will post the OA later but not until I clearly understand the reasons for the right answer.. )

It is between A and B.

C "which" and D and E "It" - so out.

I pick A. ultimately and will together are not needed in B. I think both words conveys the same meaning

Good Question.

Path, how did you eliminate (D)? I know I can eliminate (E) because of 'which'. In (E), 'which' refers to 'fall'.

I also have another analogy to counter your reasoning. In GMAT grammar, it is correct to start a sentence with "It is hoped that.....".(Remember.."Hoping" is wrong..)

Then why is not correct to start the sentence with "It is expected that"?? After all, expect and hope are somewhat similar in meaning....
Is there any other reason for eliminating (D)?
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01 Oct 2007, 10:15
dwivedys wrote:
12345678 wrote:
i'll pick B..
A becomes a passive voice n 'a trend placing' is improper

Close call between A and B - and I discounted A for the exact same reasons as above.

a trend that will ultimately place can be dissected as -

A trend (subject)

will place (Main Verb - future tense)

Ultimately - adverb modifying will place.

There's no redundancy here.

B - The majority .... are

I thought majority is singular noun, Isn't it?, so B is out.
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01 Oct 2007, 10:28
eyunni wrote:
Path wrote:
eyunni wrote:
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
E It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

Please provide explanations. I will post the OA later but not until I clearly understand the reasons for the right answer.. )

It is between A and B.

C "which" and D and E "It" - so out.

I pick A. ultimately and will together are not needed in B. I think both words conveys the same meaning

Good Question.

Path, how did you eliminate (D)? I know I can eliminate (E) because of 'which'. In (E), 'which' refers to 'fall'.

I also have another analogy to counter your reasoning. In GMAT grammar, it is correct to start a sentence with "It is hoped that.....".(Remember.."Hoping" is wrong..)

Then why is not correct to start the sentence with "It is expected that"?? After all, expect and hope are somewhat similar in meaning....
Is there any other reason for eliminating (D)?

reason to eliminate D.
It is expected that....., a trend....
clause begining with "a trend" is appositive clause modifying the previous clause. D gives the impression that expectation is a trend -- that is wrong.
trend is not expectation, it is that majority of student blah blah...

Can't wait to see the OA. If you are happy with the explanation, then do it fast:) -- I should correct that. ...do "so" fast.
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01 Oct 2007, 10:48
There is no OE. OA is B. Based on general consensus and little bit of my own understanding......

Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
---passive, appositive - "a trend ultimately placing" is happening simultaneously as women are entering the law school. Actually, it is only a result (ultimately) and is not simultaneous.

B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
---Correct Answer, better than A, "trend that will ultimately" is not simultaneous

C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
--Incorrect, which refers to women

D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
--Incorrect. Looks like: Expectation is a trend

E It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place
--Incorrect: 'which' refers to 'fall'

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01 Oct 2007, 12:17
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There is no OE. OA is B.

Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
---passive, appositive - "a trend ultimately placing" is happening simultaneously as women are entering the law school. Actually, it is only a result (ultimately) and is not simultaneous.

B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
---Correct Answer, better than A, "trend that will ultimately" is not simultaneous

C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
--Incorrect, which refers to women

D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
--Incorrect. Looks like: Expectation is a trend

E It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place
--Incorrect: 'which' refers to 'fall'

I did not get why A is passive.

A. Women are majority of students
B. Majority of students are women. Why is A passive and B active? I thought both are same. Please...
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01 Oct 2007, 13:32
Path wrote:
eyunni wrote:
There is no OE. OA is B.

Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership positions in politics and business.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing
---passive, appositive - "a trend ultimately placing" is happening simultaneously as women are entering the law school. Actually, it is only a result (ultimately) and is not simultaneous.

B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
---Correct Answer, better than A, "trend that will ultimately" is not simultaneous

C The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
--Incorrect, which refers to women

D It is expected that the majority of students entering law school this fall will be women, a trend ultimately placing
--Incorrect. Looks like: Expectation is a trend

E It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place
--Incorrect: 'which' refers to 'fall'

I did not get why A is passive.

A. Women are majority of students
B. Majority of students are women. Why is A passive and B active? I thought both are same. Please...

I think you are right. On some thought, both are active. If the voice is to be passive, then the sentence should go like this: "Law school is being entered by students, a majority of whom are women". (I know, 'being' is not right in GMAT unless it "HAS" to be used...)

Even otherwise, the second part of the sentence:"a trend ultimately placing" is not right. So it can still be eliminated.

In any case, good that I can better understand the correct answer choice for my own posted question.
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