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# Women are expected to be the majority of students entering

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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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12 Dec 2007, 08:59
tarek99 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

Frickin' tricky stuff.

I pick D.

Eliminated B C E because 'will' conveys certainty but in this sentence we are talking about 'expectations'.

A uses 'to be' which is not the most likable on GMAT. Eliminate.
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12 Dec 2007, 13:44
I choose D.

What is OA?

Is Majority singular or plural?
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12 Dec 2007, 19:40
Any thoughts on this

a trend ultimately placing... is not the best in its usage

If I remove the adverb ultimately
- a trend placing - is it not awkward? I would definitely prefer a trend that places
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13 Dec 2007, 01:23
[quote="tarek99"]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

B. the trend is "the majority of student...."
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13 Dec 2007, 01:55
My choice is D.
Waiting for OA.

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
Modifying error
b) The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place
I selected it as last 2 options, but I guess we can't join two independent sentences with comma.
c) The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, which will ultimately place
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
Selected as last 2. Here "it" refers to "a trend", describing future expectancy with future tense
e) It is expected for women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place
Pronoun reference error
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13 Dec 2007, 01:57
appuvar wrote:
I choose D.

What is OA?

Is Majority singular or plural?

A majority of Student are... - Majority = Plural

A Student majority is... - Majority = singular

So, depending on the context.
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13 Dec 2007, 02:07
I think B is wrong, because majority should be singular.

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14 Dec 2007, 01:29
tarek99 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

B. it is future prediction so "a trend ultimately placing" tells us that it is happening and this wrong because it has not been happening but will be happening. "a trend that will ultimately place" corroborots with the future prediction.
So B makes sense not A, and D. C and E has "which" that has no clear referant.
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14 Dec 2007, 14:07
zoltan wrote:
I think B is wrong, because majority should be singular.

in this case, "the majority" is plural

Ex.:
The majority of the students in this class ARE hard workers.

The student majority IS opposed to the death penalty.

(see Manhattan GMAT, SC, p.23)
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14 Dec 2007, 14:46
tarek99 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

Go with B..has its future tense "a trend that will" compared to "a trend ultimately placing"
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15 Dec 2007, 02:12
the OA is B. Can someone provide any specific reason by option B is better than the other options?
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15 Dec 2007, 08:48
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
appuvar wrote:
I choose D.

What is OA?

Is Majority singular or plural?

A majority of Student are... - Majority = Plural

A Student majority is... - Majority = singular

So, depending on the context.

When we use 'of' it has a great influence on the verb usage. The above example is not relevant because they are in two different patterns, please consider the following example

The majority of the students ....

The majority of the class .....

One of the above is Singular and the other is plural
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15 Dec 2007, 19:03
It was tough choice between B and D. I chose D though.
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19 Dec 2007, 11:12
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

If you couldn't remember if majority was singular or plural, you could also eliminate on other choices.

A, B & D have a misplaced modifier...'a trend ultimaely placing...doesn't refer to fall (or women)'
E is wordy and also what is It referring to?

19 Dec 2007, 11:12
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