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# Women are expected to be the majority of students entering

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15 Dec 2016, 09:43
victory47 wrote:
nothing wrong with D.
something wrong with B.
in B, "entering" take the time of "are" so, it is in present but "this fall" show future. this is not fit. no logic. wrong.
in D
"placing" take time of "will be" so, it is in future time . this is logic. no thing wrong.

mistake in official question?

The problem with D (use of the present participle "placing") has already been explained in the post above:
women-are-expected-to-be-the-majority-of-students-entering-82261-40.html#p1769667

As for B, it is true that a present participle in general gets its tense from the main verb of the sentence. However this example shows that GMAT allows exception of this rule, and therefore we may conclude that this rule should not be used to eliminate a choice.
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30 Mar 2017, 09:07
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ugimba wrote:
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position 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 the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

3/2 Rule: "placing" V.S "place" , "place" is right --> rule out A & D
"Which" after the comma refers to women --> wrong --> rule out C & E
The choice left is B

That was awesome
IMO its B for me
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30 Mar 2017, 18:59
Merged topics. Please, search questions before posting them.
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05 Apr 2017, 07:31
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position in politics and business.

There is a difference in meaning:
(1) 'Women are expected to be......'
(2) 'The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women'

The first sentence shows that it is expected from women to be a majority of total students entering law school. That really does not make sense.
The second sentence is more like a projection which makes sense in the CONTEXT of this sentence.

Choice B is correct.

In what cases will 'majority' (as a subject) be singular/plural ?
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05 Apr 2017, 08:09
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position 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 the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

which is referring to women and fall in C and E .So they are out
In trend ultimately placing in D also not correct
In A Women is the subject of the sentence and later part we are talking about a trend .....
So A is also out

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14 Jun 2018, 17:35
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position in politics and business.

-- Which will modify the nearest noun so C/E are out.
-- "a trend that will ultimately place" is better than "a trend ultimately placing" because the event is in future (next fall). In both the case we have noun + noun modifier , which correctly modifies the action of the previous clause. So , A/ D are out.

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 the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place
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19 Jun 2018, 15:56
I am slightly confused by this question. I was able to narrow down the answer choice to A and B.

A Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing

ultimately modifies placing and women is the main subject. Women is also plural and matches "are" in number.

B The majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be women, a trend that will ultimately place

My concern with B is that the word students is captured in a prepositional phrase. I thought nouns in prepositional phrases can't be the main subject. If this is true then majority should be the main subject. Majority doesn't agree in number with "are". That's why I ruled out this sentence at first. The portion after the comma looks good because using the future tense "will" acknowledges the projection of the students being majority women.

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15 Nov 2018, 18:54
ugimba wrote:
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position 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 the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

A- placing is incorrect- it suggests that it is happening now
C- which is incorrect
D- again same as A- placing
E- for the women is incorrect usage again which is incorrect
Ans: B
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25 Jan 2019, 10:31
placing is a tenseless verb which takes the tense of the main clause. So, trend placing is correct

choice D is wrong because "entering" takes the tense of "will be". this is not logic because action of "entering" should be in present time.
choice B is good because "entering" takes the tense of " are expected", a present tense. this present tense can go with "this fall" because present tense can be used to say about future.

am i correct?
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19 Feb 2019, 08:47
ugimba wrote:
Women are expected to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, a trend ultimately placing more women in leadership position 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 the women to be the majority of students entering law school this fall, which will ultimately place

C: women, which will ultimately place construction is wrong
D: a trend ultimately placing is not correct way to refer to It is expected that the majority of students entering ....
E: this fall, which will ultimately place is wrong
A: a trend ultimately placing modifies Women are expected to be the majority... is wrong
B: the trend is the majority of students entering law school this fall are expected to be.... is correct
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02 Oct 2019, 06:37
Between A and B, Trend is something which will cause something to happen in future , Hence B.
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Is the majority of something singular or plural? Let's look at this official question from GMAT Prep

The majority of scientists believe that to reduce and stabilize atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, emissions must be cut at the source by fossil fuels that are burned more efficiently and, in some cases, by alternatives such as hydrogen fuel cells that can replace fossil fuels altogether.

The sentence starts with a non - underlined part -- The majority of scientists believe -- This is the correct version. This is the solid grammar point of GMAT.

"The majority of" is usually used to modify a following noun. The main verb of the sentence agrees with that noun. This means that the majority now takes the characteristics of the noun that follows, and if the following noun is singular then the verb is singular and if the noun is plural, then the verb is plural.

The following sentences articulate this point.

The majority of his income goes to pay his rent. (
The majority of the emigrants to the Middle East from India are from Kerala

Hope this helps.
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