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# YEs, it is back again. I found this in teh 1000 SC doc, but

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YEs, it is back again. I found this in teh 1000 SC doc, but with an answer different from what we discussed before in skanda's post http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ht=malaria

People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage that may explain why a genetic condition so debilitating to many individuals has survived in the human population.
(A) seem to be resistant to malaria,
(B) seemingly are resistant to malaria,
(C) seem to be resistant to malaria and have
(D) seemingly are resistant to malaria and to have
(E) are, it seems, resistant to malaria, and they have

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05 Aug 2006, 10:44
C for me

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05 Aug 2006, 12:04
I'd go with A as well. The fact of being resistant to malaria is considered as an evolutionary advantage, hence the digression from C. If C would say, "and so have an evolutionary advantage" then it would have been persuasive as in that case the so would still connect the "Evolutionary Advantage" with "Resistance to Malaria".

Wot say?

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05 Aug 2006, 23:58
Imo A.. I don't think those two ideas can be joined with "and"..
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06 Aug 2006, 00:41
Juggled A and C for the full 2 minutes before the timer went off.

Picking (A) because it seems to be the most concise. C makes it too long of a sentence without a pause.

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06 Aug 2006, 03:41
A or B.
And I'll go with A.

C,D,E are wrong.
resistant and advantage are not separate facts.

But I'm not sure why B is wrong.
What's the diffrence between seem and seemingly?
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11 Oct 2006, 07:49
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People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage....

I m not sure whether A is the correct answer.

It sounds as Evolutionary advantage modifies malaria instead of Resistance to Malaria.

It is like : People seem to drive fast with a car, an advantage over people who drive bicycles.
I think it is not correct.

Better would it be :
People seem to drive fast with a car, advantaging them ...

That' why I chose C.

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11 Oct 2006, 08:04
For reasons cited by karlfurt - I chose (C). Modifier problem in (A)

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11 Oct 2006, 08:27
mailtheguru wrote:
YEs, it is back again. I found this in teh 1000 SC doc, but with an answer different from what we discussed before in skanda's post http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ht=malaria

People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage that may explain why a genetic condition so debilitating to many individuals has survived in the human population.
(A) seem to be resistant to malaria,
(B) seemingly are resistant to malaria,
(C) seem to be resistant to malaria and have
(D) seemingly are resistant to malaria and to have
(E) are, it seems, resistant to malaria, and they have

I think its A because the people's resistance is the evolutionary advantage .... this is very similar in structure to the price increase or decrease sentence correction that was discussed a few days ago in the forum, I can't seem to find it

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25 Jul 2007, 11:20
uvs_mba wrote:
mailtheguru wrote:
YEs, it is back again. I found this in teh 1000 SC doc, but with an answer different from what we discussed before in skanda's post http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ht=malaria

People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage that may explain why a genetic condition so debilitating to many individuals has survived in the human population.
(A) seem to be resistant to malaria,
(B) seemingly are resistant to malaria,
(C) seem to be resistant to malaria and have
(D) seemingly are resistant to malaria and to have
(E) are, it seems, resistant to malaria, and they have

I think its A because the people's resistance is the evolutionary advantage .... this is very similar in structure to the price increase or decrease sentence correction that was discussed a few days ago in the forum, I can't seem to find it

they look like diffrent questions. I choose C, A has a massive modfier problem. what is the oa?

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25 Jul 2007, 11:43
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uvs_mba wrote:
mailtheguru wrote:
YEs, it is back again. I found this in teh 1000 SC doc, but with an answer different from what we discussed before in skanda's post http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ht=malaria

People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage that may explain why a genetic condition so debilitating to many individuals has survived in the human population.
(A) seem to be resistant to malaria,
(B) seemingly are resistant to malaria,
(C) seem to be resistant to malaria and have
(D) seemingly are resistant to malaria and to have
(E) are, it seems, resistant to malaria, and they have

I think its A because the people's resistance is the evolutionary advantage .... this is very similar in structure to the price increase or decrease sentence correction that was discussed a few days ago in the forum, I can't seem to find it

they look like diffrent questions. I choose C, A has a massive modfier problem. what is the oa?

I'm positive the answer is A - this one uses a SUMMATIVE modifier - an evolutionary advantage sums up the idea expressed by are resistant to malaria.

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25 Jul 2007, 11:46
mailtheguru wrote:
People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage that may explain why a genetic condition so debilitating to many individuals has survived in the human population.
(A) seem to be resistant to malaria,
(B) seemingly are resistant to malaria,
(C) seem to be resistant to malaria and have
(D) seemingly are resistant to malaria and to have
(E) are, it seems, resistant to malaria, and they have

I choose C.

A and B have modifier problems. 'Malaria' is not an 'evolutionary advantage'.

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25 Jul 2007, 11:46
mailtheguru wrote:
YEs, it is back again. I found this in teh 1000 SC doc, but with an answer different from what we discussed before in skanda's post http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ht=malaria

People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage that may explain why a genetic condition so debilitating to many individuals has survived in the human population.

(A) seem to be resistant to malaria,
(B) seemingly are resistant to malaria,
(C) seem to be resistant to malaria and have
(D) seemingly are resistant to malaria and to have
(E) are, it seems, resistant to malaria, and they have

nothing wrong with A and C.

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25 Jul 2007, 11:50
gluon wrote:
mailtheguru wrote:
People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage that may explain why a genetic condition so debilitating to many individuals has survived in the human population.
(A) seem to be resistant to malaria,
(B) seemingly are resistant to malaria,
(C) seem to be resistant to malaria and have
(D) seemingly are resistant to malaria and to have
(E) are, it seems, resistant to malaria, and they have

I choose C.

A and B have modifier problems. 'Malaria' is not an 'evolutionary advantage'.

Let's put it this way - C seems to suggest that these people ARE
1) Resistant to malaria
AND

The two points are actually LINKED - the fact that they are resistant to malaria OFFERS them an evolutionary advantage - which is what is expressed in A through the technique of a SUMMATIVE modifier.

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25 Jul 2007, 11:55
A is correct as it succiently modifies people also, all other choices are wordier..

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25 Jul 2007, 11:57
is a summative modifier the same as an absolute phrase?

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25 Jul 2007, 12:00
bmwhype2 wrote:
is a summative modifier the same as an absolute phrase?

I can't answer that for sure. But my understanding is that absolute phrases can be removed without loss of clarity. Summative modifiers are usually integral to the sentence structure - as the variety they provide not only summarizes but adds meaning to the overall sentence.

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25 Jul 2007, 12:03
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I choose C.

A and B have modifier problems. 'Malaria' is not an 'evolutionary advantage'.

Let's put it this way - C seems to suggest that these people ARE
1) Resistant to malaria
AND

The two points are actually LINKED - the fact that they are resistant to malaria OFFERS them an evolutionary advantage - which is what is expressed in A through the technique of a SUMMATIVE modifier.

I agree with your explanation about the problem with C. But I dont like A either. I just dont like that placement of 'malaria'. I know the sentence wants to convey that 'resistance to malaria' is an evolutionary advantage. But A makes it sound like malaria is the evolutionary advantage.

Ok, I am going to find the nearest stone to bang my head. There it is... see ya.

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26 Jul 2007, 13:06
People who inherit the sickle cell anemia gene from only one parent seem to be resistant to malaria, an evolutionary advantage that may explain why a genetic condition so debilitating to many individuals has survived in the human population.

I see no modifier issues with A.

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