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OG2017..........'that' & 'those' problem

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OG2017..........'that' & 'those' problem

Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:17 pm
Recent interdisciplinary studies advance the argument that emotions, including those deemed personal or private is a social phenomenon, though one inseparable from bodily response.

A) private is a social phenomenon, though one inseparable
B) private, are social phenomena that are inseparable
C) private are a social phenomenon but are not those inseparable
D) private-are social phenomena but not separable
E) also as private emotions, are social phenomena not inseparable

OA: B

In the correct answer, what does 'that' refer to? is 'phenomena' or 'emotions'?

In choice C, what does 'those' refer to? Also where is the subject in 'but are not those inseparable'?
is it 'emotions'



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A that-modifier is a relative CLAUSE.
By definition, a clause must include a verb.
Hi GMATGuruNY ,

Thank you s much for your reply sir. I got it.

I have another question .

Here, that modifier is modifying the social phenomena right?
We are considering phenomena plural here?

Please advise.

Thanks

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Post Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:24 pm
rsarashi wrote:
I have another question .

Here, that modifier is modifying the social phenomena right?
We are considering phenomena plural here?

Please advise.

Thanks
Correct!
phenomenon = singular.
phenomena = plural.
Since phenomena is plural, it takes a plural verb.
OA: phenomena that ARE inseparable.
Here, are (plural) agrees with phenomena (also plural).

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A that-modifier is a relative CLAUSE.
By definition, a clause must include a verb.
Hi GMATGuruNY ,

Thank you s much for your reply sir. I got it.

I have another question .

Here, that modifier is modifying the social phenomena right?
We are considering phenomena plural here?

Please advise.

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rsarashi wrote:
I have another question .

Here, that modifier is modifying the social phenomena right?
We are considering phenomena plural here?

Please advise.

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Correct!
phenomenon = singular.
phenomena = plural.
Since phenomena is plural, it takes a plural verb.
OA: phenomena that ARE inseparable.
Here, are (plural) agrees with phenomena (also plural).

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Correct!
phenomenon = singular.
phenomena = plural.
Since phenomena is plural, it takes a plural verb.
OA: phenomena that ARE inseparable.
Here, are (plural) agrees with phenomena (also plural).
Hi GMATGuruNY ,

Thank you so much for your reply.

All clear.

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social phenomena that are inseparable from bodily response
Here, the that-clause in blue serves to modify social phenomena.
Hi GMATGuruNY ,

Just a quick question.

Can you please explain that if blue part is modifying social phenomena, then why do we need are after that?

Please help sir!
A that-modifier is a relative CLAUSE.
By definition, a clause must include a verb.

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social phenomena that are inseparable from bodily response
Here, the that-clause in blue serves to modify social phenomena.
Hi GMATGuruNY ,

Just a quick question.

Can you please explain that if blue part is modifying social phenomena, then why do we need are after that?

Please help sir!

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GMATGuruNY wrote:
OA: social phenomena that are inseparable from bodily response
Here, the that-clause in blue serves to modify social phenomena.
As per OA, in the first part of the sentence, 'that' acts to express an idea and the second 'that' refers phenomona. same pronoun has different uses. Is there any rule about such use ?
The pronoun that can be used multiple times within a single sentence.
There will be no error as long as the referent for that is clear in each case.
OA: Recent interdisciplinary studies advance the argument that emotions are social phenomena that are inseparable from bodily response.
Here, it is crystal clear that the that in blue is serving to refer to argument, while the that in green is serving to refer to phenomena.
Hence, the two usages of that are correct.

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