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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## 1000SC 203 ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 2 member replies ## 1000SC 203 197. Camus broke with Sartre in a bitter dispute over the nature of Stalinism. (A) in a bitter dispute over (B) over bitterly disputing (C) after there was a bitter dispute over (D) after having bitterly disputed about (E) over a bitter dispute about OA is A My answer is C Community Manager Joined 27 Feb 2007 Posted: 117 messages Upvotes: 9 Okay, here use of idiom "Dispute over" is the cjeck point. Lets short list all valid choices... A and C. B doesnot make any sense to me. E is worng idiom. Same stands for D. C...the use of "There was" makes it wordy... Thus, A is correct. Moderator Joined 30 Aug 2017 Posted: 772 messages Followed by: 6 members Option A. This option makes a proper use of the idiom 'Dispute Over' and clearly states the reason for the break up without any too wordy explanation .This option is the correct option. It follows a proper parallelism in a perfect order. option B. This option sounds as useless and it reads. 'Over bitterly disputing' It sounds awkward and it does not look suitable.Thus, this option is incorrect. Option C. Wait! This option looks correct but let's look at what separates it from the correct option above which is option A. the use of 'after there' in option c and the use on 'in' in option A is the significant difference between the two. So for safety and proper grammar, Option A would be considered over Option C. Option D. The usage of Dispute should be clearly seen that it is 'dispute over' and not 'dispute about' that is the correct use of the idiom. This makes option D invalid. Option E. Where's the 'over'? It should join the 'dispute' to express the 'break up' as wanted by the examiner. Like it was established previously, 'dispute over' is considered over 'dispute about'. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Oct 2017 Posted: 551 messages Followed by: 11 members Upvotes: 180 Hello! Instead of going through each option, I'll stick to answering your specific question about why answer C is wrong, and A is correct. Answer C states "after there was a bitter dispute over," which, if you read it carefully, isn't clear as to WHO was arguing. Did Camus break with Sartre because the two of them were arguing? Or was it because two other people were arguing, and the two of them were grouchy about it? Just saying "there was a bitter dispute" isn't clear enough for readers to know the full story. Answer A works best because it clearly shows that Camus split with Sartre AS the argument was going on, and that they were the two arguing. There is no way to misinterpret this one, so it is the best option. I hope that helps! I'm available if you'd like any follow up. _________________ GMAT Prep From The Economist We offer 70+ point score improvement money back guarantee. Our average student improves 98 points. Free 7-Day Test Prep with Economist GMAT Tutor - Receive free access to the top-rated GMAT prep course including a 1-on-1 strategy session, 2 full-length tests, and 5 ask-a-tutor messages. Get started now. • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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