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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 ## A decade after initiating the nation's most comprehensive .. tagged by: Brent@GMATPrepNow ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 1 member reply ## A decade after initiating the nation's most comprehensive .. A decade after initiating the nation's most comprehensive and aggressive antismoking program, per capita consumption of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs annually per person to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as in the nation as a whole. (A) per capita consumption of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs annually per person to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as (B) annual per capita consumption of cigarettes in California declined from over 125 packs to about 60, more than twice as great as that (C) California's annual per capita consumption of cigarettes declined from over 125 packs per person to about 60, more than twice as great as the drop (D) California has seen per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs annually to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as that (E) California has seen annual per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs per person to about 60, more than twice as great as that ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12534 messages Followed by: 1245 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 Important: When a sentence begins with a with noun modifier (as it does in the original sentence), stop at the comma and ask the question that the modifier raises. So, once we read, A decade after initiating the nation's most comprehensive and aggressive antismoking program, we should stop and ask . . . "Who or what initiated the nation's most comprehensive and aggressive antismoking program?" If the sentence is properly constructed, the part that immediately follows the comma will answer that question in a logical manner. Reading on we get... (A) per capita consumption ... Makes no sense. per capita consumption can't initiate an anti-smoking program. ELIMINATE A (B) annual per capita consumption ... Makes no sense. annual per capita consumption can't initiate an anti-smoking program. ELIMINATE B (C) California's annual per capita consumption Makes no sense. annual per capita consumption can't initiate an anti-smoking program. ELIMINATE C (D) California ... Great. California could, indeed, initiate an anti-smoking program. KEEP D for now (E) California ... Great. California could, indeed, initiate an anti-smoking program. KEEP E for now We've narrowed it down to D or E. Let's check each one. (D) California has seen per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs annually to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as that Looks fine. (E) California has seen annual per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs per person to about 60, more than twice as great as that Redundancy issue. per capita means the same as per person ELIMINATE E Answer: D Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use our video course along with Sign up for our free Question of the Day emails And check out all of our free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Joined 23 May 2011 Posted: 2 messages Brent@GMATPrepNow wrote: Important: When a sentence begins with a with noun modifier (as it does in the original sentence), stop at the comma and ask the question that the modifier raises. So, once we read, A decade after initiating the nation's most comprehensive and aggressive antismoking program, we should stop and ask . . . "Who or what initiated the nation's most comprehensive and aggressive antismoking program?" If the sentence is properly constructed, the part that immediately follows the comma will answer that question in a logical manner. Reading on we get... (A) per capita consumption ... Makes no sense. per capita consumption can't initiate an anti-smoking program. ELIMINATE A (B) annual per capita consumption ... Makes no sense. annual per capita consumption can't initiate an anti-smoking program. ELIMINATE B (C) California's annual per capita consumption Makes no sense. annual per capita consumption can't initiate an anti-smoking program. ELIMINATE C (D) California ... Great. California could, indeed, initiate an anti-smoking program. KEEP D for now (E) California ... Great. California could, indeed, initiate an anti-smoking program. KEEP E for now We've narrowed it down to D or E. Let's check each one. (D) California has seen per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs annually to about 60, a drop more than twice as great as that Looks fine. (E) California has seen annual per capita consumption of cigarettes decline from over 125 packs per person to about 60, more than twice as great as that Redundancy issue. per capita means the same as per person ELIMINATE E Answer: D Cheers, Brent Dear Brent , This is a shoutout from a GMAT aspirant. I only logged in to say thankyou so much.. I am solving the Questions of SC as per the 250 Qs given by you in your free Course. However it becomes slightly difficult to get the solutions if they are wrong.. Can you point me in the direction where the questions of OG are solved by experts such as yourself. This is the first thread I bumpedin which you have solved the Qs.. I am following this set for working... https://www.gmatprepnow.com/module/gmat-sentence-correction Once again thanks a ton ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12534 messages Followed by: 1245 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 Deependra wrote: Dear Brent , This is a shoutout from a GMAT aspirant. I only logged in to say thankyou so much.. I am solving the Questions of SC as per the 250 Qs given by you in your free Course. However it becomes slightly difficult to get the solutions if they are wrong.. Can you point me in the direction where the questions of OG are solved by experts such as yourself. This is the first thread I bumpedin which you have solved the Qs.. I am following this set for working... https://www.gmatprepnow.com/module/gmat-sentence-correction Once again thanks a ton Thanks for that. In general, the questions that feature a "EXPERT REPLIES" button are typically answered by someone with a strong understanding of the GMAT. 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