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by arashyazdiha » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:55 pm
Despite seeming tame and intelligent, the state troopers had no choice but to shoot
the loose Gorilla.
1) Despite seeming tame and intelligent
2) Despite a tame and intelligent appearance
3) Although appearing to be tame and intelligent
4) Although it seemed tame and intelligent
5) However tame and intelligent in appearance
Please explain your answers and in what cases the wrongs would be right.
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by garima99 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:29 am
arashyazdiha wrote:Despite seeming tame and intelligent, the state troopers had no choice but to shoot
the loose Gorilla.
1) Despite seeming tame and intelligent
2) Despite a tame and intelligent appearance
3) Although appearing to be tame and intelligent
4) Although it seemed tame and intelligent
5) However tame and intelligent in appearance
Please explain your answers and in what cases the wrongs would be right.
Thanks
Arash
in the first sentence it is looking as if the troopers were tame and intelligent.

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by arashyazdiha » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:36 am
Yes, It's true.
But I wanted to know are there any problems with other wrong answers if we assume that they are referring to state troopers(Except 2 which is singular)?
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by killer1387 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:38 am
In fact, in all the options except 4, it seems the troopers have been modified.
hence pick 4.

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by garima99 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:14 am
arashyazdiha wrote:Yes, It's true.
But I wanted to know are there any problems with other wrong answers if we assume that they are referring to state troopers(Except 2 which is singular)?
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Changing the meaning of the sentence is always wrong on the GMAT.I suggest you first go through the verb-modifier rules before jumping to questions..All the Best!! :)

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by Chaitanya_1986 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:43 pm
Despite seeming tame and intelligent, the state troopers had no choice but to shoot
the loose Gorilla.
1) Despite seeming tame and intelligent
2) Despite a tame and intelligent appearance
3) Although appearing to be tame and intelligent
4) Although it seemed tame and intelligent
5) However tame and intelligent in appearance
Please explain your answers and in what cases the wrongs would be right.
Thanks
Arash

3 is wrong because we dont know what the Contra is talking about i.e no reference is there...
4 is wrong because the state troopers is plural and it is wrong reference....
2 is wrong because it is wordy i.e appearance is not needed here....
5 is wrong because of the usage HOWEVER
1 seems Correct but not BEST, and also gerund seeming modifying tame.....

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by patanjali.purpose » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:13 pm
arashyazdiha wrote:Despite seeming tame and intelligent, the state troopers had no choice but to shoot
the loose Gorilla.
1) Despite seeming tame and intelligent (seeming should hv been seemingly to modify adjectives tame and intelligent)
2) Despite a tame and intelligent appearance
3) Although appearing to be tame and intelligent (wordy compared with 2)
4) Although it seemed tame and intelligent (it refers to Gorilla, changing the sentence meaning....the contrast of original sentence is lost)
5) However tame and intelligent in appearance (wordy)
Please explain your answers and in what cases the wrongs would be right.
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by BlindVision » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:52 pm
arashyazdiha wrote:Despite seeming tame and intelligent, the state troopers had no choice but to shoot
the loose Gorilla.
1) Despite seeming tame and intelligent
2) Despite a tame and intelligent appearance
3) Although appearing to be tame and intelligent
4) Although it seemed tame and intelligent
5) However tame and intelligent in appearance
Please explain your answers and in what cases the wrongs would be right.
Thanks
Arash
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by ruturaj » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:21 am
how can we make out that its nt modifyin state toppers bt the choice