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Ron : if you are saying Answer should be B , then how to eliminate rest of the options . I am totally confused now .
I think that the (a) and (b) in Ron's post designate the two reasons that he deems this SC legit: (a) is the first reason, (b) is the second reason.

Since our job is not to find the perfect answer but to find the best among the given choices -- and since A, B, C and E each have a clear error, whereas D does not -- I agree that this SC is reasonable.

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jainrahul1985 wrote:
Ron : if you are saying Answer should be B , then how to eliminate rest of the options . I am totally confused now .
I think that the (a) and (b) in Ron's post designate the two reasons that he deems this SC legit: (a) is the first reason, (b) is the second reason.

Since our job is not to find the perfect answer but to find the best among the given choices -- and since A, B, C and E each have a clear error, whereas D does not -- I agree that this SC is reasonable.
yes, (d) is best, per our discussions above.

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jainrahul1985 wrote:
Stuart/GmatGuru/Ron :

Is this a bad question to practice or do we really have correct answer for this ?
as i said above, it's ... not horrible.
there is one answer choice that (a) makes sense and (b) is clearly better than the others, even if it's not necessarily perfect.

in fact, i would say that this problem is actually on par with the quality of many of the problems in the OG verbal supplement (which, as a whole, are definitely lower-quality than the OG12 problems -- you can tell that there has definitely been an increased quality-control movement, heh).
So, which of the options is the right answer? thanks in advance.
Somehow missed the posts following this one. I got my answer, please ignore this post of mine.
thank you v much for a good discussion

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Somehow missed the posts following this one. I got my answer, please ignore this post of mine.
thank you v much for a good discussion
yep -- always check to see whether there's another page of posts!

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This problem can be solved by paying attention to parallelism.
We need to make the thing after "would" to be parallel to "appear". So, we need a present tense.
All options except D and E are in either Present continuous or past tense.
Option E changes the meaning. It seems that the air bag wants to make the passengers afraid.
So, we are left with option D. Hence, D is the answer.

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