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Christlers, the famous art house

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Christlers, the famous art house

by gmatdriller » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:03 pm
Christlers, the famous art house in London, owns several Hussains of various periods on account of having achieved an iconic status in the English art circle.

(A) on account of having
(B) on account of their having
(C) because they have
(D) because of having
(E) because it has

kindly provide explanations for your response; thanks.

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by nox104 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:24 pm
IMO [C]

"they" refers to Hussains of various periods..

I am not sure what "on account of having" is modifying..

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by indiantiger » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:54 pm
Although I went for E but on reading the sentence again and again realized C is right as "they" refers to Hussains
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by sairamGmat » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:22 pm
gmatdriller wrote:Christlers, the famous art house in London, owns several Hussains of various periods on account of having achieved an iconic status in the English art circle.

(A) on account of having
(B) on account of their having
(C) because they have
(D) because of having
(E) because it has

kindly provide explanations for your response; thanks.
here Christrles, is the subject - singular subject. So, when it is referred - we should not use plural pronouns. So, first eliminate B, C.
because is concise and keeps the meaning compared to "on account of".

So, the final answer comes down to D and E.

I would choose E because it refers clearly to "christlers". Another tip i use is i normally eliminate "having", "being" stuff..GMAT does not like them...

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by gmatdriller » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:48 pm
My problem stems from my inability to identify the correct subject- Christlers or Hussains, in this case.
This ways, it would be easier to determine whether to use have/has (options C or E).

Can anyone help, please?

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by neha.patni » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:52 pm
gmatdriller wrote:Christlers, the famous art house in London, owns several Hussains of various periods on account of having achieved an iconic status in the English art circle.

(A) on account of having
(B) on account of their having
(C) because they have
(D) because of having
(E) because it has

kindly provide explanations for your response; thanks.
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IMO E

A & B - On account - wrong usage
here the main subject is christles, because it is christles which has achieved the iconic status.

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by reply2spg » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:23 pm
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Christlers is singular and this has been told to us by verb 'owns'. Therefore, B, C and D are out.
On account of having is not good, A is out

IMO E. What is OA?
gmatdriller wrote:Christlers, the famous art house in London, owns several Hussains of various periods on account of having achieved an iconic status in the English art circle.

(A) on account of having
(B) on account of their having
(C) because they have
(D) because of having
(E) because it has

kindly provide explanations for your response; thanks.
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by kvcpk » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:00 am
What is the source of this question?

I am between C and E. More tilted towards E.
Not sure what achieved an iconic status in the English art circle. Is it Hussains or Christler.

I dont see it explicitly in the question.

If it refers to HUSSAINS, then C
if it refers to CHRISTLER, then E.

Anyone to help me understand this?

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by selango » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:17 am
The original sentence means that Hussains achieved an iconic status in art circle.

So "they" must be used.

Hence C is correct.

In option E it refers to "Christlers" which is not correct.If "achieved an iconic status" need to modify Christlers,the modifier ll appear after christlers not after Hussains.

Hope this clarify..
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by neha.patni » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:11 am
gmatdriller wrote:Christlers, the famous art house in London, owns several Hussains of various periods on account of having achieved an iconic status in the English art circle.

(A) on account of having
(B) on account of their having
(C) because they have
(D) because of having
(E) because it has

kindly provide explanations for your response; thanks.
what's the OA?

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by charan_nannuri » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:40 am
IMO C

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by FightWithGMAT » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:40 am
gmatdriller wrote:Christlers, the famous art house in London, owns several Hussains of various periods on account of having achieved an iconic status in the English art circle.

(A) on account of having
(B) on account of their having
(C) because they have
(D) because of having
(E) because it has

kindly provide explanations for your response; thanks.
Confused!!!

I would go for E. The meaning is not clear from the original sentence.
E is parallel.

Christler = it
owns = has.

"Hussains" is the object of the verb "owns" so, though not wrong, it is weird to be used as subject of the subordinate clause.

However, we can not say that THEY is ambiguous because Hussains is the only plural that can be represented by THEY.

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by tomada » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:25 pm
IMO A.
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by tomada » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:26 pm
IMO A.
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by selfmade » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:02 pm
B, C and D can be ruled out because Christlers is the singular.

I am confused between A and E. More tend towards E.

Is that Christler who has achieved iconic status or Hussains ?
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