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Question 10 Test Code 42 GMAT Test Paper

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Question 10 Test Code 42 GMAT Test Paper

Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:56 am
This fall two out of five households in the United States will harvest some of their own food from a vegetable garden in backyards and city lots.
(A) their own food from a vegetable garden in backyards and city lots
(B) its own food from a vegetable garden in backyards and city lots
(C) their own food from vegetable gardens in a backyard or a city lot
(D) their own food from vegetable gardens in backyards or city lots
(E) its own food from a vegetable garden in a backyard or a city lot

should we use "its" or "their"?? Also, option D uses the word "OR" which is used in place of "AND" in the original sentence.

The answer is D.

Source: Test Code 42 GMAT Test Paper

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Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:07 am
keepsmilinyaar wrote:
This fall two out of five households in the United States will harvest some of their own food from a vegetable garden in backyards and city lots.
(A) their own food from a vegetable garden in backyards and city lots
(B) its own food from a vegetable garden in backyards and city lots
(C) their own food from vegetable gardens in a backyard or a city lot
(D) their own food from vegetable gardens in backyards or city lots
(E) its own food from a vegetable garden in a backyard or a city lot

should we use "its" or "their"?? Also, option D uses the word "OR" which is used in place of "AND" in the original sentence.

The answer is D.

Source: Test Code 42 GMAT Test Paper
You have to use "their" -- 2 out of 5 households clearly requires "plural
their" instead of singular "its"

"or" is preferred over "and" here.

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Post Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:06 am
This fall two out of five households in the United States will harvest some of their own food from a vegetable garden in backyards and city lots.
(A) their own food from a vegetable garden in backyards and city lots
(B) its own food from a vegetable garden in backyards and city lots
(C) their own food from vegetable gardens in a backyard or a city lot
(D) their own food from vegetable gardens in backyards or city lots
(E) its own food from a vegetable garden in a backyard or a city lot

The use of the singular form "its" is wrong...hence eliminate choice B&E
A & C can be eliminated as well...they do not maintain consistency with numbers...

Hence D

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