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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 ## Registered voters ##### This topic has 15 member replies Goto page • 1, • 2 ## Registered voters Although there was no contest for senator or governor and voters were expected to be apathetic, the referenda proved so controversial that 90% of those registered showed up at the polls. A. of those registered showed up at the polls B. of the registered showed up at the polls C. of the registered voters showed up at the polls to vote D. were registered to vote E. who were not showed up at the polls Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 12 Feb 2007 Posted: 438 messages Upvotes: 26 My pick B D & E wrong as they change the meaning C is redundant with the "to vote" at the end. B is concise & clear those is not necessary in A. 90% of the registered is better than 90% of those registered Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 07 Apr 2008 Posted: 189 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 5 GMAT Score: 750 B is ambigous to me.'Registered' what? It should be registered voters. What say? Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 12 Feb 2007 Posted: 438 messages Upvotes: 26 I thought about it. registered cannot refer to any one else but voters in the sentence. A clear or easy to pick answer would have voters in there What is the OA? Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 27 Jul 2007 Posted: 100 messages Upvotes: 6 Target GMAT Score: 720+ I feel it should be (c). (b) reads - "90% of the registered (voters) showed up". (voters) is implied here, but ellipsis like this one makes the sentence a bit confusing. What's the OA? Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 07 Apr 2008 Posted: 189 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 5 GMAT Score: 750 OA is B.registered cannot refer to any one else but voters in the sentence still doesn't mean that you don't need 'voters'.It makes it clear. I Aaso 'to vote' is not redundant. Legendary Member Joined 20 Dec 2008 Posted: 540 messages Followed by: 6 members Upvotes: 37 What is wrong with A? _________________ This time no looking back!!! Navami Legendary Member Joined 28 Jan 2011 Posted: 1574 messages Followed by: 13 members Upvotes: 88 A is wrong because of ambigous those registered................. Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 08 Oct 2011 Posted: 22 messages where did u get that question ???? http://www.gmat-ask.narod.ru/gmat/gmscex5.htm The above link say's OA is "A" Legendary Member Joined 19 Jun 2011 Posted: 608 messages Followed by: 8 members Upvotes: 37 Target GMAT Score: 700+ confused between option A and option B. Need expert advice on this one Legendary Member Joined 26 Jul 2011 Posted: 2789 messages Followed by: 43 members Upvotes: 206 Target GMAT Score: 700+ GMAT Score: 640 Was between B and C, i chose C Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 06 Oct 2011 Posted: 37 messages Upvotes: 4 I'll go with A. "Those registered" implies those registered to vote. In B, "the registered ... what?" We're missing the word voters here. C: If registered voters show up at the polls, they are obviously there to vote, so "to vote" is redundant in C. Legendary Member Joined 28 Jan 2011 Posted: 1574 messages Followed by: 13 members Upvotes: 88 I feel those registered in option A changes the intended meaning of the sentence if you read it carefully Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 05 Nov 2010 Posted: 279 messages Followed by: 1 members Upvotes: 15 I also choose A those correctly refer to voters and to me it is concise Legendary Member Joined 28 Jan 2011 Posted: 1101 messages Followed by: 13 members Upvotes: 47 Target GMAT Score: 720 GMAT Score: 640 I am with GmatKiss.. +1 for C registered+showed.. Can we write two pasts together one after another? I do not know. I doubt it. _________________ First take: 640 (50M, 27V) - RC needs 300% improvement Second take: coming soon.. Regards, HSPA. • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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