Science of Economics- 1000 SC

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Science of Economics- 1000 SC

by sanjaylakhani » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:06 am
The science of economics, which for four decades was dominated by Keynesians, who at first stressed the government’s role in stimulating the economy, but who were ultimately led away from solutions based on government intervention.
(A) economics, which for four decades was
(B) economics that was to be
(C) economics, one which has, for four decades, been
(D) economics is one that for four decades has been
(E) economics, for four decades, is one that was


Can anybody help regarding use of tenses and verb?

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Re: Science of Economics- 1000 SC

by ksh » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:45 am
sanjaylakhani wrote:The science of economics, which for four decades was dominated by Keynesians, who at first stressed the government’s role in stimulating the economy, but who were ultimately led away from solutions based on government intervention.
(A) economics, which for four decades was
(B) economics that was to be
(C) economics, one which has, for four decades, been
(D) economics is one that for four decades has been
(E) economics, for four decades, is one that was


Can anybody help regarding use of tenses and verb?
A- correctly worded and seems best choice.
B- use of infinitive, wrong
C- which must precede the object
D- alters the meaning. stress on science of Economics.
E- alters the meaning of original sentence.

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by loki.gmat » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:47 am
A - if we remove "which for four decades was dominated by Keynesians" from the sentence then the sentence looks like - The science of economics who at first stressed the government’s ................ hence incorrect.
B - gives an impression that economics was meant to be dominated by Keynesians. hence incorrect.
C - "has, for four decades, been" incorrect construction.
E - changes the intended meaning of the sentence.

hence IMO D.

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by shipra » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:48 am
IMO D..i second Loki.gmat

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by nitin86 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:18 am
loki.gmat wrote:A - if we remove "which for four decades was dominated by Keynesians" from the sentence then the sentence looks like - The science of economics who at first stressed the government’s ................ hence incorrect.
B - gives an impression that economics was meant to be dominated by Keynesians. hence incorrect.
C - "has, for four decades, been" incorrect construction.
E - changes the intended meaning of the sentence.

hence IMO D.

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D uses "has been..." -> present perfect..implying Keynesians have been dominating science of economics from last four decades uptil now....but if we see the last part of the sentence "...., but who were ultimately led away from .....", implies they no longer dominate....

Hence, D seems to be contradictory to the original meaning of the sentence....

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by loki.gmat » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:07 pm
well the last part of the sentence doesnot say any thing about the domination of the Keynesians rather it comments about the Keynesian's way of deriving solutions, based on government intervention, for the economy.


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by Vignesh.4384 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:06 pm
i dont think it can be D .
I would hav chose A

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by gmattestprep » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:37 am
sanjaylakhani, what is the official answer?

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by chidcguy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:44 am
D uses present perfect and changes the meaning.

IMO A is the best of the lot.
Please do not post answer along with the Question you post/ask

Let people discuss the Questions with out seeing answers.

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by sanjaylakhani » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:24 pm
well officieal answer and explanation is :

ANSWER- D

A, B, C - incorrect - lacking independent clause - in other words the independent clause is lacking the primary verb (The science of economics)

E - incorrect - use of past tense is wrong - we need to use present perfect tense here


I do not understand what they are trying to say...can anybody explain in simple terms

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by Mahalo » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:01 pm
All the choices except D and E lack the main verb. The sentence is not complete without the main verb.

A - The science of economics, which for four decades was dominated by Keynesians
B - The science of economics, that was to be dominated by Keynesians
C - The science of economics, one which has, for four decades, been dominated by Keynesians
D - The science of economics is one that for four decades has been dominated by Keynesians
E - The science of economics for four decades, is one that was dominated by Keynesians

D & E completes the sentence. E uses the past tense. Since the activity is continuous for four decades, usage of "has been" is appropriate.

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by Vignesh.4384 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:25 am
Hi Mahalo,

Can any one explain about the main verb ??
I chose A :( why isnt A right ?

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by GmatKiss » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:27 am
Between A and D. How to choice the best?

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by mirantdon » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:48 am
Yes I fell for A as well. Unfortunately, it lacks a verb since the helping verb was in the initial sentence is as actually a part of the modifier "which modifier", and ,therefore, the first part of the sentence is not an independent clause.!

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by patanjali.purpose » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:02 pm
sanjaylakhani wrote:The science of economics, which for four decades was dominated by Keynesians, who at first stressed the government�s role in stimulating the economy, but who were ultimately led away from solutions based on government intervention.
(A) economics, which for four decades was
(B) economics that was to be
(C) economics, one which has, for four decades, been
(D) economics is one that for four decades has been
(E) economics, for four decades, is one that was
Can anybody help regarding use of tenses and verb?
IMO E - domination of SCIENCE OF ECONOMIES is over. It dominated for four decades (the domination is not continuing NOW) and therefore WAS a better option than has been.