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A b] we are comparing between those who retired and took up something else and those who retired completely. If condition is non-sensical. c] Same explanation as B. You need to compare with those who retired completely. d] Again, similar to B e] Incorrect comparison. Which is not required. Else the ...

by dumb.doofus

Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: try this
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

B

a] Passive.

b] Perfect

c] Incorrect modifier after first comma.

d] incorrect use of had. Past perfect is incorrect and unnecessary.

e] Awkward structure. Had should not be used. Conveys counting happened before casting.

by dumb.doofus

Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Faulty voting equipment
Replies: 23
Views: 14557

Hi DD, IMO over here I don't think that correct answer should be D.... Please see the venn diagram that I draw above....there if u see then democracy functioning well is a subset of Electorate moral and intelligent.... there might be instances where electorate is M&I still democracy does not functi...

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Logic Game : Moral
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Edited : Removed post

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Logic Game : Moral
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Edited.. removed post.

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: Logic Game : Moral
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Parallelism.. right? its not parallel as E is.. the parallel things in E that I have shown above.. C doesn't have those.. I mean that's all that came to my mind to eliminate C. But in C we have propose,....suggest...., call... all looks to be parallel(atleast to me)....all present tense.... what ab...

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: one from paper test
Replies: 17
Views: 2459

This is definitely E. I think this must be a super example of parallelism. Present tense: propose, suggest, are verb-ing form: attempting, reducing, calling Thanks DD...what is wrong with C ? Parallelism.. right? its not parallel as E is.. the parallel things in E that I have shown above.. C doesn'...

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: one from paper test
Replies: 17
Views: 2459

This is definitely E.

I think this must be a super example of parallelism.

Present tense: propose, suggest, are
verb-ing form: attempting, reducing, calling

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: one from paper test
Replies: 17
Views: 2459

IMO A A seems perfect. For two reasons: 1. "as a result of" means "due to". Due to is an adjectival prepositional phrase, meaning it modifies a noun. Here "as a result of" correctly modifies "output". 2. Usage of because: Here the reason is most important and to show case that we use because. Both a...

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: iron work
Replies: 15
Views: 2498

main focus is that you are prohibiting something "from" something... its just that when you use subjunctive, the form becomes the latter i.e. x be prohibited from y Hi DD, As per my opinon....it is not prohibit <something> from <something> But prohibit <somebody> from <something> here <somebody> is...

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: One of Ronald Reagan’s
Replies: 22
Views: 5533

I really dont see any issue with A even on the idiom front. Agreed that the right idiom is Prohibit x from y.. but there's nothing wrong in saying x be prohibited from y main focus is that you are prohibiting something "from" something... its just that when you use subjunctive, the form becomes the ...

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: One of Ronald Reagan’s
Replies: 22
Views: 5533

As far as I know, ability to do is the correct usage and ability of doing is incorrect. You'll find examples on the net where they have used "ability of", but that in my knowledge is incorrect. If you encounter any sentence correction on gmat forums that has "ability of" as the right answer, then p...

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: to do vs of doing
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Can someone please tell how the usage of subjunctive in A correct ? It is a definite thing that happened in past...there is no uncertainity involved here..... subjunctive mood is typically used in dependent clauses to express wishes, commands , emotion, possibility, judgment, opinion, necessity, or...

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: One of Ronald Reagan’s
Replies: 22
Views: 5533

As far as I know, ability to do is the correct usage and ability of doing is incorrect. You'll find examples on the net where they have used "ability of", but that in my knowledge is incorrect. If you encounter any sentence correction on gmat forums that has "ability of" as the right answer, then pl...

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: to do vs of doing
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

IMO A I think "that" is a must here. We all understand the idiom usage and subjunctive and all that stuff.. so I will not go into that.. it would be repetitive and boring. The main point why C is wrong is as follows: Let's break the sentence. 1. One of Ronald Reagan’s first acts as President was to ...

by dumb.doofus

Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: One of Ronald Reagan’s
Replies: 22
Views: 5533