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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 ## To travel to China and Japan have always been John's dream. ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## To travel to China and Japan have always been John's dream. To travel to China and Japan have always been John's dream. (a) To travel to China and Japan have always (b) Traveling to China and Japan has always (c) To travel to China and Japan has (d) To travel to China or Japan has always (e) Traveling to China and Japan have always OA: B What's wrong with options C and D? Can any experts help? ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Oct 2017 Posted: 551 messages Followed by: 11 members Upvotes: 180 Hello! Let's take a look at each option, and what makes each one correct/incorrect: To travel to China and Japan have always been John's dream. (a) To travel to China and Japan have always "To travel to" isn't the best way to write about actions John is dreaming of. Instead, use a gerund (a word that ends with -ing) to clearly show action. It also uses "have always," which is a plural verb - and since the topic is focused on traveling to BOTH places eventually, it makes more sense to use the singular "has always." (b) Traveling to China and Japan has always This one is correct because it starts with a gerund that clearly shows action, and fixed the have/has problem in A. (c) To travel to China and Japan has Again, "To travel to" isn't the best way to write about actions. This one also got rid of the word "always," which is important to the meaning of the sentence! He hasn't just started dreaming about it - he's been dreaming about it his whole life! (d) To travel to China or Japan has always This one is sneaky - they switched "China and Japan" with "China or Japan," which is different! He wants to go to both - not one or the other! (e) Traveling to China and Japan have always This one is wrong because it didn't fix the have/has problem from option A. I hope this helps! I'm available if you'd like any follow up. _________________ GMAT Prep From The Economist We offer 70+ point score improvement money back guarantee. Our average student improves 98 points. Free 7-Day Test Prep with Economist GMAT Tutor - Receive free access to the top-rated GMAT prep course including a 1-on-1 strategy session, 2 full-length tests, and 5 ask-a-tutor messages. Get started now. • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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