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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 ## United States ##### This topic has 10 member replies ## United States Even though the highly populated cluster of states that comprise the Northeast subregion of the United States provides most of the country's financial and governmental services, it yields less than 10% of the entire country's food supply. * (A) States provides most of the country's financial and governmental services, it yields * (B) States provides most of the country's financial and governmental services, they yield * (C) States is the provider for most of the country's financial and governmental services, and it yields * (D) States, providing most of the country's financial and governmental services, nonetheless yields * (E) States, by providing most of the country's financial and governmental services, yet they yield Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 06 Jul 2011 Posted: 189 messages Followed by: 1 members Upvotes: 17 IMO A Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 12 Feb 2011 Posted: 19 messages Upvotes: 1 Target GMAT Score: 720+ GMAT Score: 680 IMO A, Type: Pronoun error Legendary Member Joined 07 Nov 2008 Posted: 1255 messages Followed by: 90 members Upvotes: 312 A works. B - "they" is incorrect because the subject is "cluster", not "states". C - is wrong because the logic doesn;t work: "even though A...and B" doesn't make sense. "Even though" sets up a contrast, but "and" is a continuation. D - has no verb E - has several errors, the most obvious is the use of "they" _________________ Tani Wolff Legendary Member Joined 31 Oct 2009 Posted: 574 messages Followed by: 5 members Upvotes: 29 Target GMAT Score: 750 IMO - A _________________ Regards Abhishek ------------------------------ MasterGmat Student Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 14 Mar 2011 Posted: 138 messages Upvotes: 1 +1 for A. Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 11 Apr 2010 Posted: 68 messages Followed by: 1 members OA A Can somebody tell me d problem wid D.. Thanks Gautam Legendary Member Joined 07 Nov 2008 Posted: 1255 messages Followed by: 90 members Upvotes: 312 Here is the sentence with D inserted. Even though the highly populated cluster of states that comprise the Northeast subregion of the United States, providing most of the country's financial and governmental services, nonetheless yields less than 10% of the entire country's food supply. All of these clauses are dependent. You either need to add an independent clause at the end, or build a subject into the final clause so that it can stand by itself. _________________ Tani Wolff Legendary Member Joined 14 Apr 2009 Posted: 976 messages Followed by: 12 members Upvotes: 49 Test Date: 18.10.2012 Target GMAT Score: 760 GMAT Score: 700 I eliminated D because, Even though the highly populated cluster of states that comprise the Northeast subregion of the United States, providing most of the country's financial and governmental services, nonetheless yields less than 10% of the entire country's food supply. I felt that providing does not have a clear antecedent. I mean it could either have cluster or the subregion as an antecedent. (Assumption - verb+ing will modify the subject of previous clause) Is my reasoning proper? _________________ Regards, Pranay Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 10 Jul 2011 Posted: 15 messages gsinghal wrote: OA A Can somebody tell me d problem wid D.. Thanks Gautam D is a fragment. There's no subject for "yield"; the present participle "providing" is ambiguous. Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 01 Aug 2008 Posted: 242 messages Upvotes: 6 Test Date: 15/02/2011 Target GMAT Score: 750 [quote="Tani Wolff - Kaplan"]Here is the sentence with D inserted. Even though the highly populated cluster of states that comprise the Northeast subregion of the United States, providing most of the country's financial and governmental services, nonetheless yields less than 10% of the entire country's food supply. All of these clauses are dependent. You either need to add an independent clause at the end, or build a subject into the final clause so that it can stand by itself.[/quote] Whether the use of 'even though' and 'nonetheless' is proper? • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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