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GMAT Question Sept. 7-13, 2015

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:44 am
by Iliana
Identify the error.

Even though their structure and alphabet are not similar to those of Romance languages, the Russian language has many parallels to French.
(A) Even though their structure and alphabet are
(B) Even though structurally and alphabetically it is
(C) Though it has a structure and an alphabet that is
(D) Although its structure and alphabet are
(E) While there are structures and alphabets that are

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Re: GMAT Question Sept. 7-13, 2015

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:02 pm
by Iliana
Hi,
Did you solve this GMAT question? The explanation will be posted here on Thursday, 10 September.
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Re: GMAT Question Sept. 7-13, 2015

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:19 am
by Iliana
Hi,

Correct answer:
D. Although its structure and alphabet are

Explanation:
D. Your first Decision Point should be a singular-vs.-plural one, either regarding the presence of their in A and it in B or the difference between are in A, D, and E and is in B and C. Noting these differences should help you calibrate your mind toward singular vs. plural. A is incorrect, as their does match the Russian language in number. C is incorrect because a structure and an alphabet that is... requires the plural verb are. B is incorrect because it mistakes the comparison, comparing the Russian language (via the pronoun it) to those of (meaning the alphabet and structure of) Romance languages. And E creates an illogical sentence and meaning, treating the first and second halves of the sentence as entirely separate. By using the pronoun its to connect the Russian language to the first half of the sentence, D is correct.