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SC : answers justification required
by Bishweshwar Pradhan - Friday, 8 January 2010, 03:10 PM
 

8.A representative of the Women’s Bureau of the United States Department of Labor contends that employers who offer benefits which permit that employees can balance home and work responsibilities better, realizing gains in attendance, recruiting, and retention.


(A) which permit that employees can balance home and work responsibilities better, realizing
(B) which permit employees balancing home and work responsibilities better will realize
(C) that permit employees to balance the responsibilities of home and work better will realize
(D) that permit employees a better balance between the responsibilities of home and work, thus realizing
(E) such that employees are permitted a balance between home and work responsibilities, and they will realize

9.A shy, religious-minded publisher who had married a duke’s daughter, Harold Macmillan’s rise to the position of Prime Minister in 1957 surprised many, though Churchill had since the 1930s been extolling Macmillan’s courage.


(A) Harold Macmillan’s rise to the position of Prime Minister in 1957 surprised many
(B) Harold Macmillan’s rise in 1957 to the position of Prime Minister surprised many
(C) Harold Macmillan’s becoming Prime Minister in 1957 surprised many
(D) Harold Macmillan surprised many by rising to the position of Prime Minister in 1957
(E) the position of Prime Minister attained by Harold Macmillan in 1957 surprised many

Ans's are in bold, could not get the justification, can someone help plz.

For the below one, plz post the ans..with reasons.

10.A special Japanese green tea contains brown rice and is considered as a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
(A) A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered as a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
(B) Considered to be a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, genmai-cha is a special green tea that contains brown rice, virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
(C) A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered a gourmet delicacy by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
(D) Most Japanese consider genmai-cha, a special green tea which contains brown rice, as a delicacy virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
(E) Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama, most Japanese consider genmai-cha, a special green tea that contains brown rice, a gourmet delicacy.

Re: SC : answers justification required
by suman ranjan - Saturday, 9 January 2010, 10:25 PM
  8. a. 'which' without a comma, wrong
    b. 'which' without a comma, wrong
    c. 'permit x to balance..' is correct usage
    d. 'thus 'realizing' is awkward.
    e. awkward construction, 'they' is referring to employees

9. I think correct answer should be 'D'. This is a problem of misplaced modifier.
    a,b,c - modifier wrongly modifies possessive -
Harold Macmillan’s
     D - Modifier correctly modifies
Harold Macmillan.
     E - Misplaced modifier

10. The intent of the sentence - A special green tea called Genmai-cha contains brown rice. This tea is considered a gourmet by most Japanese. This tea is not available outside Yokohama.
Now lets consider all the given options one by one,
  
a . 'considered as' is wrong. It seems not the tea but brown rice is gourmet delicacy.
b.
although 'consider to be'  is ok, it is always wrong in GMAT.'brown rice' seems unavailable outside Yokohama instead of Genmai-cha
c. Correct
d. 'consider as' is wrong
e. misplaced modifier after ' though virtually....,'. It should have been 'Genmai-cha' not ' most japanese'