Can you help me understand different “complete and accurate” Games questions?
What’s the difference between a question that says:
1. “Which of the following is a complete and accurate list of all of the cars, any one of which could be parked in the third garage?”
and one that says:
2. “Which of the following could be a complete and accurate list of the cars parked in the third garage?”
Question 1 above asks for a global accounting of all of the cars that could ever park in the third garage.
Question 2 asks you for a single possible scenario - of all the possible combinations of cars, Question 2 just wants one such possibility.
You can quickly and accurately assess the different demands posed by these two questions by tracking the position of the word “could” within the sentence:
If the word “could” is near the end of the sentence (as in Question 1), then you’re looking for an answer giving a complete list of all possible entities.
If the word “could” is near the front of the sentence (as in Question 2), then you want a snapshot - an answer choice that gives you one possible permutation of elements to spaces.
If could is near the end, then you want a global account.
If could is near the beginning, then you want a single permutation.