Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 27 Nov 2014, 13:57

Happy Thanksgiving:

Free Access to GMAT Club Tests until 11 AM PST on Fri 11/28


Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

25. The record of the past is always incomplete, and the

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Feb 2004
Posts: 415
Location: Lungi
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

25. The record of the past is always incomplete, and the [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2004, 03:35
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
25. The record of the past is always incomplete, and the
historian who writes about it inevitably reflects
the
preoccupations of their own time.

(A) the historian who writes about it inevitably
reflects
(B) the historian writing about it will inevitably
reflect
(C) a historian writing about it inevitably reflects
(D) writing about it, it is inevitable for historians
to reflect
(E) historians in writing about it inevitable reflect
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4315
Followers: 24

Kudos [?]: 183 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2004, 05:14
I believe B is wrong since "their" in the last half of the paragraph has to refer to a plural subject. Hence, the plural subject form "historians" is needed
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul


Last edited by Paul on 08 Apr 2004, 06:52, edited 1 time in total.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 154
Location: India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2004, 05:51
The choice is between D and E.
I have a doubt about E because of 'in writing about it..'. Hence D seems to be the best answer.
_________________

A 750 aspirant.

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Jul 2003
Posts: 656
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

Re: SC25_set2 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2004, 06:46
batliwala wrote:
25. The record of the past is always incomplete, and the
historian who writes about it inevitably reflects
the
preoccupations of their own time.

(A) the historian who writes about it inevitably
reflects
(B) the historian writing about it will inevitably
reflect
(C) a historian writing about it inevitably reflects
(D) writing about it, it is inevitable for historians
to reflect
(E) historians in writing about it inevitable reflect


This question, as it is, is absurd at best and ludicrous at worst.

Let us go over each answer choices.

A, B, C --? тАЬthe/A historianтАЭ does not agree with pronoun тАЬtheirтАЭ
A, B --> тАЬthe historianтАЭ refers to one particular historian, this reference
distorts the meaning of the sentence.
D --> What is modified by тАЬwriting about itтАЭ? Is the record writing or the тАЬitтАЭ writing?
E --> тАЬinevitableтАЭ is an adjective, which canтАЩt modify a verb.

I think this question has typo. In answer choice E, тАЬinevitableтАЭ should be тАЬinevitablyтАЭ
After the modification, the answer choice is E.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Sep 2003
Posts: 294
Location: US
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2004, 04:49
E here too. Not sure what the second "it" in D is referring to.
  [#permalink] 18 Apr 2004, 04:49
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The record of the past is always incomplete, and the nightwing79 9 27 May 2009, 20:49
The record of the past is always incomplete, and the Swagatalakshmi 3 12 Sep 2006, 19:33
The record of the past is always incomplete, and the gmacvik 7 31 Dec 2005, 07:09
The record of the past is always incomplete, and the rigger 7 05 Nov 2005, 16:27
The record of the past is always incomplete, and the automan 2 24 Oct 2005, 11:01
Display posts from previous: Sort by

25. The record of the past is always incomplete, and the

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.