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

It is currently 25 Oct 2014, 19:38

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

A recent study has found that within the past few years,

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 273
Location: Chennai,India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

SC1000 doctors [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 10:22
24. A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.
(A) had elected early retirement rather than face
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face


I am not sure if this question has been posted already, if so, I am sorry!
_________________

vazlkaiye porkalam vazltuthan parkanum.... porkalam maralam porkalthan maruma

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 27 Jan 2006
Posts: 11
Followers: 0

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

 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 13:22
Hey Raz - In situations involving 2 outcomes (one outcome or the other), GMAT always prefers 'whether' to 'if'. Just check if you can replace 'whether' with 'whether or not' and if it still makes sense. In this case, the right answer should be 'C'. I think I saw this in OG.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 273
Location: Chennai,India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 19:39
thnks Karthik and Giddi , it is C , I faced a lot of whether / if questions , just wanted to know the explanations.

Answer for the next ( 24) one anyone?
_________________

vazlkaiye porkalam vazltuthan parkanum.... porkalam maralam porkalthan maruma

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Jan 2006
Posts: 23
Followers: 0

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

 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 19:54
'C'

use 'if' for sentences that follow the structure if... then... (conditional)
use 'whether' for sentences that follow the structure whether... or not
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2922
Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2006, 23:34
For the second one I will go with E.

have elected to retire early rather than face

1. We require "have" because its a recent study.
2. "elected to" is correct idiom.
3. "to retire" is || with "to face", although "to" has been omitted and omitting "to" from the second part of a || sentence is very much loved by PVUE guys.
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Nov 2005
Posts: 336
Location: London
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Re: SC-SC1000 - diff btw whether and if - anyone ? [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2006, 13:45
C.

The red part in C is correct,

the blue parts in other choices are problematic


razrulz wrote:
21. A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinoceroses to discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
(A) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are
(B) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one once their horns are
(C) whether tourists will continue to visit game parks to see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns have been
(D) if tourists will continue to visit game parks and see rhinoceroses once the animals’ horns are
(E) if tourists will continue to visit game parks to see one after the animals’ horns have been
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Mar 2006
Posts: 14
Followers: 0

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

SC - early retirement [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2006, 20:34
A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.

(A) had elected early retirement rather than face
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 21 Aug 2006
Posts: 1026
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2006, 21:07
Doctors..have..

Had is wrong in this extent, as we are not comparing any two actions

retire..face are parallel.

E.
_________________

The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short;
the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy.

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 06 Sep 2006
Posts: 746
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2006, 21:46
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing - MAY BE
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing - parallelism issues

(E) have elected to retire early rather than face - to-retire...face - parallelism issues

I can only rationalize (C).
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Mar 2006
Posts: 14
Followers: 0

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

 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2006, 21:49
Why not C. I feel that "retiring early" is parallel to "facing the threats".

Also in case of E, shouldn't the answer be "have elected to retire early rather than to face"
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1474
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 13

Re: SC - early retirement [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2006, 22:12
Fight Hard wrote:
A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.

(A) had elected early retirement rather than face
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face


Let me say this - the questions below actually pinpoint the strength of this question in terms of highlighting the PROBLEM AREAS this question tests - even though on the face of it, it appears to be so simple.

Quote:
Why not C. I feel that "retiring early" is parallel to "facing the threats".

Also in case of E, shouldn't the answer be "have elected to retire early rather than to face"


Yes, RETIRING EARLY, structurally is parallel to FACING THE THREATS; however, semantically the two are NOT parallel.

To face wouldnt work because you need a subjunctive form of verb ... since this is a hypothetical situation.. elected to retire early rather than face
Therefore to retire - infinitive acting as adverb modifying elected is appropriate and also FACE is appropriate because they didnt come to face it.. they just wanted to avoid it (a hypothetical situation)
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 13 Sep 2006
Posts: 282
Location: New York
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: SC - early retirement [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2006, 22:47
Fight Hard wrote:
A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.

(A) had elected early retirement rather than face
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face


One more for E.

C first off does not sound right and is not correct diction. What do they mean my "elected retiring early" - that makes no sense? The correct idiom is "elected to". For these types of question you cannot just look at sentence and assume the right choice will have an "ing" & "ing" and hence it is parellel = correct. You need to also look at the meaning of the sentence.
_________________

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your wayâ€

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 20
Followers: 0

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

Re: SC - early retirement [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2006, 22:56
agreed...

I think that it is E as well

instead of parroting what everyone has said, I'll just say in addition that C just sounds wrong
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Aug 2006
Posts: 374
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2006, 22:58
E, an easy way to discard C is the use of instead of.

use instead of when comparing nouns and rather than when comparing verbs / clauses
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Sep 2006
Posts: 8
Followers: 0

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

Early retirement: SC 1000 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2007, 18:10
24. A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.
(A) had elected early retirement rather than face
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face

The answer is not what I think. Can contributors give the explanation too of their selection.
Thanks beforehand.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Oct 2005
Posts: 66
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Re: Early retirement: SC 1000 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2007, 22:49
E for using correct tense and maintaining ||ism. Elected X rathar than Y.

gmatirp wrote:
24. A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.
(A) had elected early retirement rather than face
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face

The answer is not what I think. Can contributors give the explanation too of their selection.
Thanks beforehand.
Director
Director
User avatar
Affiliations: FRM Charter holder
Joined: 02 Dec 2006
Posts: 736
Schools: Stanford, Chicago Booth, Babson College
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 4

 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 03:07
E is the answer. But please underline the sentence. Thanks.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Jul 2006
Posts: 361
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 07:15
"recent study" indicates doctors are still electing retirement
so, "have" is correct

Also " retire" and "face" should parallel.

E
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Nov 2006
Posts: 84
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 08:20
in the past few years---->use Present Perfect (have/has)

C,D,E

go with E b/c //
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2007
Posts: 154
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

SC 1000 - Doctors [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2007, 15:15
24. A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.
(A) had elected early retirement rather than face
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face

Is this a parallelism and tense issue?
SC 1000 - Doctors   [#permalink] 20 Jul 2007, 15:15
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors shpnoraj 1 24 Sep 2014, 14:39
1 A recent study has found that within the past few years, crackgmat12 5 29 Jan 2013, 20:36
1 A recent study has found that within the past few years, umeshpatil 3 01 Jan 2013, 02:46
A recent study has found that within the past few years, LM 4 04 Apr 2007, 17:33
A recent study has found that within the past few years, selene 15 14 Jun 2006, 14:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A recent study has found that within the past few years,

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10    Next  [ 183 posts ] 



cron

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®.