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

It is currently 16 Sep 2014, 15:48

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

According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Jul 2005
Posts: 39
Location: So Cal
Followers: 0

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

According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2006, 20:28
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

78% (02:03) correct 22% (00:33) wrong based on 2 sessions
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals, wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is good for cardiac health.

A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is
B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
D.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is

**Edited for clarity on 8/19
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Could anyone explain why it is supposed to be A? Thanks!
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 1741
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2006, 20:37
I think even A is not a correct sentence. We still have to deal with the ambiguous "they" in A.

In a real test I would have guessed some other choice, because of the pronoun, and because that is the first think I check.

But reading it again and again, incorrect comparisons are made in all others.

Whats the source?
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 1133
Location: India
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 1

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2006, 20:43
Would pick B and move on.
Confusing one really.
In A,D and E, 'they' looks ambiguous.
B is more concise than C.
_________________

Trying hard to conquer Quant.

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Jul 2005
Posts: 39
Location: So Cal
Followers: 0

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

 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2006, 20:53
It's a problem from a friend so the real source is unknown.

I think "they" in A is unclear. "they" is too far from the the subject "recent studies" so "they" have to refer to "wild animals" that is unreasonable and absurd.

In B, "do" is needed before "livestock" because of the "have" after "wild animals".

"that of" in C is okay but "and have more fat of a kind thought to be" is not right.

This question reminds me of a problem from OG 10th. Is it like "rice has more protion than blah blah"?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Nov 2005
Posts: 246
Location: Italy
Followers: 2

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2006, 22:45
also in my opinion the right one should be B I do not like they in A and my choice was down to A and B
_________________

“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.â€

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 May 2006
Posts: 375
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC: Fat in meat [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2006, 23:26
IMO, it's B.

A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and (have)more of a kind of fat they think is
"they" is not clear. "wild animals" think???
B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and (have)more of a kind of fat thought to be
looks way better than A.

C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
"that" and "more fat of a kind" are wrong

D and E are out 'coz "total fat" is not || with "wild animals"
D.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is
_________________

The only thing that matters is what you believe.

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2004
Posts: 329
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 00:02
buzzgaurav wrote:
Would pick B and move on.
Confusing one really.
In A,D and E, 'they' looks ambiguous.
B is more concise than C.


B has a wrong comparison.... should be A... although it has the they problem
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 761
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC: Fat in meat [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 00:21
scgmat wrote:
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals, wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is good for cardiac health.

A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is
B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
D.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Could anyone explain why it is supposed to be A? Thanks!


The OA is A???

hmm, would pick B.

In A, "they" refers to?
B uses ellipses, correctly, IMO. E.g. I have less money than you = I have less money than do you = I have less money than you do.
C incorrect comparision
D should start with "the". what does "total fat of wild animals" refer to? the fat of all the wild animals put together?
E same category as D. also who is they?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Aug 2005
Posts: 286
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC: Fat in meat [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 20:04
scgmat wrote:
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals, wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is good for cardiac health.

A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is


B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to beD.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Could anyone explain why it is supposed to be A? Thanks!



I would pick c . what is gramatically wrong about the bold part?
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 06 May 2006
Posts: 782
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 09:03
A has 'they', which refers to nothing in the sentence. It has to be wrong.

B does appear to be more correct. However, it should read as '...have less total fat than do livestock...'. Still, I would go with this.

C does not require repetition of 'have'. Wordy.

D Too wordy, and probably incorrect - didn't analyse for too long...

E Worse than D


I am thinking B. Whats the source?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Jul 2005
Posts: 39
Location: So Cal
Followers: 0

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

 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 22:11
paddyboy wrote:
A has 'they', which refers to nothing in the sentence. It has to be wrong.

B does appear to be more correct. However, it should read as '...have less total fat than do livestock...'. Still, I would go with this.

C does not require repetition of 'have'. Wordy.

D Too wordy, and probably incorrect - didn't analyse for too long...

E Worse than D


I am thinking B. Whats the source?


here is the source: http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... tions.html
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 1419
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2006, 06:42
I'd go with B here... who are "they" in A? recent studies? and livestock... wouldn't it be singular, thus DOES?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 214
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2006, 08:32
I will go with A. The comparision in A is right. "wild animals have less fat then livestock (domestic animals) do"

B compares fat with livestock. So i think it is wrong.

C was my initial pick but i think C is wrong because it compares fat with properties of fat of livestock. Not sure how to explain.
'is less then that of'.

Ummmm, im confused now. In C the main subject is fat, and and throughout the sentence the focus is fat. So C could be right too.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 26 Jun 2006
Posts: 445
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2006, 16:55
Very tough SC for me. Will go with (C).


A. "and more of a" needs a HAVE between "and" & more"

B. "wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain"
there should be a "DO" => "have less total fat than DO livestock"

C. User of HAVE provides a clear join.

D. "THEY" is ambiguous amongst other issues.

E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is
Who is THEY ?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 May 2006
Posts: 375
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2006, 17:00
Just curious..

comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals => is this OK????

I think it shoud be
"comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals with that of meat from domesticated animals"
_________________

The only thing that matters is what you believe.

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 20 Feb 2006
Posts: 332
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC: Fat in meat [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2006, 01:58
scgmat wrote:
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value of meat from wild animals and meat from domesticated animals, wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is good for cardiac health.

A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is
B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be
D.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Could anyone explain why it is supposed to be A? Thanks!



OA is A ? "they" in A is referring to wild animals..
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 905
Concentration: General Management, General Management
Schools: ISB '16
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GMAT 2: 680 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.7
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 203 [0], given: 312

Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2014, 11:41
Since I do poorly on comparisons, here is my query.

As per B:

wild animals have less total fat than livestock

Now is the livestock behaving as an object or the subject?

Meaning 1: Animals have less total fat than livestock do. (Livestock behaving as subject)

Meaning 2: Animals have less total fat than they have livestock. (Livestock behaving as object for the subject 'animals).

Please advise !
_________________

Rgds,
TGC!
_____________________________________________________________________
I Assisted You => KUDOS Please
_____________________________________________________________________________

Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 22 Mar 2013
Posts: 915
Location: India
GPA: 3.51
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 30

Kudos [?]: 319 [0], given: 193

According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2014, 05:08
TGC wrote:
Since I do poorly on comparisons, here is my query.

As per B:

wild animals have less total fat than livestock

Now is the livestock behaving as an object or the subject?

Meaning 1: Animals have less total fat than livestock do. (Livestock behaving as subject)

Meaning 2: Animals have less total fat than they have livestock. (Livestock behaving as object for the subject 'animals).

Please advise !


Yes you are absolutely correct in your analysis.

B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock --- fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock --- fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be

Comparison in B is ambiguous. As per my observation whatever stuff comes between more/less and than should actually be compared on the other side of than.

C.wild animals have less total fat than that(total fat) of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be

Further I don't see anything wrong with C.
_________________

Piyush K
-----------------------
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. ― Thomas A. Edison
Don't forget to press--> Kudos :)
My Articles: 1. WOULD: when to use? | 2. All GMATPrep RCs (New)
Tip: Before exam a week earlier don't forget to exhaust all gmatprep problems specially for "sentence correction".

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Aug 2013
Posts: 113
Schools: ISB '15
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 54

Re: According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2014, 05:24
IMO B.
A.wild animals have less total fat than do livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat they think is -- ambiguous they
B.wild animals have less total fat than livestock fed on grain and more of a kind of fat thought to be- correct --comparison is correct .. wild animals ..... than livestock fed on grain ....
C.wild animals have less total fat than that of livestock fed on grain and have more fat of a kind thought to be - incorrect comparison ... wild animals ..than that of livestock ...
D.total fat of wild animals is less than livestock fed on grain and they have more fat of a kind thought to be-- incorrect comparison - total fat . .. less than livestock fed on grain ..
E.total fat is less in wild animals than that of livestock fed on grain and more of their fat is of a kind they think is-- incorrect -- ambiguous they ..
_________________

Veritas Prep - 650
MGMAT 1 590
MGMAT 2 640 (V48/Q31)

Please help the community by giving Kudos.

Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 22 Mar 2013
Posts: 915
Location: India
GPA: 3.51
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 30

Kudos [?]: 319 [0], given: 193

According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2014, 05:45
@Seabhi:
What differences you see in following sentences and which sentence is incorrect ?
I have less money than that(money) in wooden box.
I have less money than wooden box.
I have less money than wooden box has.

Which are correct :
Wild animals have less total-fat than total-fat of livestock.
Wild animals have less total-fat than livestock do.
Wild animals have less total-fat than livestock.
_________________

Piyush K
-----------------------
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. ― Thomas A. Edison
Don't forget to press--> Kudos :)
My Articles: 1. WOULD: when to use? | 2. All GMATPrep RCs (New)
Tip: Before exam a week earlier don't forget to exhaust all gmatprep problems specially for "sentence correction".

According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value   [#permalink] 29 Jun 2014, 05:45
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value j3nnie 2 08 Oct 2008, 16:33
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value bmwhype2 4 16 Aug 2007, 12:06
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value stevegt 7 11 Jul 2007, 17:55
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value Jamesk486 2 01 Jun 2007, 11:15
According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value Allen760 2 20 Oct 2006, 17:09
Display posts from previous: Sort by

According to recent studies comparing the nutritional value

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 27 posts ] 



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®.