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

 It is currently 31 Aug 2016, 08:01

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

SVP
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 1629
Schools: CBS
WE 1: 4 years (Consulting)
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 892 [0], given: 2

At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Aug 2009, 11:21
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

51% (01:34) correct 49% (00:36) wrong based on 136 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

152. At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana.

(A) At the invitation of
(B) When he was invited by
(C) An invitation coming from
(D) An invitation that came from
(E) After having an invitation by
_________________

The sky is the limit
800 is the limit

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Manager
Joined: 17 Dec 2007
Posts: 106
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 8

### Show Tags

19 Aug 2009, 11:51
noboru wrote:
152. At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana.

(A) At the invitation of
(B) When he was invited by
(C) An invitation coming from
(D) An invitation that came from
(E) After having an invitation by

My choice is B, as it clearly conveys the whole sentence in simple past.
Senior Manager
Joined: 20 Mar 2008
Posts: 454
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 109 [0], given: 5

### Show Tags

19 Aug 2009, 14:35
noboru wrote:
Jivana wrote:
A for me.

and why is that?

I'm not sure about which rule is being tested here. I just like the 'At the invitation' option better than the other ones.
Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 314
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 288 [3] , given: 9

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2009, 03:43
3
KUDOS
I think that there's a slight changing in meaning between A and B.

In A) Kwame Nkrumah invited W. E. B. Du Bois to settle in Gharla

In B) Is not clear whether Kwame Nkrumah invitated W. E. B. Du to settle in Gharla or not. Perhaps Kwame Nkrumah invited W. E. B. Du to visit the country but not to settle in Gharla.
Manager
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 163
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 8

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2009, 03:54
IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....
SVP
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 1629
Schools: CBS
WE 1: 4 years (Consulting)
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 892 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2009, 12:07
age wrote:
IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....

OA is A.

PS: what does IMO mean? i see that in every post!
_________________

The sky is the limit
800 is the limit

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Mar 2009
Posts: 309
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 434 [0], given: 22

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2009, 20:23
noboru wrote:
age wrote:
IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....

PS: what does IMO mean? i see that in every post!

IMO " IMO means In My Opinion"
Manager
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 163
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 8

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2009, 20:56
noboru wrote:
age wrote:
IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....

OA is A.

PS: what does IMO mean? i see that in every post!

I think OA...is wrong..it is 1000 SC...question??
Search the question on google....u may find discussion on other forums also...I still maintain it is modifier problem here...
Moreover "At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah," seems prepositonal phrase.....and prepositional phrases don't modify..noun..have to chk this...
Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Mar 2009
Posts: 309
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 434 [0], given: 22

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2009, 21:24
age wrote:
noboru wrote:
age wrote:
IMO B..
the question test modifier...
onln in B...correct modifying phrase...modifying W.E.B.....

OA is A.

PS: what does IMO mean? i see that in every post!

I think OA...is wrong..it is 1000 SC...question??
Search the question on google....u may find discussion on other forums also...I still maintain it is modifier problem here...
Moreover "At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah," seems prepositonal phrase.....and prepositional phrases don't modify..noun..have to chk this...

You can find discussion in gmatclub itself, try gmatclub's search engine, it has been discussed manytimes, more than 6 independent threads, and most accepted the OA as A,
and prepositional phrases modifies noun, they can function as both adjective and adverb
http://www.yourdictionary.com/grammar-r ... rases.html
Manager
Joined: 15 Jun 2009
Posts: 163
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 8

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2009, 21:56
I misquoted it..thanks for info..I knw that they modify noun...but I have not seen them coming before comma...and modifying noun.. even then I m not satisifed that "At the inviatation .." can modify W.E.B.....thx..I will search the therads for same..
Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Dec 2009
Posts: 268
Location: India
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 194 [2] , given: 25

### Show Tags

21 May 2010, 17:17
2
KUDOS
When he was invited by Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana. -- means invitation, settlement and becoming editor all happened together which is not true. It distorts the meaning. This is a tough one. I am sure I will get this kind of question wrong in real test.
_________________

Cheers,
SD

Manager
Joined: 08 May 2010
Posts: 143
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 63 [5] , given: 39

### Show Tags

21 May 2010, 21:43
5
KUDOS
152. At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled in Gharla and became the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana.

(A) At the invitation of
(B) When he was invited by
(C) An invitation coming from
(D) An invitation that came from
(E) After having an invitation by

A. seems perfect. B. is not bad, and may actually be the right answer. Let me come back to these two. Not C. or D. E. seems also possible.
So, I have A, B and E. A reads the best initially and on this reread. In B. it seems the invitation and the settling and becoming happened at the same time. E. seems more awkward each time I look at it. I wish I could explain why, but I am saying A. What is the source and what is the answer?

Thanks,
Skip
SVP
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1558
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 501 [0], given: 6

### Show Tags

22 May 2010, 15:59
I picked (A) too but I do not know the grammatical reasons for A to be correct. Will appreciate if someone can point the exact reason for A to be correct over B.
Retired Moderator
Joined: 03 Aug 2010
Posts: 247
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 41

### Show Tags

08 Nov 2010, 01:41
can an expert give his comments on this .. why A is OA ? and why B is not
_________________

http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-test/

Amazing Platform

Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3561
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 586

Kudos [?]: 4706 [2] , given: 321

### Show Tags

08 Nov 2010, 07:21
2
KUDOS
The term when is used as a subordinate conjunction is to denote a narrow, restricted time frame. Here B means to say that W. E. B. Du Bois recated the moment he was invited by Nkrumah. The essence of the matter is that Bois decided to settle in Ghana because he had to oblige Nkrumah. Viewed from that angle, when becomes off mark. That is why A is a better choice.
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Intern
Joined: 09 Nov 2010
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

09 Nov 2010, 01:42
invitation here is suppose to connect to the time when he settled there , that too is mentioned in later part of sentence . Logically he didn't settle due to the invitation which is implied in option A
SVP
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 1629
Schools: CBS
WE 1: 4 years (Consulting)
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 892 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

09 Nov 2010, 07:50
I'm still confused with this one.
Could anybody elaborate?

Thanks!
_________________

The sky is the limit
800 is the limit

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Manager
Joined: 16 Jul 2010
Posts: 161
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Nov 2010, 08:03
I would go with A as well

"When" in this sentence might imply "immediately". (for an action that follows instantly)

e.g., When the phone rang, I picked it up.
Current Student
Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 256
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 158 [0], given: 65

### Show Tags

09 Nov 2010, 17:04
noboru wrote:
I'm still confused with this one.
Could anybody elaborate?

Thanks!

I think that Daagh's post provides the most logical explanation.

I answered B, thinking that A sounded awkward and might even be unidiomatic.

If A is grammatically correct, then B changes the meaning.
_________________

Consider KUDOS if my post was helpful.

My Debrief: http://gmatclub.com/forum/750-q49v42-105591.html#p825487

SVP
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 1629
Schools: CBS
WE 1: 4 years (Consulting)
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 892 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

10 Nov 2010, 13:40
I guess that I'm just not familiar with the expression "At the invitation..."

scheol79 wrote:
noboru wrote:
I'm still confused with this one.
Could anybody elaborate?

Thanks!

I think that Daagh's post provides the most logical explanation.

I answered B, thinking that A sounded awkward and might even be unidiomatic.

If A is grammatically correct, then B changes the meaning.

_________________

The sky is the limit
800 is the limit

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Re: Encyclopedia Africana   [#permalink] 10 Nov 2010, 13:40

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 23 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W.E.B. Du Bois settled 3 13 Aug 2009, 23:01
At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled 1 29 May 2008, 08:50
At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled 3 04 Jan 2008, 13:01
At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled 4 22 Nov 2006, 07:08
At the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, W. E. B. Du Bois settled 3 13 Nov 2006, 06:45
Display posts from previous: Sort by