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

It is currently 22 Oct 2014, 22:43

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

Before scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 May 2005
Posts: 67
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0

Before scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2005, 01:48
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 2 sessions
Before scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth hormone, removing it painstakingly in small amounts from the pituitary glands of human cadavers.

A scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth hormone, removing it painstakingly
B scientists had learned about making a synthetic growth hormone, they had to remove it painstakingly
C scientists learned how to synthesize the growth hormone, it had to be painstakingly removed
D learning how to make a synthetic growth hormone, scientists had to remove it painstakingly
E learning how to synthesize the growth hormone, it had to be painstakingly removed by scientists

OA some posts below

Source - GMATPrep by Pearson VUE

Last edited by Pauline on 06 Aug 2005, 04:51, edited 2 times in total.
Kaplan Promo CodeKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 1735
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 0

Re: SC - synthetic growth hormone [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2005, 05:44
D learning how to make a synthetic growth hormone, scientists had to remove it painstakingly
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Posts: 561
Followers: 2

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

Re: SC - synthetic growth hormone [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2005, 13:19
Before scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth hormone, removing it painstakingly in small amounts from the pituitary glands of human cadavers.

A scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth hormone, removing it painstakingly (incomplete sentence is what i'll call it. out)
B scientists had learned about making a synthetic growth hormone, they had to remove it painstakingly (had learned is wrong use of tense)
C scientists learned how to synthesize the growth hormone, it had to be painstakingly removed (what is 'it', or what does it refer to? it should be 'they' following/meaning scientists)
D learning how to make a synthetic growth hormone, scientists had to remove it painstakingly (best choice)
E learning how to synthesize the growth hormone, it had to be painstakingly removed by scientists (same as C)

(D) for me
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Jun 2005
Posts: 56
Followers: 1

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

Re: SC - synthetic growth hormone [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2005, 02:52
Pauline wrote:
Before scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth hormone, removing it painstakingly in small amounts from the pituitary glands of human cadavers.

A scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth hormone, removing it painstakingly
B scientists had learned about making a synthetic growth hormone, they had to remove it painstakingly
C scientists learned how to synthesize the growth hormone, it had to be painstakingly removed
D learning how to make a synthetic growth hormone, scientists had to remove it painstakingly
E learning how to synthesize the growth hormone, it had to be painstakingly removed by scientists

Source - GMATPrep by Pearson VUE

My explanations for D are:
A)sentence fragmentation. There is no subject in the main cause.
B)wrong tense "had learned"
C)unclear "it"
D) correct
E)unclear "it" & passive tense.

Thus D. What's OA?
1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2005
Posts: 726
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 22 [1] , given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2005, 05:54
1
This post received
KUDOS
The only choice that makes sense grammatically is C and D.

From my point of view, D is grammatically correct but the meaning is totally wrong....

Lets break down D,

Before learning how to make a synthetic growth hormone, scientists had to remove it painstakingly in small amounts from the pituitary glands of human cadavers.

Now look at the independent clause, it has "IT", a pronoun that must refer back to a noun it represents. In this case it is "a synthetic growth hormone".

synthetic means a product that is made from artificial substances. So the sentence becomes

Before learning how to make a synthetic growth hormone, scientists had to remove (a synthetic growth hormone), aka it, painstakingly in small amounts from the pituitary glands of human cadavers.

So D says, a synthetic growth hormone was already existing in the pituitary glands, which can not be the case...

Lets see what C says,

Before scientists learned how to synthesize the growth hormone, it (refers clearly to the growth hormone) had to be painstakingly removed in small amounts from the pituitary glands of human cadavers.

C makes perfect sense... C says, before scientists learned to synthesize ( make it artifically) the growth harmone, it had to be removed.

What do you guys think, AM I LOSING MY MIND.....
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4318
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 173 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2005, 09:14
I believe D makes sense. D says that before the hormone could be fabricated synthetically, it had to be extracted from cadavers. In other words, it did exist but extracting it was much tougher than making it(now that we can).

A) starts off with a DC but has no IC
B) verb tense problem. There is no logical action sequence
C) misplaced modifier problem in that the DC cannot modify "it", which refers to "hormone"
E) misplaced modifier, same as C
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2005
Posts: 726
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2005, 11:49
Thanks Paul as usual for your explaination. But I still believe that D will make more sense if the word synthetic is changed to adverb.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 May 2005
Posts: 67
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2005, 23:30
Congratulation, riteshgupta1! And thanks for explanation, I got it :)

OA is C.

I also chose B, guys, thanks for 'solid support' - it proves the matter is with question, not with me ;)
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2004
Posts: 16
Followers: 0

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

 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2005, 00:48
Good question and the explanation is spot-on. Agree with C for the same reason: one cannot extract a synthetic hormone
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 01 Apr 2006
Posts: 184
Location: Toronto, Canada
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2006, 09:31
Wow, this question is quite tricky... I don't think I could have come up with the OA in the real test situation :(
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 761
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2006, 11:41
I picked C. Its the only one (apart from B) which makes sense. I've read that the GMAT SCs now test quite a bit on the actual 'meaning' of the sentence. B is out because it uses perfect past in 2 places with no real need.

The sentence is clearly trying to state that before a synthetic version of the GH could be made, scientists had no option but to use the real thing.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5252
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 139 [0], given: 0

Reviews Badge
 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2006, 19:22
Two events that occurred in the past, so we need the past perfect tense here. (C)
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 26 Jun 2006
Posts: 445
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2006, 19:41
Right. (C) is the correct one.

(D) seems to indicate that it was the "scientists" who used to sit and painstakingly remove the hormone in earlier times....which is unlikely.
_________________

http://mba2010dreams.blogspot.com

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 22 May 2006
Posts: 176
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2006, 21:10
Yup D is the wrong meaning.

A synthetic growth hormone is artificial, so it cannot occur naturally in human cadavers.

So as it says in D, scientists cannot remove it from human cadavers.
  [#permalink] 19 Aug 2006, 21:10
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Before scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth Onell 12 20 Mar 2011, 07:48
12 Experts publish their posts in the topic Before scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth mikeCoolBoy 20 18 Sep 2009, 05:40
Experts publish their posts in the topic Before scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth sondenso 23 11 May 2008, 19:28
Before scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth tarek99 3 26 Jan 2008, 08:58
Before scientist learned how to make a synthetic growth ffgmat 12 25 May 2006, 10:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Before scientists learned how to make a synthetic growth

  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®.