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

It is currently 16 Sep 2014, 23:42

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

Biologists believe that they have found one of the

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 1133
Location: India
Followers: 3

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

GMAT Tests User
Biologists believe that they have found one of the [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 21:25
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 0 sessions
Biologists believe that they have found one of the substances that tell individual genes both when to become active and when to remain quiescent in the earliest phases of an embryo’s development.

(A) tell individual genes both when to become active and when to remain
(B) tell individual genes both at which time they should become active or should remain
(C) tells individual genes both when to become active or remain
(D) tells individual genes both when to become active or when to remain
(E) will tell an individual gene both about when it should become active and remain

Explainations Plz.
1 KUDOS received
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 1741
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [1] , given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 21:32
1
This post received
KUDOS
I think it is C.
One of the substances means we are dealing with singular subject hence tells.
The “andâ€
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 05 Feb 2006
Posts: 904
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 22:51
I would choose D... For tells.... and parallelism....
1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 445
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [1] , given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 23:50
1
This post received
KUDOS
that refers to "substances", which is plural.
hence A or B. "both X and Y", hence only A left
1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 05 Feb 2006
Posts: 904
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 33 [1] , given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 00:26
1
This post received
KUDOS
deowl wrote:
that refers to "substances", which is plural.
hence A or B. "both X and Y", hence only A left


We are talking about one of the many... so it is singular....
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 04 Apr 2006
Posts: 62
Location: Land Of Opportunities
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [1] , given: 0

Re: SC :Biologists [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 00:36
1
This post received
KUDOS
buzzgaurav wrote:
Biologists believe that they have found one of the substances that tell individual genes both when to become active and when to remain quiescent in the earliest phases of an embryo’s development.

(A) tell individual genes both when to become active and when to remain
(B) tell individual genes both at which time they should become active or should remain
(C) tells individual genes both when to become active or remain
(D) tells individual genes both when to become active or when to remain
(E) will tell an individual gene both about when it should become active and remain

Explainations Plz.


Fixed between A and D; singular or plural. Choose D.
B/ E - wordy and awkward
C - not parallel
A - One ==> tells; subject verb agreement.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 445
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 00:49
No, that's not right. The sentence actually says:

...the substance [that they found] is one of those that tell individual genes ...

so "that" clearly refers to "substances", hence it is plural so
"tell" and not "tells" should be used
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 05 Feb 2006
Posts: 904
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 04:59
deowl wrote:
No, that's not right. The sentence actually says:

...the substance [that they found] is one of those that tell individual genes ...

so "that" clearly refers to "substances", hence it is plural so
"tell" and not "tells" should be used


There is absolutely no indication to tell that the sentence says one of those substances.... Thus i stick to D :)

What is the OA?
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Posts: 1351
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 05:15
SimaQ wrote:
deowl wrote:
No, that's not right. The sentence actually says:
...the substance [that they found] is one of those that tell individual genes ...
so "that" clearly refers to "substances", hence it is plural so
"tell" and not "tells" should be used

There is absolutely no indication to tell that the sentence says one of those substances.... Thus i stick to D :)
What is the OA?


it should be A. deowl has given a clear analysis of what "that" refers to.

that here is plural and need plural verb.

btw, deowl, which deowl you are? :wink:
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 931
Followers: 2

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 06:03
Professor wrote:
SimaQ wrote:
deowl wrote:
No, that's not right. The sentence actually says:
...the substance [that they found] is one of those that tell individual genes ...
so "that" clearly refers to "substances", hence it is plural so
"tell" and not "tells" should be used

There is absolutely no indication to tell that the sentence says one of those substances.... Thus i stick to D :)
What is the OA?


it should be A. deowl has given a clear analysis of what "that" refers to.

that here is plural and need plural verb.

btw, deowl, which deowl you are? :wink:



I also went with D but now if 'that' refers to 'substances' then A should be the right option.
However, I do not find it very clear that 'that' is modifying 'substances'.

How do I rephrase the same sentence if I want to modify 'one of the substances' ?? :?:

Regards,
Brajesh
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Mar 2006
Posts: 76
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 07:42
1
This post received
KUDOS
Wow, confusing one. I think it is A, because that refers to a plural antecedent. Had it been singular, the author would have used 'which' .But am SO sure I would have marked D on the test!!!!!
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 02 May 2006, 19:07
deowl wrote:
No, that's not right. The sentence actually says:

...the substance [that they found] is one of those that tell individual genes ...

so "that" clearly refers to "substances", hence it is plural so
"tell" and not "tells" should be used


OA is indeed A.
Also both should be accompanied with "and" not "or"
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5252
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 131 [1] , given: 0

GMAT Tests User Reviews Badge
 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 19:46
1
This post received
KUDOS
Late, but (A). The singular/parallel construction is tricky, so I used the idiom both X and Y to narrow the choices down to A.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 931
Followers: 2

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 20:00
buzzgaurav wrote:
Also both should be accompanied with "and" not "or"


I think this is the key. :zoom

Regards,
Brajesh
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Posts: 1351
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 20:21
GMATT73 wrote:
Late, but (A). The singular/parallel construction is tricky, so I used the idiom both X and Y to narrow the choices down to A.


matt,

you are late here is ok but donot be late for your matt.... if you are, it would too late to say late. :wink: :wink: :wink:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Jun 2005
Posts: 31
Followers: 0

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

 [#permalink] New post 06 May 2006, 06:24
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 931
Followers: 2

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 07 May 2006, 19:05
avomc wrote:


A must read explanation by Paul.

Regards,
Brajesh
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 143
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC :Biologists [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2008, 19:56
In C & D
Tells incorrectly modifies One
In E
it does not seem idiomatic and E seems a bit awkward
In B
they does not follow
A is the r8 answer!!
Re: SC :Biologists   [#permalink] 05 Jun 2008, 19:56
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Biologists believe that they have found one of the eokhonko 2 18 Jun 2007, 01:25
Biologists believe that they have found one of the leeye84 6 02 May 2007, 19:03
Biologists believe that they have found one of the nitinneha 8 10 Apr 2007, 14:27
Biologists believe that they have found one of the nakib77 6 21 Oct 2005, 12:48
Biologists believe that they have found one of the Vithal 4 17 May 2005, 19:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Biologists believe that they have found one of 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®.