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

It is currently 02 Sep 2014, 04:02

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

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Mar 2011
Posts: 469
Location: Texas
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 55 [0], given: 20

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 10:00
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

76% (01:58) correct 24% (01:31) wrong based on 54 sessions
Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, as its residents know well.

A. Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, as its residents know well
B Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, its residents know well that the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage
C As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class
D As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class
E Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well
Expert Post
2 KUDOS received
Retired Moderator
avatar
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 2266
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 261

Kudos [?]: 1561 [2] , given: 249

Re: SC- Baskerville building has a great deal more character [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 10:55
2
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
This is a test of 1) idiom - fewer or less – and 2) proper modification


A. Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, as its residents know well ……. A lot fewer is wrong; a lot less should come.

B Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, its residents know well that the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage ---- its residents is mis- modification. Baskerville building should come after working class,


C As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class --- a lot fewer is the problem


D As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class --- what does the modifier seeing modify? Footage is wrong;


E Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well; correct modification and correct idiom used. ----- Correct choice.

_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 10 Apr 2012
Posts: 30
Location: Venezuela
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GPA: 3.07
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 23 [1] , given: 5

Re: SC- Baskerville building has a great deal more character [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 17:45
1
This post received
KUDOS
I got this information from the MGMAT SC guide and thought I should post it for those struggling with whether choosing "few" or "less", concerning unit nouns.

When choosing between countable and uncountable nouns one must be careful with unit nouns, such as dollars or gallon; in this case, square footage.
It is true that unit nouns are countable: one dollar, two dollars, three dollars. Thus, they work with most of the countable modifiers. However, unit nouns represent uncountable quantities: money, volume. (You can count money, of course, but you cannot count the noun "money": one money (?), two moneys (?), stop.) As a result, we use "less" with unit nouns, when we really want to indicate something about the underlying quantity.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 185
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 103

Re: SC- Baskerville building has a great deal more character [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 20:51
A and C, fewer cannot refer to footage, which is non-countable. Eliminate A and C.

B, built incorrectly modifies residents. Eliminate B.

D, seeing should refer to the Baskerville building -- So wrong meaning

guys get hold of few uncountable nouns

Food: rice, sugar, fruit, milk, bread, butter, cheese
Fluids: blood, water, oil, coffee, tea, gasoline
Raw materials: wood, paper, glass, iron, silver, wool
Gases oxygen, nitrogen, air, pollution, steam
General: furniture, mail, money, traffic, equipment
Group: jewelry, machinery, luggage, clothing, cash
Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
Academic subjects: chemistry, mathematics, psychology
Abstract things: education, health, intelligence, beauty, knowledge, sleep, hope, music, time
_________________

If u can't jump the 700 wall , drill a big hole and cross it .. I can and I WILL DO IT ...need some encouragement and inspirations from U ALL

1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Status: mba here i come!
Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Posts: 271
Location: Pakistan
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
Schools: Insead '13 (M)
GMAT 1: 680 Q46 V37
GMAT 2: Q V
Followers: 24

Kudos [?]: 695 [1] , given: 48

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: SC- Baskerville building has a great deal more character [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2012, 08:55
1
This post received
KUDOS
square footage is area and area is 'less' not 'few'
_________________

press +1 Kudos to appreciate posts
Download Valuable Collection of Percentage Questions (PS/DS)

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Magoosh GMAT Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 28 Nov 2011
Posts: 305
Followers: 299

Kudos [?]: 458 [1] , given: 2

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC- Baskerville building has a great deal more character [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2012, 16:41
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, as its residents know well.

A. Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, as its residents know well

'Square footage' is not a countable and requires 'less.'


B Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, its residents know well that the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage

'its residents' is incorrectly being modified by the phrase 'built in 1913...' Clearly the residents weren't built in 1913.


C As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot fewer square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class

Same problem as (A).


D As its residents know well, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, seeing as it was built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class

Changes the original meaning of the sentence. '...residents know well...' that the building has little square footage. Residents do not necessarily know that the building has a great deal more character. The 'seeing as it...' is awkward.


E Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well

The Answer.
_________________

Christopher Lele
Magoosh Test Prep


Image

Image

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 01 Aug 2011
Posts: 85
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Finance
GPA: 3.4
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 29

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC- Baskerville building has a great deal more character [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2012, 20:19
Is but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well an independent clause
Expert Post
Retired Moderator
avatar
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 2266
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 261

Kudos [?]: 1561 [0], given: 249

Re: SC- Baskerville building has a great deal more character [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2012, 22:38
Expert's post
A coordinate conjunction such as but can join

either
1) two words – He looks ‘solid but nervous’ in fact.
Or 2) two phrases, --- it has lot more character but less area’

Or 3) two ICs ---- I wanted to go New York but (I) went to Tokyo

The structure of the given complex sentence is as follows:

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class --- This is a modifier; ignore it for a while

the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage,---- The main clause with building as the subject and has as the verb. The object phrase -a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage – comprises two arms conjoined by the contrasting coordinate conjunction but.

As its residents know well --- This is a actually the subordinate clause of the complex sentence and as such it is not independent
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Expert Post
Retired Moderator
avatar
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 2266
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 261

Kudos [?]: 1561 [0], given: 249

Re: SC- Baskerville building has a great deal more character [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2012, 00:11
Expert's post
A coordinate conjunction such as but can join

either
1) two words – He looks ‘solid but nervous’ in fact.
Or 2) two phrases, --- it has lot more character but less area’

Or 3) two ICs ---- I wanted to go New York but (I) went to Tokyo

The structure of the given complex sentence is as follows:

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage, as its residents know well

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class --- This is a modifier; ignore it for a while

the Baskerville building has a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage,---- This is the main clause with building as the subject and has as the verb. The object phrase -a great deal more character than most modern buildings, but a lot less square footage – comprises two arms conjoined by the contrasting coordinate conjunction but.

As its residents know well --- This is a actually the subordinate clause of the complex sentence and as such it is not independent
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 31 Aug 2011
Posts: 209
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 54 [0], given: 44

CAT Tests
Re: Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 23:49
The extra clause "seeing as it was" can be done without. option E is the most effective as:
1. Modifier (Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class) for Baskerville building is correctly positioned
2. but a lot less square footage is correct...cannot use a lot fewer footage: Wrong quantifier
3."Seeing as" is an informal construction, it would be enough to eliminate D.
4. E is the most succinct option, is not wordy or awkward, no unnecessary clauses.
_________________

If you found my contribution helpful, please click the +1 Kudos button on the left, I kinda need some =)

Re: Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, the   [#permalink] 25 Sep 2012, 23:49
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Of the 230 single-family homes built in City X last year. siddhans 9 09 Jul 2011, 19:04
Of the 230 single-family homes built in City X last year, lbsgmat 2 29 Jul 2009, 00:07
Houses built during the last ten years have been found to aurobindo 10 06 Dec 2006, 07:14
Of all the houses in the city s historic district, the house old_dream_1976 8 05 Jun 2006, 17:09
The Maya built cities and ceremonial centers that for GMATT73 7 21 Oct 2005, 09:26
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Built in 1913 as housing for the city's working class, 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®.