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

It is currently 23 Oct 2014, 11:00

Going on right now!

Interview Invites from Chicago - Booth | Join the chat room for Live Updates.


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

Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Jul 2012
Posts: 189
GMAT Date: 11-18-2012
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 34 [2] , given: 23

Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 07:38
2
This post received
KUDOS
5
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

33% (02:36) correct 67% (01:21) wrong based on 517 sessions
Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.

A Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
B Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor played often in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
C Classical guitar was not prestigious and was not often played in concert halls until Andres Segovia revived it in the mid-twentieth century, after he was won over by the sound despite the instrument's relative obscurity.
D Classical guitar did not have prestige nor was it performed often in concert halls until its revival by Andres Segovia, who in the mid-twentieth century was won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
E Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until Andres Segovia revived it in the mid-twentieth century, when he was won over by the sound of the relatively obscure instrument.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Thriving for CHANGE

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 09 Nov 2012
Posts: 170
GMAT 1: 700 Q43 V42
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 45 [1] , given: 29

Re: Usage of Having been with example [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 08:43
1
This post received
KUDOS
This is a good question.

The answer is C because it is the only one where the second half of the sentence correctly modifies something. Here is why the other choices are incorrect:

A is incorrect because having been is modifying the 20th century. The 20th century cannot be won over by anything. That makes no logical sense. Only living things can be won over. For example, one could say "Patricia was won over by the lovely flowers John gave her." The 20th century or the flowers from my example cannot be won over.

B is similar to A.

D is incorrect because of the first part of the sentence. I do not think classical guitar can be performed. It can be played, but not performed. This was a tricky one, but C is better.

E is incorrect because there should be an "it" before often.

I hope that helps :)
_________________

If my post helped you, please consider giving me kudos.

Expert Post
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2441
Followers: 312

Kudos [?]: 2617 [0], given: 696

Re: Usage of Having been with example [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 09:53
Expert's post
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Jul 2012
Posts: 189
GMAT Date: 11-18-2012
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 23

Re: Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often play [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2013, 03:25
Any more reason for answer 'C'
i will provide a link with detail explanation provided by ron.
I am looking for more such examples. to clear a doubt
_________________

Thriving for CHANGE

SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 06 Sep 2013
Posts: 1758
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
WE: Corporate Finance (Investment Banking)
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 192 [0], given: 303

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2013, 15:26
Aristocrat wrote:
Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.

A Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
B Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor played often in concert halls until it was revived by Andres Segovia in the mid-twentieth century, having been won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
C Classical guitar was not prestigious and was not often played in concert halls until Andres Segovia revived it in the mid-twentieth century, after he was won over by the sound despite the instrument's relative obscurity.
D Classical guitar did not have prestige nor was it performed often in concert halls until its revival by Andres Segovia, who in the mid-twentieth century was won over by the instrument's sound despite its relative obscurity.
E Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often played in concert halls until Andres Segovia revived it in the mid-twentieth century, when he was won over by the sound of the relatively obscure instrument.


Yeah guys this one was definitely a toughie. Good explanation by both, not sure about the classical guitar not being performed but played though but overall C just sounds better!

Nice job Carcass

Cheers!
J :)
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 28 Aug 2013
Posts: 92
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Marketing
Schools: Insead '14, ISB '15
GMAT Date: 08-28-2014
GPA: 3.86
WE: Supply Chain Management (Manufacturing)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 20

CAT Tests
Re: Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2013, 21:54
C is correct !!

A) is incorrect bcoz of wrong usage of idiom Neither X nor y as in correct Gmat sentece, in this idiom X & Y must be parallel to each other & in actual sentence Prestigious (Adjective) is not parallel to Played (verb), hence A is out.

Same is with B & E

Now left with C & D :

D - wrong idiomatic usage it must be neither X or Y while in actual sentence usage is not X nor Y.

Left with C : Checking C - Parallelism OK as was not prestigious & was not often played.
He - pronoun clearly refer to Anderia
Seems OK thus C
_________________

G-prep1 540 --> Kaplan 580-->Veritas 640-->MGMAT 590 -->MGMAT 2 640 --> MGMAT 3 640 ---> MGMAT 4 650 -->MGMAT 5 680 -- >GMAT prep 1 570

Give your best shot...rest leave upto Mahadev, he is the extractor of all negativity in the world !!

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 24 Oct 2013
Posts: 163
Location: Canada
GMAT 1: Q49 V38
WE: Design (Transportation)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 81

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2014, 19:26
'after he was won over by the sound'? How do we know if the sentence is talking about the instrument's sound?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 May 2013
Posts: 4
Schools: Darden
Followers: 0

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

Re: Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2014, 23:11
A, B and E are out because of incorrect idiom use: Neither X nor Y. X, which is "prestigious" here, is an adjective not followed up by another adjective Y, which is a verb clause.

D is out because the "its" in the last part acts as the pronoun for sound instead of the instrument
Re: Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often   [#permalink] 29 Aug 2014, 23:11
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often swatirpr 11 04 Dec 2009, 12:25
Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often hogann 11 14 Oct 2009, 05:43
Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often x97agarwal 3 11 Aug 2008, 14:34
Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often bsd_lover 8 10 May 2008, 23:09
Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often buckkitty 15 08 Jan 2007, 18:25
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Classical guitar was neither prestigious nor was often

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

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®.