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

It is currently 31 Jul 2014, 20:08

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

Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 28 Jul 2004
Posts: 182
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2004, 18:18
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

78% (01:32) correct 22% (00:47) wrong based on 13 sessions
Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of dollars into research to develop cars more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road.

(A) into research to develop cars more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road
(B) into research for developing even more gasoline-efficient cars on the road than at present
(C) for research for cars to be developed that are more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road.
(D) in research to develop cars even more gasoline-efficient than those at present on the road
(E) in research for developing cars that are even more gasoline-efficient than presently on the road


If possible please clarify the usage of infinitive / gerund. Thats the rule which decides the answer in this question and I would like to hammer it a bit deep into my grey cells. Thanks
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Posts: 593
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2004, 20:17
D?

If the ans is E, my whole explanation needs to be modified :lol: let me know.

"invested in" is the idiom
"Research to develop" sounds better.
Also, we need that "than those"

As for gerund/infinitive, this might help:
http://gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=9937
domestic-automobile-manufacturers-10037.html
http://langues.cmaisonneuve.qc.ca/sbell ... xplan.html

<<Edited after Paul's post below. That has clear examples.>>

Last edited by hardworker_indian on 21 Sep 2004, 06:58, edited 1 time in total.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4318
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 149 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2004, 04:34
D it is
Idioms are:

Research + in + area/location
ie. research in technology, research in many countries

Research + to + infinitive
ie. research to develop a cure for cancer

Research + for + noun
ie. research for the development of a cure for cancer
This to the limit is ok but it sure is very wordy. The infinitive form is more concise. Note that "research + for + gerund" is NOT the right idiom.

This link has some examples on gerund vs infinitives
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/gerunds.htm
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 21 Jan 2007
Posts: 2770
Location: New York City
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 201 [0], given: 4

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2007, 23:32
Good discussion.

OA is D
idiom is invest in X
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 May 2007
Posts: 97
Followers: 2

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

 [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2007, 05:41
Apart from Idiom the reference "those" is required to point out the plural (cars) appropriately
1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 17 Jul 2008
Posts: 251
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 26 [1] , given: 29

GMAT Tests User
Re: Domestic automobile manufacturers [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 07:51
1
This post received
KUDOS
(A) into research to develop cars more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road. -more X than Y idiom is used here …more gasoline efficient ….than presently on the road because we do not know, what’s on the road it’s wrong.
(B) into research for developing even more gasoline-efficient cars on the road than at present –Research must be followed by an infinitive (to develop) and also the same paralelism error as in A-
(C) for research for cars to be developed that are more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road. –dudes wat is that sentence no need an explanation-
(D) in research to develop cars even more gasoline-efficient than those at present on the road -

(E) in research for developing cars that are even more gasoline-efficient than presently on the road- Research must be followed by an infinitive (to develop), here …more gasoline efficient ….than presently on the road because we do not know, what’s on the road it’s wrong.
_________________

Please give kudos if you enjoy the explanations that I have given. Thanks :)

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 05 Apr 2007
Posts: 267
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 1

GMAT Tests User
Re: Domestic automobile manufacturers [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 23:21
D....Since it makes the right comparison.......
_________________

Choose Life

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Apr 2009
Posts: 105
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 3

Re: Domestic automobile manufacturers [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2009, 08:19
Sorry for late reply...IMO - D
correct idiom = invest in
should be parallel
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 10 Oct 2011
Posts: 65
Location: Korea, Republic of
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
GMAT Date: 08-16-2012
GPA: 3.05
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 36

GMAT Tests User
Re: Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of [#permalink] New post 25 May 2012, 21:15
Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of dollars into research to develop cars more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road.

(A) into research to develop cars more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road
(B) into research for developing even more gasoline-efficient cars on the road than at present
(C) for research for cars to be developed that are more gasoline-efficient even than presently on the road.
(D) in research to develop cars even more gasoline-efficient than those at present on the road
(E) in research for developing cars that are even more gasoline-efficient than presently on the road

(A) into research to develop cars more gasoline-efficient even than (to develop cars) presently on the road

My reasoning to rule A out was the following.

'presently' sounds like comparing 'gasoline-efficient car' to 'the car presently being developed'
Rather than looking into the idiomatic expression which non-native can never master all, I'd prefer some solid background to rule wrong choices to usage of the idiomatic expression.

The meaning of this sentence is to compare the efficient car to the ones on the road.

Please correct my reasoning if wrong.
_________________

Luck is the additional surplus on the way to one's constant effort.

VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 1477
Followers: 209

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2014, 01:54
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of   [#permalink] 19 Apr 2014, 01:54
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Biotechnology companies have invested millions of dollars... avohden 4 13 Oct 2013, 10:11
Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of lgon 5 01 Dec 2008, 00:41
Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of myc2004 2 13 Apr 2006, 09:40
_______________, automobile manufacturers have produced more kok72 4 20 Oct 2004, 19:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Domestic automobile manufacturers have invested millions of

  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®.