During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 21 Jan 2017, 06:56

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

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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers

Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Oct 2003
Posts: 261
Location: sydney
Followers: 1

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

During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers [#permalink]

Show Tags

09 May 2004, 02:12
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

75% (01:01) correct 25% (00:00) wrong based on 7 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers incurred substantial costs for creating products that, due to a decline in public <funding for instructional material, never were> sold.
(A) funding for instructional material, never were
(B) funding for instructional material, never was
(C) funding, the instructional material, was never
(D) funding for instructional material, the products were never
(E) funding, they were never
_________________

When u r about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends.

If you have any questions
New!
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 429 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

09 May 2004, 06:20
A it is
B and C are out because "were" is required to link the verb to the "products" which were never sold.
D is wrong because the repetition of "products" after a relative clause (after the comma) is not required
E is also wrong for the same reason; "they" is not needed
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

SVP
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1793
Location: NewJersey USA
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

09 May 2004, 06:32
Agree with A.

Getrid of evrything after the comma after "that"
and you get the following sentence.
substantial costs for creating products that never were sold.
Director
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 964
Location: Florida
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

09 May 2004, 18:38
back to the mainstream.. after a long sabbatical.

"..products that..never were sold" A it is.
Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Oct 2003
Posts: 261
Location: sydney
Followers: 1

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

Show Tags

09 May 2004, 19:50
A is right. "never were sold" sounds funny. it should be "were never sold".
_________________

When u r about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends.

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 429 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

09 May 2004, 20:06
Unusual, yes; but not grammatically flawed

Good to see you back DJ! It's been a while. Are you gonna write your test anytime soon?
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 964
Location: Florida
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

09 May 2004, 20:21
Paul wrote:

Good to see you back DJ! It's been a while. Are you gonna write your test anytime soon?

it 's pleasure to be a part of this forum. indeed!! was busy aligning other priorities, or (u can say, i was too lazy to work). starting the preparation back again. will be writing the Gmat in a couple of weeks.
09 May 2004, 20:21
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
9 New Project - First published in 1946, 7 10 Nov 2014, 13:18
9 In the textbook publishing business, the second quarter 5 05 Mar 2014, 14:14
1 During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers 4 14 Dec 2009, 00:14
During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers 6 30 Jun 2009, 07:36
During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers 3 26 Oct 2007, 14:47
Display posts from previous: Sort by