I found this in the general (Verbal) section but the : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 03 Dec 2016, 02:44

### 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

# I found this in the general (Verbal) section but the

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 16 Feb 2009
Posts: 56
Schools: Anderson FEMBA
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 95 [0], given: 1

I found this in the general (Verbal) section but the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jul 2009, 14:42
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

I found this in the general (Verbal) section but the original poster had the wrong OA listed. I figure it would be a good question to spur up conversation.

Origin: GMAT Prep

Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater portion that it was in any previous election.

(B) a greater portion than
(C) a greater portion than they have been
(D) which is greater than was so
(E) which is greater than it has been
If you have any questions
New!
Current Student
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 358
Location: San Francisco
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 15

### Show Tags

23 Jul 2009, 14:55
IMO it is C

D and E can be eliminated as which doesn't directly refer to the costs of the TV.

B is incomplete
Manager
Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 106
Location: Brazil
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 83 [3] , given: 13

### Show Tags

23 Jul 2009, 15:55
3
KUDOS
First, I think the underlined part is until "it was", otherwise it is impossible to find an alternative.

A "greater that" is incorrect. It should be "greater than"
B CORRECT This is a ellipse question. "the costs" is implicit before "in any previous election"
C I almost choose this, because "they" referring to costs. But the verb "have been" seems that the costs of the previous elections are still occurring. B is best.
D "which" has wrong referent
E "which" has wrong referent

If it is right, consider a kudo I am in the half of the way to access the GMATClub tests
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Jun 2008
Posts: 303
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 132 [0], given: 15

### Show Tags

23 Jul 2009, 16:43
AndersonBound wrote:
I found this in the general (Verbal) section but the original poster had the wrong OA listed. I figure it would be a good question to spur up conversation.

Origin: GMAT Prep

Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater portion that it was in any previous election.

(B) a greater portion than
(C) a greater portion than they have been
(D) which is greater than was so
(E) which is greater than it has been

I would choose B

what does "it" refer to if we pick B? costs or portion? I would say "portion"
ie, half the spending was a greater portion than it has been in any previous year.

OA?
Director
Joined: 03 Jun 2009
Posts: 799
Location: New Delhi
WE 1: 5.5 yrs in IT
Followers: 82

Kudos [?]: 746 [0], given: 56

### Show Tags

23 Jul 2009, 22:14
Here is the correctly underlined question:

Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.

A. a greater proportion than it was
B. a greater proportion than
C. a greater proportion than they have been
D. which is greater than was so
E. which is greater than it has been
_________________
Director
Joined: 03 Jun 2009
Posts: 799
Location: New Delhi
WE 1: 5.5 yrs in IT
Followers: 82

Kudos [?]: 746 [0], given: 56

### Show Tags

23 Jul 2009, 22:19
IMO B

A. a greater proportion than it was -incorrect idiom. the correct idiom should be "Greater...than..."
B. a greater proportion than -Correct
C. a greater proportion than they have been -We are comparing "a greater portion" to the "potion" spent in previous election. Use of plural "they" to refer to this portion is incorrect here
D. which is greater than was so- incorrect placement of identifier "which". "Which" should generally be followed immediately after the modifying noun.
E. which is greater than it has been -same error as in D
_________________
Director
Joined: 03 Jun 2009
Posts: 799
Location: New Delhi
WE 1: 5.5 yrs in IT
Followers: 82

Kudos [?]: 746 [0], given: 56

### Show Tags

23 Jul 2009, 22:21
coelholds wrote:
If it is right, consider a kudo I am in the half of the way to access the GMATClub tests

nice concept. Here take one from my side for a nice explanation.
_________________
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Jun 2008
Posts: 303
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 132 [0], given: 15

### Show Tags

24 Jul 2009, 05:31
coelholds wrote:

If it is right, consider a kudo I am in the half of the way to access the GMATClub tests

I wonder if you know that another way to access those tests is having 200 posts. You have 70. 130 to go

btw, consider a kudo if this post helped
Director
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 768
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 609 [0], given: 99

### Show Tags

24 Jul 2009, 05:40
rashminet84 wrote:

I wonder if you know that another way to access those tests is having 200 posts. You have 70. 130 to go

btw, consider a kudo if this post helped

Current Student
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 358
Location: San Francisco
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 15

### Show Tags

24 Jul 2009, 05:59
rashminet84 wrote:
coelholds wrote:

If it is right, consider a kudo I am in the half of the way to access the GMATClub tests

I wonder if you know that another way to access those tests is having 200 posts. You have 70. 130 to go

btw, consider a kudo if this post helped

The problem for coelholds is that he needs "25 kudous and 100 posts, because along with 200 posts he needs to be 90 days old in this forum. So for that he needs to wait another 2 months.
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Jun 2008
Posts: 303
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 132 [0], given: 15

### Show Tags

24 Jul 2009, 06:07
gmanjesh wrote:

The problem for coelholds is that he needs "25 kudous and 100 posts, because along with 200 posts he needs to be 90 days old in this forum. So for that he needs to wait another 2 months.

Oh yes, i had forgotten that one.
Director
Joined: 05 Jun 2009
Posts: 849
WE 1: 7years (Financial Services - Consultant, BA)
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 305 [0], given: 106

### Show Tags

24 Jul 2009, 06:55
AndersonBound wrote:
I found this in the general (Verbal) section but the original poster had the wrong OA listed. I figure it would be a good question to spur up conversation.

Origin: GMAT Prep

Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater portion that it was in any previous election.

(B) a greater portion than
(C) a greater portion than they have been
(D) which is greater than was so
(E) which is greater than it has been

Have you underlined the correct segment of the sentence?
_________________

Consider kudos for the good post ...
My debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/journey-670-to-720-q50-v36-long-85083.html

Manager
Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 106
Location: Brazil
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 83 [0], given: 13

### Show Tags

24 Jul 2009, 10:19
bigoyal, rashminet84, gmanjesh, thank you guys for the incentive

I have been working hard, day by day, to have those kudos....
Director
Joined: 05 Jun 2009
Posts: 849
WE 1: 7years (Financial Services - Consultant, BA)
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 305 [0], given: 106

### Show Tags

24 Jul 2009, 10:26
coelholds wrote:
If it is right, consider a kudo I am in the half of the way to access the GMATClub tests

Nice concept..

here +1 from me.
_________________

Consider kudos for the good post ...
My debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/journey-670-to-720-q50-v36-long-85083.html

Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Jul 2009
Posts: 299
Concentration: Nonprofit, Strategy
GPA: 3.42
WE: Engineering (Computer Hardware)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 9

### Show Tags

24 Jul 2009, 17:17
Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater proportion than it was in any previous election.

A. a greater proportion than it was - it refers to television costs, should be plural?
B. a greater proportion than - a greater proportion than (proportion no need for repetition。。) in any previous election..i think.
C. a greater proportion than they have been - shouldn't this be they were a greater proportion than they have been....to complete the parallel?
D. which is greater than was so - wordy?
E. which is greater than it has been -again, it.
Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Jul 2008
Posts: 250
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 297 [0], given: 29

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2009, 03:14
Origin: GMAT Prep

Soaring television costs accounted for more than half the spending in the presidential campaign of 1992, a greater portion that it was in any previous election.
(A) a greater portion that it was
(B) a greater portion than
(C) a greater portion than they have been
(D) which is greater than was so
(E) which is greater than it has been

The underlined part is wrong !! Please be careful with underlining sometimes it makes a lot trouble for us. !!
_________________

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

Senior Manager
Joined: 25 Jul 2009
Posts: 330
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 95 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2009, 03:27
Do it by POE:

greater -- than missing in A ;

C out due to lack of s-v agreement ; more than half the spending is not compatible with they

D & E -- out as which wrongly modifies the year 1992
Also in C & E mistake in tense ; Past tense is preferable here.

Hence B but would have choosen A if the option would be like that a greater portion than it was
Re: Soaring Television Costs   [#permalink] 26 Jul 2009, 03:27
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Key to Score High in Verbal Section 0 09 Jun 2014, 07:10
3 I found a good collection of Redundancy 0 07 Jul 2012, 08:14
3 Just scored a nice 40 in the Verbal Section! I had this one 8 06 Mar 2012, 19:48
General Grammar Question from Idiom Section in MGMAT 0 12 Dec 2011, 15:51
1 Researchers have found that current generations of bees in 8 10 Jun 2010, 03:43
Display posts from previous: Sort by