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

 It is currently 29 Aug 2016, 13:08

### 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

# In the last few decades, physicists have identified the

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Moderator
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2994
Followers: 715

Kudos [?]: 5762 [3] , given: 971

### Show Tags

25 Nov 2012, 08:42
3
KUDOS
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

45% (medium)

Question Stats:

58% (01:52) correct 42% (01:08) wrong based on 446 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display a property known as color charge.

(A) most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display
(B) most of them as small or smaller than the electron and displaying
(C) mostly as small or smaller than the electron, displaying
(D) mostly at least as small as the electron, which display
(E) most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Last edited by carcass on 26 Nov 2012, 03:47, edited 1 time in total.
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3561
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 584

Kudos [?]: 4699 [0], given: 321

Re: In the last few decades, physicists have identified the exis [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Nov 2012, 09:23
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Fairly straight. As small or smaller than is wrong idiom. So A , B and C are out.
D: Mostly is an adverb; we want a pronoun such as most to refer to the noun quarks. So D is wrong

E is the ultimate choice.
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Moderator
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2994
Followers: 715

Kudos [?]: 5762 [0], given: 971

Re: In the last few decades, physicists have identified the exis [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Nov 2012, 03:48

Thanks I thought it was thougher. A good exercise
_________________
Manager
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 78
Schools: IE '15 (A)
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V46
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: -12 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Jan 2013, 19:36
Good explanation!!
I got it right but couldnt have expolained the reasons better
Manager
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 224
Location: India
GMAT 1: 440 Q33 V13
GMAT 2: 0 Q0 V0
GPA: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 44 [1] , given: 44

Re: In the last few decades, physicists have identified the exis [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2013, 04:15
1
KUDOS
daagh wrote:
Fairly straight. As small or smaller than is wrong idiom. So A , B and C are out.
D: Mostly is an adverb; we want a pronoun such as most to refer to the noun quarks. So D is wrong

E is the ultimate choice.

Hi,

Doesn't "them" in choice E seems to have antecedent error?

In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, [color=#ff00000]most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display[/color] a property known as color charge.

Them can refer to physicists/quarks right?
_________________

GMAT - Practice, Patience, Persistence
Kudos if u like

VP
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1420
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
Followers: 170

Kudos [?]: 1179 [0], given: 62

Re: In the last few decades, physicists have identified the exis [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2013, 04:34
shanmugamgsn wrote:
daagh wrote:
Fairly straight. As small or smaller than is wrong idiom. So A , B and C are out.
D: Mostly is an adverb; we want a pronoun such as most to refer to the noun quarks. So D is wrong

E is the ultimate choice.

Hi,

Doesn't "them" in choice E seems to have antecedent error?

In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, [color=#ff00000]most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display[/color] a property known as color charge.

Them can refer to physicists/quarks right?

Hii Shan.
"most of them......." is a modifier and hence it will modify the subject of only the preceding clause. The preceding clause is "called quarks".
Hope this helps.
_________________
Manager
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 224
Location: India
GMAT 1: 440 Q33 V13
GMAT 2: 0 Q0 V0
GPA: 3
Followers: 0

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

Re: In the last few decades, physicists have identified the exis [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2013, 05:57
Marcab wrote:
shanmugamgsn wrote:
daagh wrote:
Fairly straight. As small or smaller than is wrong idiom. So A , B and C are out.
D: Mostly is an adverb; we want a pronoun such as most to refer to the noun quarks. So D is wrong

E is the ultimate choice.

Hi,

Doesn't "them" in choice E seems to have antecedent error?

In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, [color=#ff00000]most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display[/color] a property known as color charge.

Them can refer to physicists/quarks right?

Hii Shan.
"most of them......." is a modifier and hence it will modify the subject of only the preceding clause. The preceding clause is "called quarks".
Hope this helps.

Thanks marcab!
ya "most of them... " is modifier.
So u mean pronoun in modifier refers to antecedent modifies clause/noun !
am i right?
_________________

GMAT - Practice, Patience, Persistence
Kudos if u like

VP
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1420
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
Followers: 170

Kudos [?]: 1179 [0], given: 62

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2013, 06:24
Hii Shan.
Here "them" refers to "quarks" and hence "most of them" correctly refers to "most of quarks".
Hope this helps.
_________________
Manager
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 224
Location: India
GMAT 1: 440 Q33 V13
GMAT 2: 0 Q0 V0
GPA: 3
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2013, 17:36
Marcab wrote:
Hii Shan.
Here "them" refers to "quarks" and hence "most of them" correctly refers to "most of quarks".
Hope this helps.

ya i got it ....
hmm thanks marcab ....
_________________

GMAT - Practice, Patience, Persistence
Kudos if u like

Manager
Joined: 16 Feb 2012
Posts: 237
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 232 [0], given: 121

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2013, 04:25
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display a property known as color charge.

(A) most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display WRONG IDIOM
(B) most of them as small or smaller than the electron and displaying WRONG IDIOM
(C) mostly as small or smaller than the electron, displaying WRONG IDIOM
(D) mostly at least as small as the electron, which display WHICH is used falsely
(E) most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying CORRECT
_________________

Kudos if you like the post!

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Intern
Joined: 16 Nov 2012
Posts: 44
Location: United States
Concentration: Operations, Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: ISB '15, NUS '16
GMAT Date: 08-27-2013
GPA: 3.46
WE: Project Management (Other)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 54

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2013, 05:41
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display a property known as color charge.

(A) most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display---"which" is referring to eletron instead of quarks
(B) most of them as small or smaller than the electron and displaying --- idiom "as small as",
(C) mostly as small or smaller than the electron, displaying---awkward
(D) mostly at least as small as the electron, which display WHICH---samae as A is used falsely
(E) most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying-------correct
_________________

.........................................................................................
Please give me kudos if my posts help.

Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Mar 2010
Posts: 384
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V34
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 138 [0], given: 87

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2013, 10:11
Could somebody clarify what exactly is the participial clause "displaying..." modifying in this case?
I mean Knewton says it is modifying "quarks"...
Intern
Joined: 11 Jul 2013
Posts: 43
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 92

### Show Tags

17 Oct 2013, 23:59
carcass wrote:
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display a property known as color charge.

(A) most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display
(B) most of them as small or smaller than the electron and displaying
(C) mostly as small or smaller than the electron, displaying
(D) mostly at least as small as the electron, which display
(E) most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying

Doesn't E change the meaning of the sentence?
The quark is small or smaller than the electron,whereas E states that the quark is at least as small as the electron.

Intern
Joined: 15 Jan 2012
Posts: 7
GMAT 1: 710 Q51 V35
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 64

### Show Tags

07 Nov 2013, 11:58
domfrancondumas wrote:
carcass wrote:
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display a property known as color charge.

(A) most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display
(B) most of them as small or smaller than the electron and displaying
(C) mostly as small or smaller than the electron, displaying
(D) mostly at least as small as the electron, which display
(E) most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying

Doesn't E change the meaning of the sentence?
The quark is small or smaller than the electron,whereas E states that the quark is at least as small as the electron.

I have the same question. Had to chose between B and E. Though there is idiom error in B it retains meaning from original sentence which implies that most quarks could be smaller than the electron.

Does Choice E alter that to mean that the smallest a quark can get to is the sixe of electron

Thanks
_________________

Cheers!
Arvind

Intern
Joined: 10 Jan 2014
Posts: 2
GMAT Date: 07-12-2014
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

27 Jun 2014, 03:09
aps15 wrote:
domfrancondumas wrote:
carcass wrote:
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display a property known as color charge.

(A) most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display
(B) most of them as small or smaller than the electron and displaying
(C) mostly as small or smaller than the electron, displaying
(D) mostly at least as small as the electron, which display
(E) most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying

Doesn't E change the meaning of the sentence?
The quark is small or smaller than the electron,whereas E states that the quark is at least as small as the electron.

I have the same question. Had to chose between B and E. Though there is idiom error in B it retains meaning from original sentence which implies that most quarks could be smaller than the electron.

Does Choice E alter that to mean that the smallest a quark can get to is the sixe of electron

Thanks

I have the same question. Choice E changes the meaning.
Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Apr 2012
Posts: 464
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 58

### Show Tags

02 Jul 2014, 08:33
pavanpaone wrote:
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display a property known as color charge.

(A) most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display---"which" is referring to eletron instead of quarks
(B) most of them as small or smaller than the electron and displaying --- idiom "as small as",
(C) mostly as small or smaller than the electron, displaying---awkward
(D) mostly at least as small as the electron, which display WHICH---samae as A is used falsely
(E) most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying-------correct

The part after the comma can be dropped, creating the sentence:
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks which display a property known as color charge.

This is correct right? this means that A or D are the correct answers.

E on the other hand will sound like:

In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying a property known as color charge.
And if we take out the comma part:
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks displaying a property known as color charge.

This isn't right....
Can someone elaborate on this?
Intern
Joined: 20 Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

11 Sep 2014, 05:34
ronr34 wrote:
pavanpaone wrote:
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display a property known as color charge.

(A) most of them as small or smaller than the electron, which display---"which" is referring to eletron instead of quarks
(B) most of them as small or smaller than the electron and displaying --- idiom "as small as",
(C) mostly as small or smaller than the electron, displaying---awkward
(D) mostly at least as small as the electron, which display WHICH---samae as A is used falsely
(E) most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying-------correct

The part after the comma can be dropped, creating the sentence:
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks which display a property known as color charge.

This is correct right? this means that A or D are the correct answers.

E on the other hand will sound like:

In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks, most of them at least as small as the electron, displaying a property known as color charge.
And if we take out the comma part:
In the last few decades, physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks displaying a property known as color charge.

This isn't right....
Can someone elaborate on this?

I have the same doubt here - physicists have identified the existence of different “flavors” of subatomic particles called quarks ,...., displaying a property known as color charge.

Displaying points back to physicist and not to quarks.
I marked the another OA due to this (although I got it wrong coz I failed to see the wrong idiom "as small as or smaller than")
Re: In the last few decades, physicists have identified the   [#permalink] 11 Sep 2014, 05:34
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 in the last few years.. 2 16 Feb 2015, 09:12
17 In the last few decades, physicists have identified the 11 22 Oct 2012, 03:47
3 Over the past few decades, despite periodic attempts to 3 30 Sep 2012, 13:41
9 While preparing over last few months, I have seen a major 6 05 Mar 2012, 05:37
Having trouble with identifying the correct use of the 5 17 Jul 2010, 11:39
Display posts from previous: Sort by