Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 08 Dec 2016, 05:42

### 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

# Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 28 Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Concentration: Technology, Real Estate
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 46 [1] , given: 43

Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Mar 2014, 07:15
1
KUDOS
4
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

25% (medium)

Question Stats:

70% (01:57) correct 30% (01:16) wrong based on 402 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too are the new private consortium space explorers seeking to add to man‟s general understanding of the cosmos.

(A) Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too
(B) The early NASA space explorers attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, and in the same way
(C) Like the case of the early NASA space explorers who attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too
(D) As in the early NASA space explorers‟ attempts on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too
(E) Similar to the early NASA space explorers attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too

[Reveal] Spoiler:
The idiom just as … so too is correct as written. Each of the other choices uses variations on an unidiomatic expression instead. The best answer is A.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by aalokk on 04 Mar 2014, 08:01, edited 1 time in total.
If you have any questions
New!
Intern
Status: Trying to beat the gmat
Joined: 19 Nov 2012
Posts: 43
Location: Brazil
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 610 Q46 V28
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 13

Re: Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Mar 2014, 07:38
The OA is A? you that A is the best answer but you configure the OA as E, which one is correct?
Manager
Joined: 04 Jan 2012
Posts: 52
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 11

Re: Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Mar 2014, 19:04
The clue here is in the middle of the sentence near "so too". When you scan the answer choices the first word of answer choice doesnt give you much. When you start focusing the end you would start nearing your answer.
Manager
Joined: 03 Dec 2013
Posts: 67
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 35

Re: Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Mar 2014, 03:49
(A) Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too
Correct. "As" compares two actions: 1) attempt to push and 2) seek to add to..

(B) The early NASA space explorers attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, and in the same way
Incorrect. Doesn't sound good.

(C) Like the case of the early NASA space explorers who attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too
Incorrect. Like is used here to compare actions (of NASA space explorers with private explorers). Wrong Idiom.

(D) As in the early NASA space explorers‟ attempts on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too
Incorrect. "As in" is wrong idiom

(E) Similar to the early NASA space explorers attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too
Incorrect. "similar to .. explorers attempted" is wrong usage. It should have been "similar to.. explorers' attempts"

Senior Manager
Joined: 15 Sep 2011
Posts: 365
Location: United States
WE: Corporate Finance (Manufacturing)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 282 [0], given: 45

Re: Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Mar 2014, 18:42
(A) Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too
(B) The early NASA space explorers attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, and in the same way
(C) Like the case of the early NASA space explorers who attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too
(D) As in the early NASA space explorers‟ attempts on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too
(E) Similar to the early NASA space explorers attempted on each flight to push the frontiers of our knowledge, so too

Parallelism can take you all the way. Cheers
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10441
Followers: 886

Kudos [?]: 191 [0], given: 0

Re: Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Apr 2015, 21:38
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.
Intern
Joined: 12 Apr 2013
Posts: 38
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 21 [1] , given: 20

Re: Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Jul 2015, 11:53
1
KUDOS
Just as X, so (too) Y is the correct idiom.
_________________

Commitment is about stretching your capabilities. It can take you across all obstacles!!

Re: Just as the early NASA space explorers attempted   [#permalink] 09 Jul 2015, 11:53
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
5 Early mariners from the Vikings to medieval explorers were usually abl 3 04 Apr 2016, 21:27
Just as Martin Luther King motivated the public to explore 9 16 Feb 2012, 08:51
54 NASAs methodical approach to the exploration of Mars has not 26 20 Aug 2011, 23:50
3 NASAs methodical approach to the exploration of Mars has not 15 03 Aug 2008, 00:05
NASAs methodical approach to the exploration of Mars has not 1 18 Jun 2007, 04:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by