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

It is currently 21 Aug 2014, 06:16

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

Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious of the

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 18 Nov 2004
Posts: 1447
Followers: 2

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

GMAT Tests User
Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious of the [#permalink] New post 07 May 2005, 19:16
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (01:03) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions
Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious of the diseases known, is no longer a major problem in New Guinea.
(A) of the diseases known
(B) of the diseases to be known
(C) of the diseases that is known
(D) known of the diseases
(E) diseases known

Plz explain ur choice.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5253
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 126 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User Reviews Badge
 [#permalink] New post 07 May 2005, 19:26
E, unquestionably. The passive voice makes it a well known statement of the sciences.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Sep 2004
Posts: 371
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 08 May 2005, 00:14
E, the repetition of "of" makes the sentence read awakward.

Saurabh Malpani
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2004
Posts: 870
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 08 May 2005, 02:05
I will go with 'A'
Because we are comparing kuru against the 'strangest & most insidiuous of all the diseases known' and not just to any 'known disease' as in 'E'.

I am not sure if I came across correctly, so let me try it differently.
We are comparing Kuru against a subset of all the known disease.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Nov 2004
Posts: 294
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 08 May 2005, 03:51
Even I'm inclined towards A becoz of the same reason as given above.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Posts: 492
Location: Milan Italy
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 08 May 2005, 12:28
my first choice was E
but if it is not E, it should be C.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 04 Jul 2004
Posts: 905
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC:Kuru [#permalink] New post 08 May 2005, 12:56
It should be (E).

Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious diseases [that are] known, is no longer a major problem in New Guinea.

Portion in blue is Appositive describing Kuru
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2005
Posts: 2255
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 195 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC:Kuru [#permalink] New post 08 May 2005, 20:09
I would choose E. Simplify the sentence you'll get:
Kuru, one of the deseases known, is ....
When you see "one of" you know it is one of a group of things which should be represented by a plaural noun.

For A, it simplify to this:
Kuru, one of the strangest [something] of the diseases known, ...
You need a noun after the word "strangest" otherwise "strangest" is missing a word to modify.
_________________

Keep on asking, and it will be given you;
keep on seeking, and you will find;
keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you.

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 18 Nov 2004
Posts: 1447
Followers: 2

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 09 May 2005, 04:58
OA is "E".....I love ur SC expl Honghu, so easy to understand with least amt of grammar lingos. You make it more like a logic. Good to see u back :-D
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2005
Posts: 2255
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 195 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2005, 21:59
banerjeea_98 wrote:
OA is "E".....I love ur SC expl Honghu, so easy to understand with least amt of grammar lingos. You make it more like a logic. Good to see u back :-D


Heh thanks baner. That's because I don't know much grammar lingos. :oops:
_________________

Keep on asking, and it will be given you;
keep on seeking, and you will find;
keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you.

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 12 Jul 2003
Posts: 198
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 20 May 2005, 04:06
This is a little late.

So in AC E we are saying that:
Kuru, one the most strangest diseases and one of the most insidious diseases known..

Would A have been correct if we would have said:
Kuru, the strangest and most insidious of the diseases known...

or would it have been better if :
Kuru, one the strangest and most insidious {something} of the diseases known.

I fail to undertand the structure in this case.

Honghu could u enlighten me? perhaps with an example:pray

Best.
  [#permalink] 20 May 2005, 04:06
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
38 Experts publish their posts in the topic Learn how this grammar mistake appears in the most insidious margarette 11 29 Aug 2012, 16:35
In one of the most stunning reversals in the history of mailtheguru 9 31 Jul 2006, 22:37
In one of the most stunning reversals in the history of b14kumar 4 12 May 2006, 21:29
Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious of the falcor 4 07 Sep 2004, 05:14
In one of the most stunning reversals in the history of saurya_s 4 23 Aug 2004, 06:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious of the

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


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®.