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

It is currently 31 Oct 2014, 19:25

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

Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 Jul 2012
Posts: 40
Concentration: Organizational Behavior, General Management
GMAT 1: 610 Q47 V26
GMAT 2: 640 Q49 V27
GPA: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 15

GMAT ToolKit User
Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 19:46
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

56% (02:02) correct 44% (01:00) wrong based on 154 sessions
Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported that only half of the workers in the plant were covered by the union health plan; at least as much as a hundred and more others had not any health insurance whatsoever.

(A)at least as much as a hundred and more others had not any
(B) at least as much as more than a hundred others had no
(C)more than a hundred others had no
(D)much more than a hundred others had no
(E)more than a hundred others did not have
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

PLAN >>> EXECUTE >>> MEASURE


Last edited by Zarrolou on 23 Jun 2013, 22:20, edited 1 time in total.
Edited the question, renamed the topic.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Looking to improve
Joined: 15 Jan 2013
Posts: 177
GMAT 1: 530 Q43 V20
GMAT 2: 560 Q42 V25
GMAT 3: 650 Q48 V31
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 65

Re: had no / did not have ??? [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 20:15
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
A, B and D are out because of much.

Between C and E, I would go with E. I don't see any reason for past perfect since the sentence does not require any sequencing of events. The report is showing who all are covered under insurance and who all are not. The former reference uses simple past and the later can also use simple past.

IMO answer is E
_________________

KUDOS is a way to say Thank You

3 KUDOS received
Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 15 Jun 2012
Posts: 1127
Location: United States
Followers: 140

Kudos [?]: 1400 [3] , given: 122

Re: had no / did not have ??? [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 21:29
3
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
nt2010 wrote:
A, B and D are out because of much.

Between C and E, I would go with E. I don't see any reason for past perfect since the sentence does not require any sequencing of events. The report is showing who all are covered under insurance and who all are not. The former reference uses simple past and the later can also use simple past.

IMO answer is E


Hi nt2010

"had no" in C is NOT past perfect tense. This is simple past tense.
Simple past tense form of "have no" is "had no".

In American English (not British English), you can say:
I DO NOT HAVE any money.
--OR--
I HAVE NO money.

Both of them are correct. You can refer to GmatClub grammar book - page 85 - Negation Part I.

As you did, I eliminated A, B, D because the usage of "much" is not correct. Between C and E, I would say there are not grammar problems with both C and E, but I picked C because it's more concise than E.

Hence, C is correct.

Hope it helps.
_________________

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMV Chief of Design.

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 Jul 2012
Posts: 40
Concentration: Organizational Behavior, General Management
GMAT 1: 610 Q47 V26
GMAT 2: 640 Q49 V27
GPA: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 15

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported tha [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 22:32
Hi pqhai ,

Thanks for quick reply, but my basic question is : had no / didn't have .

Are we rejecting E only because it is not concise ?
_________________

PLAN >>> EXECUTE >>> MEASURE

Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 15 Jun 2012
Posts: 1127
Location: United States
Followers: 140

Kudos [?]: 1400 [0], given: 122

Re: Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported tha [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 22:46
prinkashar wrote:
Hi pqhai ,

Thanks for quick reply, but my basic question is : had no / didn't have .

Are we rejecting E only because it is not concise ?


Hi prinkashar

If your question is "which one is correct between "had no" and "didn't have", I would say both are correct.

According to Manhattan GMAT, if you have run out of grammar or meaning issues to apply, and you are down to two choices, then choose the more concise option. Otherwise, do not think about concision.

C & E have no grammar or meaning issues, so C is better (I do not mean E is wrong). However, I think the possibility that this kind of question (just about concision) appears in GMAT is quite rare.

Hope it helps.
_________________

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMV Chief of Design.

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Apr 2013
Posts: 214
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 710 Q44 V44
GMAT 2: 740 Q48 V44
GPA: 3.1
WE: Sales (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 40

Re: Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported tha [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2013, 20:40
It's very clearly C.

eliminate all the answers with "much" in them.

Then, Make the verb tense in the answer parallel to "were covered" which is past tense. "had no" is also past tense, but "did not have" isn't.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 2423
Followers: 284

Kudos [?]: 69 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2014, 06:16
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
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 Jun 2014
Posts: 10
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GPA: 3.9
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 14

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2014, 06:27
C for me.

I eliminated E for an entirely different reason.
If you put E into the sentence, then it becomes:-
more than a hundred others did not have health insurance whatsoever
The presence of "whatsoever" in the above sentence means that we must use either "any" so that the sentence becomes:-

more than a hundred others did not have any health insurance whatsoever
or else use the construct present in (C)
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Squeezing the last few ounces
Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Posts: 88
Location: United States (MI)
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 580 Q44 V28
GMAT 2: 690 Q49 V34
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 18

Re: Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2014, 09:22
A, B & D can be eliminated because of the use of "much more" which is wrong while referring to countable nouns.

Between C & E the difference is in the use of Simple Past tense "had" in C and Simple Present tense "have" in E.
According to GMAT the Tense used in a sentence must be consistent, unless of course the events take place at different instances.

In the non-underlined portion
Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported that only half of the workers in the plant were covered by the union health plan; - Simple Past
There is no reason to switch to Simple Present tense in the underlined portion. The half of the workers had no insurance at the same time when the other half were covered. So a simple present is required here.
Hence C is the best option

Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported that only half of the workers in the plant were covered by the union health plan; more than a hundred others had no health insurance whatsoever.
_________________

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long

Re: Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported   [#permalink] 08 Sep 2014, 09:22
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
9 Experts publish their posts in the topic An investigative reporter for the New York Times found that wastedyouth 9 07 Nov 2013, 10:10
1 Shortly after the Persian Gulf War, investigators reported noboru 18 21 Sep 2010, 14:39
Report ritula 6 22 Jan 2009, 03:15
to report, or not to report... asdert 4 12 Dec 2007, 22:32
Shortly after the Persian Gulf War, investigators reported gmacvik 8 09 Sep 2006, 12:22
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Local reporters investigating the labor dispute reported

  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®.