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

It is currently 16 Sep 2014, 22:14

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

Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2007
Posts: 39
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [1] , given: 1

GMAT Tests User
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2007, 22:06
1
This post received
KUDOS
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

44% (01:42) correct 56% (01:03) wrong based on 99 sessions
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.
Please explain the answer?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 11 May 2004
Posts: 332
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2007, 22:26
gkslko101 wrote:
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.
Please explain the answer?


as already explained

one of Plural noun that plural verb

A,B,C - out

E - wordy. 'there is' is redundant

D - best.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Posts: 782
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 03:38
I would go for 'D'.

D and E are close.

D is the winner.

E should be out because of
- using the misplaced modifier 'where' - where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where .
- using 'there', which is usually wrong in GMATland.
- Using two consecutive conjunctions 'where' and 'and'. ****I am not sure of this whether using two consecutive conjunctions is acceptable. Somebody please guide****
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jun 2007
Posts: 385
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 11:44
E for me . D changes the meaning by exclduing Minnesota out of the picture
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 297
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 26 May 2008, 06:59
I got it wrong so bumping up the thread for others to enjoy!
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Dec 2009
Posts: 13
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [1] , given: 24

Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2010, 00:53
1
This post received
KUDOS
E, because D uses ; incorrectly.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 21 Jul 2009
Posts: 367
Schools: LBS, INSEAD, IMD, ISB - Anything with just 1 yr program.
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 22

GMAT Tests User
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2010, 14:08
gkslko101 wrote:
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.
Please explain the answer?


Minnesota | is the only one | of the contiguous forty-eight states | that still has a sizable wolf population, | where | this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

The one above sounds clear and concise, I'd like to go with B. Minnesota is the subject of the sentence, and the wolf and it's population is a modifier, the last part of the sentence that deals with this predator as the archenemy of cattle and sheep is also a modifier - popularly known as the resumptive modifier. A resumptive modifier takes a word or phrase from a sentence that seems to be finished and then adds information to take the reader into a new territory of thought or idea.
_________________

I am AWESOME and it's gonna be LEGENDARY!!!

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Posts: 195
Concentration: Strategy, Economics
Schools: Insead Sept '16
GMAT Date: 09-30-2014
GPA: 3.57
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 17

Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2010, 20:38
E for parallelism (where...where)
_________________

Life with the GMAT:

Jerome: Ben, c'est 20 secondes de plus qu'hier sur le meme parcours! C'etait bien le meme parcours la, non?!
Gigi: Mais t'enerve pas, Jerome, je crois que t'as accroche une porte.
Jerome: *$&#(*%&(*#%&

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2009
Posts: 485
Location: Bangalore,India
WE 1: 4yrs in IT Industry
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 107 [0], given: 335

Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2010, 15:21
Can some one explain wats wrong in D
_________________

One Final Try.......

Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 14 Mar 2010
Posts: 39
Location: Lexington, KY
WE 1: 6 years in IT
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 1

Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2010, 18:52
Quote:
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable;
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Which one is better sizable wolf population or sizable population of wolves.
Please explain the answer?


I prefer B. Where correctly modifies Minnesota. Not comfortable with D, since the modifier where is missing. E is pretty close as well for parallelism. Also coz where (first where) correctly reflects Minnesota.
_________________

To reach a port, we must sail—Sail, not tie at anchor—Sail, not drift.

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Feb 2010
Posts: 62
Location: Tokyo
Schools: Insead
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 15

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2010, 20:33
i go for E too - "where" and "where" parallelism
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2005
Posts: 399
Location: Chicago, IL
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 17

GMAT Tests User
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2010, 21:36
I'l go with E. First of, the word "where" is gramatically correct to modify the place, while "which" and "that" are regularly used to modify subjects/objects. D alters the meaning.
_________________

Hard work is the main determinant of success

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Feb 2010
Posts: 6
Followers: 0

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

Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 06:48
I choose D.

"where" can modify actual places. Also, the use of the semi-colon properly separates two independent clauses. It is also the most concise.

Please give the OA
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: doing good things...
Joined: 02 Jul 2009
Posts: 1233
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
GMAT 1: Q V
GMAT 2: 690 Q49 V35
GPA: 3.77
WE: Corporate Finance (Other)
Followers: 154

Kudos [?]: 510 [0], given: 527

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 02:50
OA is E
I choose D. :x
_________________

Follow me, if you find my explanations useful.

Audaces fortuna juvat!

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 280
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 2

GMAT Tests User
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 03:00
Can someone explain in detail why E is correct.
_________________

Trying hard to achieve something unachievable now....

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Feb 2010
Posts: 143
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 05:16
Ya please explain me too bit confused
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 271
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 9

GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 18:54
Can someone help explain how this can link to wolf....is pronoun agreement correct?
_________________

If you like my post, consider giving me some KUDOS !!!!! Like you I need them

7 KUDOS received
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: doing good things...
Joined: 02 Jul 2009
Posts: 1233
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
GMAT 1: Q V
GMAT 2: 690 Q49 V35
GPA: 3.77
WE: Corporate Finance (Other)
Followers: 154

Kudos [?]: 510 [7] , given: 527

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 21:07
7
This post received
KUDOS
dkverma wrote:
Can someone explain in detail why E is correct.



Look here:

Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight states that still has a sizable wolf population, and where this predator remains the archenemy of cattle and sheep.

(A) that still has a sizable wolf population, and where
(B) that still has a sizable wolf population, where
(C) that still has a sizable population of wolves, and where
(D) where the population of wolves is still sizable; - gramatically is correct but needs conjunction to show the logical relationship between two independent clauses, rather tah semicolon that implies their equality
(E) where there is still a sizable population of wolves and where

Remember: when two clauses are introduced than both of them must be parallel either “that….that” OR “where….where” (it is wrong to use “that….where”)
_________________

Follow me, if you find my explanations useful.

Audaces fortuna juvat!

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Expert Post
Retired Moderator
avatar
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 2266
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 263

Kudos [?]: 1596 [0], given: 249

Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 05:54
Expert's post
Choice D woefully misses the conjunction that bridges Minnesota with the un-underlined part of the sentence, resulting in a debate as to what purpose the second part serves after separated from the main part, by a semicolon.

In B, doesn’t the pronoun where, by virtue of its placement, modify population, which is wrong?

Though wordy, by using where for both the parts of the sentence and also by employing the more customary population of wolves rather than the odd wolf population, E seems to stand out IMO
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 212
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 12

Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2010, 07:02
parallelism is best satisfied in E :)
Re: Minnesota- Wolves Population   [#permalink] 13 Oct 2010, 07:02
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
6 Experts publish their posts in the topic Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight souvik101990 12 02 Sep 2014, 01:47
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Applying only to one school...? DeterminedMBA2012 13 04 Dec 2011, 01:59
Experts publish their posts in the topic Only One Piece of the Pie testme475 2 07 Sep 2009, 15:37
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight SimaQ 4 19 Mar 2006, 02:50
Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous 48 states that emilem 2 17 Jan 2005, 14:17
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Minnesota is the only one of the contiguous forty-eight

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 38 posts ] 



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®.