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

It is currently 31 Aug 2014, 00:41

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

og 11th edition.. question # 137

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 27 Jan 2008
Posts: 30
Followers: 0

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

og 11th edition.. question # 137 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2008, 20:35
The company announced that its profits declined much less in the second quarter than analysts had expected it to and its business will improve in teh second half of the year.

a. same
b. had expected and that its business would improve
c. expected it would and that it will improve its business
d. expected them to and its business would improve
e. expected and that it will have improved its business

I dont see when to use EXPECTED and HAD EXPECTED. THE solutions in the end of the book arent really explaining this to me. I am lost on this one. . please help
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 267
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 1

GMAT Tests User
Re: og 11th edition.. question # 137 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2008, 20:37
enginpasa1 wrote:
The company announced that its profits declined much less in the second quarter than analysts had expected it to and its business will improve in teh second half of the year.

a. same
b. had expected and that its business would improve
c. expected it would and that it will improve its business
d. expected them to and its business would improve
e. expected and that it will have improved its business

I dont see when to use EXPECTED and HAD EXPECTED. THE solutions in the end of the book arent really explaining this to me. I am lost on this one. . please help


(B)
_________________

My GMAT debrief

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 273
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 22

GMAT Tests User
Re: og 11th edition.. question # 137 [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 04:46
Can someone explain this one - why not had expected "them to" - Choice D?

Thanks.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 18 Jan 2009
Posts: 18
Schools: Kellogg, Ross, Darden, Kelley, UNC
Followers: 0

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

Re: og 11th edition.. question # 137 [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 07:43
Choice D is wrong because of the verb tenses. Whenever we have two or more events in the past, each one following the other in a precise chronological order, the action that happened for first needs to be expressed in the past participle form.

Here, the first thing that happened is the analysts' forecast; then, x time later, the profits declined less than expected, and the company announced the result.

Thus, the right form is "the company announced that its profits declined much less... than analysts had expected"

Moreover, "expected them to" seems quite redundant (for sure it is more wordy than choice B).
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 273
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 22

GMAT Tests User
Re: og 11th edition.. question # 137 [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 08:07
MBA 2012 - D also uses the past particple - Infact the only difference between B and D is D uses the words expected "them to", so I am not sure what verb are you referring as incorrect.

Please explain. Thanks.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 18 Jan 2009
Posts: 18
Schools: Kellogg, Ross, Darden, Kelley, UNC
Followers: 0

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

Re: og 11th edition.. question # 137 [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 08:25
enginpasa1 wrote:
The company announced that its profits declined much less in the second quarter than analysts had expected it to and its business will improve in teh second half of the year.

a. same
b. had expected and that its business would improve
c. expected it would and that it will improve its business
d. expected them to and its business would improve
e. expected and that it will have improved its business

I dont see when to use EXPECTED and HAD EXPECTED. THE solutions in the end of the book arent really explaining this to me. I am lost on this one. . please help


I don't have OG book with me, so I cannot check. But, from what I see above, B and D have different verb forms.

However, another element that I forgot to point out and that strengthens choice B => "The company announced that it profits... and that its business...".

Look for this kind of parallelisms, because they most often are signals of the correct answer.

Hope this helps!
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1829
Location: New York
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 442 [0], given: 5

GMAT Tests User
Re: og 11th edition.. question # 137 [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 08:38
agree with B.

same as MBA2012's logic.
_________________

Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning

Re: og 11th edition.. question # 137   [#permalink] 26 Jan 2009, 08:38
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
OG 11th Edition umbdude 1 26 Sep 2006, 05:37
OG 11th Edition Philospher57 0 27 Jun 2006, 21:26
OG 11th edition question Charlie45 1 21 Mar 2006, 23:05
OG 11th edition? uvs_mba 3 04 Feb 2006, 12:50
OG 11th edition myc2004 1 05 Jan 2006, 15:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by

og 11th edition.. question # 137

  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®.