One noted economist has made a comparison of the Federal : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 10 Dec 2016, 22:10

### 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

# One noted economist has made a comparison of the Federal

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 19 Feb 2004
Posts: 414
Location: Lungi
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

08 Apr 2004, 02:35
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (02:21) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

One noted economist has made a comparison of the
Federal Reserve and an automobile as racing
through a tunnel, bouncing
first off one wall, then
the other; the car may get where it is going, but
people may be hurt in the process.

(A) made a comparison of the Federal Reserve and
an automobile as racing through a tunnel,
bouncing
(B) made a comparison between the Federal
Reserve and an automobile racing through
a tunnel, bouncing
(C) compared the Federal Reserve with an auto-
mobile as racing through a tunnel and which
bounced
(D) compared the Federal Reserve to an automobile
racing through a tunnel, bouncing
(E) compared the Federal Reserve with an auto-
mobile that races through a tunnel and it
bounces

Last edited by batliwala on 10 Apr 2004, 10:05, edited 2 times in total.
If you have any questions
New!
 Economist GMAT Tutor Discount Codes Optimus Prep Discount Codes Jamboree Discount Codes
Senior Manager
Joined: 19 Feb 2004
Posts: 414
Location: Lungi
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

10 Apr 2004, 10:06
OA is D.
Intern
Joined: 15 Apr 2004
Posts: 19
Location: taiwan, currently
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

18 Apr 2004, 09:05
i agree with the answer but i just wanted to know why B is wrong. it sounds grammatically correct. "made a comparison between a and b" sounds right to me althought it it is kinda wordy so is that the problem??

thanks
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 39

Kudos [?]: 419 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

18 Apr 2004, 09:07
Indeed, B is not grammatically flawed but is definitely wordier. D is more concised and stands as best
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Senior Manager
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 402
Location: India
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2004, 06:03
i agree with the answer but i just wanted to know why B is wrong. it sounds grammatically correct. "made a comparison between a and b" sounds right to me althought it it is kinda wordy so is that the problem??

Here (B) is wrong because it alters the very meaning of sentence.
The author is trying to relate two different objects, while "comparison between x and y" means comparing similar objects. So as per (B) "Federal Reserve" and "Automobile Racing" belongs to same category. While what author is trying to relate "Federal Reserve" AS "an automobile....".

Correct me if I am wrong!
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 39

Kudos [?]: 419 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2004, 07:32
mba wrote:
i agree with the answer but i just wanted to know why B is wrong. it sounds grammatically correct. "made a comparison between a and b" sounds right to me althought it it is kinda wordy so is that the problem??

Here (B) is wrong because it alters the very meaning of sentence.
The author is trying to relate two different objects, while "comparison between x and y" means comparing similar objects. So as per (B) "Federal Reserve" and "Automobile Racing" belongs to same category. While what author is trying to relate "Federal Reserve" AS "an automobile....".

Correct me if I am wrong!

_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
One noted economist has made a comparison of the Federal 6 31 Oct 2008, 20:59
One noted economist has made a comparison of the Federal 0 06 Aug 2013, 05:18
One noted economist has made a comparison of the Federal 2 04 Jan 2008, 08:58
One noted economist has made a comparison of the Federal 2 13 Feb 2007, 14:41
One noted economist has made a comparison of the Federal 0 06 Aug 2013, 05:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by