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

It is currently 22 Sep 2014, 10:30

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

Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
2 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: Up again.
Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 493
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
WE: Project Management (Manufacturing)
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 55 [2] , given: 75

Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 07:01
2
This post received
KUDOS
6
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

23% (02:11) correct 77% (01:13) wrong based on 924 sessions
Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated region in the world, turned into a dependent territory of Great Britain in 1842 and was transferred to China on July 1st, 1997.

(1) Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated region in the world,
(2) Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated region in the world, was originally a trading port that
(3) Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth in the list of the most densely-populated regions in the world, was originally a trading port that
(4) Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth in the list of most densely-populated regions in the world, was originally a trading port that
(5) Originally a trading port estimated to be the fourth most densely-populated region in the world, Hong-Kong
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

My GMAT debrief: from-620-to-710-my-gmat-journey-114437.html


Last edited by gmatpapa on 10 May 2011, 05:13, edited 1 time in total.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Never give up!
Affiliations: Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Toastmasters Intl, HHonors
Joined: 04 Nov 2009
Posts: 224
Location: Raleigh-Durham NC
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 27

GMAT Tests User
Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 10:11
Logically IMHO the best answer is "B" or (2).

(1) Original sentence. Too many commas, too confusing.
(3) Makes the sentence unnecessarily longer and is as unwieldy as the original.
(4) More wordy version of (2).
(5) Mixes up both concepts unnecessarily.

If there's any hole in my reasoning, I welcome comments. As I can benefit from it too. :-)
(Thanks in advance!)
_________________

= = = = = = = = = =

If you liked my post, please consider a Kudos for me. Thanks!

1 KUDOS received
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1726
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Followers: 66

Kudos [?]: 302 [1] , given: 109

GMAT Tests User
Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 12:50
1
This post received
KUDOS
IMO, it is A.

These are my reasons:

gmatpapa wrote:
Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated region in the world, turned into a dependent territory of Great Britain in 1842 and was transferred to China on July 1st, 1997.

(1) Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated region in the world, - CORRECT
(2) Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated region in the world, was originally a trading port that - Changes the meaning: Hong Kong was originally a trading port, just that! It was not ORIGINALLY a trading port THAT turned independente...and was transferered....
(3) Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth in the list of the most densely-populated regions in the world, was originally a trading port that - Modifies the meaning:The same as in B. Concision: "in the list of" is wordy.
(4) Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth in the list of most densely-populated regions in the world, was originally a trading port that - The same as in B and C.
(5) Originally a trading port estimated to be the fourth most densely-populated region in the world, Hong-Kong - Modifies the meaning: Hong Kong was not ORIGINALLY estimated to be the fourth...

_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

VP
VP
avatar
Status: There is always something new !!
Affiliations: PMI,QAI Global,eXampleCG
Joined: 08 May 2009
Posts: 1365
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 140 [0], given: 10

GMAT Tests User
Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 19:29
2,3,4 keeps HK far from the clauses modifying it.
5 - currently is missing hence change in meaning.

A fits in.
_________________

Visit -- http://www.sustainable-sphere.com/
Promote Green Business,Sustainable Living and Green Earth !!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 10 Aug 2009
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

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

Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 20:53
In my opinion it is B , Kindly post the OA without that discussion is meaningless.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: Up again.
Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 493
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
WE: Project Management (Manufacturing)
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 55 [0], given: 75

Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 06 May 2011, 01:01
rachanamisra wrote:
In my opinion it is B , Kindly post the OA without that discussion is meaningless.


At times, posting OA biases reasoning. Let some more reasonings come our way, OA and OE both will follow :)
_________________

My GMAT debrief: from-620-to-710-my-gmat-journey-114437.html

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Aug 2010
Posts: 107
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 7

Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 07 May 2011, 03:44
Hmm... I find this difficult..

I was left with A and B in the end..

(A) HK turned into a dependent territorry AND was transferred...
(B) HK was originally a port that TURNED AND was transferred...

I would have preferred an answer choice with
HK WAS TURNED and WAS TRANSFERRED...

I will discount (A) this time... because I believe HK turned... is using action voice.. I believe is wrong...

So forced with (B) but not satisfied..

B is correct.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 21 Dec 2010
Posts: 658
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 81 [0], given: 51

GMAT Tests User
Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 09 May 2011, 11:34
would you mind revealing the source of questions ?
_________________

What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1726
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Followers: 66

Kudos [?]: 302 [0], given: 109

GMAT Tests User
Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 09 May 2011, 13:42
I think it is time to post the OAs of your questions posted during those days.
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Never give up!
Affiliations: Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Toastmasters Intl, HHonors
Joined: 04 Nov 2009
Posts: 224
Location: Raleigh-Durham NC
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 27

GMAT Tests User
Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 09 May 2011, 17:23
It's great that you keep us in suspense so that a healthy discussion is started regarding the answer. But to your point, now *this* is becoming counterproductive. Please post the OA so we know which train of thought is the right one. Thanks.
_________________

= = = = = = = = = =

If you liked my post, please consider a Kudos for me. Thanks!

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: Up again.
Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 493
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
WE: Project Management (Manufacturing)
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 55 [1] , given: 75

Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 10 May 2011, 05:12
1
This post received
KUDOS
Ok guys, the OA is C. I know its gonna create some furore, so here's the OE:

C is slightly redundant (in the list of is unnecessary) but is the only grammatically correct answer choice (excluding answer choice (E), which changes the original meaning). This answer choice corrects the original Superlative mistake by adding the word "the" before the word "most" - "the most densely-populated" is the correct Superlative form.
_________________

My GMAT debrief: from-620-to-710-my-gmat-journey-114437.html

Expert Post
5 KUDOS received
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 [?]: 1621 [5] , given: 249

Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2011, 02:27
5
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
A different stroke

The expression ‘the most’, a superlative degree is required to be identified by the definite article ‘the’. It has to be either 'the most or the fourth most' densely populated. Therefore, A, B and D can be dropped. Between C and E, E is totally off the mark in meaning as Metallicafan has pointed out; Hence C is the answer.
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Dream big, work hard, and drink gallons of beer!
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 213
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT Date: 10-01-2011
WE: Web Development (Consulting)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 33

Re: Originally a trading port [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2011, 08:07
But isn't C changing the meaning a bit as Metallicafan pointed out in B?
_________________

If I look absent-minded or insane, I am just living a dream of being successful. If you still wonder why I am like this, you have no idea how success tastes like!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 Feb 2012
Posts: 11
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 21

Re: Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 05:50
Can someone give the correct reasoning for the right answer C.

Is "in the list" required???

Acc to me, the better usage is "fourth in the list of most densely-populated (E) is better than fourth most densely-populated region.

Learnings:

The word "fourth" requires an object( in the list).

He is the fourth in the list of the tallest person in the class. Is it right?
or
He is fourth tallest person in the class. - wrong usage (got to learn from the answer choice B- article "the" is missing before "fourth").

Any comments guys?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 30 May 2008
Posts: 76
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 26

Re: Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 23:44
agree with above that c changes meaning...where is this question from?
Expert Post
4 KUDOS received
e-GMAT Representative
User avatar
Joined: 02 Nov 2011
Posts: 1789
Followers: 1270

Kudos [?]: 3545 [4] , given: 185

Re: Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2012, 08:59
4
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Hi All,

Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated region in the world, turned into a dependent territory of Great Britain in 1842 and was transferred to China on July 1st, 1997.

This sentence is giving some information about Hong Kong. These information include:
1. Hong Kong is originally a trading port.
2. Currently it is estimated to be the fourth most densely-populated region in the world.
3. It turned into a dependent territory of Greta Britain in 1842.
4. It was transferred to China on July 1st, 1997.

On carefully reading this sentence, we notice that all information given about Honk Kong are independent. They are not related anyway except for the fact that all these information are about the same place Honk Kong. Since, choice A is incorrect for the reason already discussed in the thread, we need to find an answer choice that provides all these information.

Choice C: Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth in the list of the most densely-populated regions in the world, was originally a trading port that
This is the correct answer choice and the explanation for the same has already been provided in previous discussions. This choice does not change the meaning of the sentence in any way. Except for choice E, all the answer choices convey the intended meaning.
Choice C presents all the information that we get from the original sentence. In this clause “that turned into dependent territory…”, “that” stands for “a trading port” and what is that trading port? Honk Kong is that trading port. So it’s telling the same thing in a different way. All the information remains the same. So there is no change in meaning in choice C.

Hope this helps.
Shraddha
_________________

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeT9_Wr0DlI&feature=youtu.be

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Apr 2011
Posts: 224
Schools: Mccombs business school, Mays business school, Rotman Business School,
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [1] , given: 18

Re: Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2012, 03:11
1
This post received
KUDOS
gmatpapa wrote:
Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated region in the world, turned into a dependent territory of Great Britain in 1842 and was transferred to China on July 1st, 1997.

(1) Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated region in the world,
(2) Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated region in the world, was originally a trading port that
(3) Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth in the list of the most densely-populated regions in the world, was originally a trading port that
(4) Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth in the list of most densely-populated regions in the world, was originally a trading port that
(5) Originally a trading port estimated to be the fourth most densely-populated region in the world, Hong-Kong


confused between B and C, and finally pick C. i have a wild question if B is written in the following manner would that be correct

"Hong-Kong, currently estimated to be fourth most densely-populated regions in the world, was originally a trading port that" region/regions what would be the correct form?
_________________

some people are successful, because they have been fortunate enough and some people earn success, because they have been determined.....

please press kudos if you like my post.... i am begging for kudos...lol

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Affiliations: Project Management Professional (PMP)
Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 213
Location: New Delhi, India
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 12

GMAT Tests User
Re: Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 06:07
Thanks for the question and great explanation...
_________________

Best
Vaibhav

If you found my contribution helpful, please click the +1 Kudos button on the left, Thanks

1 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 1228
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 66

Kudos [?]: 685 [1] , given: 116

Premium Member
Re: Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2012, 20:43
1
This post received
KUDOS
Haha... I thought the "the" missing was a typo and went ahead with A. I didn't think a 700+ question would have such a blatant mistake.
_________________

Did you find this post helpful?... Please let me know through the Kudos button.

Thanks To The Almighty - My GMAT Debrief

GMAT Reading Comprehension: 7 Most Common Passage Types

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Jul 2011
Posts: 115
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 10

Re: Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2012, 06:31
Thanks Shraddha for the explanation.
However, I still have a small doubt. I think the explanation implies that the "port" and the "territory or city" are the same. I thought that not all pieces of information are about the same object i.e. only the trading port part is (point 1 in your post) is about HK the "port" while rest three are about HK the "territory or city". Probably, they can be used interchangeably, I am not sure.

I might just be thinking too much.........................
Re: Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to   [#permalink] 19 Aug 2012, 06:31
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Study group Hong Kong mba201456 3 17 Mar 2013, 02:28
Hong Kong MBA opportunities overtherainbow 1 08 Jul 2009, 12:47
3 Hong Kong UST togafoot 55 14 Apr 2008, 18:05
GMAT prep in Hong kong hidalgo01 0 18 Jan 2006, 01:19
University of Hong Kong Hjort 1 16 Feb 2005, 17:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Originally a trading port, Hong-Kong, currently estimated to

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 29 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®.