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

It is currently 18 Apr 2014, 12:59

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

Over his 65-year life span, Hughes, one of Americas most

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5253
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 110 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User Reviews Badge
 [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2006, 06:32
amansingla4 wrote:
How do you know that Hughes is not alive?


Exactly. Along those lines, how do we know whether or not this sentence was composed while Hughes was still alive?

(A) still seems plausible
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 06 May 2006
Posts: 783
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2006, 08:53
Absolutely E.

The lifespan has been specified, implying that the tense should be in the past. Between C and E, would select C because he would publish throughout his lifespan, and not publish and stop.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 762
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC:Hughes [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2006, 14:39
zoom612 wrote:
Over his 65-year life span, Hughes, one of America’s most enduring writers and a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s, will have published hundreds of poems, plus novels, short stories, autobiographies, librettos, essays and children’s books.


A. will have published hundreds of poems, plus novels, short stories, autobiographies, librettos, essays and children’s books.
B. is publishing hundreds of poems, plus novels, short stories, autobiographies, librettos, essays and children’s books.
C. would have published hundreds of poems, plus novels, short stories, autobiographies, librettos, essays and children’s books.
D. will publish hundreds of poems, plus novels, short stories, autobiographies, librettos, essays and children’s books.
E. would publish hundreds of poems, plus novels, short stories, autobiographies, librettos, essays and children’s books.

Edit(giddi77): Underlined the appropriate portion of the original sentence


My choice is E. If you know the length of a person's life, you know he or she is dead. This clearly means we are discussing the past tense. This eliminates A, B and D. I picked E over C because C introduces perfect past without really needing it.


Senior Manager
Senior Manager
Joined: 09 Aug 2005
Posts: 286
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2006, 11:46
it is really between c and E

its E because we say

after injury ........he would then go on and score two more goals

we know the game is over.

not 'he would have ....................................
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 22 May 2005
Posts: 141
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2006, 11:53
The answer is still not resolved, cud someone shed some more lighton whethe we shud go with "would" or "would have" .What's the basic diff??
_________________

--I never think of future, it comes soon enough!!

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5253
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 110 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User Reviews Badge
 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2006, 01:15
gmatmba wrote:
From another thread:

"OA is E.

The best answer is E. Choices A, B and D use tenses that can only be used for the living. Hughes, the subject of the sentence, is deceased, as is evidenced by the sentence. Choice C sets up a condition would have published... but the condition is then not specified."

But we should continue discussing...


Used the exact same logic. This sentence is introducing the life of Hughs, so the modal "would" is appropriately used. Like a tour guide speaking about his biography...

(E)
GMAT Instructor
Joined: 04 Jul 2006
Posts: 1273
Location: Madrid
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 103 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2006, 01:35
E is the only one that makes sense here. We often use 'would' to look into the future from the past, often to be dramatic.

For example:

Jane knew that it would take a long time.


They had lunch at KFC. Thankfully, it would be the last time they did so.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 22 May 2005
Posts: 141
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2006, 01:39
thanks Matt and Kevit ... your explanations have helped ..
_________________

--I never think of future, it comes soon enough!!

  [#permalink] 26 Aug 2006, 01:39
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
New posts A controversial figure throughout most of his public life, shygo 3 12 Jul 2004, 22:04
New posts A controversial figure throughout most of his public life, shygo 0 12 Jul 2004, 22:04
Popular new posts 21 Experts publish their posts in the topic Over his 65-year life span, Hughes, one of Americas most SunShine 23 28 Dec 2005, 08:58
New posts Over his 65-year life span, Hughes, one of Americas most johnycute 2 06 Sep 2007, 01:05
New posts Over his 65-year life span, Hughes, one of Americas most Siddharth 6 30 Jul 2009, 12:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Over his 65-year life span, Hughes, one of Americas most

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 28 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®.