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

It is currently 21 Aug 2014, 00:25

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 the past few decades, despite periodic attempts to

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 May 2012
Posts: 77
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 16

GMAT Tests User
Over the past few decades, despite periodic attempts to [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 12:41
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

64% (01:38) correct 36% (00:30) wrong based on 50 sessions
Over the past few decades, despite periodic attempts to reign in spending, currencies in South America are devalued by rampant inflation

(A) are devalued
(B) are becoming more devalued
(C) which have lost value
(D) have become devalued
(E) have since become devalued
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: faciendo quod indiget fieri
Joined: 13 Mar 2012
Posts: 88
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 22 [2] , given: 4

Re: Over the past few decades, despite periodic attempts to [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 12:56
2
This post received
KUDOS
gmatchase wrote:
Over the past few decades, despite periodic attempts to reign in spending, currencies in South America are devalued by rampant inflation

(A) are devalued Since the sentence is stating that something has been happening over a past few decades, we cannot use simple present 'are'
(B) are becoming more devalued Same as above. Simple present is used to show regular tasks or continuos tasks eg. A & B are beautiful towns etc.
(C) which have lost valueWhich always refers to the noun preceding it, in this case it would literally refer to south america. Hence illogical choice.
(D) have become devalued use of present perfect: have + past participle. Exactly whats required: a verb tense which shows an action started in past and whose effect continues till present.
(E) have since become devalued
Usage of since is wrong, seems like they have become devalued since past few decades, which is wrong




Hope this helps :)
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 348
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 12

Re: Over the past few decades, despite periodic attempts to [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2012, 15:50
Over the past few decades -> means that something happened and is still happening -> use present prefect -> Answer D.
Re: Over the past few decades, despite periodic attempts to   [#permalink] 01 Oct 2012, 15:50
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
4 Experts publish their posts in the topic Over the past few years, retailers in the town of Rock750 4 25 Jun 2013, 01:21
6 Over the past few years, banks have systematically raised Archit143 9 24 May 2013, 01:32
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Over the past decade, many companies have begun using LGOdream 4 26 Jan 2013, 21:06
3 Over a period of 2 years Sachin9 6 06 Jan 2013, 02:55
Over the past couple of decades, professional and amateur macjas 0 27 May 2012, 09:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Over the past few decades, despite periodic attempts to

  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®.