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

It is currently 23 Jul 2014, 20:24

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

SC - could someone explain?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Sep 2005
Posts: 33
Followers: 0

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

SC - could someone explain? [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 10:48
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
Hi, first time poster, but I've been hovering around.
I was wondering if anyone could help me with SC1000 #24 explanation...

24. A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.
(A) had elected early retirement rather than face
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face

I eliminated A and B because of "had". I actually chose C, which I know is wrong because of idiom "elected to ~". D is wrong because of unparallel tense of verbs "to retire" and "facing". So that makes E the only choice. However, I don't understand why it's not "to retire" and "to face". Could someone please help out? Thank you!
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 03 Oct 2005
Posts: 88
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 11:15
I would have thought the answer was D.

First "elected to" makes it between D and E. and then "facing" to match with rising.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 03 Oct 2005
Posts: 88
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 12:38
On analysis, I agree with the OA - facing should not parallel rising since the sentence says face A and B where B has the rising costs. And in order to keep the tense correct, it should be "face". Also "doctors" plural must use "have" and not "had".

Mea culpa as they say.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 1743
Location: Dhaka
Followers: 6

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 13:23
it is E

you are dealing with have elected to retire early is parallel with face.

not facing. so C and D is out.
this is a present perfect tense so A and B with had is out......
_________________

hey ya......

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Jul 2005
Posts: 405
Followers: 3

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 21:47
A and B are incorrect, since the entire sentance should be in simple present or present perfect tense.

C is incorrect since "have elected retiring early" is wordy and awkward. D is incorrect since "rather than" is a conjuction that requires to following form "rather than + clause." For this option to be correct, we require a preposition, i.e. "instead of + noun (facing)"

Therefore the best answer is E.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 14 Apr 2005
Posts: 422
Location: India, Chennai
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - could someone explain? [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2005, 01:54
I would choose E. To keep the sentence in the present perfect we would require have. So this eliminates A & B.
C - Wordy and hence out.
D - "elected to" and "facing" is wrong. There is no need for a gerund here.
E is correct "have elected " "and face" hence E is the answer.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5253
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 120 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User Reviews Badge
Re: SC - could someone explain? [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2005, 07:17
24. A recent study has found that within the past few years, many doctors had elected early retirement rather than face the threats of lawsuits and the rising costs of malpractice insurance.

(A) had elected early retirement rather than face
(B) had elected early retirement instead of facing
(C) have elected retiring early instead of facing
(D) have elected to retire early rather than facing
(E) have elected to retire early rather than face

E should be the correct answer for a variety of reasons:

1. active voice over passive voice- nix A and B
2. within the past few years hints at the present perfect verb tense (ongoing)
3. ETS favors rather than over instead of idiomatic constructions- out goes C
4. parallel infinitive verb tense- eliminate D

That leaves E, besides it is the most concise
Re: SC - could someone explain?   [#permalink] 02 Nov 2005, 07:17
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Could someone explain this question to me please.... DonCarter 5 23 Oct 2012, 13:44
Experts publish their posts in the topic Someone Explain Q__, V__? Inoc 4 21 Nov 2010, 12:00
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic could someone help me on how to improve SC mailnavin1 8 07 Apr 2010, 09:50
Could someone solve this jainan24 7 03 Jan 2007, 21:42
PS: Can someone explain? gmatmath 3 26 Sep 2004, 18:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by

SC - could someone explain?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

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®.