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

It is currently 24 Apr 2014, 03:16

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

Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
Joined: 27 May 2009
Posts: 282
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 33 [1] , given: 18

GMAT Tests User
Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 04:26
1
This post received
KUDOS
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

56% (02:07) correct 43% (01:03) wrong based on 258 sessions
38. Scientists have observed large concentrations of
heavy-metal deposits in the upper twenty centimeters of Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the
growth of industrial activity there.

(A) Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
(B) Baltic Sea sediments, where the growth of industrial activity is consistent with these findings
(C) Baltic Sea sediments, findings consistent with its growth of industrial activity
(D) sediments from the Baltic Sea, findings consistent with the growth of industrial activity in the area
(E) sediments from the Baltic Sea, consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by WaterFlowsUp on 18 Nov 2013, 07:33, edited 2 times in total.
Modified Underline
4 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 316
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 181 [4] , given: 9

GMAT Tests User
Re: heavy-metal deposits [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 04:57
4
This post received
KUDOS
IMO D

(A) Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there

which refers to sediments. The sediments cannot be consistent with the growth of industrial activity. out

(B) Baltic Sea sediments, where the growth of industrial activity is consistent with these findings

where refers to sediments which are not a place. out

(C) Baltic Sea sediments, findings consistent with its growth of industrial activity
its has no clear antecedent, perhaps Baltic Sea? can a sea have growth of industrial activity? out

(D) sediments from the Baltic Sea, findings consistent with the growth of industrial activity in the area
correct

(E) sediments from the Baltic Sea, consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
consistent seems to modify the previous clause. In addition there has no clear reference. It can refer to Baltic Sea but as It's already been said the sea has not growth of industrial activity.
Director
Director
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 770
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 99

GMAT Tests User
Re: heavy-metal deposits [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 05:00
rohansherry wrote:
38. Scientists have observed large concentrations of
heavy-metal deposits in the upper twenty centimeters of Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the
growth of industrial activity there.
(A) Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
(B) Baltic Sea sediments, where the growth of industrial activity is consistent with these findings
(C) Baltic Sea sediments, findings consistent with its growth of industrial activity
(D) sediments from the Baltic Sea, findings consistent with the growth of industrial activity in the area
(E) sediments from the Baltic Sea, consistent with the growth of industrial activity there


D. present participle is correctly modifying the clause.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 268
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 3

GMAT Tests User
Re: heavy-metal deposits [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 09:16
IMO D, good explanations mikecoolboy and ugimba.. really helpful!!
1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 04 Jan 2008
Posts: 919
Followers: 39

Kudos [?]: 134 [1] , given: 17

GMAT Tests User
Re: heavy-metal deposits [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 09:25
1
This post received
KUDOS
pls UNDERLINE

OA-D
OG11 VR Book Q No#79 :)
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/og- ... t1560.html

rohansherry wrote:
38. Scientists have observed large concentrations of
heavy-metal deposits in the upper twenty centimeters of Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the
growth of industrial activity there.

(A) Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
(B) Baltic Sea sediments, where the growth of industrial activity is consistent with these findings
(C) Baltic Sea sediments, findings consistent with its growth of industrial activity
(D) sediments from the Baltic Sea, findings consistent with the growth of industrial activity in the area
(E) sediments from the Baltic Sea, consistent with the growth of industrial activity there

_________________

math-polygons-87336.html
competition-for-the-best-gmat-error-log-template-86232.html

Intern
Intern
Joined: 03 Aug 2011
Posts: 46
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: -8 [0], given: 17

Re: heavy-metal deposits [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2012, 22:43
mikeCoolBoy wrote:
IMO D

(A) Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there

which refers to sediments. The sediments cannot be consistent with the growth of industrial activity. out

(B) Baltic Sea sediments, where the growth of industrial activity is consistent with these findings

where refers to sediments which are not a place. out

(C) Baltic Sea sediments, findings consistent with its growth of industrial activity
its has no clear antecedent, perhaps Baltic Sea? can a sea have growth of industrial activity? out

(D) sediments from the Baltic Sea, findings consistent with the growth of industrial activity in the area
correct

(E) sediments from the Baltic Sea, consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
consistent seems to modify the previous clause. In addition there has no clear reference. It can refer to Baltic Sea but as It's already been said the sea has not growth of industrial activity.


Thanx, But there is one thing here I want to know about:

"Baltic Sea sediments" VS "sediments from the Baltic Sea"

The second one is redundant where we have the first one in Answer Choices. am I right?
_________________

Keep your eyes on the prize: 750

3 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Status: Booth-bound!
Joined: 12 Jul 2011
Posts: 127
Concentration: Strategy, Sustainability
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V51
GPA: 3.82
WE: Business Development (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 37

Kudos [?]: 137 [3] , given: 41

Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: heavy-metal deposits [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2012, 23:40
3
This post received
KUDOS
Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal deposits in the upper twenty centimeters of Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there.

(A) Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
First, I disagree with some previous posters. I believe the prepositional phrases should be disregarded and which refers to concentrations.

**EDIT (Oct 13, 2012): using are after which refers the reader to the most recent plural noun (sediments). In my original comment, I misspoke. The way the sentence is originally stated (and in option choice A), which are refers to sediments, but this isn't logical and it's understood that it wasn't the author's intent. The author intends to refer to the scientists' observation, which commands a singular verb (in other words, we need which is). Note that although the scientists observed concentrations (plural), their observation (singular) is what the relative clause beginning with which refers to.**

The phrase which are consistent with the growth doesn't match large concentrations. Growth cannot be consistent with concentrations (nor can it be consistent with sediments, centimeters, or deposits, for that matter). Also, Baltic Sea sediments isn't perfectly clear because Baltic Sea is a noun, not an adjective. In conversational speech, we often use nouns as adjectives, but it's not proper.

(B) Baltic Sea sediments, where the growth of industrial activity is consistent with these findings
Baltic Sea sediments is not a place, so where has no application here. Also, the ending is awkwardly worded. Findings are consistent with facts, not the other way around. Again, Baltic Sea sediments is improper.

(C) Baltic Sea sediments, findings consistent with its growth of industrial activity
its has no logical referent. Again, Baltic Sea sediments is improper.

(D) sediments from the Baltic Sea, findings consistent with the growth of industrial activity in the area
This sounds all right.

(E) sediments from the Baltic Sea, consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
Scientists observing concentrations can't be consistent with growth.
_________________

My GMAT debrief


Last edited by NonYankee on 13 Oct 2012, 09:04, edited 1 time in total.
Intern
Intern
Joined: 18 Sep 2012
Posts: 9
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 18

Re: heavy-metal deposits [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 19:20
NonYankee wrote:
Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal deposits in the upper twenty centimeters of Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there.

(A) Baltic Sea sediments, which are consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
First, I disagree with some previous posters. I believe the prepositional phrases should be disregarded and which refers to concentrations. The phrase which are consistent with the growth doesn't match large concentrations. Growth cannot be consistent with concentrations (nor can it be consistent with sediments, centimeters, or deposits, for that matter). Also, Baltic Sea sediments isn't perfectly clear because Baltic Sea is a noun, not an adjective. In conversational speech, we often use nouns as adjectives, but it's not proper.

(B) Baltic Sea sediments, where the growth of industrial activity is consistent with these findings
Baltic Sea sediments is not a place, so where has no application here. Also, the ending is awkwardly worded. Findings are consistent with facts, not the other way around. Again, Baltic Sea sediments is improper.

(C) Baltic Sea sediments, findings consistent with its growth of industrial activity
its has no logical referent. Again, Baltic Sea sediments is improper.

(D) sediments from the Baltic Sea, findings consistent with the growth of industrial activity in the area
This sounds all right.

(E) sediments from the Baltic Sea, consistent with the growth of industrial activity there
Scientists observing concentrations can't be consistent with growth.


In answer D. may you explain why "findings",a noun, can go together with "consistent", an adj, without "be". Thanks
3 KUDOS received
e-GMAT Representative
User avatar
Joined: 02 Nov 2011
Posts: 1583
Followers: 1068

Kudos [?]: 2560 [3] , given: 164

GMAT Tests User
Re: Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2012, 07:51
3
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
This is a good modifier question: You may view video solution below. This contains detailed explanation of why original choice is wrong and why other incorrect choices are incorrect.



solo1234 wrote:
In answer D. may you explain why "findings",a noun, can go together with "consistent", an adj, without "be". Thanks

You ask a very good question about the correct answer choice. It is a very good practice to thoroughly review the structure of the correct answer choice. The correct answer choice in this case utilizes a modifier that is called as Noun + Noun Modifier. Here "findings" is the noun part and "consistent with..." is the noun modifier of this noun. I suggest you review the article here for more details on this modifier. It would present a lot more clarity.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Payal
_________________

Free trial:Click here to start free trial (100+ free practice questions)
Free Session: September 14: Learn how to define your GMAT strategy, create your study plan and master the core skills to excel on the GMAT. Click here to attend.
ImageImageImageImage

Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: GMAT_Hound
Joined: 04 Jun 2013
Posts: 326
Location: India
Concentration: Statistics, International Business
Schools: ISB '15
GMAT Date: 12-02-2013
GPA: 3.32
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 32

Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 32

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 09:36
Expert's post
Bumping for review and further discussion*.

*New project from GMAT Club!!! Check HERE
_________________

Regards,

S

Consider +1 KUDOS if you find this post useful

Manager
Manager
Joined: 26 Feb 2013
Posts: 182
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 25

Re: Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 05:36
I'm surprised that nobody's bothered by the fact that the question doesn't follow the posting rules. Can a moderator please underline the correct part?
Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: GMAT_Hound
Joined: 04 Jun 2013
Posts: 326
Location: India
Concentration: Statistics, International Business
Schools: ISB '15
GMAT Date: 12-02-2013
GPA: 3.32
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 32

Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 32

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 07:34
Expert's post
Skag55 wrote:
I'm surprised that nobody's bothered by the fact that the question doesn't follow the posting rules. Can a moderator please underline the correct part?


Hi Skag55,

I , as a Moderator, sincerely apologize the bad from our side. I have underlined the necessary part of the sentence. Please check out and attempt the question.
_________________

Regards,

S

Consider +1 KUDOS if you find this post useful

Manager
Manager
Joined: 26 Feb 2013
Posts: 182
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 25

Re: Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 09:54
WaterFlowsUp wrote:
Skag55 wrote:
I'm surprised that nobody's bothered by the fact that the question doesn't follow the posting rules. Can a moderator please underline the correct part?


Hi Skag55,

I , as a Moderator, sincerely apologize the bad from our side. I have underlined the necessary part of the sentence. Please check out and attempt the question.


Hehe! Thanks WaterFlowsUp! :)
Re: Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal   [#permalink] 18 Nov 2013, 09:54
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
New posts Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal b14kumar 3 21 May 2006, 19:14
New posts Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal bmwhype2 4 22 Jul 2007, 15:16
New posts Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal lexis 2 16 Jun 2008, 11:26
New posts Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal spriya 5 21 Oct 2008, 05:14
New posts Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal vanidhar 3 24 Oct 2010, 03:02
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Scientists have observed large concentrations of heavy-metal

  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®.