Since the 1930's aircraft manufacturers have tried to build : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 17 Jan 2017, 02:24

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Since the 1930's aircraft manufacturers have tried to build

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 01 Jul 2004
Posts: 26
Followers: 0

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

Since the 1930's aircraft manufacturers have tried to build [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2004, 07:27
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Since the 1930's aircraft manufacturers have tried to
build airplanes with frictionless wings, shaped so
smoothly and perfectly
that the air passing over
them would not become turbulent.

(A) wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly
(B) wings, wings so smooth and so perfectly shaped
(C) wings that are shaped so smooth and perfect
(D) wings, shaped in such a smooth and perfect manner
(E) wings, wings having been shaped smoothly and
perfectly so
If you have any questions
New!
Intern
Joined: 28 Jun 2004
Posts: 5
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2004, 07:38
they all seem wrong to me
Manager
Joined: 02 Jul 2004
Posts: 218
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2004, 07:58

I don't think wings can be "smoothly shaped", they can be "smooth and perfectly shaped"
SVP
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1810
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2004, 08:07
Well my final answer so D. But OlegC is much better.
Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Oct 2003
Posts: 353
Location: Manhattan
Followers: 2

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

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2004, 08:58
between A and B, I chose B
can't come up with a valid explanation, A just sounds wrong to my ear
Director
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 964
Location: Florida
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2004, 17:32
C??

B. "wings" is redundant. Further, smooth (adj.) and perfectly (ad.) are not parallel.
C. idiom so...that
D. no need of a comma. anyway, it is wordy.
Intern
Joined: 01 Jul 2004
Posts: 26
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2004, 17:48
0A is B. I too thought wings was reduntant. But I guess one does not say "smoothly shaped".
Director
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 964
Location: Florida
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2004, 17:53
corporate_monkey wrote:
0A is B. I too thought wings was reduntant. But I guess one does not say "smoothly shaped".

need to research on this stuff... good question and into my error log
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 429 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2004, 18:36
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=5734
This will perhaps explain why B is better
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 964
Location: Florida
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Jul 2004, 18:37
smooth can't modify shaped. it is the characteristic of the wing. so do perfectly(adverb) shaped.

Comma usage led to an incorrect referent. SHAPED : does it refer to the airplanes with smooth wings or the wings themselves. Using Resumative modifier (repeated usage of wings) clarifies what is being modified.

comma usage is wrong in A and D.

check this one too: http://www.testmagic.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1948
07 Jul 2004, 18:37
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
5 Since the 1930's aircraft manufacturers have tried to build 8 30 Oct 2010, 21:14
Since the 1930's aircraft manufacturers have tried to build 8 09 Jul 2009, 13:41
5 Since the 1930s aircraft manufacturers have tried to build 7 09 Oct 2008, 04:19
Since the 1930s aircraft manufacturers have tried to build 12 23 Jun 2008, 16:05
1 Since the 1930s aircraft manufacturers have tried to build 4 21 Jul 2007, 12:56
Display posts from previous: Sort by