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

 It is currently 29 Apr 2016, 17:16

### 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

# Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 08 Apr 2004
Posts: 133
Location: Corea
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 367 [0], given: 0

Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Sep 2004, 07:28
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

79% (01:44) correct 21% (00:53) wrong based on 109 sessions

Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the rise: last year in the United States, over $2 trillion was invested in funds that screen companies according to a variety of criteria such as adherence to labor standards, protection of the environment, and observance of human rights. A. according to a variety of criteria such as B. according to a variety of such criteria, as by C. according to such a variety of criteria as by D. in accordance with such a variety of criteria as E. in accordance with a variety of criteria, such as by [Reveal] Spoiler: OA Director Joined: 05 May 2004 Posts: 577 Location: San Jose, CA Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 49 [0], given: 0 Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Sep 2004, 14:58 Confused between D and E!!! I pick E ... My guess is "by" is elliptic I am skeptical about D because of the way it uses "such as" Can someone clarify whether it is idiomatic to split "such as" as is done in D? Manager Joined: 26 Jul 2004 Posts: 53 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Sep 2004, 15:11 Why not A? I don't see any obvious error in the original sentence. Director Joined: 05 May 2004 Posts: 577 Location: San Jose, CA Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 49 [0], given: 0 Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Sep 2004, 15:15 kedar1972 wrote: Why not A? I don't see any obvious error in the original sentence. I think "in accordance with" is the correct usage. Ex: The film was shot according to a plan The film was shot in accordance with censorship guidelines Correct me if I'm wrong Manager Joined: 18 Aug 2004 Posts: 96 Location: Santa Clara Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Sep 2004, 18:24 marine wrote: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the rise: last year in the United States, over$2 trillion was invested in funds that screen companies according to a variety of criteria such as adherence to labor standards, protection of the environment, and observance of human rights.

A. according to a variety of criteria such as
B. according to a variety of such criteria, as by
C. according to such a variety of criteria as by
D. in accordance with such a variety of criteria as
E. in accordance with a variety of criteria, such as by

I think it's A. Such as clearly welcomes the list....
and according to is idiomatic....

D I think is wrong. 'such a variety of criteria as' sounds wrong...
_________________

"Do or do not, there is no try."
-Yoda

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5062
Location: Singapore
Followers: 28

Kudos [?]: 260 [0], given: 0

Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Sep 2004, 19:13
I pick A. Structurally, there's nothing wrong with A. In fact,

B. according to a variety of such criteria, as by
- awkward 'such criteria' and 'as by adherence'
C. according to such a variety of criteria as by
- awkaward 'such a variety of criteria' and 'as by adherence'
D. in accordance with such a variety of criteria as
- Same as above
E. in accordance with a variety of criteria, such as by
- Same as above

A for me.
Director
Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Posts: 593
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 83 [0], given: 0

Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Sep 2004, 19:24
A.
Not sure if "such a variety of criteria as" is correct or wrong.
But "screen something according to some criteria" seems better than "screen something in accordance with criteria".
Manager
Joined: 08 Apr 2004
Posts: 133
Location: Corea
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 367 [0], given: 0

Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Sep 2004, 19:34
kedar1972 wrote:

OA is A
Director
Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 610
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 85 [0], given: 0

Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Sep 2004, 07:24
Could someone explain what suits the best beetween according to and in accordance with.
I think "such a variety of criteria as" is correct and more "old english" than variety of criteria such as

Could a more seasoned than me guy provide his inputs on these points ?
CEO
Joined: 21 Jan 2007
Posts: 2756
Location: New York City
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 591 [0], given: 4

Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2007, 10:26
Manager
Joined: 12 Jan 2015
Posts: 175
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 62

Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Feb 2016, 05:26
Hi Experts/ chetan2u / daagh / aditya8062 ,

IMO--D
There is already a lot of discussion going on between A and D, but still not convinced

I visited this URL- http://www.beatthegmat.com/according-vs ... 27203.html

As per GMAT Instructor, D should be correct.
But OA is A.

Is by any chance OA posted wrong...??

Will be waiting fo your response.
_________________

Thanks and Regards,
Prakhar

Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 3144
Followers: 169

Kudos [?]: 1642 [1] , given: 75

Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Feb 2016, 07:29
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
RAHKARP27071989 wrote:
Hi Experts/ chetan2u / daagh / aditya8062 ,

IMO--D
There is already a lot of discussion going on between A and D, but still not convinced

I visited this URL- http://www.beatthegmat.com/according-vs ... 27203.html

As per GMAT Instructor, D should be correct.
But OA is A.

Is by any chance OA posted wrong...??

Will be waiting fo your response.

HI,
I have two points on this Q..
1) It will not be correct to limit usage of "according to" only to 'indicate authority of', as few have suggested in the thread..
it can also mean
in conformity with, as determined by, .....
here " funds that screen companies according to a variety of criteria such as", 'according to' is used meaning in conformity with/as determined by..

2. such as
the way such as has been used just does not sound good for th ereason..
such as is used to give examples: what examples are being given here- examples of criteria..
I do not think the examples are of 'a variety of criteria'..
so if it said --such criteria as____, ____.. would still be ok
But 'such a variety of criteria' in my view would be OK if we were following it up with 'that'..
example the admissions were done using such a variety of criteria that it was difficult to clear the process..

OA as A should be OK
_________________

Absolute modulus :http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html

Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3505
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 480

Kudos [?]: 3931 [0], given: 320

Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Mar 2016, 09:19
Expert's post
D is significantly different from the original meaning. To understand the same, look at the following two cases.
1. This batch comprises students who have scored 800 in GMAT such as Tom, Dick and Harry.
2. This batch comprises such students who have scored 800 in GMAT as Tom, Dick and Harry.
There is a basic difference between the two sentences. The first one denotes that Tom, Dick and Harry are just three examples of many more students who have scored 800. On the other hand, the second one denotes that Tom, Dick and Harry are the only three students in the class who have scored 800 and that there are no more than these three. Based on this distinction,
A. according to a variety of criteria such as -- means there are many more items in the criteria list apart from the three cited in the text.
D. in accordance with such a variety of criteria as – means that the companies are screened only as per the three items mentioned. --- This is not true. A corporate is also weighed upon additional factors such as business ethics, conscientious management, and overall Corporate Social Responsibility etc.
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Re: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the   [#permalink] 14 Mar 2016, 09:19
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Q30: Socially and environmentally responsible investing is 1 08 Nov 2009, 16:47
2 Environmental Protection Agency 3 17 Aug 2009, 00:58
Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the 3 21 Apr 2009, 19:54
The Environmental Protection Agencys proposal to place 6 23 Oct 2006, 15:52
The Environmental Protection Agencys proposal to place 16 24 Sep 2006, 01:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by