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

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 23:52

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

Students in the metropolitan school district lack math

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Mar 2011
Posts: 469
Location: Texas
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 20

Re: students [#permalink] New post 30 May 2011, 07:50
Isn't E changing the meaning?
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
'it will be difficult'

(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy becoming
can some one explain why D is incorrect? is it because of 'to be difficult'
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Apr 2011
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

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

Re: students [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 03:39
Looking at the end of the answer choices, is'nt "city’s economy that becomes" correct compared to "city economy becoming"..

I mean, will the city's economy become "ever more dependent on information-based industries" or is it that the lack of lager degree of maths skills will lead to "Students" into "becoming more dependent on information-based industries".

Please explain, in this question stem, whom/what does "more dependent on information-based industries" modify. Does it modify the "city's economy" or the "students".

I had understood the question to be modifying the cit's economy, and had hence narrowed down to choices B & C, only based on this understanding, although the rest of the wording was not sounding right.

Whenever I have seen myself going wrong in SC, is mostly on such occasions, where I have not been able to dissect the question stem correctly, in identifying the clauses are modifying what/whom? In such cases I find myself unable to resolve such ambiguity. :(

Please help.
Math Forum Moderator
avatar
Joined: 20 Dec 2010
Posts: 2047
Followers: 128

Kudos [?]: 919 [0], given: 376

GMAT Tests User
Re: students [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 04:00
Ritg wrote:
Looking at the end of the answer choices, is'nt "city’s economy that becomes" correct compared to "city economy becoming"..

I mean, will the city's economy become "ever more dependent on information-based industries" or is it that the lack of lager degree of maths skills will lead to "Students" into "becoming more dependent on information-based industries".

Please explain, in this question stem, whom/what does "more dependent on information-based industries" modify. Does it modify the "city's economy" or the "students".

I had understood the question to be modifying the cit's economy, and had hence narrowed down to choices B & C, only based on this understanding, although the rest of the wording was not sounding right.

Whenever I have seen myself going wrong in SC, is mostly on such occasions, where I have not been able to dissect the question stem correctly, in identifying the clauses are modifying what/whom? In such cases I find myself unable to resolve such ambiguity. :(

Please help.


Here's what I think:
economy becoming- here becoming is modifying economy because there is no comma before becoming.
economy that becomes - same as above.

Others may confirm.
_________________

~fluke

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Bouncing back from failure
Joined: 08 Mar 2010
Posts: 96
Schools: Wharton,MIT, Tepper, Kelly,
WE 1: 7 years- Service Managament, poject Management, Business Consultant- Retail
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 24

Reviews Badge
Re: students [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 00:22
Students in the metropolitan school district lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming ever more dependent on information-based industries.

City economy becoming .. is correct as this means it happening right now...becomes is incorrect as it canges the meaning - this eliminates B & C ..
Correct idioms ..So.....that - it eliminates a & D ..
so ..as to & so much ...as to .. incorrect idioms as per GMAT...

Correct - E ...

(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy that becomes
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy that becomes
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy becoming -Incorrect idiom
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Jul 2010
Posts: 205
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 18

GMAT Tests User
Re: students [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 04:48
I agree E is the right choice.
B is awkward, in C lack of doesn't make sense, A and D is out because of idiom.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 172
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 10

Re: students [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 04:45
I guess C ,which is wrong.I had noticed the error in the original sentence,but can not read the D,E(goof).
The error u have noticed in the original is idiomatic ,on the basis u can easily eliminate options.
A-Such .......as to(unidiomatic--it should be so(ad.)as to
B-So...that or Ad...To /for (construction is correct in GMAT not enough that.
C-idiomatic uses is correct,but wrong tense(simple present).it must be progressive
D-long clause need that (in D-seems ambiguous )
E- concise and idiomatic correct
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Oct 2010
Posts: 274
Location: India
GMAT 1: 560 Q36 V31
GPA: 3
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 27

GMAT Tests User
Re: Students in the metropolitan school district lack math [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2013, 02:13
(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming grammatically incorrect and awkward
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy that becomes grammatically incorrect and awkward
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy that becomes grammatically incorrect
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy becoming grammatically incorrect and awkward
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming correct
_________________

petrifiedbutstanding

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Jan 2012
Posts: 16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 6

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Students in the metropolitan school district lack math [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 16:39
Answer E:

(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
Them Improperly modifies math skills rather than students
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy that becomes
Awkward phrasing
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy that becomes
Also with earlier example, lacking is a current situation, hence 'are' needs to be used
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy becoming
Awkward - ' to absorb' used incorrectly.
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
Correct reply, all pronouns correctly modify the respective antecedent
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2012
Posts: 126
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 93

Re: Students in the metropolitan school district lack math [#permalink] New post 20 May 2014, 05:38
Students in the metropolitan school district lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming ever more dependent on information-based industries.

(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming such as introduces example
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy that becomes changes meaning: students will be difficult to absorb ...
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy that becomes so ...as --> wrong usage
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy becoming same as above
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming "so.. that" is correct idiom . the usage of "it" as placeholder is absolutely correct.
Re: Students in the metropolitan school district lack math   [#permalink] 20 May 2014, 05:38
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
7 Experts publish their posts in the topic Students in the metropolitan school district lack math shikhar 21 16 Mar 2012, 22:01
1 Students in the metropolitan school district lack math Baten80 7 16 Jul 2011, 10:05
2 Students in the metropolitan school district lack math whichscore 3 22 Mar 2011, 01:03
Experts publish their posts in the topic Students in the metropolitan school district lack math Orange08 7 04 Oct 2010, 11:48
2 Students in the metropolitan school district lack math lexis 10 17 Jun 2008, 00:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Students in the metropolitan school district lack math

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 29 posts ] 



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®.