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

It is currently 20 Sep 2014, 04:14

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

The city of Montreal spends a large portion of its annual

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 18 Feb 2008
Posts: 509
Location: Kolkata
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 66

GMAT Tests User
The city of Montreal spends a large portion of its annual [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 11:36
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

14% (01:25) correct 86% (00:52) wrong based on 18 sessions
The city of Montreal spends a large portion of its annual budget on the construction of tourist attractions such as amusement parks, even if it is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions increases revenue from tourism.

a)even if it is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions increases
b)even if the city is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions will increase
c)even if there is no certainty that the construction of tourist attractions increases
d)even though the city is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions increases
e)though there is no certainty as to the construction of tourist attractions increasing
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 271
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 9

GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 12:19
confused between B and C........good question though.....
what is OA....
_________________

If you like my post, consider giving me some KUDOS !!!!! Like you I need them

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Sep 2009
Posts: 154
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 37

Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 13:35
My vote for D.
Key: Eventhough and "....the city not certain..."
_________________

Thanks,
VP

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Aug 2010
Posts: 36
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 3

Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 15:07
I am going with B. 'Will increase' ==> Future
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Mesmerized
Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 181
Location: UAE, Dubai
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 12

GMAT Tests User
Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 23:41
D for me, the conditional IF is not justified in this context
_________________

Nanquam Fractum

CEO
CEO
User avatar
Status: Nothing comes easy: neither do I want.
Joined: 12 Oct 2009
Posts: 2793
Location: Malaysia
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
Schools: ISB '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 670 Q49 V31
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35
Followers: 178

Kudos [?]: 948 [0], given: 235

GMAT Tests User Reviews Badge
Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 23:57
Very close choices. But I will vote for C.

Even though means despite the fact that and is a more emphatic version of though and although.

Even if means whether or not and has to do with the conditions that may apply.

Even if is better. reason : to use even though, the later part of the sentence should read.... X is doing y, even though they have failed earlier.

But to use even if - X is doing Y, even if they are not sure to win the match.
_________________

Fight for your dreams :For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight

Money Saved is the Money Earned :)

Jo Bole So Nihaal , Sat Shri Akaal

:thanks Support GMAT Club by putting a GMAT Club badge on your blog/Facebook :thanks

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Gmat test review :
670-to-710-a-long-journey-without-destination-still-happy-141642.html

Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Will Retake GMAT
Joined: 29 Jul 2010
Posts: 137
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
Schools: Stanford '13 (D)
GPA: 3.11
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 28

Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 00:17
My vote is for D....even though seems to put the condition and the tense in correct way.
_________________

Re-taking GMAT. Hope the charm works this time.. :)

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Mesmerized
Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 181
Location: UAE, Dubai
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 12

GMAT Tests User
Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 00:27
@gurpreetsingh
I have to disagree with you,
Even If: expresses something not expected, but in this context it's in fact expected (the author said that Monteral is not certain, so it's expected)
on the other hand, Even though shows opposition and we need to show that opposition or the contrast(ex: they watched the movie, even though they knew it was horrible).
overall the sentence is terrible, I think there is redundancy issues, in D you can delete the phrase(by no means) and the sentence would still make sense, but IMO that is the best option out there
_________________

Nanquam Fractum

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 18 Feb 2008
Posts: 509
Location: Kolkata
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 66

GMAT Tests User
Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 01:23
Wonderful discussions friends.OA is D
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 04 Aug 2010
Posts: 158
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 15

GMAT Tests User
Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 18:24
Stuck between C and D. OA please?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Apr 2009
Posts: 341
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 49 [0], given: 14

GMAT Tests User
Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 20:42
please note that in most of the cases if is used along with then - here in a,b and c - only if is used .Also b and d are better then c since "the city" makes them more clear. A has got pronoun error as well

So, in the end left with D.

If my reasoning is wrong then please correct me
_________________

Always tag your question

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Aug 2009
Posts: 54
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 19

Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 21:17
The city of Montreal spends a large portion of its annual budget on the construction of tourist attractions such as amusement parks, even if it is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions increases revenue from tourism.

a)even if it is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions increases
It does not have a proper antecedent to refer to

b)even if the city is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions will increase
Will increase talks about the future whereas the tense in the entire sentence is Simple Present. The city is already spending hence the IF...THEN clause needs to remain in the Simple Present.

c)even if there is no certainty that the construction of tourist attractions increases
CORRECT. IF +PRESENT+ THEN + PRESENT.

d)even though the city is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions increases
This option is redundant: by no means certain = not certain/ no certainty

e)though there is no certainty as to the construction of tourist attractions increasing
Increasing is in the Progressive tense which is incorrect in this context. "As to" wrong usage.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 443
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 112

Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2010, 02:56
even though ... gives the clear contrast ...But I picked C ....
I thought The problem in D is ..the (city is by no means certain ).. was not sure of this... how can city be certain or not certain ??
wish we could have Tommy W to explain this ! ( read that he will not participating in the forum discussions for some time )
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Keep fighting!
Affiliations: IIT Madras
Joined: 31 Jul 2010
Posts: 238
WE 1: 2+ years - Programming
WE 2: 3+ years - Product developement,
WE 3: 2+ years - Program management
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 171 [0], given: 104

Re: Montreal [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2010, 22:15
ramgmat wrote:
The city of Montreal spends a large portion of its annual budget on the construction of tourist attractions such as amusement parks, even if it is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions increases revenue from tourism.

a)even if it is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions increases
It does not have a proper antecedent to refer to

b)even if the city is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions will increase
Will increase talks about the future whereas the tense in the entire sentence is Simple Present. The city is already spending hence the IF...THEN clause needs to remain in the Simple Present.

c)even if there is no certainty that the construction of tourist attractions increases
CORRECT. IF +PRESENT+ THEN + PRESENT.

d)even though the city is by no means certain that the construction of tourist attractions increases
This option is redundant: by no means certain = not certain/ no certainty

e)though there is no certainty as to the construction of tourist attractions increasing
Increasing is in the Progressive tense which is incorrect in this context. "As to" wrong usage.


IT has a clear referent. The parks and attractions are plural and cannot be referred using the singular pronoun IT. IT can only refer to the city. And do remember that pronoun ambiguity is to not a absolute rule in GMAT. Please look up Ron Purewal's discourse in the "Thu with Ron" archives.

This is a good question and it tests the expression of contrast which is given by D and E.
Thank you.
Re: Montreal   [#permalink] 26 Sep 2010, 22:15
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 People in this country annually spend more than a billion getgyan 4 05 Oct 2012, 03:46
Experts publish their posts in the topic A large apartment building in a city was assessed by a city mikemcgarry 4 05 Jul 2012, 10:55
5 With companies spending large parts of their advertising GetThisDone 18 20 Apr 2012, 00:30
1 If the city council maintains spending at the same level as talk2pk 9 13 Sep 2009, 19:59
If the city council maintains spending at the same level as marcodonzelli 12 17 Mar 2008, 10:55
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The city of Montreal spends a large portion of its annual

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


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®.