The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 24 Jan 2017, 00:46

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

The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D

Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 03 Mar 2013
Posts: 45
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
GPA: 3
WE: Information Technology (Telecommunications)
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 485 [4] , given: 30

The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

27 Apr 2013, 03:16
4
KUDOS
18
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

95% (hard)

Question Stats:

42% (02:38) correct 58% (01:41) wrong based on 734 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding who and where products can be made.

A. The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding who and where products can be made.

B. The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

C. The development of a new type of manufacturing, which is called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing, will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

D. A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images, and this will lower costs considerably by greatly expanding who and where products can be made.

E. A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that will lower manufacturing costs considerably by expanding where products can be made and who can make them.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

KUDOS is always a good way to thank anyone.
It encourages someone to post more questions and also answers.

KUDOS Please if My post helps you in anyway. Your Kudos keep me alive

If you have any questions
New!
VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1123
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8
Followers: 181

Kudos [?]: 1967 [13] , given: 219

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

27 Apr 2013, 03:25
13
KUDOS
A, B and C have the same error

The development of a new type of manufacturing (...) will involve

The new type of manufacturing "will involve (...)", not its "developement" (logical error). We are down to D and E.

D. A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images, and this will lower costs considerably by greatly expanding who and where products can be made.

It seems to say that the fact that "can replicate 3-D images" will lower the cost: wrong.
"who (...)products can be made" is another error in the answer. "Who" needs a different verb than "where" ( where products can be made and who can make them )

E is correct
_________________

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

Kant , Critique of Pure Reason

Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture | Review: MGMAT workshop
Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0 | Questions: Verbal challenge SC I-II- CR New SC set out !! , My Quant

Rules for Posting in the Verbal Forum - Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Current Student
Joined: 24 Nov 2012
Posts: 177
Concentration: Sustainability, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V44
WE: Business Development (Internet and New Media)
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 278 [0], given: 73

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

29 Apr 2013, 00:25
Is "greatly expanding" grammatically correct?
_________________

You've been walking the ocean's edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry. You must dive naked under, and deeper under, a thousand times deeper! - Rumi

http://www.manhattangmat.com/blog/index.php/author/cbermanmanhattanprep-com/ - This is worth its weight in gold

Economist GMAT Test - 730, Q50, V41 Aug 9th, 2013
Manhattan GMAT Test - 670, Q45, V36 Aug 11th, 2013
Manhattan GMAT Test - 680, Q47, V36 Aug 17th, 2013
GmatPrep CAT 1 - 770, Q50, V44 Aug 24th, 2013
Manhattan GMAT Test - 690, Q45, V39 Aug 30th, 2013
Manhattan GMAT Test - 710, Q48, V39 Sep 13th, 2013
GmatPrep CAT 2 - 740, Q49, V41 Oct 6th, 2013

GMAT - 770, Q50, V44, Oct 7th, 2013
My Debrief - http://gmatclub.com/forum/from-the-ashes-thou-shall-rise-770-q-50-v-44-awa-5-ir-162299.html#p1284542

Manager
Joined: 12 Dec 2012
Posts: 162
Location: Poland
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 176 [1] , given: 67

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

29 Apr 2013, 02:21
1
KUDOS
Transcendentalist wrote:
Is "greatly expanding" grammatically correct?

Yes, it is. "Greatly" is an adverb correctly describing the "expanding", which is a progressive form of verb here.

You can ask: How sh is expanding?
And you can answer: Sh is expanding greatly.
_________________

If I answered your question with this post, use the motivating power of kudos!

Current Student
Joined: 06 Sep 2013
Posts: 2035
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 770 Q0 V
Followers: 62

Kudos [?]: 594 [0], given: 355

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

25 Apr 2014, 06:39
B vs E, although I agree with E as the correct answer choice I'm a bit dissapointed about the change in meaning from the original sentence. B says 'can' lower the costs while E says 'will' lower the costs. These two things are obviously different and thus creates confusion

Anyone wish to add something to this?
Cheers!
J
Magoosh GMAT Instructor
Joined: 13 Nov 2013
Posts: 222
Followers: 55

Kudos [?]: 147 [2] , given: 28

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

28 Apr 2014, 09:07
2
KUDOS
Expert's post
Howdy! I think I might be able to help a little bit here!

jlgdr wrote:
B vs E, although I agree with E as the correct answer choice I'm a bit dissapointed about the change in meaning from the original sentence. B says 'can' lower the costs while E says 'will' lower the costs. These two things are obviously different and thus creates confusion

Anyone wish to add something to this?
Cheers!
J

This is an excellent question! It is actually a subtle change that I didn't notice the first time that I read through these answers. Let's look at them:

B. The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

E. A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that will lower manufacturing costs considerably by expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

Honestly, I am a bit disappointed with this answer choice. You are correct that the meaning has been changed. In (B), we can see that this technology has the ability to lower costs and replicate 3-D images. In (D), the meaning is slightly different. The technology still has the ability to replicate 3-D images, but doesn't yet have the ability to lower costs. That will happen in the future.

Now maybe, in (B) this idea is implied with the use of "will involve," but I think this is a very very weak inference and likely not true.

Ultimately, I think this is a flaw in the question. Whoever wrote this questions probably didn't notice the change that they were making to the sentence in (E). I don't see any reason for the change in meaning, unless the question writer expects us to have outside knowledge about 3-D manufacturing. I know that it is pretty expensive at this point, and it is not good for a lot of uses because it is so expensive. But the GMAT would never require us to have this kind of knowledge to choose a correct answer.

I think the safest thing to say here is that the answer choice is slightly flawed. The question writer made a mistake that alters the meaning of the sentence. The best wording of answer choice (E), and to make this question truly beneficial for GMAT prep is as follows:

A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower manufacturing costs considerably by expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

I hope that helps!
_________________

Kevin Rocci
Magoosh Test Prep

Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Sep 2013
Posts: 394
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 730 Q51 V38
WE: Analyst (Consulting)
Followers: 19

Kudos [?]: 273 [0], given: 139

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

28 Apr 2014, 12:42
KevinRocci wrote:
Howdy! I think I might be able to help a little bit here!

jlgdr wrote:
B vs E, although I agree with E as the correct answer choice I'm a bit dissapointed about the change in meaning from the original sentence. B says 'can' lower the costs while E says 'will' lower the costs. These two things are obviously different and thus creates confusion

Anyone wish to add something to this?
Cheers!
J

This is an excellent question! It is actually a subtle change that I didn't notice the first time that I read through these answers. Let's look at them:

B. The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

E. A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that will lower manufacturing costs considerably by expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

Honestly, I am a bit disappointed with this answer choice. You are correct that the meaning has been changed. In (B), we can see that this technology has the ability to lower costs and replicate 3-D images. In (D), the meaning is slightly different. The technology still has the ability to replicate 3-D images, but doesn't yet have the ability to lower costs. That will happen in the future.

Now maybe, in (B) this idea is implied with the use of "will involve," but I think this is a very very weak inference and likely not true.

Ultimately, I think this is a flaw in the question. Whoever wrote this questions probably didn't notice the change that they were making to the sentence in (E). I don't see any reason for the change in meaning, unless the question writer expects us to have outside knowledge about 3-D manufacturing. I know that it is pretty expensive at this point, and it is not good for a lot of uses because it is so expensive. But the GMAT would never require us to have this kind of knowledge to choose a correct answer.

I think the safest thing to say here is that the answer choice is slightly flawed. The question writer made a mistake that alters the meaning of the sentence. The best wording of answer choice (E), and to make this question truly beneficial for GMAT prep is as follows:

A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower manufacturing costs considerably by expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

I hope that helps!

Whats wrong with B anyways..I mean if the author had not committed the mistake of us having pre knowledge on 3D printng..ie Had there been a can in E too
_________________

Appreciate the efforts...KUDOS for all
Don't let an extra chromosome get you down..

Magoosh GMAT Instructor
Joined: 13 Nov 2013
Posts: 222
Followers: 55

Kudos [?]: 147 [0], given: 28

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

28 Apr 2014, 13:17
JusTLucK04 wrote:
Whats wrong with B anyways..I mean if the author had not committed the mistake of us having pre knowledge on 3D printng

Zarrolou hints at why (B) is wrong. The problem here is the subject of the sentence. Instead of "type of manufacturing" as the subject, answer choice (B) makes "development" the subject of the sentence. Now this may not make sense immediately, but ask yourself if development is the logical subject of the verb:

"development ... will involve futuristic printing machines ..."

This is illogical! The development won't involve these things. This is a description of 3-D printing and printers—not a description of their development. So this is a subtle distinction but an important one.

"... the new type of manufacturing ... will involve ... printing machines ..."

Does that make sense?

We can't describe the development of 3-D printers in the same way that we describe 3-D printers.

Cheers!
_________________

Kevin Rocci
Magoosh Test Prep

Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Sep 2013
Posts: 394
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 730 Q51 V38
WE: Analyst (Consulting)
Followers: 19

Kudos [?]: 273 [0], given: 139

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

28 Apr 2014, 13:29
KevinRocci wrote:
JusTLucK04 wrote:
Whats wrong with B anyways..I mean if the author had not committed the mistake of us having pre knowledge on 3D printng

Zarrolou hints at why (B) is wrong. The problem here is the subject of the sentence. Instead of "type of manufacturing" as the subject, answer choice (B) makes "development" the subject of the sentence. Now this may not make sense immediately, but ask yourself if development is the logical subject of the verb:

"development ... will involve futuristic printing machines ..."

This is illogical! The development won't involve these things. This is a description of 3-D printing and printers—not a description of their development. So this is a subtle distinction but an important one.

"... the new type of manufacturing ... will involve ... printing machines ..."

Does that make sense?

We can't describe the development of 3-D printers in the same way that we describe 3-D printers.

Cheers!

Is there anyway we can identify such errors...This is my second same mistake today...and I dont seem to get a hold of it...It passes the ear test so smoothly that it is never a suspect
_________________

Appreciate the efforts...KUDOS for all
Don't let an extra chromosome get you down..

Last edited by JusTLucK04 on 28 Apr 2014, 21:53, edited 1 time in total.
Magoosh GMAT Instructor
Joined: 13 Nov 2013
Posts: 222
Followers: 55

Kudos [?]: 147 [2] , given: 28

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

28 Apr 2014, 13:57
2
KUDOS
Expert's post
JusTLucK04 wrote:
Is there anyway we can identify such errors...This is my second same mistake today...and I dont see to get a hold of it...It passes the ear test so smoothly that it is never a suspect

These errors are tough to notice because they are so subtle. And it's even harder when they separate the subject and the predicate, like in this sentence. Our minds are really good at ignoring this sort of illogical sentence and making sense of what is there, so we have to pay attention to the meeting created by the words in the sentence—not what our minds tell us.

This isn't the best answer, I know, but there is no hard fast rule. We have to pay attention to the logical coherence of the subject and the predicate. Do they make sense together? I suppose the word "development" might be a good tip, though. It is real easy to start talking about the thing itself even though the subject is "development." So I'd keep an eye out for that. Besides that make sure the sentence is logical.
_________________

Kevin Rocci
Magoosh Test Prep

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10543
Followers: 920

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 0

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

20 Jun 2015, 03:21
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Current Student
Joined: 22 Jul 2014
Posts: 76
Concentration: Operations, General Management
GMAT 1: 660 Q47 V34
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
GPA: 3.27
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 11

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

21 Jul 2015, 23:09
KevinRocci wrote:
JusTLucK04 wrote:
Whats wrong with B anyways..I mean if the author had not committed the mistake of us having pre knowledge on 3D printng

Zarrolou hints at why (B) is wrong. The problem here is the subject of the sentence. Instead of "type of manufacturing" as the subject, answer choice (B) makes "development" the subject of the sentence. Now this may not make sense immediately, but ask yourself if development is the logical subject of the verb:

"development ... will involve futuristic printing machines ..."

This is illogical! The development won't involve these things. This is a description of 3-D printing and printers—not a description of their development. So this is a subtle distinction but an important one.

"... the new type of manufacturing ... will involve ... printing machines ..."

Does that make sense?

We can't describe the development of 3-D printers in the same way that we describe 3-D printers.

Cheers!

Do "new type of manufacturing " and "newly developed type of manufacturing " mean the same ?
newly developed manufacturing process should be the correct clause , I think "newly developed type of manufacturing " conveys meaning like
"moulding type manufacturing " or rolling type manufacturing.
Intern
Joined: 24 Jul 2015
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

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

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

31 Jul 2015, 19:50
Moreover , while spotting differences between B and E , there seems to be another subtle meaning change.

B : The development ... will involve
E : A newly developed... involves

Doesn't this imply a meaning change ?
Manager
Joined: 06 Apr 2012
Posts: 51
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 25

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

30 Dec 2015, 22:24
thelosthippie wrote:
The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding who and where products can be made.

A. The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding who and where products can be made.

B. The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

C. The development of a new type of manufacturing, which is called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing, will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

D. A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images, and this will lower costs considerably by greatly expanding who and where products can be made.

E. A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that will lower manufacturing costs considerably by expanding where products can be made and who can make them.

Eliminated A,B,C purely because of the way the first clause is constructed.

Then, it was easy to pick E over D.
SVP
Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 2225
Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Schools: Stanford '19 (S)
GMAT 1: 560 Q42 V26
GMAT 2: 550 Q39 V27
GMAT 3: 560 Q43 V24
GMAT 4: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.92
WE: General Management (Transportation)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 273 [0], given: 140

Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D [#permalink]

Show Tags

31 Dec 2015, 19:41
thelosthippie wrote:
The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding who and where products can be made.

we have a new type of manufacturing.
this new type will involve futuristic printing machines.
these machines can replicate 3d images and can lower costs.

A. The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding who and where products can be made.
it is the new type of manufacturing that will involve printing machines that can do 2 things, and not the development of the new type of manufacturing.

B. The development of a new type of manufacturing – called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing – will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding where products can be made and who can make them.
same error as in A.

C. The development of a new type of manufacturing, which is called 3-D printing or additive manufacturing, will involve futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that can lower costs considerably by greatly expanding where products can be made and who can make them.
same error as in A and B.

D. A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images, and this will lower costs considerably by greatly expanding who and where products can be made.
pronoun "this" refers to an action. since it does not have a clear noun-antecedent, D is incorrect.

E. A newly developed type of manufacturing called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves futuristic printing machines that can replicate 3-D images and that will lower manufacturing costs considerably by expanding where products can be made and who can make them.
we are left with E, although I don't like it.
original sentence says - greatly expanding while here is just expanding.
Re: The development of a new type of manufacturing called 3-D   [#permalink] 31 Dec 2015, 19:41
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
7 The development of a new type of manufacturing 4 10 Oct 2015, 10:21
1 The success of new office development.. 5 05 Aug 2015, 07:01
In the sentence The development of a new drug for the 1 22 Dec 2012, 12:59
10 The development of the new choreography methodology that is 17 30 Sep 2012, 19:31
11 In developing new facilities for the incineration of solid 10 22 Apr 2008, 06:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by