The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local : 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, 07:58

### 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 growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 575
Location: NYC
Followers: 1

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

The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2006, 15:38
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (01:04) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 5 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local times, which was determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differing from city to city, and to the establishment of regional times.
(A) which was determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differing
(B) which was determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and which differed
(C) which were determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differing
(D) determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differed
(E) determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differing
_________________

Success is my only option, failure is not -- Eminem

If you have any questions
New!
CEO
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2911
Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008
Followers: 24

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

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2006, 16:16
B

1. Subject is singular - "was" is required
2. "which" is required to properly explain the local times
3. require ||ism between "which was determined..." and "which differed..."
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Director
Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Posts: 586
Location: Chicago
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2006, 17:39
ps_dahiya wrote:
B

1. Subject is singular - "was" is required
2. "which" is required to properly explain the local times
3. require ||ism between "which was determined..." and "which differed..."

Shouldn't it be D.
I think "which" is wrong..Its not clear if its pointing to local times or to "growth of railroad leading to local time"..
SVP
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1702
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 137 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2006, 19:39
This is simply brutal I think 'E' is correct!

(A) which was determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differing
>> changes the meaning, 'which' after 'and' would have made chances better.

(B) which was determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and which differed
>> I think this is grammatically correct but "local times differed from city to city" is does not sound good.

(C) which were determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differing
>> Wrong, changes the meaning as in 'A'.

(D) determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differed
>> "local times differed from city to city" is does not sound good.

(E) determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differing
>> I think this is reasonable. "local times differing from city to city", sounds good.

If it is correct, will explain in detail, if needed.
Manager
Joined: 13 Aug 2005
Posts: 136
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2006, 19:50
D.

"determined .... and differed from " - parallel.
Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5238
Followers: 25

Kudos [?]: 377 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2006, 19:52
A and B are out because of the wrong S-V agreement.

Among C, D, and E, the last two are meant to offset each other (3-2 split).

I`ll take (C) because it correctly uses the pronoun "which" to refer to the local time zones.
Manager
Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 143
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2006, 20:36
A tuff one !!!!!!!

I choose ..................C
_________________

"Nothing is Impossible"

SVP
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1702
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 137 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2006, 22:52
Now I'm restless,
Director
Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 575
Location: NYC
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

13 Jan 2006, 23:07
Vivek..

i will make you wait.. lol. .

m just kidding.. OA is E.. :p

_________________

Success is my only option, failure is not -- Eminem

Director
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 924
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 74 [1] , given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Jan 2006, 02:54
1
KUDOS
andy_gr8 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
B

1. Subject is singular - "was" is required
2. "which" is required to properly explain the local times
3. require ||ism between "which was determined..." and "which differed..."

Shouldn't it be D.
I think "which" is wrong..Its not clear if its pointing to local times or to "growth of railroad leading to local time"..

Don't get confused by the use of 'which'.
Let me explain.

If you closely look at the complete sentence:

The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local times, which was determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differing from city to city, and to the establishment of regional times.

The growth of the railroads caused two changes:
a) the abolition of local times
b) establishment of regional times

So the pronoun 'which' used in the intermediate clause "which was determined by when the sun reached the observerâ€™s meridian and differing from city to city, and " can not point out the main subject i.e "The growth of the railroads" otherwise the clause will not fit in between.

Here I have just explained why 'which' can not point 'The growth of the railroads'.

Well, after looking at options given, I would opt E as the correct option.

Regards,
Brajesh
SVP
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1702
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 137 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Jan 2006, 06:29
bewakoof wrote:
Vivek..

i will make you wait.. lol. .

m just kidding.. OA is E.. :p

phew...........
I literally broke my head on this SC but could get it in 2 mins, I was a bit nervous that no body selected 'E'. Thanks b***oof!

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10528
Followers: 917

Kudos [?]: 203 [0], given: 0

Re: The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Jun 2015, 23:51
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.
Re: The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local   [#permalink] 08 Jun 2015, 23:51
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local 7 01 Sep 2008, 18:00
4 The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local 7 16 Mar 2008, 23:59
4 The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local 23 04 Aug 2007, 15:00
The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local 6 29 May 2007, 03:50
The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local 2 31 Mar 2007, 11:19
Display posts from previous: Sort by