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

It is currently 29 Sep 2016, 07:33
GMAT Club Tests

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 maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2008
Posts: 45
Followers: 0

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

The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Dec 2008, 12:20
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

27% (01:22) correct 73% (01:13) wrong based on 29 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group.

a.The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group.
b. Whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or acting in the defense of the group, the mice may be encouraged by the maternal copy of Nesp55 to take more risks on behalf of the group.
c.The maternal copy of Nesp55 encourages mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or the defense of the group.
d.Whether looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group, the maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group when doing such activities.
e.The mice may be encouraged by the maternal copy of Nesp55 to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or acting in the defense of the group.
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1431
Followers: 40

Kudos [?]: 337 [0], given: 1

Re: SC - encourage [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Dec 2008, 15:39
GmatEnemy wrote:
The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group.

a.The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group.
b. Whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or acting in the defense of the group, the mice may be encouraged by the maternal copy of Nesp55 to take more risks on behalf of the group.
c.The maternal copy of Nesp55 encourages mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or the defense of the group.
d.Whether looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group, the maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group when doing such activities.
e.The mice may be encouraged by the maternal copy of Nesp55 to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or acting in the defense of the group.


What is the OA & OE?

C and E are out for the lack of parallelism

B & D start the sentence with whether. passive voice in B and Modifier issue in D leave thew way for A
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2008
Posts: 45
Followers: 0

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

Re: SC - encourage [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Dec 2008, 03:50
OE


The original is correct and clear, and the parallel structure of “looking. . .finding. . .defending” is concise.

(A) CORRECT.

(B) This choice has an awkward and wordy construction. “Acting in the defense of the group” is wordier than “defending the group” without making the meaning clearer. It also makes the choice less parallel: “looking. . .finding. . .acting in the defense.” Furthermore, the passive construction “may be encouraged by,” is unnecessarily wordy. Finally, the ending phrase "on behalf of the group" is unnecessary.

(C) This choice changes the meaning. “Encourages” implies a certainty that “may encourage” does not. Also, "looking. . .finding. . .the defense" is less parallel than “looking. . .finding. . .defending.”

(D) This choice is wordy and lacks clarity. Beginning with the long dependent clause "whether looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group,..." detracts from the clarity. Also, the ending phrase “when doing such activities” is wordy and unnecessary.

(E) This choice uses the wordier passive construction “may be encouraged” instead of the active construction "may encourage." This choice uses the less concise “acting in the defense of the group” instead of “defending the group.” This change also makes the choice less parallel: “looking. . .finding. . .acting in the defense.”
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2008
Posts: 45
Followers: 0

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

Re: SC - encourage [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Dec 2008, 03:53
Quote:
C and E are out for the lack of parallelism

B & D start the sentence with whether
.

Is it wrong to start the sentences with Whether . pls explain.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 09 Aug 2006
Posts: 525
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 81 [0], given: 0

Re: SC - encourage [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jan 2009, 11:34
GmatEnemy wrote:
The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group.

a.The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group.
b. Whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or acting in the defense of the group, the mice may be encouraged by the maternal copy of Nesp55 to take more risks on behalf of the group.
c.The maternal copy of Nesp55 encourages mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or the defense of the group.
d.Whether looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group, the maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group when doing such activities.
e.The mice may be encouraged by the maternal copy of Nesp55 to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or acting in the defense of the group.


Hi GmatEnemy,
It is not sacrosanct that sentences should not start with whether but here, the choices starting with it have other flaws:

B : Wordy : acting in the defense of the group.
D : Wordy : When doing such activities.. Correct choice A says the same things without using anything unnecessarily.
E :Same Wordy.
C : ||'ism.

A is the right Ans.
_________________

-Unstoppable force moves immovable objects...-

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 241
Followers: 1

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

Re: SC - encourage [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Jan 2009, 20:23
A is appropriate. My only concern was what about the latter part of the sentence which says whether that risk ...........
would it be more appropriate to have whether those risks given that the former half of the sentence is saying more risks.
A still stays as the correct answer.
Amit05 wrote:
GmatEnemy wrote:
The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group.

a.The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group.
b. Whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or acting in the defense of the group, the mice may be encouraged by the maternal copy of Nesp55 to take more risks on behalf of the group.
c.The maternal copy of Nesp55 encourages mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or the defense of the group.
d.Whether looking for food, finding a nest, or defending the group, the maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group when doing such activities.
e.The mice may be encouraged by the maternal copy of Nesp55 to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food, finding a nest, or acting in the defense of the group.


Hi GmatEnemy,
It is not sacrosanct that sentences should not start with whether but here, the choices starting with it have other flaws:

B : Wordy : acting in the defense of the group.
D : Wordy : When doing such activities.. Correct choice A says the same things without using anything unnecessarily.
E :Same Wordy.
C : ||'ism.

A is the right Ans.

_________________

-----------------------
tusharvk

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 12 Oct 2008
Posts: 554
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 377 [0], given: 2

Re: SC - encourage [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Jan 2009, 08:26
I also had the same concern....however in the given options A is appropriate....I don't think it follows all english gramer rules.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 May 2008
Posts: 28
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 4

Re: SC - encourage [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 May 2009, 04:08
Doesn't answers A, B, C and E have parallelism problems? risks vs. risk.

From answer A:
...encourage the mice to take more risks on behalf of the group, whether that risk involves looking for food....
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Status: Nothing comes easy: neither do I want.
Joined: 12 Oct 2009
Posts: 2795
Location: Malaysia
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
Schools: ISB '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 670 Q49 V31
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35
Followers: 222

Kudos [?]: 1531 [0], given: 235

Reviews Badge
Re: SC - encourage [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Oct 2010, 17:01
Answer is A as discussed above.

I have one question.

Suppose the answer choice A had one grammatical issue and the choice had none.

Can we change the meaning from may encourage to encourages?

Abstract question : Can we change the intended meaning of the A if it contains a small grammatical error?
_________________

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

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Gmat test review :
http://gmatclub.com/forum/670-to-710-a-long-journey-without-destination-still-happy-141642.html

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Oct 2010
Posts: 158
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 29

Re: SC - encourage [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2011, 13:09
I will choose D.
Can someone please provide the QA.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 9836
Followers: 843

Kudos [?]: 173 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Nov 2015, 19:45
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 maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take   [#permalink] 08 Nov 2015, 19:45
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to christykarunya 1 17 Sep 2013, 01:38
2 Mice Impenetrable 4 12 Mar 2012, 02:49
Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to xmagedo 4 14 Jul 2010, 18:47
11 Experts publish their posts in the topic Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to lgon 24 09 Dec 2008, 07:35
Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to Balvinder 3 25 May 2007, 00:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The maternal copy of Nesp55 may encourage the mice to take

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| 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®.