The most favorable locations for the growth of glaciers, : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 16 Jan 2017, 04:06

### 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 most favorable locations for the growth of glaciers,

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 28 Aug 2010
Posts: 260
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 551 [0], given: 11

The most favorable locations for the growth of glaciers, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Dec 2010, 16:00
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

15% (low)

Question Stats:

81% (01:00) correct 19% (00:43) wrong based on 21 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The most favorable locations for the growth of
glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be instead the cool, moist middle
latitudes
, where there is abundant precipitation
and where it is cold enough to allow some snow
to accumulate year by year.

(A) glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be instead the cool, moist
middle latitudes
(B) glaciers are not the cold, dry polar regions but
the cool, moist middle latitudes
(C) glaciers are the cool, moist middle latitudes
rather than the cold, dry polar regions
(D) glaciers, instead of being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be the cool, moist middle
latitudes
(E) glaciers are, instead of the cold, dry polar
regions, rather the cool, moist middle
latitudes

I got this right but took quite a while. Can someone explain the not/but usage ..thanks
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Gmat: everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-revised-77983.html
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ajit

If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Joined: 13 Jul 2010
Posts: 169
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 7

Re: The most favorable locations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Dec 2010, 17:33
ajit257 wrote:
The most favorable locations for the growth of
glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be instead the cool, moist middle
latitudes
, where there is abundant precipitation
and where it is cold enough to allow some snow
to accumulate year by year.

(A) glaciers, rather than being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be instead the cool, moist
middle latitudes you can't use rather in this context - this is awkward
(B) glaciers are not the cold, dry polar regions but
the cool, moist middle latitudes this is correct because it provides correct contrast ..not the cold...but the cool moist middle latitude perfectly fits with next section of the sentence ..where there is abundant perciptation
(C) glaciers are the cool, moist middle latitudes
rather than the cold, dry polar regions can dry polar regions modify abundant perciptation that comes after next? no the sentence jumbles the meaning
(D) glaciers, instead of being the cold, dry polar
regions, would be the cool, moist middle
latitudes instead is not the correct contrast word
(E) glaciers are, instead of the cold, dry polar
regions, rather the cool, moist middle
latitudes same as D

I got this right but took quite a while. Can someone explain the not/but usage ..thanks

I selected b in this case because it had the least awkward contrast words - not and but. typically see these in the not only...but also structure but given the options it was the only plausible response in this case. All other answers were incorrect for one reason or the other.
Manager
Status: Preparing for GMAT - March 2011
Joined: 21 May 2010
Posts: 149
Location: London
Schools: INSEAD, RSM, HEC, St. Gallen, IF, IESE
WE 1: Finance 6 years
Followers: 5

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

Re: The most favorable locations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Dec 2010, 03:40
Nice explanation i go for B as well.
_________________

In The World Full Of Duplicates,, I Am The Only Masterpiece..
Girl Power
http://gmatclub.com/forum/beat-the-beast-with-non-native-speaker-108349.html

Senior Manager
Status: swimming against the current
Joined: 24 Jul 2009
Posts: 252
Location: Chennai, India
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 91 [0], given: 30

Re: The most favorable locations [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Dec 2010, 08:24
Only B and C stand close. C is wrong for the modifier
_________________

Gonna make it this time

Re: The most favorable locations   [#permalink] 20 Dec 2010, 08:24
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
9 Glaciers that are seated in deep submarine basins are 4 27 Jun 2013, 15:28
2 South Korea has witnessed the world s most dramatic growth 3 12 Dec 2011, 09:18
The most favorable locations for the growth of glaciers, 5 08 Nov 2009, 05:52
The most favorable locations for the growth of glaciers, 9 16 Mar 2008, 19:49
South Korea has witnessed the worlds most dramatic growth of 0 06 Sep 2016, 00:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by