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

It is currently 17 Sep 2014, 11:40

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 U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Feb 2008
Posts: 66
Location: United States
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 14

The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2012, 10:14
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

53% (02:11) correct 47% (03:33) wrong based on 263 sessions
The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put out every fire in its domain, and within three decades the agency formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past.[b][/b]

A. within three decades the agency formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past.
B. within three decades the agency has formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past.
C. within three decades the agency had formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past.
D. within three decades the agency formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished more quickly than they had been in the past.
E. within three decades the agency has formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished more quickly than they had been in the past.

OA after some discussion.

Please correct me if wrong:

1. He is quicker than she - correct, adjective needed
2. He runs more quickly than she - is this correct?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by akrish1982 on 16 Sep 2012, 15:07, edited 1 time in total.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 02 Sep 2010
Posts: 50
Location: India
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 49 [0], given: 17

Re: More quicker vs quickly [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2012, 11:23
akrish1982 wrote:
The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put out every fire in its domain, and within three decades the agency formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past.[b][/b]

A. within three decades the agency formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past.
B. within three decades the agency has formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past.
C. within three decades the agency had formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past.
D. within three decades the agency formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished more quickly than they had been in the past.
E. within three decades the agency has formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished more quickly than they had been in the past.

OA after some discussion.

Please correct me if wrong:

1. He is quicker than she - correct, adjective needed
2. He runs more quickly than she - is this correct?


D is what I think.
need "more quickly" an adverb than "quicker" an adjective.
_________________

The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Magoosh GMAT Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 28 Nov 2011
Posts: 305
Followers: 301

Kudos [?]: 467 [1] , given: 2

GMAT Tests User CAT Tests
Re: The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2012, 16:28
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
This is definitely a question of adverb vs. adjective. The 3:2 split is 'quicker' vs 'more quickly'. Notice how we are talking about the verb form 'be extinguished'. Thus we must use the adverb form 'more quickly.' This narrows it down to (D) and (E). We are talking about an event in the past ('within three decades...'), so we do not want the present perfect 'has formulated.' That leaves us with (D).
_________________

Christopher Lele
Magoosh Test Prep


Image

Image

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Jul 2011
Posts: 77
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 670 Q49 V33
WE: Asset Management (Manufacturing)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 61 [0], given: 5

Re: The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2012, 05:06
I took following approach to arrive at the right option.
Quote:
The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put out every fire in its domain, and within three decades the agency formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past.

A. within three decades the agency formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past. >> put on hold
B. within three decades the agency has formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past. >> tense problem, we need simple past tense
C. within three decades the agency had formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished quicker than they had been in the past. >> tense problem, we need simple past tense
D. within three decades the agency formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished more quickly than they had been in the past. >> Put on hold
E. within three decades the agency has formulated what it called the 10 A.M. policy, directing that fires be extinguished more quickly than they had been in the past. >> tense problem, we need simple past tense

With this we are left with option A and D.
I selected D because it sounded OK to me, but now with the explanations from experts I can definitely say that we need an adverb to modify verb "extinguished". Hence 'more quickly' is definitely correct option.
_________________

My mantra for cracking GMAT:
Everyone has inborn talent, however those who complement it with hard work we call them 'talented'.


+1 Kudos = Thank You Dear :)
Are you saying thank you?

SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 1900
Followers: 259

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2014, 19:58
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.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 21 Jul 2014
Posts: 20
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 13

GMAT ToolKit User CAT Tests
Re: The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2014, 09:07
ChrisLele wrote:
This is definitely a question of adverb vs. adjective. The 3:2 split is 'quicker' vs 'more quickly'. Notice how we are talking about the verb form 'be extinguished'. Thus we must use the adverb form 'more quickly.' This narrows it down to (D) and (E). We are talking about an event in the past ('within three decades...'), so we do not want the present perfect 'has formulated.' That leaves us with (D).


I was aware of "more quickly" being the correct option but I chose E as the answer assuming the statement is made now and it is alright to use present perfect if the policy has already been formulated. Please explain why can't this be the right option.
Re: The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put   [#permalink] 19 Aug 2014, 09:07
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
My five-year-old identical twins wear matching clothing. shagalo 0 16 Jul 2014, 10:06
The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put RohitKalla 1 16 Aug 2011, 00:47
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Jane and John are very concerned about their five-year-old smodak 12 19 May 2011, 05:09
20 Experts publish their posts in the topic The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put neeshpal 42 14 Mar 2009, 12:32
The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put zoom612 11 28 Jun 2006, 06:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The U.S. Forest Service, then five years old, decided to put

  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®.