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

It is currently 26 Aug 2016, 18:53
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 university library offers most of the resources Ronald

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Feb 2010
Posts: 70
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 77 [0], given: 4

The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Aug 2010, 20:15
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

24% (01:45) correct 76% (00:45) wrong based on 203 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The university library offers most of the resources Ronald will need. Except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he will have to request from a neighboring university.


a) need. Except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
b) need, except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
c)need, accept for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
d)need, with the exception of certain Spanish translations of books which he
e)need, but there are few books in Spanish which he

which one is correct and why
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Dec 2009
Posts: 224
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 3

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Aug 2010, 21:38
* need. Except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
-- The statement should be a single statement with pause before 'except'. Hence A is an incorrect answer choice.

* need, except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
-- 'except for Spanish translations of certain books' clause contains no subject. Hence B is an incorrect answer choice.

* need, accept for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
-- 'accept' wrong usage of word. Hence C cannot be a correct answer choice.

* need, with the exception of certain Spanish translations of books which he
-- Correct usage of words, concise and not awkward. Hence D is a correct answer choice.

* need, but there are few books in Spanish which he
-- 'but' is unnecessarily creating a condition, making the clause awkward. Hence E cannot be a correct answer choice.

Thank You.
Akhil M.Parekh
Director
Director
avatar
Status: Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. It's a dare. Impossible is nothing.
Affiliations: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Joined: 26 Nov 2009
Posts: 997
Location: Singapore
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 691 [0], given: 36

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Aug 2010, 22:10
D is too wordy to be the correct answer.

Plus "which" without comma is almost wrong.
_________________

Please press kudos if you like my post.

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2005
Posts: 395
Location: Chicago, IL
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 17

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Aug 2010, 08:56
zest4mba wrote:
The university library offers most of the resources Ronald will need. Except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he will have to request from a neighboring university.


* need. Except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
* need, except for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
* need, accept for Spanish translations of certain books, which he
* need, with the exception of certain Spanish translations of books which he
* need, but there are few books in Spanish which he

which one is correct and why


I go with B. "Except for" is a correct idiom.

Can't be believe it's D. D changes the meaning of the original sentence, "certain" modifies books in the original sentence. There are many books in the library, but needs Spanish tranlations of certain ones. But D makes it sound like there are many different Spanish translations of some books, written by different authors or published by different editors, for example, and we he needs only those that are written or published by certain ones. See how D changes the meaning. D is too much of a meaning change to ever be a right answer on GMAT.

Plus, B is much less wordy.

What's the source.
_________________

Hard work is the main determinant of success

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1712
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Followers: 89

Kudos [?]: 788 [0], given: 109

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Aug 2010, 10:25
what is the source of this question?
It seems not a typical GMAT question. Usually, a GMAT question is conformed by just one sentence, this is not the case.
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Intern
Intern
avatar
Affiliations: APICS
Joined: 09 Jun 2010
Posts: 14
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 2

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Aug 2010, 04:02
I agree with zest4mba dude....

D modifies the meaning certain which modifies books is shifted to spanish translations, Also when you say the clause in B does not have a subject, I don't know how strong or right is this objection to disqualify the option.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Dec 2009
Posts: 122
Location: india
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 10

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Aug 2010, 06:12
for sure B should be answer , except for(modifies the entire clause)
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Fighting on
Joined: 14 Mar 2010
Posts: 318
Schools: UCLA (R1 interview-WL), UNC(R2--interview-ding) Oxford(R2-Admit), Kelley (R2- Admit $$), McCombs(R2)
WE 1: SE - 1
WE 2: Engineer - 3
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 3

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Aug 2010, 07:30
B should be correct, D does not have right usage of which
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Sep 2009
Posts: 18
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 1

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Sep 2010, 02:15
This question is in a Gmat-club Tests and the answer is B, not D
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Keep fighting!
Affiliations: IIT Madras
Joined: 31 Jul 2010
Posts: 235
WE 1: 2+ years - Programming
WE 2: 3+ years - Product developement,
WE 3: 2+ years - Program management
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 379 [0], given: 104

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Sep 2010, 02:53
Dude... don't scare us like this!

D says - certain spanish translations of books. that is not correct. this means that he needs some variety of spanish translations (may be spanish and some of its dialects).

We need spanish translations of certain books.
Director
Director
avatar
Status: Apply - Last Chance
Affiliations: IIT, Purdue, PhD, TauBetaPi
Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 690
Schools: Wharton, Sloan, Chicago, Haas
WE 1: 8 years in Oil&Gas
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 15

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Sep 2010, 06:33
are both 'except for' and 'with the exception of' correct in english?
_________________

Consider kudos, they are good for health

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 30 Sep 2009
Posts: 124
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 183

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 May 2012, 11:37
Confused with B and E :

please explain why E is incorrect..
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Affiliations: Project Management Professional (PMP)
Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 213
Location: New Delhi, India
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 60 [1] , given: 12

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Jun 2012, 00:01
1
This post received
KUDOS
B is correct... below is the link
except-for-idiom-59075.html
_________________

Best
Vaibhav

If you found my contribution helpful, please click the +1 Kudos button on the left, Thanks

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Mar 2012
Posts: 171
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GMAT Date: 07-23-2012
WE: Programming (Telecommunications)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 4

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jun 2012, 02:25
Phewww..marked B but got scared after looking at OA..going with the majority I hope my answer is correct~!~
_________________

FOCUS..this is all I need!

Ku-Do!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Oct 2012
Posts: 20
Followers: 0

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

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jan 2013, 05:47
I see two issues with option:

option D:
1] "which" clause is an essential clause that adds certainity to "certain books" that "he will have to request"
2] " with the exception of " is wordy and could be replaced with "except"

option B:
1] "which" clause is an non essential clause and it conflicts with "he will have to request"
2] " except of " is used concisely

I am not sure what should take priority here?
1] correct usage over wordiness as in D
2] modifying the sentence to make the which clause non essential (seems awkward as in option B) and use "except"( concise form)
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 09 Nov 2013
Posts: 90
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 29

Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jan 2014, 16:38
B is the right answer

a. "except" is a conjunction and rightly used to connect two independent clauses.
b. " with" is a proposition and a propostion can not connect two independent clauses.

Thanks
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 9231
Followers: 803

Kudos [?]: 165 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Dec 2015, 06:16
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.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Jun 2015
Posts: 75
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 10

CAT Tests
Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Dec 2015, 08:44
A, B and C all have the same mistake.
The "which" is not used properly, it refers back to books, instead of the spanish translations.

E changes the meaning, its not the spanish books, its the TRANSLATIONS

Therefore, the most grammatically correct is the letter D
Re: The university library offers most of the resources Ronald   [#permalink] 15 Dec 2015, 08:44
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The university science library execnitinsharma 3 04 Sep 2014, 07:38
Experts publish their posts in the topic The Library of Congress offers a special collection of feruz77 4 28 Oct 2010, 01:48
Most of Portugals 250,000 university students boycotted Allen760 3 20 Oct 2006, 18:04
Most of Portugals 250,000 university students boycotted jerrywu 6 12 Oct 2006, 20:23
Most European countries offer a variety of programs for jerrywu 3 09 Oct 2006, 13:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The university library offers most of the resources Ronald

  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®.