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

It is currently 30 Jul 2014, 21:33

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 value of the dollar in international markets will

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 06 Dec 2003
Posts: 366
Location: India
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
The value of the dollar in international markets will [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 02:24
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions
The value of the dollar in international markets will continue to increase,as it has been since interest rates began to rise.

(B) as it has done
(C) which it has
(D) Which it has been
(E) which it had been

Is "A" the corret answer here ?

Dharmin
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 154
Location: India
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 05:28
I will go with A.

My explanation:

C, D and E are out because 'which' modifies 'increase' and it is wrong.
I reject B because of 'has done'. This means that the increase in the dollar value has been completed.
A is right because 'continue to' and 'has been' are consistent.
_________________

A 750 aspirant.

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4318
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 149 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 05:39
I go with B
Not sure how to explain this but B sounds best to me
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1798
Location: NewJersey USA
Followers: 3

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 06:17
First of all C,D and E are clearly out because "which" cannot refer to an idea or entire sentence preceding it. It has to refer to an antecedent. Usually it refers to a noun immidiately preceding it. Therefore "which" is in apropriate here.

Let us evaluate B.

"done" means already over. I think it is inapropriate here. The sentence after "has been" clearly ellipses "doing" or "increasing". This is correct because it shows continual action as mentioned by earlier part of the sentence by words "continue to".Moreover "as"" is used to compare actions.

I believe A should be correct.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1798
Location: NewJersey USA
Followers: 3

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 07:20
B has to be wrong for a simple reason. Is the value of dollar doing some action here. Value of dollar is increasing or has been increasing. "Value of doallar has increased" is not same as "has done" I think these two are completely unparallel.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Jul 2003
Posts: 656
Followers: 2

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 13:56
A is absoutely correct.

B,C, D, E --> "which" does not have a clear antecedent.
"which has/have" is correct "which it" is redundant.

A says "The value of dollar has done[=increased] since interest rates began to rise.

"has done" a present perfect is correct usage here.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 06 Dec 2003
Posts: 366
Location: India
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 19:24
Buddies thanks for your contribution, But it's sad the official answer given is "D".
The question is from gmatplus2 - SC number 30.

Is it really a flaw ?

Dharmin
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4318
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 149 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 19:27
kpadma wrote:
A is absoutely correct.

B,C, D, E --> "which" does not have a clear antecedent.
"which has/have" is correct "which it" is redundant.

A says "The value of dollar has done[=increased] since interest rates began to rise.

"has done" a present perfect is correct usage here.

Kpadma, if "has done" is right, then B should be answer...
Dharmin, "which" refers to "increase" and is clearly wrong. It must be between A and B. I picked B and second Kpadma's explanation
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul


Last edited by Paul on 15 Apr 2004, 19:29, edited 1 time in total.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Mar 2004
Posts: 330
Location: There
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 19:28
D cant be the answer, given 3 votes for A, 2 votes for B:-)
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4318
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 149 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 19:30
Kpadma meant B.
Odds are now 2A and 3B. B wins :bebe
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Jul 2003
Posts: 656
Followers: 2

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 19:55
Paul wrote:
Kpadma meant B.
Odds are now 2A and 3B. B wins :bebe

Yes, I meant B; I was confused because A was not repeated in the answer
choices, My Bad!
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 06 Dec 2003
Posts: 366
Location: India
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 20:11
kpadma wrote:
A is absoutely correct.

B,C, D, E --> "which" does not have a clear antecedent.
"which has/have" is correct "which it" is redundant.

A says "The value of dollar has done[=increased] since interest rates began to rise.

"has done" a present perfect is correct usage here.


Paul u forget to count my vote, i vouched for "A" in the stem itself :)
Well,
(B) The value of dollar has done[=increased] since interest rates began to rise.
(A) The value of dollar has been[=increasing] since interest rates began to rise.

I think " Since " propose tighter dovetail as "has been increasing since..." compare to "has increased since"

However, "done" in the second choice kept a proxy for "increased" whereas in first choice "has been" dont have any proxy for "ing" form.

B seems more persuasive now !
What's say ANAND? :)

Dharmin
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1798
Location: NewJersey USA
Followers: 3

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2004, 21:19
Well first of all gmatplus is notorious. It has lot of errors.
I am still with A.

Please refer to this link

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=3505
  [#permalink] 15 Apr 2004, 21:19
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The value of the dollar in international markets will rlevochkin 4 14 Aug 2010, 14:02
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Q.The value of the dollar in international markets will anaik100 15 06 Jul 2010, 19:44
Market value and % vannu 3 12 Aug 2009, 06:29
Market Value sher676 4 31 Jul 2009, 18:50
The value of the dollar in international markets will boksana 13 15 Feb 2005, 06:55
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The value of the dollar in international markets will

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

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®.