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

It is currently 25 Oct 2014, 07:18

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

Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 273
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 22

Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 04:37
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that short-term temperature data are an inadequate means of predicting long-term trends and point out that the scientific community remains divided on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.

A. on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.

B. on whether warming that occurs will be significant and the impact it would have.

C. as to whether significant warming will occur or the impact it would have if it did.

D. over whether there will be significant warming or the impact it will have.

E. over whether significant warming will occur and what impact it would have
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1829
Location: New York
Followers: 27

Kudos [?]: 472 [0], given: 5

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 07:47
study wrote:
Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that short-term temperature data are an inadequate means of predicting long-term trends and point out that the scientific community remains divided on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.

A. on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.

B. on whether warming that occurs will be significant and the impact it would have.

C. as to whether significant warming will occur or the impact it would have if it did.

D. over whether there will be significant warming or the impact it will have.

E. over whether significant warming will occur and what impact it would have


we need "and' instead of "or"
C,D -- out
"whether warming that occurs .." not || "the impact it would have"
B - out

between A and E.
had dificulty choosing between A and E
Finally chose E
_________________

Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning

SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1578
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 186 [0], given: 0

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 09:49
I will go for A. I think "divided on" is a correct idiom (not sure though). Moreover, past tense "would" is not required as it is in E.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1829
Location: New York
Followers: 27

Kudos [?]: 472 [0], given: 5

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 10:17
scthakur wrote:
I will go for A. I think "divided on" is a correct idiom (not sure though). Moreover, past tense "would" is not required as it is in E.


IMO,
"divded on"/"dived over" both are correct idioms.


I chose E because..
whether significant warming will occur and what impact would have -->
conveys the following meaning..
whether siginicant warming will occur or not.? "if occured.. what impact it would have?"

Also in A..
"what impact will it have if it does" --> sounds little akward.

"what impact it will have if it does" --> sound better.

What is OA?
What is Source?
What is OE if available
_________________

Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning

SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1578
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 186 [0], given: 0

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 10:26
I think the conditional statement in option A has the correct structure as below.

"if + present tense + then (optional) + future tense".

past "would" in option E is not required.

Awaiting OA and OE.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1829
Location: New York
Followers: 27

Kudos [?]: 472 [0], given: 5

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 10:39
scthakur wrote:
I think the conditional statement in option A has the correct structure as below.

"if + present tense + then (optional) + future tense".

past "would" in option E is not required.

Awaiting OA and OE.


thats why I had tough time choosing between A and E.

if it has "what impact it will have if it does" --> then definitely I would have gone for A.

If I fly to New York, I will visit Empire State building. --> correct
If I fly to New York, will I visit Empire State building. --> is this sounds good?
are you asking question..

That's the only reason I rejected A..
_________________

Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Dec 2008
Posts: 20
Followers: 0

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

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 10:50
I would say E

Idiom, it is 'divided over' not 'divided on'
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1578
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 186 [0], given: 0

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 10:53
llcooljayce wrote:
I would say E

Idiom, it is 'divided over' not 'divided on'


Thanks for the clarification. I think, this clearly makes E a correct option.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 204
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 11:16
study wrote:
Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that short-term temperature data are an inadequate means of predicting long-term trends and point out that the scientific community remains divided on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.

A. on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.

B. on whether warming that occurs will be significant and the impact it would have.

C. as to whether significant warming will occur or the impact it would have if it did.

D. over whether there will be significant warming or the impact it will have.

E. over whether significant warming will occur and what impact it would have



Agree with E

Agrees with subjunctive, if significant warming will occur then what impact it would have

depends on/over can be used as idiom.

A - has redundancy issue.
(whether significant warming will occur and if it does.)
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1829
Location: New York
Followers: 27

Kudos [?]: 472 [0], given: 5

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 11:19
scthakur wrote:
llcooljayce wrote:
I would say E

Idiom, it is 'divided over' not 'divided on'


Thanks for the clarification. I think, this clearly makes E a correct option.



I don't agree with that:
both are correct idioms.

DIVIDED ON: (Below sentences are from NY TIMES)
-----------
In the United States, media specialists are divided on whether the government could or should help the efforts.

Arab leaders remain cripplingly divided on how to respond to the crisis

I made this decision because Jeff and I were really divided on the future of this program and what we wanted from the program

DIVIDED OVER:(Below sentences are from NY TIMES)
-------------
“Republicans are divided over how aggressively to take on Obama.

Opinions will surely be divided over the exotically ornate costumes designed expressly for Ms. Fleming by Christian Lacroix



Below is from Merriam-Webster Dictionary
divided
Function:
adjective
Meaning:
1 [more divided; most divided] : separated by different opinions : in a state of disagreement ▪ Experts are sharply divided on/over the issue. ▪ The issue has created a deeply divided nation.
2 : given to two or more people or things rather than to just one person or thing ▪ She feels like she only gets her mother's divided attention. ▪ He has divided loyalties. [=he is trying to be loyal to opposing groups, ideals, etc.]
_________________

Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Nov 2008
Posts: 283
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 2

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 15:21
x2suresh wrote:
study wrote:
Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that short-term temperature data are an inadequate means of predicting long-term trends and point out that the scientific community remains divided on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.

A. on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does.

B. on whether warming that occurs will be significant and the impact it would have.

C. as to whether significant warming will occur or the impact it would have if it did.

D. over whether there will be significant warming or the impact it will have.

E. over whether significant warming will occur and what impact it would have


we need "and' instead of "or"
C,D -- out
"whether warming that occurs .." not || "the impact it would have"
B - out

between A and E.
had dificulty choosing between A and E
Finally chose E


A is also a bit wordy and that's why I chose E.
GMAT Instructor
avatar
Joined: 24 Jun 2008
Posts: 978
Location: Toronto
Followers: 261

Kudos [?]: 710 [0], given: 3

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 21:18
The answer should be E). A) shouldn't be right:

"on whether significant warming will occur and what impact will it have if it does."

The end of the sentence is phrased as a question, with the verb ('will') before the subject ('it'). For A) to have any chance of being correct, it would need to read "and what impact it will have if it does". A) has other problems as well, but this one is the clincher for me.
_________________

Nov 2011: After years of development, I am now making my advanced Quant books and high-level problem sets available for sale. Contact me at ianstewartgmat at gmail.com for details.

Private GMAT Tutor based in Toronto

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Oct 2008
Posts: 273
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 22

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2009, 09:41
I do not have the OA on this one. Only had the question!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Dec 2008
Posts: 20
Followers: 0

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

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2009, 10:12
Are you freaking kidding me? How does this help ANYONE?
GMAT Instructor
avatar
Joined: 24 Jun 2008
Posts: 978
Location: Toronto
Followers: 261

Kudos [?]: 710 [0], given: 3

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2009, 11:33
Google is helpful if you need an OA - just searched, and the OA is E. The question is from GMATPrep.
_________________

Nov 2011: After years of development, I am now making my advanced Quant books and high-level problem sets available for sale. Contact me at ianstewartgmat at gmail.com for details.

Private GMAT Tutor based in Toronto

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 997
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 77 [0], given: 5

Re: Tough SC-Whether [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2009, 12:00
Now now, found a good explanation here:
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/tho ... t1938.html

The OA is E.


llcooljayce wrote:
Are you freaking kidding me? How does this help ANYONE?
Re: Tough SC-Whether   [#permalink] 27 Jan 2009, 12:00
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that danzig 0 05 Aug 2013, 14:09
3 Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that gjg 8 18 Jul 2012, 18:26
6 Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that bakfed 24 01 Feb 2010, 22:30
Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that tarek99 4 18 Jul 2008, 08:41
Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that stevegt 15 02 Aug 2007, 09:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Those skeptical of the extent of global warming argue that

  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®.