Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

It is currently 08 Dec 2016, 11:07
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.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records

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

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 03 Jul 2013
Posts: 31
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, General Management
Schools: Mannheim '15
GPA: 3
WE: Human Resources (Consulting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 19

Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Sep 2013, 01:19
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

51% (01:52) correct 49% (00:37) wrong based on 119 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records, he found that the files had been tampered with.

(A) Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records, he

(B) Trying to find a discrepancy in the records, he

(C) As he was trying to find a discrepancy in the records, he

(D) Having tried to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records, he had

(E) Since he is trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records, he


Doubt: Although there is a meaning difference in option A and B. How do we recon which is the intended meaning of the question. Since in my opinion both options make sense.

Meaning option A - The discrepancy was already known and the reason for the same was being investigated. And thus, it was found that the records had been tampered.

Meaning option B- The discrepancy was NOT known and during the inspection of the records (usual practice to check records) a discrepancy was found.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Request Expert Reply
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jul 2013
Posts: 116
GMAT 1: 620 Q48 V28
GMAT 2: 700 Q50 V33
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 42

Reviews Badge
Re: Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Sep 2013, 05:58
If Original sentence has clear meaning, then we stick with that meaning.
Expert Post
GMAT Pill Representative
User avatar
Joined: 14 Apr 2009
Posts: 2048
Location: New York, NY
Followers: 383

Kudos [?]: 1316 [0], given: 8

Re: Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Sep 2013, 09:01
Dhairya275 wrote:
Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records, he found that the files had been tampered with.



Just a commentary on the second half of the sentence:

"...he found that the files had been tampered with."

Note "found" is past tense and the past-past tense "had been tampered with" puts extra emphasis on the fact that first the records were tampered with---THEN he found the records.

Technically, "he found that the files were tampered with" could also work- but it would not have as much of an emphasis on the distinction in time.

Of course, this is the non-underlined portion of the sentence so it does not affect the answer, but just a note to point out.
_________________


... and more


Image What's Inside GMAT Pill?

Zeke Lee, GMAT Pill Study Method (Study Less. Score More.)


GMAT Pill Reviews | GMAT PILL Free Practice Test

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10442
Followers: 886

Kudos [?]: 191 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Nov 2014, 02:54
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.
Re: Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records   [#permalink] 21 Nov 2014, 02:54
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
9 The company accountant has discovered severe discrepancies goodyear2013 7 30 May 2014, 02:58
1 In my grammer book try+to+infinitive and try+ing have a medanova 4 27 Nov 2010, 09:44
i'm trying to find 1000 sc questions but its difficult to aramjung 0 23 Mar 2010, 14:43
1 31 test set. Please help to find the reason Ayrish 3 23 Oct 2009, 05:19
The record of the past is always incomplete, and the nightwing79 10 27 May 2009, 20:49
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Trying to find the reason for a discrepancy in the records

  new topic 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®.