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

It is currently 02 May 2016, 12:29
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

Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Aug 2006
Posts: 217
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0

Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Sep 2007, 03:06
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 100% (00:00) wrong based on 2 sessions

HideShow timer Statictics

Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

Explain your answer.
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1473
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 139 [0], given: 13

Re: SC-Camp David [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Sep 2007, 03:40
johnycute wrote:
Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,

Right

B. Twenty-five years ago this month, -- without the preposition (in), it sounds as if this month was twenty five years ago.
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,

[color=darkblue]Previously is an adverb. It can't modify twenty-five years.[/color]

D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,

Awkward construction - it sounds as if this month was twenty five years previous an illogical construct.

E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

The phrase TO THIS MONTH is unclear and ungrammatical.

Explain your answer.


The question tests Diction and Logical Predication.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 16 Feb 2007
Posts: 73
Followers: 1

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

Re: SC-Camp David [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Sep 2007, 11:14
johnycute wrote:
Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

Explain your answer.


i vote for B though i'm not sure... i have some problems with "in this month" because for me it refers to a month 25 years ago but it is about the recent month... OA??

edit: at least on google my choice seems to be correct ;-)
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 1459
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 193 [0], given: 0

Re: SC-Camp David [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Sep 2007, 11:22
johnycute wrote:
Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

Explain your answer.


I'll go for A, but I am not sure. The reason is that if I change "this month" to August, for example,I get
A: Twenty-five years ago in August
B: Twenty-five years ago August

B doesn't sound right. Please post OA
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Aug 2006
Posts: 217
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Sep 2007, 23:30
OA is B.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 931
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Sep 2007, 23:32
also initially picked B. in this month sounds redundant to me
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Aug 2007
Posts: 74
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Sep 2007, 01:01
B sounds more familier to my ears.

25 years ago - this month - indicates the same month but 25 years back.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Posts: 777
Followers: 2

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

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Sep 2007, 04:01
'B' is grammetically correct and concise so B wins over A.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Post MBA, working in the area of Development Finance
Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 170
Location: Africa
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 1

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Sep 2007, 04:25
A would have been correct if the str. was:
Twenty-five years ago, in this month,...

johnycute wrote:
OA is B.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 14 May 2007
Posts: 186
Followers: 2

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

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Sep 2007, 06:06
Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

I will go with B too
  [#permalink] 10 Sep 2007, 06:06
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
A little under a million years ago, the briny waters of the nitinneha 4 28 Feb 2007, 16:48
1 Several years ago the diet industry introduced a variety of arjsingh1976 8 25 Nov 2006, 05:05
Several years ago the diet industry introduced a variety of rkatl 12 26 Aug 2006, 07:00
Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the zoom612 14 28 Jun 2006, 09:12
Several years ago the diet industry introduced a variety of beyondinfinity 8 24 Jun 2006, 12:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the

  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®.