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

It is currently 21 Oct 2014, 22:35

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

Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: The last round
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 1317
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 680 Q48 V34
Followers: 58

Kudos [?]: 497 [1] , given: 157

GMAT ToolKit User
Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2009, 12:11
1
This post received
KUDOS
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

57% (01:17) correct 43% (00:34) wrong based on 16 sessions
Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers.

(A) the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers
(B) should the unemployment rate be four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers
(C) were the unemployment rate four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers
(D) if the unemployment rate is four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers
(E) there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers when there is an unemployment rate that is four per cent
_________________

[ From 470 to 680-My Story ] [ My Last Month Before Test ]
[ GMAT Prep Analysis Tool ] [ US. Business School Dashboard ] [ Int. Business School Dashboard ]

I Can, I Will

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: The last round
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 1317
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 680 Q48 V34
Followers: 58

Kudos [?]: 497 [0], given: 157

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2009, 12:57
I will appreciate if the answers are supported by explanations!

Posted from my mobile device Image
_________________

[ From 470 to 680-My Story ] [ My Last Month Before Test ]
[ GMAT Prep Analysis Tool ] [ US. Business School Dashboard ] [ Int. Business School Dashboard ]

I Can, I Will

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Jun 2009
Posts: 49
Followers: 2

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

Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2009, 16:10
IMO D

A- incorrect because "assumed...being " is awkward
B- the use of "should" and "is" violates tense agreement
C-"that were" is incorrect
D-
E- switching the order of the sentence changes the meaning of the statement

My best attempt at an explanation
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Aug 2009
Posts: 107
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 2

Reviews Badge
Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2009, 16:24
D.

A - odd with Being
B, C - Should and were with is incorrect
E - wordy and akward.

LEft with D
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 04 Aug 2009
Posts: 54
Location: pitt
Followers: 1

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

Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2009, 16:26
assume that , - : economist are not sure, if they are right or wrong
so a condition statement should follow.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Jul 2009
Posts: 316
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 9

Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 00:10
(A) the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers

two clauses without a coordinator or subordinator result in a run-on sentence.

(B) should the unemployment rate be four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers

same as B.

(C) were the unemployment rate four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers

I guess that the sentence should read "where the unemployment ..." were does not make any sense. Anyway where would be wrong because it can only refer to places.

(D) if the unemployment rate is four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers

I don't like the second part "there is a rough ...." but this is the best among the choices.


(E) there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers when there is an unemployment rate that is four per cent

when cannot impose conditions. It should be use only for references to a time.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 25 Aug 2009
Posts: 177
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 61 [0], given: 12

Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 07:48
A, B and E -- wrong usage of among..between is needed...

now between C and D...

were does not make any sense after that in C(atleast to me)


Hence, only option left is D..
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: The last round
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 1317
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 680 Q48 V34
Followers: 58

Kudos [?]: 497 [0], given: 157

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 08:20
Expert Post
SVP
SVP
avatar
Status: Graduated
Affiliations: HEC
Joined: 28 Sep 2009
Posts: 1638
Concentration: Economics, Finance
GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V44
Followers: 86

Kudos [?]: 490 [0], given: 432

Premium Member
Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2009, 17:12
Expert's post
A - Run-on sentence.
B - "Should" refers to obligations, not conditionals.
C - "That were" does not sound right.
D - Correct.
E - "When" refers to time. It cannot function as a conditional.

It's worth noting that a conditional "if . . . then" statement does not need the "then" part. However, most people feel more comfortable when "then" is included.
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Sep 2009
Posts: 119
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 10

Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2009, 09:33
I would have mistaken. thank you guys
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 233
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 38

Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 18 May 2010, 06:57
THe key is "among" vs "between"

BTW, for gmat, can "should" be used as "if" in a conditional clause?
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2009
Posts: 44
Location: New York, NY
Schools: Columbia, NYU, Wharton, UCLA, Berkeley
WE 1: 2 Yrs mgmt consulting
WE 2: 2 yrs m&a
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 1

Reviews Badge
Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 18 May 2010, 10:57
yes, conditionals must use "if"..."when" references a time when something happened. When unemployment is 4% vs if unemployment is 4%

Plus you want to put the section of what exactly they are assuming immediately after that phrase "assumed"

It's not the outcome they are assuming, which is what E offers. It's the condition of 4% unemployment that is the "assumption" phrase
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Posts: 319
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 1

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 18 May 2010, 11:40
(A) the unemployment rate being four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers
Among is used for more than three things

(B) should the unemployment rate be four per cent, there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers
Among is used for more than three things
(C) were the unemployment rate four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers


(D) if the unemployment rate is four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers
If is apt when there is conditional idea , which is the case here.

(E) there is a rough balance among jobs and job seekers when there is an unemployment rate that is four per cent
wordy
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Apr 2010
Posts: 230
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 1

Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2010, 05:28
if the unemployment rate is four per cent, there is a rough balance between jobs and job seekers

I am not satisfied with this sentence construction. If......is.... , "there will be" is the right construction. Isn't it??? "If i don't study, i will not pass".....sth like this...
Re: Brutal SC # 16: American economists   [#permalink] 01 Jul 2010, 05:28
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that tenaman10 3 21 May 2009, 03:04
Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that bigtreezl 4 21 Oct 2008, 13:58
6 Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that ashish8221573 30 19 Oct 2008, 09:45
Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that spriya 8 10 Sep 2008, 18:32
Until quite recently, American economists have assumed that empty_spaces 5 29 Jul 2007, 15:31
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Until quite recently, American economists have assumed 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®.