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

It is currently 01 May 2016, 01:16
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

Usage of Gerund Phrase as a subject

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Aug 2010
Posts: 36
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 2

Usage of Gerund Phrase as a subject [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Oct 2011, 09:38
It may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater, but at present this process is prohibitively expensive.

(A) lt may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater
(B) Someday, it may be worthwhile to try and recover uranium from seawater
(C) Trying to recover uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile
(D) To try for the recovery of uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile
(E) Recovering uranium from seawater may be worthwhile to try to do someday

Experts please explain why option C is incorrect. Isn't gerund phrase "Trying to recover uranium out of sea water" correctly acting as a subject in option C? :shock: :roll:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Posts: 66
Followers: 0

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

Re: Usage of Gerund Phrase as a subject [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Oct 2011, 08:13
Well I am not an expert, but just in case you want to know what I think-(Trying to recover uranium out of seawater) IS a gerund noun phrase and IS acting as the subject. But I don't see any problem with that because it has a verb (may) and an object someday (be worthwhile). What I would like to know is; what is wrong with with (A)? I know the beginning, having "It may" is OK, and I know "try to" is OK. I'm guessing it has something to do with the "to" before "try to." -Maybe concision...? What do you think is wrong with (A)?
Re: Usage of Gerund Phrase as a subject   [#permalink] 23 Oct 2011, 08:13
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 is it possible to use a gerund as an adjective???? abhinawster 5 07 May 2013, 03:15
combinatronics phrasing stringworm 1 31 Oct 2011, 15:19
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Subject/verb agreement when in a prepositional phrase stringworm 4 23 Oct 2011, 09:07
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Correct usage of "with" in a prepositional phrase sungoal 1 11 Oct 2011, 20:03
2 Usage of prepositional Phrase as adverb sungoal 3 07 Oct 2011, 23:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Usage of Gerund Phrase as a subject

  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®.